Disney CEO Michael Eisner reinforces his reputed strong personality and tells the WSJ calls for his ouster and recent crises played no part in his decision to leave in ’06. Eisner chose Bob Iger to succeed him, but it’ll be a board decision. Other possible big cheeses: former Viacom pres Mel Karmazin, Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes, News Corp’s Peter Chernin and Viacom co-pres Tom Freston. — Merrill Lynch expects to see a "major focus on earnings and share appreciation during the next 2 years as Mr Eisner works to solidify a positive long-term legacy."

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Sens Steve Daines (R-MT) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) introduced the bipartisan “Accelerating Rural Broadband Deployment Act,” which makes it easier for broadband providers to receive federal-right-of-way

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