WaveDivision Holdings, a business-class fiber-optic and broadband services company with business and residential customers in Washington, Oregon and California, just raised $1 billion-plus in funding, including equity investments from Oak Hill Capital Partners and GI Partners, and new bank and high-yield debt financing led by Deutsche Bank and Wells Fargo. Monies will be used for new growth in its service areas. Wave operates under the Wave Broadband and Wave Business Solutions brands in the greater Seattle, Portland, and Sacramento markets; and as Astound Broadband and Astound Business Solutions in the greater San Francisco market. Wave recently was recognized by sister publication CableFAX Magazine as 2012 Independent Cable Operator of the Year…Ruckus Wireless Inc. will price today’s IPO of 8.4 million shares of common stock at $15 per share. Of those shares, 7 million are being offered by Ruckus and 1.4 million shares are being offered “by certain selling stockholders,” the company says. In addition, the selling stockholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 1.26 million shares; Ruckus gets none of the proceeds from those sales. Wireless will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholders. The shares are trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "RKUS."

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Doubling Down on Robocall Fight

The FCC is continuing its war against robocalls. The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau issued a public notice and sent letters to major phone companies and third-party developers of call blocking tools to get updated information on their efforts to block unwanted calls to consumers.

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