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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Oct 13 2017

Italy regulator explores forced Telecom Italia network split: sources

MILAN/ROME Italy's communications regulator is considering whether it could force Telecom Italia (TIM) to put its fixed-line network into a separate company to address competition concerns, three sources close to the matter said.

Sep 14 2017

Telecom Italia ruling plays into Rome's hand in Vivendi row

PARIS/MILAN An Italian watchdog ruling that Vivendi has de facto control of Telecom Italia has strengthened Rome's hand as it considers using special powers that could trigger asset sales.

Aug 07 2017

Open Fiber head says well-placed to buy Telecom Italia's network

MILAN Italy's new telecoms network company Open Fiber would be in a good position to buy Telecom Italia's (TIM) network, it said on Monday, adding to a growing debate on whether the former phone monopoly should sell its most prized asset.

Jul 24 2017

Telecom Italia puts broadband plan for rural areas on hold: sources

MILAN Telecom Italia has put a plan to roll out ultrafast broadband in rural areas of Italy on hold, two sources familiar with the matter said, suspending a project that triggered a row with the government and contributed to the imminent departure of its CEO.

Jul 24 2017

Telecom Italia suspends broadband plan for rural areas: sources

MILAN Telecom Italia has put its plan to roll out ultrafast broadband in rural areas of Italy on ice, two sources said, suspending a project at the heart of a row with the government that is seen as a reason for the imminent departure of the group's boss.

Jul 07 2017

Vivendi asks Telecom Italia boss to cool broadband row with Rome - sources

MILAN/PARIS Telecom Italia's top shareholder Vivendi has asked the Italian firm's CEO to ease up in a row with Rome that threatens a breakdown in relations between the former state monopoly and government over the rollout of ultrafast broadband, sources close to the matter said.

Jun 01 2017

Telecom Italia appoints Vivendi's CEO as chairman

MILAN Telecom Italia appointed Vivendi's chief executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine as its executive chairman on Thursday as the French media group further tightens its grip on Italy's former monopoly telecoms network operator.

May 04 2017

Vivendi appoints two thirds of Telecom Italia's board

ROZZANO, Italy French media group Vivendi tightened its grip on Telecom Italia on Thursday by appointing 10 directors out of 15 to the board of the Italian company.

Apr 14 2017

Fiat Chrysler CEO rows back on merger search, says focused on plan

AMSTERDAM Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne rowed back on his search for a merger on Friday, saying the car maker was not in a position to seek deals for now and would focus instead on following its business plan.

Jan 21 2016

Cellnex-F2i front-runners to buy Italy's Inwit: sources

MILAN/MADRID A consortium comprising Spain's Cellnex and Italian infrastructure fund F2i is the front-runner to buy 45 percent of communications tower company Inwit , two sources close to the matter said on Thursday.

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