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Congressional concerns about Discovery-WarnerMedia combo 'unfounded,' AT&T CEO says

The letter, signed by more than 30 Democratic members of Congress, raises concerns that the proposed transaction poses an anticompetitive threat to the media industry.

C-band deployment delay will have 'no impact' on Verizon's business, CEO says

Hans Vestberg anticipates only 'very small and minor tweaks' to come following an FAA review of potential interference issues posed by new C-band network deployments.

Frontier tunes in YouTube TV

Amid its ambitious fiber network upgrade, Frontier is offering a $10 discount on YouTube TV to customers on speed tiers delivering 25 Mbit/s or more.

Ditto CEO takes a new angle at the edge

With $9 million in seed funding in hand, Adam Fish's startup uses peer-to-peer and advanced, distributed database systems to connect and sync mobile and IoT devices with limited or no Internet connectivity.

CableLabs helps take Wi-Fi 6E to the test

The Wireless Broadband Alliance hooked up with CableLabs and Intel to field-test low-power indoor Wi-Fi 6E. They found that the technology hit speeds of 1.7 Gbit/s down and 1.2 Gbit/s up in 'locations close to the access point.'

Falcon V connects with Liberty Global and Charter on 'open' DAA

Fresh funding will help fuel development of an open approach for a distributed access architecture that appears to draw some parallels to the technology connection forged between Comcast and Harmonic.

Comcast travels M&A path in Massachusetts

Comcast is expanding its presence in the state as it inks deals to acquire two municipal service providers: BELD Broadband and Russell Municipal Cable TV.

Senators press Sohn, Davidson on how they'll implement broadband bill

With few legislative days left on the calendar, the US Senate Commerce Committee held a confirmation hearing on Wednesday for President Biden's nominees for NTIA head, Alan Davidson, and FCC Commissioner, Gigi Sohn.

Verizon launches pair of pricey streaming soundbars

Developed with Bang & Olufsen, Verizon's duo of premium soundbars weave in the company's Stream TV app. The baseline version goes for $399.99, and a nine-speaker 'Pro' edition fetches almost $1,000.

Qualcomm, Plume, Nokia, Google, others signal interest in 6GHz management

An FCC plan to allow private companies to operate Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) systems in the 6GHz band has drawn interest from a wide array of players.

Where's the subscriber floor for US pay-TV?

Some 53 million sports- and news-viewing TV households are seen as the 'bedrock floor' of US pay-TV. That still leaves about 30 million pay-TV homes at risk for further erosion, according to a new study.

Atlantic Broadband gets ready to throw some elbows

The operator plans to splash out $82 million to extend fiber-fueled services into parts of New Hampshire and West Virginia and compete with the likes of Comcast, Frontier and Consolidated Communications.

Musk: SpaceX at 'risk of bankruptcy' if flight frequency, production goals aren't met

In a companywide email, Elon Musk reportedly said the production crisis involving the 'Raptor' engines for the heavy-duty Starship rocket could place SpaceX in hot water.

Cable Next-Gen Business Services returns

Light Reading's longest-running conference will be fully digital again next week as it tackles the damage wrought to the commercial market by COVID-19 and assesses cable's post-pandemic business prospects.

What cable wants from the edge

In this third segment of a four-part sponsored series, we look at more key results from a new Heavy Reading study about the cable industry's edge computing driving factors and implementation plans.

Charter warns that pole access disputes could slow RDOF deployments

Charter tells FCC that 'timely and non-discriminatory access' to utility poles is critical for RDOF buildouts. Meanwhile, Charter and an electrical coop don't see eye-to-eye on a pole-related issue that has surfaced in Kentucky.

NAB voices 'serious concerns' about Gigi Sohn's involvement with Locast

NAB is troubled by Sohn's involvement as one of three directors of Locast, a streamer of local TV broadcast signals that shut down earlier this year in the wake of a legal battle with ABC, CBS, Fox and NBCU.

Telcos to nearly double fiber footprint by 2027 – report

Wall Street firm projects that telcos will pass nearly twice as many homes with fiber lines over the next five years, while the number of telco FTTH subs will more than double to 35 million.

US cable steers (mostly) clear of Black Friday mobile promos

Comcast put forth an Xfinity Mobile promotion, 'but the fine print reveals that it is far less aggressive than meets the eye,' says MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett.

Fraud could drag down Biden's broadband ambitions – report

'There are many more EBB-enrolled households that claimed they have a dependent child at certain CEP schools than students who are actually enrolled in those schools,' warned the FCC's inspector general.

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ATSC elects three to board Monday, December 6, 2021
GCI gives 5G more northern exposure Monday, December 6, 2021
WOW launches 1-Gig in mid-Michigan Friday, December 3, 2021
Allo expands 10-Gig reach in Nebraska Thursday, December 2, 2021
Charter ups Robyn Tolva to SVP, video Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Comcast, Disney renew carriage deal Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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