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2/22/2018

The Federal Communications Commission voted ahead of today's meeting to eliminate the hard-copy requirement for cable operators and broadcasters. While those groups are still required to know the FCC's rules, they are no longer required to keep paper copies on hand.

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2/22/2018

NCTA-The Internet & Television Association has renewed the contract of Michael Powell. The contract renewal will keep Powell in the roles of president and CEO through 2021.

2/22/2018

CenturyLink plans to shut down its Stream vMVPD service on March 31. The service launched in beta in June.

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2/22/2018

Hallmark Channel on Sunday aired the premiere of "Meet the Peetes," drawing an audience of 705,000. The reality show portrays the family of former NFL player Rodney Peete and his wife, actress Holly Robinson Peete.

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2/22/2018

Arris' latest acquisition, Ruckus Networks, has announced an upcoming launch of products for the 3.5 GHz CBRS band. The product line includes the Ruckus Q910 3.5 GHz outdoor LTE AP and the Ruckus Q710 3.5 GHz indoor LTE access point.

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2/22/2018

DISH has announced that it will spend up to $1 billion in the first phase of deploying narrowband IoT. The company's wireless buildout will reach at least 70% of its licensed territory by the federal deadline of March 2020.

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2/21/2018

NBC's livestreaming video of the Olympic Games brought in 11.6 million unique viewers in the first five days, up from 4.3 million during the same period of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Over 1.31 billion minutes have been streamed during the period, more than three times the amount streamed during the entire 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia.

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2/21/2018

Timed with Black History Month, Comcast launched its "Groundbreakers: Heroes Behind the Mask" initiative that showcases behind-the-scenes African-Americans in the entertainment industry. The programs run alongside historical documentary content in honor of Black History Month and is available on Xfinity's on-demand platform and to all customers online.

2/21/2018

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday will publish an order to roll back net neutrality regulations, a source says. Congress would have 60 days to reverse the decision by passing a resolution.

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2/21/2018

AT&T's request to access communications records from the White House and the Department of Justice has been denied by the federal judge presiding over an antitrust lawsuit. "Defendants have fallen far short of establishing that this enforcement action was selective," Judge Richard Leon wrote in his ruling.