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1/19/2018

NBC has announced that cable subscribers will be able to livestream the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies via a dedicated website and the NBC Sports app. The network has also announced that Katie Couric will be joining Mike Tirico as co-host for the ceremony.

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1/19/2018

Donald Trump's TV-watching habits may be a contributing factor to a potential government shutdown, White House aides say. The aides say that House Speaker Paul Ryan's legislative package was discussed at length on "Fox & Friends" and prompted a tweet from Trump on Thursday that "threatened to derail a GOP legislative package designed to keep the government open," write Eliana Johnson and Burgess Everett.

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Politico
1/19/2018

A panel of station group executives at NATPE 2018 said that localism is what sets them apart, and they plan to continue to focus on producing original entertainment programming. The executives also discussed ways they're keeping viewers engaged while reporting the news, as well as the opportunities that will be available with the adoption of Next Gen TV.

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NATPE
1/19/2018

Securing virtualized networks has become a major focus of telecoms such as CenturyLink and Windstream, and executives are emphasizing a diversified approach to software-defined WANs. "There is no one-size-fits-all for the customer," Windstream's Chris Johnson said.

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Windstream, CenturyLink
1/19/2018

California's Internet for All Now Act took effect Jan. 1 after several years of political bickering in the state legislature. The law earmarks $300 million to build broadband networks for the state's rural residents.

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digital divide
1/19/2018

The Federal Communications Commission has opted against changing its definition of fixed broadband service to the mobile standard of 10 megabits per second and will retain its existing 25 Mbps benchmark, Chairman Ajit Pai said in an agency report. Pai said the report concluded that "mobile broadband service is not a full substitute for fixed service."

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Multichannel News
1/19/2018

AT&T has urged the Federal Communications Commission to adopt a limited One Touch Make Ready rule for transferring services on utility poles, saying all but the most routine work should be left to companies that already have access to them. In a filing, AT&T warned of potential outages, along with dangers to emergency response services.

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1/18/2018

Comcast Technology Solutions has announced a partnership with DLVR to provide improved content delivery services. The company will use DLVR's content delivery network switching capabilities and analytics to improve multi-CDN management.

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1/18/2018

NBC has announced that cable subscribers will be able to livestream the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies via a dedicated website and the NBC Sports app. Also, Comcast will offer plenty of viewing options throughout the event through a content hub on its X1 platform and Stream app.

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Comcast, NBC
1/18/2018

Sprint has rolled out its next-generation, push-to-talk service for enterprises, Sprint Direct Connect Plus. SDC Plus, which uses the Kodiak PTT platform, offers support for Wi-Fi communications and tablets, as well as presence information.

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Sprint, Wi-Fi networks