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2/19/2018

Charter is focusing its mobile and wireless strategies on small-cell networks, says Craig Cowden, senior vice president of wireless technology at Charter. The company will begin with 4G small cells and transition to 5G to provide "a superior connectivity experience," Cowden says.

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2/19/2018

AT&T explained why it selected three cities -- Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Little Rock, Ark. -- as the first ones to test its 5G Evolution networks. In a blog post, AT&T's Joan Marsh wrote that those cities created friendly regulatory environments for installing networking gear such as small cell transmitters.

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2/19/2018

CenturyLink has tapped eight executives for pursuit and management of public sector contracts as the federal government changes how it awards those deals. Under the realignment, the group will report to David Young, regional vice president, strategic government.

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2/19/2018

SpaceX hopes to send up a rocket Wednesday that will test the company's plan to introduce global high-speed broadband service, having received the endorsement last week of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. Elon Musk's company will launch a pair of experimental satellites, per a government filing.

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2/19/2018

Huawei and Telus will work together on a trial for providing 5G wireless connectivity to residences in Vancouver, British Columbia. The companies will use tested millimeter-wave technology with 800 megahertz of bandwidth on the 28-gigahertz spectrum.

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2/19/2018

Fox's $3.3 billion purchase of "Thursday Night Football" rights could push retrans competition to its limits, writes Harry Jessell. Fox could drive more retrans from affiliates in the NFL's NFC and AFC markets, or it could pay for games through the acquisition of high-margin stations, Jessell writes.

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2/19/2018

WBUR last week fired "On Point" host Tom Ashbrook for alleged abusive behavior, highlighting inappropriate behavior trends for public radio. Public radio faces challenges from proposed budget cuts and aging audiences, and these accusations only further challenge the medium by threatening to cut the bond with listeners.

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2/19/2018

KTHV reporter Winnie Wright took to Twitter to speak out against KABZ's "Babe Bracket," a contest that ranks female journalists. Wright, who did not choose to participate but was ranked as runner-up last year, listed her professional achievements and added the hashtag "#morethanababe" in an effort to spread her message against the contest.

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2/19/2018

This year's NAB Show will feature a panel of digital leaders who climbed their way to the top of the corporate ladder. "DFXTra: Digital Leaders Take Charge -- President and CEO Panel" will take place April 9 and will feature executives from Raycom, ABC-Owned Television Stations Group, Capitol Broadcasting Co. and Scripps.

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Radio Ink
2/16/2018

Comcast will be testing fixed and mobile wireless services using the 3.5 GHz CBRS band in Philadelphia, the home of its headquarters. The company will use three types of radio transmitters and three types of mobile devices and handsets during the trials.

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