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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

The Rev. Billy Graham -- who passed away Wednesday at age 99 -- understood the power of the media, writes Callum Borchers. Interviews with Graham show that he knew what to say to capture the spotlight, opting to take a love-first approach when speaking out about his religious beliefs.

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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2/22/2018

5G ultra-fast fixed-wireless was on display this week at Mississippi-based C Spire. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr was in attendance for the test, which featured patented technology from Santa Clara, Calif.-based Cohere Technologies.

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2/22/2018

SuperTowers, developed by startup company Altaeros and Ericsson, could help bring LTE to hard-to-reach rural communities. The SuperTowers, which look like blimps and are tethered to the ground, can provide a wider coverage area than up to 30 towers, according to the firm.

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2/22/2018

Pro-Trump media have waged an information war against survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, but students are stepping up and speaking out. Parkland students are using social media to debunk conspiracy theories while calling out politicians and dialing up the pressure for reform.

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