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12/3/2021

ESPN's "Monday Night Football" telecasts have now helped the network win the November primetime cable ratings race two months in a row, with Fox News, The Hallmark Channel, MSNBC and Paramount Network rounding out the top five, Nielsen reported. The sports network drew an average of 2.8 million viewers, up 12% from November 2020.

12/3/2021

Streaming video service Future Today credits AT&T's Xandr ad sales unit with helping it breakthrough in a connected TV market dominated by larger providers. Xandr's Monetize platform enabled the company to triple its revenues year-to-year in the first half of 2021, says Future Today CEO Vikrant Mathur.

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12/3/2021

Comcast has bought a pair of small municipal broadband systems in Braintree and Russell, Mass., for an undisclosed price, as the towns say it would be too costly to upgrade their networks by themselves. The cable company will gain roughly 2,500 subscribers from Braintree Electric Light Department and an unstated number from Russell Municipal Cable TV.

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12/3/2021

FuboTV announced plans to increase interactive features using artificial intelligence technology from Edisn.ai, a company it recently purchased. The new platform will let fubo "better detect and synchronize play-by-play data feeds with live and time shifted action - such as goals scored - on the screen," said Chief Product Officer Mike Berkley, adding that ad tech may also improve as a result.

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12/3/2021

CableLabs, the Wireless Broadband Alliance and Intel recently conducted a successful indoor trial of Wi-Fi 6E using unlicensed 6 GHz spectrum, an achievement the WBA says proves the technology's potential for home use. Subways will join households as sites for the next series of tests.

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12/3/2021

Charter Communications was one of two investors in the latest strategic round for Falcon V Systems, a company that is working on network virtualization for distributed access architecture. Falcon has drawn up a diagram of a proposed multivendor DAA network, which would involve two companies providing converged cable access platform technology, and is also developing a MAC manager.

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12/3/2021

The House passed a pair of cybersecurity-related bills as well as legislation that sets up a task force to look into deploying 6G technology. One of the security measures would require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to instruct the public about cybersecurity best practices while the other bill compels the NTIA to issue a report on mobile broadband networks.

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12/3/2021

Verizon Business filled out its network-as-a-service portfolio with Cisco's SD-WAN technology to provide enterprises with 5G connectivity. Verizon customers will be able to take advantage of managed SD-WAN with Cisco edge platforms and routers while also enabling private connections to Cisco Webex Calling, accessible through mobile or fixed networks.

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12/3/2021

At least four in every five WISPs responding to a Cambium Networks survey expressed optimism regarding the future, despite challenges from spectrum and funding availability, an increase from both 2020 and 2019. More providers than before are serving urban areas, 22% are offering Wi-Fi indoors and 14% include outdoor hotspots in their services.

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12/3/2021

Tyson Curtis, CEO of Resound Networks, says the company is achieving downloads as fast as 1 Gbps over 5 miles with fixed wireless access in rural areas. Resound will receive $311 million from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which it will use to expand service in several states.

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