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10/17/2019

Comcast Business will provide managed broadband services to customers of Canada's iTel Networks that are based in the US, the companies said. The arrangement calls for Comcast to support enterprises by offering unified solutions for operating and managing their networks.

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10/17/2019

The team behind Showtime's "Billions" will come back to the network with a show about ride-sharing pioneer Uber, based on the Mike Isaac book, "Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber." The series will center on founder and original CEO Travis Kalanick, who was eventually forced out of his post.

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10/17/2019

Four Colorado radio stations that make up Three Eagles Communications have continued regular broadcasting despite power disruptions and other challenges caused by the still-burning Decker wildfire, which has affected three of the four stations. News director Dan Ridenour says station staff are all pitching in to keep area residents informed about what's happening in the region.

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Radio Ink
10/17/2019

Bernstein Research issued a bullish outlook for cable companies, predicting that cash flow will rise by not much under 10% due to lower capital spending and sustainable pricing of broadband services. "[V]ideo [is] less important to financial results," Peter Supino wrote in the company's research note, adding that increased scale should help sustain the industry's margins.

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Multichannel News
10/17/2019

Netflix said that it added 6.77 million subscribers in its latest quarter, a figure ahead of analysts' estimates, but issued a more bearish outlook for the current period and the entire year due to rising competition. Executives gave a more upbeat assessment in a third-quarter earnings call, asserting that new streaming rivals will have only a minimal effect on the company's growth.

10/17/2019

Television writer and producer Shonda Rhimes will take charge of development for Shondaland Audio, a network Rhimes will launch in partnership with iHeartMedia's podcast division. The deal includes the production and distribution of several original podcasts during the upcoming three years.

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10/17/2019

CenturyLink has won a contract with California governor's Office of Emergency Service to install a Next Generation 911 system for updating the emergency call system in the southern part of the state. The telecom will provide critical IP services, call routing and other software linked to its multi-protocol label switching network.

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ExecutiveBiz
10/17/2019

Verizon Media has signed a multi-year agreement under which advertisers will be able to have ads bought through Verizon's platform run in Apple News and the Apple stocks app on iOS-based devices in the UK, Canada and Australia. Verizon cites studies that show native ads generate more engagement than banner ads.

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10/17/2019

Juniper Networks will be well positioned within a year or two to take advantage of 5G buildouts, Chief Technology Officer Bikash Koley said adding that the vendor's strength lies in the parts of the networks that carriers have yet to focus on. "So far most of the 5G trials are around 5G radio. We are just starting to see real, end-to-end 5G buildout," Koley said in this interview.

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Light Reading
10/17/2019

The development of industrial internet of things technology will largely rest on the deployment of 5G communications, Cisco Systems asserts. Lee Doyle of Doyle Research says, "Large companies such as Cisco, HP and IBM have been challenged to address [IIoT] because it is so fractured."

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