News of Note—Verizon, Cable One, Bell Canada, Charter and more

News of note
Bell Canada has selected Plume to provide the extender pods for its new whole-home Wi-Fi product. (Pixabay)

Here is some of the other news we've been tracking today:

> The Yavapai County Education Service Agency in Arizona has tapped Cable One to build it a fiber-based WAN. Release

> Bell Canada has selected Plume to provide the extender pods for its new whole-home Wi-Fi product. Multichannel News article

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At The Pay TV Show, taking place May 14-16 in Denver, we'll look at the innovative technologies, strategies, and business models that cable, telecom, tech, and media companies are using to compete in what has become a very disrupted marketplace.

> Charter Communications—the nation’s fourth-largest cable company—offered an argument for Washington, D.C., regulators that aligned far more closely with the wireless industry’s policy positions than Charter’s traditional wired broadband roots. Charter also disclosed that it is testing 5G wireless technology in six different markets. FierceWireless article

> The NFL’s ratings decline story for this season tagged along for the league championship games last week. But regardless what the postseason holds in store, the NFL can rest assured knowing it dominated ad spending in December. FierceVideo article

> Verizon says it is hopeful that more of its business customers will increase spending on next-generation services with the passage of the Trump administration’s tax reform bill. This is a welcome element at a time when the telco continues to see revenue struggles in its business segment. FierceTelecom article