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8/18/2017

Windstream Wholesale has signed New Jersey-based BCN Telecom as a reseller of Windstream's software-defined WAN service, making BCN the first company to link up with the product, which launched in April. BCN cited its long-standing relationship with Windstream and the company's solid operational support for its decision.

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8/18/2017

Radio has experienced explosive growth in India, with revenue climbing 18% last year to reach $416 million, per PwC data. The record-setting growth is being attributed to deregulation throughout the country, as well as the availability of affordable phones with activated FM chips.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers
8/18/2017

In this interview, GatesAir CEO Bruce Swail discusses his goals for the company and plans to prioritize repack activities. He says the company will be "operations-focused and customer-focused" to provide the best solutions to customers' problems.

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8/18/2017

BMI is challenging the Justice Department's "full work" licensing requirement in a New York appeals court. The department's interpretation of the decree would "stifle competition, hinder collaboration and unfairly benefit music users at the expense of the American songwriter," BMI President Mike O'Neill asserts.

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8/18/2017

Media companies are taking a hard stand against racist rhetoric in the wake of last weekend's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Google, Twitter and GoDaddy shut down American Nazi publication The Daily Stormer, which made fun of Heather Heyer -- a peace activist who was killed during the rally -- while Fox Nation and The Daily Caller took down a video showing cars driving into protesters.

8/17/2017

Turner Sports has announced that it will be launching a subscription streaming service that will feature soccer matches from the Union of European Football Associations' Champions League and the Europa League. The still-unnamed service is expected to debut next year.

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8/17/2017

USA has announced that the season 7 finale of "Suits" will serve as the pilot for a spinoff series. Gina Torres will resume her role as Jessica Pearson in the pilot, which is expected to air in the first quarter of 2018.

8/17/2017

As more and more Americans are taking advantage of streaming video on demand services like Hulu or TV Everywhere apps, television as we know it is being redefined. A big part of that revolution is which screens we use to access these services. While television sets aren't going away, they're no longer the only place to watch our favorite shows. Read more.

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ncta.com
8/17/2017

Sprint is deploying more of its Magic Box LTE small cells in many areas even though the carrier has had trouble keeping up with demand, CEO Marcelo Claure said. Also, the telecom's Sprint Foundation said it will provide free gear and wireless services to 180,000 low-income teens as part of a five-year plan to hook up 1 million high school students.

8/17/2017

Spotify on Wednesday removed several artists deemed "hate bands" from its music streaming service. "Illegal content or material that favors hatred or incites violence against race, religion, sexuality or the like is not tolerated by us," the company said in a statement after pulling the bands, which were identified by a Southern Poverty Law Center investigation.

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New York Post