Altice's potential Verizon buy could pose national security concerns; AT&T and Cogent strike interconnection deal

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>  According to Barclays analyst Amir Rozwadowski, the federal government might resist the purchase of Verizon's wireless assets by Europe's Altice SA because Verizon has many sensitive government contracts. Article

> Scripps Networks Interactive will buy 100 percent of Polish cable programmer TVN. Article

> Video delivery infrastructure provider Harmonic and network solutions vendor WISI Communications have entered into a partnership to jointly develop cable access products. Release

> Metrological says in the first six weeks since introducing its RDK App Emulator, the tool has tested and certified more than 200 applications for deployment on RDK devices. Article

> Viacom president Doug Herzog told an industry panel audience Tuesday that the conglomerate remains firmly behind new Daily Show host Trevor Noah, despite a Twitter-based controversy that enveloped the South African comedian. Article

> AT&T said it has reached a long-term interconnection deal with Cogent. Article

And finally… Former Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) is now a lobbyist for T-Mobile. Article

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