Charter's TWC-Bright House price goes up; Sling sees mad sub growth

More cable news from across the Web:

> Charter Communications says it will end up paying more than originally announced to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks due to its rising stock price. Buffalo Business Journal story

> Coming off its highest usage ever during the NCAA's March Madness tournament, Sling TV said March was its biggest month to date for sign-ups. Denver Post story

> The LGBT Technology Partnership and Institute has petitioned the FCC to express concerns over the agencies set-top box regulation proposal. Group statement

> Comcast says it's looking for researchers and projects to back through its Comcast Innovation Fund. CED Magazine story

> UBS estimates that 80 percent of the 17 million Netflix subscribers who will see their monthly bill shoot up to $9.99 next month are unaware this will be happening. Business Insider story

> Yahoo is sitting on technology patents that could be worth up to $4 billion. New York Post story

Telecom News

> Cox Communications is bringing its 1 Gbps show to the middle Georgia market, laying a greater challenge to AT&T and other gigabit players in the state. Article

> Midco has struck a cooperative agreement with Arvig, giving it an additional 4,000 fiber route miles to address new and existing business service opportunities in Minnesota. Article

Wireless News

> The FCC announced plans to fine a wireless services provider a record $51 million for allegedly fraudulently enrolling tens of thousands of users into the Lifeline program in a move that underscores a problem that has plagued the government's program for years. Article

And finally… Lawyers for former Viacom chief Sumner Redstone have reached an agreement with Argentine beauty Manuela Herzer, removing the 92-year-old's former girlfriend from his estate. New York Post story

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