Comcast adds Wi-Fi to Philly train stations; FCC gives TWC a break on net neutrality

More cable news from across the Web:

> Comcast has switched on Wi-Fi service at train stations in Philadelphia. Philly.com article

> DraftKings is no longer advertising on ESPN following reports of insider betting at the fantasy sports site. Multichannel News article

> The FCC declined to act on Commercial Network Services' net neutrality complaint against Time Warner Cable. Washington Post article

> Parks Associates reported that U.S. users of streaming media devices watch 22 hours of TV a week, or roughly 4 hours more than those without such gadgets. Release

Telecom News

> CenturyLink is the latest telco to join the chorus of protest against a proposal made by Birch, BT and Level 3 asking the FCC to reform special access pricing. Article

Online Video News

> Disney-owned television network ABC Family is changing its name to "Freeform" in January, a move it says will better reflect its content offerings and its audience's multiscreen viewing behaviors. Article

> "By 2025, 50 percent of all TV viewers under age 32 will not pay for TV as we understand it today. CMOs must experiment on cord-nevers and cord-cutters now to learn how to serve them later," a new Forrester Research report said. Article

Installer News

> Ericsson has established partnerships with Ditch Witch and Vermeer to accelerate fiber network installation processes, giving service providers a new one-stop source of equipment, training and field support. Article

> AT&T is finding that as it comes closer to reaching its goal of installing fiber to 1 million buildings in its wireline territory, more property managers are seeing the value of having fiber at their facilities, a phenomenon that's going to give network installers more work. Article

European Wireless News

> Nokia's HERE navigation business said it is ready to press ahead with a pilot of a traffic information system based on existing LTE infrastructure, following the successful completion of a small-scale trial of the service. Article

> Google defended its business practices following a ruling by Russian regulators regarding the pre-installation of its own apps in the Android operating system, telling FierceWireless:Europe that it offers device makers and consumers a free choice. Article

Wireless News

> AT&T received a waiver from the FCC on its rules for the hearing impaired that it said were prohibiting it from offering Wi-Fi calling services. However, it's unclear how soon AT&T will enable Wi-Fi calling on the iPhone and other devices. Article

> Verizon and AOL are going to start sharing a lot more data about customers they track for advertising purposes on the Internet. Verizon is combining its existing advertising programs, which can track its wireless customers' mobile browsing habits, with the much larger advertising network it acquired from AOL in its $4.4 billion acquisition of the company. Article

And finally… Sumner Redstone, who is 92, confirmed he will put his controlling stake in Viacom and CBS into an independent trust when he dies. Article

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