Comcast taps Wilson-Scott to lead charity arm; Broadcom slashes 1,900 jobs

More cable news from across the Web:

> Sling TV announced that it has extended to Roku Local Now, an ad-free channel from The Weather Channel that provides current, localized news, weather, sports and traffic updates. Multichannel News story

> Comcast Corp. has hired Dalila Wilson-Scott to lead its charity foundation. Philadelphia Inquirer story

> Alticast has hired Nara Won as VP of business development and strategy. Press release

> MaxxSouth Broadband will unveil major enhancements to its high-speed Internet and Video services available to residents in the Mississippi communities of Forest and Morton. Press release

Telecom News

> Level 3 Communications isn't afraid of the rapidly consolidating fiber service market and the company sees Verizon's recent purchase of XO's fiber network as a potential opportunity to compete for business with other enterprises and carriers. Article

> Windstream has high hopes that upgrading its last mile network with VDSL2 and fiber will help turn around its broadband subscribership, but in the near-term the telco continues to battle ongoing subscriber losses. Article

Wireless News

> Broadcom said it will slash 1,900 jobs around the world in the wake of its $37 billion acquisition by Avago Technologies. Article

> Wells Fargo Securities analysts downgraded the entire tower sector, saying that carriers are beginning to balk at traditional network contracts in advance of the FCC's incentive auction and the development of 5G standards. Article

And finally… Speaking at the American Cable Association's Washington D.C. Summit, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) called on the FCC to "clear up" laws governing good-faith broadcast retransmission negotiations. ACA press release

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