Comcast to paste corporate name on 30 Rock building in NYC; BBC to lay off more than 1,000

More cable news from across the Web:

> The BBC said it will cut more than 1,000 jobs. Variety article

> Reelz will show Donald Trump's Miss America Pageant. Deadline article

> Comcast is renaming the 30 Rock building in New York as the "Comcast Building." Deadline article

> An advocacy group is urging Time Warner Cable to disclose its spending on lobbying and "end the funding of shadow organizations opposed to net neutrality." Multichannel News article

> Vevo's former CEO is moving to augmented reality company Magic Leap. CED article

> Univision Communications said it plans to go public. Variety article

Telecom News

> AT&T may have asked for another extension to complete its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, but when it ultimately does complete the deal it plans to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to 11.7 million customer locations. Article

> As the FCC moves forward with its review of special access rates that incumbent telcos charge to CLECs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has asked the regulator in a letter to consider the impact such transitions have on small businesses. Article

Wireless Tech News

> A surprisingly wide range of companies, trade groups and technical associations this week announced plans to work on the building block of 5G networks, news that further underscores the wireless industry's interest in moving past LTE and into 5G. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon Wireless likely added more postpaid customers in the second quarter than analysts at Wells Fargo had previously thought, as the carrier scored thanks to promotions it launched in April. Article

> Sprint said it is now selling its service at 4,500 retail locations across the country thanks in large part to its partnership with RadioShack. The carrier also announced a partnership with European mobile retailer Dixons Carphone to launch a pilot program of around 20 stores in the U.S. Article

And finally… TV Land said it will no longer show reruns of Dukes of Hazzard because of the confederate flag on the show's star car. Article

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