Cox becomes the latest MSO to raise prices; Vancouver grants franchise agreement to CenturyLink

More cable news from across the Web:

> Cox Communications joined AT&T, Dish Network and Time Warner Cable in announcing rate increases for 2016. DSL Reports story

> The Vancouver City Council has granted a cable TV franchise to CenturyLink. The Columbian story

> The NBC Sports Group has renewed its partnership with Yahoo. Multichannel News story

> The CW Network has reached a renewal deal to its affiliate agreement with Nexstar Broadcasting. TV News Check story

Telecom News

> ShoreTel is acquiring Corvisa, a provider of cloud-based communications solutions for $8.5 million, enhancing its unified communications capabilities. Article

> RCN Business and Cross River Fiber, two providers that have created fiber rich regional networks targeting business and wholesale customers, are partnering to expand their network presence in New York and New Jersey. Article

Wireless News

> CTIA threw another counter-punch in its fight against efforts to impose common carrier regulations on mobile messaging services. The trade group responded to a request from the mobile messaging provider Twilio to make SMS services subject to Title II regulations. Such a move "would open the floodgates to unwanted and unlawful mass messages," CTIA claimed in a filing with the FCC this week. Article

And finally… While stopping short of allowing a doctor to examine 92-year-old Viacom mogul Sumner Redstone, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has allowed Sumner's former companion Manuela Herzer -- who has challenged her ex's competency -- to depose Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman. Hollywood Reporter story