Denver Broncos sack Comcast, throw to CenturyLink; Chattanooga muni broadband provider seeks FCC help

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> A Chattanooga, Tenn., municipal broadband network provider, EPB Fiber, has petitioned the FCC to overturn a state law that prevents it from offering broadband and video services to residents and businesses outside of its service area. Story

> The NFL's Denver Broncos signed a three-year sponsorship deal with CenturyLink to replace Comcast as the provider of Internet and data connectivity to the team's stadium and training facility. Story

> Looking to entice Time Warner, Inc. investors, 21st Century Fox said it'll make board positions available to them should Fox's buyout of the company be agreed to. Story

> The National Cable TV Cooperative and Comcast Wholesale have renewed their deal for the HITS National Authorization Service (NAS). Press release

> A New York federal judge has found FilmOn in contempt for continuing to stream broadcast network TV station signals. Story

> Hulu Plus has acquired original streaming rights to the new WGN America original series Manhattan. Story

> Comcast extended its Internet Essentials program to Palm Beach, Fla., offering the families of children who qualify for free and reduced-cost lunches up to six months of free Internet service. Story

And finally... The National Football League has convinced more than 500 of its fans to petition the FCC to keep rules involving televised blackouts of local games in place. Story


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