DirecTV discounts Showtime for current subscribers; AT&T's Ciccioni, a longtime Republican, has endorsed Hillary Clinton

More cable news from across the web:

> FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has named Claude Aiken as her new wireline legal advisor. Multichannel News story

> AT&T's top lobbyist, Jim Ciccioni, a longtime Republican, has endorsed Hillary Clinton. Newstalk story

> Comcast has settled a pole-attachment beef with a Middle-Tennessee co-op. Times Free Press story

> DirecTV is discounting Showtime by 50 percent for current subscribers for the next six months. TV Predictions story

Telecom News

> Fiber-based Ethernet and P2P microwave led the market in terms of revenue in 2015. Article

Wireless Tech News

> MulteFire is the key to driving LTE without a license. But will it find footing in the wireless, cable or broadband industry when it competes with so many similar technologies? Special Report

European Wireless News

> U.K. operators are still pondering their futures following the country's decision to leave the European Union. Most are attempting to show a calm front in the face of plunging markets and share prices. Article

> Ericsson, in conjunction with Intel and China Mobile, said it plans to demonstrate the first 3GPP standards for cellular low power, wide area IoT technologies at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai event. The event is taking place this week in China. Article

Wireless News

> Cable companies could take up to 20 percent of the wireless market in five years, analysts at New Street Research recently found. That development could make U.S. Carriers a more risky investment. Article

And finally… Broadcast networks are getting CPM price increases of up to 13 percent during the ongoing upfront market. MediaPost story

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