Fantasy sports helps drive cable advertising; Comcast battles Duke Energy

More cable news from across the Web:

> Sanford Bernstein analyst Todd Juenger said daily fantasy sports made up about 50 percent of advertising on cable networks in the third quarter. Multichannel News article

> Charter Communications said it is selling Wi-Fi and fiber to multi-dwelling units (MDUs) via its new Spectrum Community Solutions brand. CED article

> Comcast is complaining to the FCC that Duke Energy Indiana is blocking the company's access to utility poles. Law360 article

Telecom News

> The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union has filed a request with the U.S. District Court in New Jersey to get a temporary restraining order against Alcatel-Lucent over claims that the French company plans to use money for retirees' health care to cover its own pension funding obligations. Article

> FairPoint Communications has entered the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) game, announcing that it will deliver the higher speed service in Portsmouth, N.H., and a number of nearby communities over its existing last-mile network. Article

Wireless Tech News

> While the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) covers a lot of territory in its new white paper, "5G Reimagined: A North American Perspective," one thing is clear: There's a lot of life left in LTE systems, and 5G is going to have to be tightly integrated with LTE and LTE Advanced. Article

> 5G specifications are not fully defined yet, but experts say that they think 5G advancements -- such as longer battery life and less complex device modules -- will offer many benefits to the Internet of Things ecosystem. Article

Wireless News

> Qualcomm said South Korean antitrust authorities have accused the chipset giant of violating South Korean law through its licensing practices and proposes to fine the company. Article

> AT&T Mobility's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand is launching its own rewards program and is touting it as the first such program from a no-contract U.S. operator. Article

And finally… There's more than just lead inside the Apple Pencil. Article

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