FCC restarts Charter-TWC shot clock; Broadcom says its chips power early CableLabs DOCSIS 3.1 certifications

More cable news from across the Web:

> Broadcom said the first DOCSIS 3.1 modems certified by CableLabs use its BCM3390 chip. Press release

> The FCC has restarted the regulatory shot clock on its reviews of Charter's proposed acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Multichannel News story

> Netflix told investors last week that it will raise prices for legacy customers, as planned. Investor letter

> CenturyLink said that it has signed a global supplier partnership agreement with SAP to offer supplier services for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. CED Magazine story

> Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman's 2015 pay rose 22 percent to $54.2 million despite the significant financial struggles for the media company. New York Post story

> A California judge has ordered 92-year-old Viacom Executive Chairman Sumner Redstone to undergo a mental acuity test conducted by a psychiatrist. NASDAQ.com story

Telecom News

> Speaking to the media on the heels of the deadline to submit comments for the FCC's special access proceeding, Charles McKee, VP of government affairs for federal and state regulatory at Sprint, said wireless backhaul costs the carrier pays to ILECs (incumbent local exchange carriers) have continued to rise. Article

Wireless News

> T-Mobile should be considered a "super-regional operator" rather than a nationwide carrier, according to MoffettNathanson Research. Which means it has ample opportunity for growth. Article

And finally… Comcast is demanding that the National Rifle Association remove firearm images from cable TV ads promoting a gun show. breitbart.com story

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