FCC's Pai calls 1-year-old Title II regs a 'dud'; Samsung enticing Galaxy S7 purchasers with Gear VR

More cable news from across the Web:

> FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said that one year after his agency passed Title II, the Internet regulation regime has been a "dud." Broadcasting & Cable story

> Customers who pre-order Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones will also receive a Gear VR headset and package of six Oculus virtual reality games. Multichannel News story

> Shares in Tribune Media spiked 12 percent after it was revealed that the company had hired two financial advisers, Moelis & Co and Guggenheim Securities, to "explore the full range of strategic and financial alternatives to enhance shareholder value." Deadline Hollywood story

Telecom News

> CenturyLink will be able to supply services to federal government agencies via the General Services Administration's (GSA) Networx program until 2020 as the telco got a three-year extension to the contract. Article

> Google Fiber may be facing a new obstacle to deliver FTTH service in Louisville, Ky., as AT&T sued the city to block legislation easing access to its utility poles, but the fiber competitor says it will support the city in finding a way to overcome the issue. Article

Wireless News

> Shares of wireless tower companies waivered last month following a report that Sprint planned to dramatically overhaul its network and move away from traditional macrocells in favor of smaller cells. But tower companies say they aren't seeing decreased demand for their services. Article

And finally… Turner says IBM's Watson platform is helping to power its advanced advertising efforts. Press release


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