Google nixes VR headset plans; NCTC renews carriage deal with Stingray Music

More cable news from across the web:

> Google has reportedly scuttled plans to make a high-end virtual reality headset. Recode story

> NCTC has renewed its carriage deal for the Stingray Music Service. Multichannel News story

Telecom News

> Zayo has won a $50 million, 20-year dark fiber network deal, enabling a large service provider to immediately expand its service area throughout the United States. Article

Wireless Tech News

> ViaSat said it believes the historic Spectrum Frontiers order provides an approach for satellite operators to operate and expand alongside terrestrial wireless networks. ViaSat had previously argued the order should provide greater satellite protections. Article

European Wireless News

> SoftBank pledged to invest in the future of ARM as it announced a $32.1 billion bid to acquire 100 percent of the U.K.-based technology company. Article

Wireless News

> Sixty-two bidders have made the payments necessary to participate in the FCC's forward auction, and neither Rama Spectrum Holdings nor Sinclair Broadcast Group made the cut. Their absence could deteriorate the disruptive potential of the spectrum auction. Article

And finally… Altice USA is shuttering Suddenlink Communications' call center in Greenville, N.C., costing 81 jobs. Triangle Business Journal story

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