House Republicans throw support behind Charter-TWC; Whistle Sports secures another $20M

More cable news from across the Web:

>  Parks & Associates said 65 percent of U.S. broadband users engage in second-screen activity at least once a month. Press release

> Five Republican members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee have asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to deliver "swift approval" of Charter's proposed mergers with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Broadcasting & Cable story

> Nielsen has acquired mobile audience measurement company Informate Mobile Intelligence for an undisclosed sum. Press release

> Digital media company Whistle Sports has secured a $20 million series C round of funding, led by NBC Sports Ventures and broadcast group Tegna. Variety story

Telecom News

> AT&T has been one of the most aggressive telcos implementing SDN and NFV in their networks, and the service provider is seeing its bet pay off to enhance how it delivers services to customers. Article

> Google Fiber has struck deals with Oregon utility companies Portland General Electric and Pacific Power to get access to their poles to install fiber, overcoming a major barrier to deploy FTTH services in the state. Article

Wireless News

> The U.S. Justice Department fired back at Apple in the high-profile San Bernardino shooting case, saying the iPhone vendor's claims about privacy and encryption are false and that it deliberately raised technological barriers to prevent law enforcement officials from breaking into the device. Article

And finally… Google Fiber has been quietly carving pole access deals with Portland General Electric and Pacific Power throughout Portland, Ore. Oregonian story

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