Lawmakers urge Wheeler to ditch set-top proposal; Synacor soars on new AT&T contract

More cable news from across the web:

> Reps. Kevin Cramer (R–N.D.), Kurt Schrader (D–Ore.), Bob Latta (R–Ohio) and Collin Peterson (D–Minn.) were part of a bi-partisan group of Congressional lawmakers who sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, urging him to abandon his "Unlock the Box" proposal. Letter

> Synacor shares spiked 119 percent after AT&T awarded the multiscreen vendor a big contract. Multichannel News story

> A mistake by Dish and U-verse caused viewers to miss Tuesday's NHL playoff showdown between the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues. SportsDay story

> AMC Networks reported revenue growth of 6.4 percent to $598.6 million in the first quarter. Deadline Hollywood story

> Two Cablevision workers are accused of stealing $69,000 from corporate accounts from September through March. Patch story

> Disney is getting serious about a possible purchase of Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Re/code story

> Discovery Communications has stated that it is looking to making cost savings via staff cuts, restructurings and budget alterations. Advanced Television story

> Suddenlink customers who already have a Hulu subscription can access the service by tuning to channel 3001 from their TiVo set top box and signing into their Hulu account. Release

Telecom News

> Windstream may be early on in its Kinetic IPTV rollout with service available in a handful of markets, but the service provider is finding that were it offers the service with higher speed broadband take rates are rising. Article

> CenturyLink sees fiber as a key to its broadband strategy, but in places where it can't make the business case work for fiber the telco is confident that bonding and vectoring will enable it to deliver 100 Mbps and higher speeds over existing copper. Article

Wireless Tech News

> NASA says that for the first time, it has demonstrated that a wireless communication system can transmit aviation data -- including route options and weather information -- to an airplane on the ground. Article

> ViaSat is making it clear: Both the satellite interests and 5G stakeholders need to work together in order to facilitate shared use of 27.5-28.35 GHz and the 37.5-40.0 GHz bands. Article

Wireless News

> The MVNO space became a little more crowded today with the launch of Tello, a service provider that has been active in the U.K. market for two years. Article

And finally… CBS Corp. says it will not binge-stream its upcoming reboot of Star Trek on CBS All Access. Home Media Magazine story

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