Midcontinent sets DOCSIS 3.1 rollout for Fargo; judge signs off on Comcast's $50M class-action settlement

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> Aggregating data from Nielsen, Pew Research and other sources, video interface programmer Wurl found that viewers averaged 7.644 minutes a month of pay-TV viewing vs. only 579 minutes per month of Netflix consumption. Multichannel News article

> A Philadelphia judge has approved Comcast's $50 million class-action settlement of a consumer case first filed back in 2003. Associated Press article

> TiVo has made a deal to deploy products and services on the network of Latin American operator Millicom International Cellular. Multichannel News article

> Tennessee state officials appeared in federal court this week in an effort to protect their municipal broadband restrictions from FCC mandates barring them. DSL Reports article

> Rentrak has acquired social media tracking service SponsorHub. Press release

> Midcontinent Communications has pledged to deploy DOCSIS 3.1-based, gigabit-speed services to Fargo, N.D. by the end of 2017. Telecom Paper article

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> Consolidated Communications is taking a larger bite out of the cloud services market with a series of new cloud offerings that it will initially offer to businesses that reside in its Sacramento, Calif., and Dallas metro markets. Article

Wireless News

> At a time when BlackBerry's smartphone hardware business is shrinking, the company confirmed it will release a security and privacy-focused phone later this year called the "Priv" running on a modified version of Google's Android platform. Article

And finally… Amazon has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to USA Network's hit hacker drama, Mr. Robot. Deadline Hollywood story