NAB's Smith warns ACA to back off on Local Choice; YouTube Kids comes under fire for ads

More cable news from around the Internet:

> NAB President Gordon Smith says his group will start pushing for a la carte distribution if the American Cable Association doesn't drop its quest for Local Choice legislation. Story

> The FCC has fined CenturyLink a record $16 million for a 2014 outage that left millions of people without 911 access for six hours. Story

> The FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, in which it proposes satellite TV "market modification" rules to implement Section 102 of the recently passed Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization Act of 2014 (STELAR). Story

> Jupiter Telecommunications, Japan's largest cable operator, is deploying Casa Systems' DOCSIS 3.0-level C100G CMTS to back the MSO's rollout of 320 Mbps broadband service. Story

> Several child advocacy groups have complained to the Federal Trade Commission that the new YouTube Kids app exposes children to too many commercials. Story

> Google Fiber has told residents of Austin, Texas who have signed up for its 1 Gbps Internet service that they'll have to wait a number of months before deployment occurs. Story

> Comcast Business is embarking on a $2 million expansion of its fiber and Ethernet networks to service to serve three business parks in Northern California towns of Pleasanton, Hayward and Fremont. Story

And finally …  AT&T announced the promotion of Lori Lee to chief marketing officer, replacing the departed Cathy Coughlin. Story

Suggested Articles

For now, it looks like Netflix and everyone else still have space to grow.

Flex, which Comcast recently made free for its subscribers, is a lot like X1 but not centered on Comcast’s linear video product.

Beginning Dec. 10, Comcast will replace Starz and begin offering Epix, a premium network owned by MGM, in some of its Xfinity TV premium packages.