News of Note—ACA, Charter, Frontier, CenturyLink, and more

news of note

> The American Cable Association is launching a new ad campaign, “TV Ransom,” which attempts to put the blame for retransmission-related blackouts squarely on the backs of broadcasters. The org does not say how the campaign will be delivered, however. Release

> Charter Communications has reached an agreement with MSG Networks to carry multiscreen service MSG Go. Multichannel News story

> The FCC is moving ahead with plans to eliminate the main studio rule that requires AM, FM and television broadcasters to maintain a central studio in or near their communities of license. FierceBroadcasting story

> Frontier revealed it is conducting tests of how it can use fixed wireless to address the broadband availability problem in very rural areas it is attempting to serve by using the FCC’s CAF-II funds. FierceTelecom story

> As CenturyLink wraps its acquisition of Level 3—a process it says will be completed later this month—the service provider will need to craft a unified strategy around its network virtualization path and the services that will stem from that transition, Barclays says. FierceTelecom story

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