News of Note—Ajit Pai, Verizon, ESPN and more

News of note

> A group of 50 U.S. mayors sent a letter to the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in a collective effort to ask that he keeps the current rules, which are based on Ttitle II of the Communications Act, in place. FierceTelecom story

> Tax reform would likely help Verizon and T-Mobile more than it would help AT&T, according to MoffettNathanson. And Sprint would see virtually no impact. FierceWireless story

> Ciena says cable's effort to drive fiber deeper into its network to satisfy the growing appetite for consumer broadband, and a migration toward serving larger businesses, could produce new revenues in its packet and converged packet optical networking segments. FierceTelecom story

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> ESPN’s viewership numbers have received a healthy bump from Nielsen’s new Total Live Audience metric, which adds livestreaming and out-of-home viewership to ESPN’s overall TV ratings. FierceBroadcasting story

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