News of Note—Amazon, Frontier, Verizon, T-Mobile and more

News of note

> U.S. broadcast station M&A volume reached $748.8 million in the fourth quarter and totaled $8.24 billion for 2017, according to S&P Global’s Kagan. Of that annual total, about $5 billion was attributed to television deals. FierceVideo article

> Amazon Prime last year saw its least amount of streaming occur on April 3, when the championship game of the annual March Madness men’s NCAA basketball tournament took place. FierceVideo article

> Frontier has extended broadband service to over 275,000 households across California, using a mix of its own capital and the FCC's Connect America Fund Phase II program funding. FierceTelecom article

> Both Verizon and T-Mobile made significant 5G announcements today, furthering their efforts to roll out millimeter wave technology—and T-Mobile also made good on its promise to narrow the LTE gap with its larger rival. FierceWireless article

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