News of Note—AT&T, Google Fiber, Charter, Verizon and more

news of note

> AT&T’s $85 billion merger deal with Time Warner has reportedly entered the late stages of its approval process at the Department of Justice. FierceBroadcasting story

> Sinclair Broadcast Group has signed up its ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliates to be carried in their respective markets when YouTube TV launches in those markets. FierceBroadcasting story

> Google Fiber won a major coup in its battle to simplify the pole attachment process via the one touch make-ready ordinance in Louisville, Kentucky, as a district court dismissed AT&T’s suit against the metro government. FierceTelecom story

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> Verizon has advanced its standing as the third largest Ethernet provider, beating out Spectrum Enterprise on Vertical Systems Group’s midyear 2017 Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. FierceTelecom story

> AT&T is reportedly considering selling its Digital Life business to lighten its debt load once it closes its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. FierceWireless story

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