News of Note—Casa, Frontier, Verizon, Discovery, Disney

News of note

> Casa Systems said it hopes to raise more than $164 million through initial public offering. Multichannel News article

> Discovery Communications is shelling out $70 million to raise its stake in Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable channel from 45% to 70%. FierceBroadcasting article

> The Walt Disney Company has reportedly closed fast on a deal for certain 21st Century Fox assets, and a transaction could be officially announced as soon as next week. FierceBroadcasting article

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> Frontier may be jumping on the SD-WAN train, but unlike its larger ILEC counterparts AT&T and Verizon, the service provider is in a unique position: It does not have a large MPLS customer base to cannibalize. FierceTelecom article

> Verizon isn’t afraid of Altice’s ambitious FTTH plans. The service provider, which currently passes over 14 million premises with its Fios FTTH service, says the French conglomerate’s plans highlight the importance of fiber-based broadband. FierceTelecom article

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