News of Note—CBS, Frontier, Viacom and more

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> Several big tech companies, including Etsy, Expa, Kickstarter, Automattic, Foursquare and Shutterstock, filed a petition on Monday with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit against the FCC's decision to end net neutrality. Mashable article

> CBS All Access is continuing on pace toward the subscriber growth target CBS has set for it, but as of now, a majority of those subscribers are opting for the less expensive tier. FierceVideo article

> Viacom CEO Bob Bakish said that his company has reached a deal with Norwegian telecom Telenor for mobile streaming rights to the company’s Paramount+ product. FierceVideo article

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> The FCC is scheduled later this month to vote on new rules designed to smooth the deployment of small cells for LTE and 5G, primarily by reducing fees local governments and other entities can levy against those buildouts. And, according to a variety of wireless players, those fees are “excessive,” to say the least. FierceWireless article

> Frontier has activated its strike contingency plan in West Virginia to minimize disruptions to customer service caused by the work stoppage CWA has initiated after 1,400 employees began a strike on Sunday. FierceTelecom article

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