News of Note—Charter, Sinclair, Fox, Qualcomm and Frontier

News of note

> Charter’s DOCSIS 3.1-powered 1-gig services will sell for $125 a month once price promotions expire. Ars Technica story

> Sinclair Broadcast Group has extended the deadline for the U.S. Justice Department’s decision regarding Sinclair’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media. FierceVideo story

> Fox’s television segment saw its fiscal fourth-quarter operating income plummet 85% to $56 million and its revenues fall 6% as multiple factors canceled out higher retransmission consent revenue. FierceVideo story

> Qualcomm said more than a dozen handset makers around the world have selected its Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem to power their forthcoming 5G phones. Company executives touted the news as evidence that Qualcomm commands a 12- to 18-month lead on its competitors in the 5G arena. FierceWireless story

> As Frontier progresses with its Gfast plans, the service provider is finding that it can more effectively bring higher speed broadband services to apartment buildings that have not been equipped with fiber within its growing Fios footprint. FierceTelecom story

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