News of Note—Comcast, AT&T, Hawaiian Telecom and more

News of note

> Comcast has deployed DOCSIS 3.1 services in the Sacramento area. Sacramento Business Journal article

> Comcast is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help home security cameras “identify the most relevant image in a motion event,” the company said. Blog post

> The national TV market rose 2% during November, with cable seeing a 3% increase and broadcast up 1%, according to Standard Media Index. FierceVideo article

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> Hawaiian Telcom has expanded its fiber-based broadband service to 5,000 rural areas in Hawaii, an initiative partly supported by its participation in the FCC’s CAF-II program. FierceTelecom article

> AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier and other providers that want to further expand rural broadband will soon be able to bid in the FCC’s $2 billion additional CAF II auction. FierceTelecom article

> FTTH-based broadband may still be far from ubiquitous, but efforts by large telcos, cable operators and municipal providers resulted in 35 million new homes being passed by fiber in 2017. FierceTelecom article

> A new report from the White House lumps 5G alongside airports, roads and railways as an element in America’s infrastructure that will receive attention and improvements. FierceWireless article 

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