News of Note—Comcast, Atlantic Broadband, Discovery and more

News of note
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> Atlantic Broadband announced the widespread availability of its gigabit internet service in Aiken, South Carolina, and surrounding communities as part of its ongoing service enhancements in the area. Release

> Comcast will soon begin offering content from National Public Radio on its X1 set-top box platform. Multichannel News article

> Not one to be outdone, Fox is raising the stakes on NBC by claiming that it will only show two minutes of commercials per hour of television by 2020. FierceVideo article

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> Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks have officially completed their $14.6 billion merger, and the new combined company will be known as Discovery Inc. FierceVideo article

> The House has voted to reauthorize the FCC, an action that includes allocating more funds for TV broadcasters moving to new channels following the 600 MHz spectrum auctions. FierceVideo article

> FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed to direct $954 million toward restoring and expanding communications networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that were damaged and destroyed during the 2017 hurricane season. FierceTelecom article

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