News of Note—Comcast, Charter, Consolidated, AMC and more

News of note
Shurz has announced the closure of its Hiawatha Broadband purchase. (Pixabay)

> Consolidated Communications said this week it is offering DirecTV Now, AT&T’s OTT TV service, across its service area. Multichannel News article

> New York State officials say around 250 homes counted by Charter in its pledge to expand high-speed internet availability must be discounted because they were already tallied in an existing expansion program. Times-Union article

> Shurz has announced the closure of its Hiawatha Broadband purchase. Release

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