News of Note—Comcast, Google, Facebook, FTC, more

News of note
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> A majority of the nominees for FTC commissioner told a Senate Commerce Committee panel on Wednesday that they are willing to take a new look at big tech firms like Google and Facebook and regulate them if necessary. Broadcasting & Cable story

> Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company, is hoping to test mobile and fixed wireless services using the 3.5 GHz CBRS band. The company said it would conduct the tests in Philadelphia, where the company is headquartered. FierceWireless story

> CBS CEO Les Moonves and Viacom CEO Bob Bakish reportedly met last week Friday to discuss the potential recombination of their companies, which split apart in 2006. FierceVideo story


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> Tegna has wrapped up its $325 million for Midwest Broadcasting’s KFMB-TV, the CBS affiliated station in San Diego. The deal also includes radio broadcast stations KFMB-AM and KFMB-FM in San Diego. FierceVideo story

> CenturyLink is finding that its broadband Price for Life program is simplifying the pricing structure for consumers, but with more customer losses in the fourth quarter, it’s clear that the service provider is trying to overcome a strong cable competitive push. FierceTelecom story

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