News of Note—Comcast, Nokia, CenturyLink, Fox and more


> Comcast Business Services has been selected by Dine Brands Global to provide a number of managed services to Dine Brand’s Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP restaurants in the United States. The Comcast Dine Brands deal encompasses more than 2,850 locations. Telecompetitor article

> Former FCC chair Julius Genachowski, now managing director of asset management firm Carlyle Group, suggested Friday that the Department of Justice has an uphill battle in its effort to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger. Multichannel News article

> Fox Television Stations has named Steve Chung as its chief digital officer, a newly created position in which he’ll report directly to CEO Jack Abernethy beginning in early June. FierceVideo article


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> CenturyLink says the if the FCC continues to allow attachers to overlash fiber on existing utility poles, the regulator will meet its goals to get broadband into the hands of more consumers and businesses. FierceTelecom article

> Nokia, the Rural Wireless Association and others are raising additional concerns about the FCC’s planned vote this month on a proposal that is designed to bar companies deemed as national security threat from supplying equipment to U.S. carriers. FierceWireless article

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