News of Note—ESPN, CenturyLink, AT&T

news of note

> At the same time the Floyd Mayweather-Connor McGregor boxing match was setting pay-per-view records, ESPN and Top Rank Boxing were forging a milestone deal to return the sport to linear TV and OTT streaming. FierceBroadcasting story

> CenturyLink is giving businesses the option to migrate to a hybrid cloud environment that balances public cloud agility with the security and dedicated infrastructure of a private offering with its DCC (Dedicated Cloud Compute) Foundation. FierceTelecom story 

> AT&T has made a request to shut down three of its legacy Ethernet services, citing weak interest and the migration of customers to its newer, dedicated service lines. FierceTelecom story 

> SNS Research estimated that the initial cost of establishing last-mile connectivity can be reduced by as much as 40% in comparison to FTTP. And on the other side of the margin model, the first estimates that service revenue associated with 5G-based FWA subscriptions will reach $1 billion by the end of 2019. FierceWireless story

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