News of Note—GCI, Discovery, Verizon and more

News of note

> NCTI, the Colorado-based provider of cable and broadband technology training services, said it has signed a three-year enterprise license agreement with GCI focused on training and developing the Alaska-based service provider’s field techs. Multichannel News article

> Discovery Inc. CEO David Zaslav scored a sizable increase in his 2017 total compensation package, according to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. FierceVideo article

> Paid prioritization has become the third rail of net neutrality discussions, Comcast senior EVP David Cohen told a Free State Foundation summit crowd in Washington this week, but it should not be. Multichannel News article


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> Verizon is currently testing a smart city service that applies deep learning and edge computing technology to video feeds in order to allow city officials to remotely keep tabs on residents in real time. The carrier said the monitoring system can discern all kinds of activities, from illegal right turns on red lights to jaywalking pedestrians to how many parking spaces are available. FierceWireless article

> According to a new forecast from research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics, global wireless service revenue will peak in 2021. “There is limited growth left in connectivity revenue for service providers,” the firm noted. FierceWireless article

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