News of Note—RCN, Comcast, NFL, AT&T and Trump

News of note
As part of its new deal for NFL Thursday Night Football, Fox may gain an NFL Wild Card playoff game. (Pixabay)

> RCN is deploying 4K-enabled set-top boxes to customers in the Lehigh Valley area in Pennsylvania. CED Magazine article

> Comcast Business has partnered with NBCUniversal to manage critical components of the broadcast and digital transport for all its broadcasts, including two of television’s biggest events, Super Bowl LII and the 2018 Winter Olympics. Release

> As part of its new deal for NFL Thursday Night Football, Fox may gain an NFL Wild Card playoff game, which could come at the expense of ESPN and parent company ABC/Disney. FierceVideo article


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> AT&T and Chernin Group's joint video venture Otter Media has appointed veteran AT&T executive Tony Goncalves as its new CEO. FierceVideo article

> President Trump issued a new $1.5 trillion infrastructure package that his administration claims will help drive rural broadband and ease permitting processes for wireless operators installing small cell infrastructure. FierceTelecom article

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