News of Note—Sweden's Com Hem sets speed record, Verizon returns to wireless growth, more

News of note
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> Swedish service provider Com Hem AB laid claim to having the fastest internet connection ever measured by a large group of users. FierceTelecom story

> YouTube Premium and YouTube Music officially launched in 17 countries this week, primed to take on streaming bundles like Hulu and Spotify. FierceVideo story 

> Things are finally starting to look up for Verizon, at least according to some Wall Street analysts. Specifically, the analysts at Deutsche Bank Research forecast that in the second quarter the nation’s largest wireless network operator will record its first increase in wireless service revenues since 2014. FierceWireless story

> The Senate has voted both to exclude ZTE tech from government contracts and to restore trade sanctions on the Chinese telecom that President Donald Trump had Commerce lift, citing his meeting with the Chinese president and a potential loss of Chinese jobs. Multichannel News story

> Hulu acknowledged that a “known issue” has been causing playback failure for its service on Amazon Fire TV Sticks. FierceVideo story