News of Note—Verizon, CenturyLink, ComScore and CBS Corp.

news of note

> ComScore is taking “significant actions,” including axing seven board members, in hopes of righting the ship. FierceBroadcasting story

> Matt Ellis, CFO of Verizon, told investors during the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference that the service provider will consider whether to lease, buy or build, dictated by the business case it’s trying to prove out. FierceTelecom story

> CenturyLink said in its semiannual report (PDF) to the FCC that 53% of urban-area customers in the former Qwest territory can get speeds of 40 Mbps or higher. However, the number of customers that can get higher speeds in rural areas is far lower, showing again the divide between these markets. FierceTelecom story

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> CBS Interactive and Vice News announced a partnership to create multiplatform content focused on technology. Multichannel News story

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