News of Note—Verizon, Hargray, Amazon Prime and more

News of note

> Hargray Communications, a regional independent telco and cable operator, is acquiring Hawkinsville, Ga.-based ComSouth as part of an effort to enhance its presence in the Georgia market. Press release 

> The revival of “American Idol” on ABC is landing exclusively on Amazon Prime in the United Kingdom, which producer FremantleMedia says is a first. FierceVideo story

> Tucked inside an announcement about MGM SVOD Stargate Command coming to VRV, the aggregation site also announced its service now works on Apple TV. FierceVideo story

> Building toward its vision of “smart vehicles for a smart world,” Ford is revamping its automotive lineup to pave the way for over-the-air connected car updates and what it calls the Transportation Mobility Cloud. It has also reiterated its plan to include full 4G LTE connectivity in all models by the end of next year. FierceWireless story

> Verizon says that as it mulls its involvement in the FCC’s upcoming $2 billion Connect America Fund auction this July, the regulator needs to provide more guidance on how it will determine whether a CAF-supported service meets speed requirements. FierceTelecom story