News of Note—Verizon, WOW, AT&T and more

News of note

> Verizon has completed its $225 million acquisition of WideOpenWest’s (WOW) fiber network assets in Chicago, a deal that will help the service provider scale its network to accommodate wireline and its future 5G wireless deployments. FierceTelecom article

> Now that Jim Butman is set to take on his new role as the CEO of TDS Telecom, the company revealed its new top management team. Butman, a 32-year company veteran, is taking over the CEO spot from David Wittwer, who is retiring at the end of the month. FierceTelecom article

> AT&T said it reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America, potentially ending a standoff that has lasted nearly a year. FierceWireless article

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> The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is combining with the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) to form a single trade association for promoting IP in the media and entertainment industry. FierceVideo article

> Redbox is taking another shot at a streaming video service with the launch of its new transactional video platform that will allow customers to rent and buy movies from home. FierceVideo article

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