News of Note—Viasat, Discovery, CenturyLink, Sprint and more

News of note
Viasat has introduced new unlimited, residential data speed tiers, including a top-end offering that delivers up to 100 Mbps downstream. (Pixabay)

> Viasat has introduced new unlimited, residential data speed tiers, including a top-end offering that delivers up to 100 Mbps downstream. Multichannel News article

> Nexstar Media turned in another solid quarter, this time seeing its fourth-quarter net revenue rise about 111% thanks to big growth in advertising and retransmission fee revenue. FierceVideo article

> Discovery Communications kicked off Tuesday with an 11% increase in fourth-quarter revenue and the U.S. Justice Department’s blessing for a $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks. FierceVideo article

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> CenturyLink recently surpassed AT&T as the largest domestic U.S. Ethernet carrier, and the service provider plans to advance its status further by using its SDN-based architecture to fuel a new set of services and cloud options for business customers. FierceTelecom article

> Sprint’s CEO said that he doesn’t see anything wrong with charging customers more money in order for them to obtain faster service. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong for you to eventually charge a higher price for a faster access to your network,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said during a keynote discussion here at the Mobile World Congress trade show. FierceWireless article

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