Samsung inks deal with Pearl TV for 4K; NBC News offers Amazon Fire TV app

More cable news from across the Web:

> Samsung Electronics inked a deal with Pearl TV, a partnership of local TV station companies and Sinclair Broadcast Group, for 4K technology. MediaPost article

> News anchor Brian Williams will stay at NBC but will move to a new job there. Variety article

> Game 6 of the NBA Finals was the most watched ever with 23.3 million viewers. Deadline article

> A House committee voted to move forward with legislation that would block the FCC's net neutrality rules. TheHill article

> NBC News launched an app for Amazon's Fire TV. Digital Trends article

> Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced a deal with CBS covering stations in California, Colorado, Nevada and elsewhere. TVNewsCheck article

Telecom News

> FairPoint union workers will picket the company's headquarters today in Portland, Maine, to protest FairPoint's plans to lay off more than 200 employees in northern New England. FairPoint announced in May that it was going to lay off nearly 260 workers across its 17-state footprint and that the majority of the layoffs would occur in its northern New England territory. Article

Wireless Tech News

> GreenTouch says it has come up with new tools, technologies and architectures to improve the energy efficiency of communications networks for years to come, including new approaches that can boost energy efficiencies in mobile networks by more than 10,000 times. Article

> Step by step, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is putting its troubled past behind and getting its footing as it seeks to fulfill its mandate to build and operate the first nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN). Article

Wireless News

> The FCC plans, at the suggestion of Chairman Tom Wheeler, to reject a proposal from T-Mobile US, Sprint and other smaller carriers to increase the amount of spectrum set aside for smaller carriers to bid on in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, according to multiple reports. Article

> The FCC is proposing to fine AT&T Mobility $100 million for not being transparent enough with its grandfathered unlimited data plan customers about how and when their speeds would be reduced if they use too much data. The fine is the largest the FCC has ever proposed. Article

And finally… In 2011, Gartner predicted Microsoft's Windows Phone would overtake Apple's iPhone in smartphone market share this year. Article

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