Senate Dems urge FCC to move forward with broadband privacy proposal; Thune slams Wheeler

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A group of six Senate Democrats and Bernie Sanders urged the FCC in a letter Thursday to finalize rules enabling the agency to police the privacy practices of internet service providers. Morning Consult article

> Senator and Chairman of the Commerce Committee John Thune (R-S.D.) took to the Senate floor Thursday to criticize FCC Chairman Wheeler for allegedly revealing non-public information. Multichannel News story

> SeaChange has named Peter Faubert as its new CFO, SVP and treasurer. CED Magazine story

> AT&T is offering free previews of its millennial-focused short-form programming channel Fullscreen to DirecTV and U-verse users. Press release

> Starz has promoted Alison Hoffman to chief marketing officer. Press release

> AT&T Friday announced the launch of 1 Gigabit internet service in Indianapolis. Press release

Telecom News

> CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and a group of service providers have formed the "Invest in Broadband for America" coalition as the latest effort to encourage FCC to reconsider its business data services proposal. Article

European Wireless News

> Leading European telcos are warning that net neutrality regulations put into place by EU regulators could stymie the rollout of 5G networks. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint has quietly killed its Samsung Galaxy Forever offering just a few months after launching the upgrade program. Article

And finally… John Malone said Viacom stock is "undervalued" due to the internal power struggle currently raging. New York Post story

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