Wheeler looks to kill municipal broadband restrictions; Dish's AWS-3 shopping spree may blow its credit rating

More cable news from around the Web:

> Federal investigators have ended a three-year investigation into whether Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate violated U.S. laws in connection with the phone-hacking scandal in the U.K. Story

> Dish Network's aggressive bidding in the AWS-3 spectrum auction could adversely affect its credit ratings, Moody's Investor Services reports. Story

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is circulating a draft proposal that would preempt state laws that restrict municipal broadband. Story

> Media services company Deluxe has reached a deal with Sony Pictures to take over the studio's Colorworks facility. Story

> Sony Corp. has sold its Sony Online Entertainment unit to investment firm Columbus Nova as part of an ongoing restructuring plan. Story

> CableCARD deployments have surpassed 51.5 million, according to the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. Story

> Dish Network has reached a multiyear retransmission deal with Bayou City Broadcasting. Story

> Tom Wheeler refuses to give GOP lawmakers an early look at the FCC's net neutrality rules draft. Story

And finally … Cisco's latest mobile broadband report says that mobile data, including voice over Wi-Fi traffic, will exceed 292 exabytes by 2019. Press release

Suggested Articles

Increased internet speeds will outpace premises WiFi capabilities, category cables can deliver the high speed and low latency demanded by consumers.

After announcing a deal to integrate the Amazon Prime Video app earlier this year, Virgin Media said that service is now available to millions of its TV…

NCTA-The Internet and Television Association is pointing to a new report that shows the cable industry had a $450 billion impact on the U.S. economy in 2018.