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

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