News of Note—Unite Private Networks, Verizon, AT&T and more

august 8 2017

> Unite Private Networks, a provider of high-capacity, fiber-based communication networks, launched a small cell expansion project in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Release

> Verizon is asking the FCC to take regulatory action on retransmission consent procedures between content owners and multichannel video programming distributors. FierceOnlineVideo article

> Three senators are introducing a bill called the Honest Ads Act that would hold internet companies to the same standards for political advertising that television and radio broadcasters must follow. Quartz article    

> AT&T is launching its 1 Gbps FTTH service in four new metro areas: Columbus, Georgia; Lafayette, Louisiana; Montgomery, Alabama; and Macon, Georgia. Release

> Alphabet's Google will build an internet-based smart city project along Toronto's waterfront, creating a new mixed-use neighborhood in partnership with the government-funded Waterfront Toronto agency. The New York Times article