ATN to purchase Bermuda-based KeyTech; Vonage granted seven new patents

Wireline news from across the web: 

> Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN) has signed an agreement to take controlling interest in Bermuda-based KeyTech, ahead of the proposed business combination of KeyTech. TeleGeography article

> D&S Communications has acquired the assets of New Zealand company Mako Networks from the company's receivers. Release

> Vonage was granted seven new patents in the third quarter by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Release

> Viamedia has renewed its agreement with CenturyLink to continue to represent advertising sales for the telco's Prism TV service in various markets. Multichannel News article

Cable News
> Last week, Amazon raised eyebrows when it told its sellers not to list Google Chromecast and Apple TV streaming devices in its marketplace. Article

> Hulu announced a major renewal and expansion of its content deal with Viacom, a move that underscores the battle among Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and other high-profile streaming video services. Article

Installer News
> The quality of HDMI cables hasn't often been put to the test in environments involving short throws of traditional 1080p high-def video signals. Article

Online Video News
> Disney-owned television network ABC Family is changing its name to "Freeform" in January, a move it says will better reflect its content offerings and its audience's multiscreen viewing behaviors. Article

Wireless News
> U.S. Cellular cut the prices of its shared data plans and eliminated some buckets to simplify options for customers. Article

> Samsung Electronics is still struggling to reverse declines in its smartphone market share and margins, and investors are getting antsy. Article

And finally …The FCC rejected Commercial Network Services' net neutrality complaint against Time Warner Cable. Washington Post article

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