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ESPN used Monday Night Football’s opening on Sept 9 to warn viewers of a stand-off between AT&T and the Walt Disney Co, but now the two have reached an agreement in principle, ESPN confirmed. The original dispute was a little surprising, given that newly-launched ACC Network had gained carriage on DirecTV. Exact expiration date wasn’t specified, but was understood to be sometime in September. A potential blackout would have applied to the U-Verse platform and DirecTV, alongside internet streaming service AT&T Now (formerly DirecTV Now) for Disney Nets, including Nat Geo and FX.

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Guice Says USF Reform Can, and Should, Start Today

Those that weighed in on the FCC’s proceeding on the future of the Universal Service Fund have had a few days to digest the Commission’s Congressional report Monday, and some of them are afraid the agency will needlessly wait when it could take action to improve the program today.

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