News of Note—U.S. Cellular’s unlimited price drop, Verizon’s Fios/wireless discount, and more

news of note

Here are the stories we’re chasing this morning:

> U.S. Cellular reduced the price of its prepaid unlimited data plan from $70 per month to $50. Droid Life article

> Sprint said it has deployed more than 80,000 of its Airspan Networks-built “Magic Boxes” in roughly 200 cities. Release

> Verizon said it will offer a $20 discount per month to customers who buy both its unlimited wireless service and its Fios Gigabit Connection service. PhoneScoop article

> Nintendo said it will release its popular Mario Cart game on iOS and Android. TechCrunch article

> Sprint said it will feature a character called "Evelyn," described as a “highly intelligent robot,” in its upcoming Super Bowl LII commercial. Release

> AT&T lost nearly 1.2 million linear pay TV customers in 2017. FierceCable article

> After completing a strategic review, Ericsson announced the sale of a majority stake of its Media Solutions division to One Equity Partners. FierceCable article

> As CenturyLink looks to continue its broadband expansion efforts in harder to build rural areas, the service provider says the FCC should not alter the rules governing the Priority Access Licenses (PALs) that will be issued in the 3.5 GHz band. FierceTelecom article