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Eyeing a closing by mid-year 2019, Arris shareholders have resoundingly approved the proposed $7.4 billion acquisition by CommScope.
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Operator adds 113,000 mobile lines in Q4 as new product starts to take a bigger role in Charter's triple-play bundle.
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