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Wednesday Bytes: FirstLight, Infomart, Open Fiber

Happy Valentine's Day all. Here are a few tidbits of infrastructure worth some love:... [visit site to read more]

FCC Opens Up Special Displacement Window for LPTV Stations

Last week the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force and the Media Bureau announced the opening of a 60-day filing window for those LPTV stations who are being displaced as a result of the post-incentive auction repacking process. The “Special...Show More Summary

FCC Extends Comment Deadline on National TV Ownership Cap

On Feb. 12, the Commission announced that it would extend the comment deadline for a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding potential changes to the national television ownership cap. Comments are now due by March 19 and reply comments will be due by April 18. The NPRM was adopted on Dec. 14 beginning the FCC’s “comprehensive...… Continue Reading

Commercial Broadcasters March Toward a Second Extension of GMR Interim License

Over the past 14 months, we’ve kept our readers updated on the music licensing fight between the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) and Global Music Rights (GMR). This, of course, started when the two sides couldn’t reach an agreement on the terms of a license that would allow the commercial radio stations represented by the...… Continue Reading

TDC Switches Tracks from MTG to Macquarie

Folks at TDC saw their drama ratchet up another notch yesterday.  The Danish telecommunications provider has shifted its stance, backing a sale to Australian investment bank Macquarie and three Danish pension funds for $6.7B.... [visit site to read more]

Tuesday Bytes: eStruxture, Verizon, STI

A colo M&A, a blockchain move, and a corporate anniversary to peruse this morning.... [visit site to read more]

DataConnex Gets Hit with $18.7M Fine for Violation of the Rural Health Care Program

As it has for many months now, the FCC at its January Open Meeting continued its review of the Rural Health Care Program (RHCP). This time, it issued a proposed $18.7M fine against health care telecommunication service provider DataConnex. A reseller of telecommunications services, DataConnex is alleged to have taken in millions of dollars from...… Continue Reading

Qualcomm board rejects Broadcom’s $121b bid

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. Chipmaker Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom's latest $121 billion takeover offer on the grounds that it still undervalues the company.... [visit site to read more]

The latest action on nuisance calls

Ofcom and the Information Commissioner’s Office have today published an update on their joint action plan to tackle nuisance calls and texts. This update highlights progress made during the course of 2017 in a number of areas: ‘blocking’ measures have been routinely introduced by a number of communications providers which are helping to stop millions of […]

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