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Giving VFX professionals proper credit on the movies they help create

Imagine “The Planet of the Apes” without the apes, “The Jungle Book” with no jungle, or “Transformers” that don’t transform? Visual effects artists bring our favourite movies to life. For too long now, the film studios have been short-changing visual effects artists and facilities when it comes to recognising and recording the VFX artistry. Again […]

RMLC Seeks PI ; Attempts to Stay in PA, Avoid CA

(As end of GMR Interim License Period Approaches, fight over GMR’s refusal to deal with Pennsylvania radio stations has implications for others around the country) We’ve written (and talked) plenty about the fight between the Radio Music...Show More Summary

How to Find Renewal – For Wireless Licenses

The FCC has rewritten the rules on renewing wireless radio licenses. Unlike renewing, say, a car registration, these require more than an application form and a check. The FCC also wants assurance that you have been using the license. Because if you haven’t, they want to let it expire and make room for somebody else....… Continue Reading

FCC Seeks Comment on Mid-Band Spectrum Opportunities

Being in “the middle” has historically gotten a bad rap. There’s the underappreciated “middle child,” and of course no one wants to be the unneeded “middle man.” This concept has even proven true with the Commission’s wireless spectrum policies. While the FCC has made it a priority to promote industry access to wireless spectrum, these...… Continue Reading

Competitors’ Unlimited Plans Good News, for T-Mobile

Unlimited data plans from Verizon and AT&T are having an impact on network performance and the competitive landscape.

Earnings Roundup: Uniti, GTT, Cogent, Consolidated, Windstream

Let's take a quick tour through a few other other earnings reports from network operators from yesterday:... [visit site to read more]

For CSPs, sweating the small stuff can pay big dividends

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dan Faulkner, Senior Vice President & GM at Nuance Communications We’ve all heard the saying “don’t sweat the small stuff” – there are hundreds of books, websites, and speeches dedicated to the topic (along with an army of t-shirts and tchotchkes).  The philosophy is built around... [visit site to […]

Independent Decisionmakers Reduce SESAC’s Commercial Radio License Rate by Tens of Millions of Dollars

(Stations will pay 60% less than old SESAC rate card) While the fight between the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) and Global Music Rights (GMR) has captured music licensing headlines in 2016 and 2017 (including here at Commlawblog), it has previously been RMLC v. SESAC which stole the show.  (Recall that until GMR came on...… Continue Reading

An Industry on the Edge of a Network Breakdown

The core versus edge debate is decades old. What has become apparent during the past couple of years is that the edge will win.

euNetworks Keeps on Rolling, Posts Q2 Numbers

Lots of earnings reports out this morning, apparently it's a popular day.  Over in Europe, euNetworks posted a strong growth quarter in the bandwidth infrastructure space.  Here are their numbers in some context:... [visit site to read more]

Ofcom’s Communications Market Review for 2017

Each year, Ofcom’s Communications Market Review achieves more publicity than any other publication from the regulator. It’s partly the rich collection of fascinating data in the report and it’s partly the slow news of early August with Parliament in recess. You can check out Ofcom’s own highlights of the report here and you can access […]

Level 3’s Growth Trend Continues

With the CenturyLink deal inching closer every day, this is probably the last pure Level 3 earnings report to cover.  Level 3 had a good second quarter, seeing its third consecutive quarter of CNS revenue growth and beating analyst expectations on the bottom line.  Here are Level 3's numbers in some context:... [visit site […]

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