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FCC Chair Stands by Proposal to Limit AT&T and Verizon

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler today reasserted his belief that AT&T and Verizon need to be restricted from purchasing too much 600MHz spectrum in the reverse auction planned for mid 2015. Wheeler's comments came in the form of a letter in which he responded to Representative John Barrow. Show More Summary

The FCC needs to call AT&T’s bluff and dare it to boycott a major spectrum auction

Earlier this week, AT&T did the carrier equivalent of threatening to take its ball and go home if it doesn’t get exactly what it wants. The Federal Communications Commission needs to show that it’s prepared to let Ma Bell walk away in a huff. Show More Summary

AT&T threatens to back out of a critical airwave auction. Is it bluffing?

AT&T is warning it may have no choice but to pull out of a major government auction of the airwaves if the Federal Communications Commission doesn't change some of the rules. On the one hand, the prospect of an AT&T boycott should have regulators worried — the FCC stands to lose millions if not billions of […]

AT&T Doesn't Like 600MHz Auction Rules, May Skip It

AT&T indicated to the Federal Communications Commission this week that it disapproves of proposed rules for the upcoming incentive auction for 600MHz spectrum. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has floated a plan that would reserve spectrum in each market for companies that don't already have low-band spectrum. Show More Summary

Time to make the right call

4 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

THE GLOBAL BUSINESS TRAVEL ASSOCIATION, an important lobby for business-travel managers, is fighting a plan by America's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow cellular phone calls on planes, the Los Angeles Times reported recently. Show More Summary

Nexstar Broadcasting: Growth Story Unraveling

By Johannes Salim: Given a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation to limit joint sales agreements (JSAs) on March 31, a market-neutral pair trade opportunity has arisen in the local broadcasting sector. Following my high...Show More Summary

Reed Hundt

Directorships, 2008-2012: 2 Total director compensation, 2008-2012: $ 2,688,560 Average compensation per full year of service as director: $384,080 Reed Hundt was chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 1993 to 1997, during which the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was passed into law. Show More Summary

Report: Apple is Working on Another Set-Top Box

Apple is working on a new set-top box besides its existing Apple TV, new documents reveal. A regulatory filing made by Comcast and Time Warner Cable to the US Federal Communications Commission pitching their planned merger specifically mentions that Apple is exploring the “development of an Apple set-top box”. The filing reads: “Apple tablets are... Read More

Standing Up to Comcast

last weekNews : News Desk

A day before the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the proposed merger between Comcast Corporation and its biggest rival, Time Warner Cable, Comcast filed a lengthy report with the Federal Communications Commission arguing that the proposed deal would benefit tens of millions of television viewers and Internet users. Show More Summary

Comcast Says it Needs Time Warner to Compete With Netflix and Google

Comcast filed a 175-page “public interest statement” with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday to explain why its proposed $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable will be good for consumers. The country’s largest cable and broadband Internet provider is already meeting opposition in its quest to buy the second largest cable provider, however. As... Read More

Comcast, Time Warner Make Pitch for Consumer Benefits, Competition

Comcast (CMCSA), which is in the process of trying to buy Time Warner Cable (TWC), this afternoon held a conference call to discuss its having filed its statement of “public interest” with the Federal Communications Commission, a 650-page document meant to make the case for the positive effects of the deal. The companies are to go before a [...]

Comcast named Worst Company in America on the same day it files TWC merger paperwork

Talk about incredible timing! On the same day that Comcast and Time Warner Cable are filing their merger proposal paperwork with the Federal Communications Commission, Consumerist has announced that Comcast has won its annual poll for...Show More Summary

In pushing for Time Warner merger, Comcast cites Apple's development of new set-top box

Rumors that Apple is working on a new set-top box are high-profile enough that Comcast saw it fit to cite them on Tuesday as part of a filing with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

Comcast and Time Warner Cable to make case for deal this week

Comcast and Time Warner Cable will begin to make the case for their proposed marriage this week with a filing at the Federal Communications Commission and a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Broadcast lobbyist Gordon Smith blasts FCC in speech at NAB show

The broadcasting industry's top lobbyist said the Federal Communications Commission needs to work closer with the industry rather than trying to undermine it through regulatory measures that favor would-be competitors.

One of the biggest reasons you have no choice when it comes to home broadband

According to data from the Federal Communications Commission, about one-third of households in the United States have no choice when it comes to home broadband service. In other words, if they want reasonably fast home Internet service and they live in an area with access to wireline broadband, there is only one company they can pay. Show More Summary

Gray Television: The Unlikely Winner Amid Adverse Industry Regulation

By Johannes Salim: Last Monday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a new regulation that adversely impacts the overall broadcasting sector. Share prices of local broadcasting companies have declined by 22-32% YTD due to anticipation of the new regulation (rising regulatory risk premium). Show More Summary

What the FCC Decision on Joint Sales Agreements Means for Broadcasters

The Federal Communications Commission is closing a loophole that made it possible for big companies to essentially own multiple top-four TV stations in a local market.

FCC Vote Clears the Way for Faster Wi-Fi

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously this week to allow Wi-Fi networks greater access to the public airwaves, officially clearing the way for faster Wi-Fi data connections. Currently, Wi-Fi networks are allowed to communicate using two different public frequency bands: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The new FCC rule expands the amount of the 5GHz band dedicated…

Shared Service Agreement limits in the crosshairs

The National Association of Broadcasters is hinting that it might sue to block Federal Communications Commission rules approved earlier this week that bar broadcasters from owning multiple television stations in the same market. TheShow More Summary

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