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ISPs Unload Their Case Against Net Neutrality Rules

The United States Telecom Association is suing the Federal Communications Commission over network neutrality, and this week, the organization took its case public. The post ISPs Unload Their Case Against Net Neutrality Rules appeared first on WIRED.

FCC Fines Local Atlanta Carrier for ‘Slamming’ and ‘Cramming’

The Federal Communications Commission has come down hard on regional telecom provider GPSPS, after receiving several hundred complaints over the Atlanta-based company’s shady practices. In a press release this week the FCC explainedShow More Summary

The FCC’s Complaints Show That People Don’t Quite Understand Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission received over 2,000 complaints about net neutrality in the first month of its ruling this past February. The documents, which contained 50 of those complaints, were received by The National Journal in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Show More Summary

This idea by the FCC is terrifying Apple, Amazon and Microsoft

Streaming video services by Apple, Amazon and Google have thrived off the idea that they are alternatives to cable TV. Now, the Federal Communications Commission is considering if it should begin to regulate online video services, like they do cable companies. And that's causing anxiety in Silicon Valley.Read full article >>

A TV Behemoth Is Born: The Extraordinary Numbers Behind The Now Complete AT&T-DIRECTV Mega Deal

After months of deliberation, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week formally approved AT&T’s purchase of DIRECTV. Not surprisingly the two companies have wasted no time since then in completing the $49bn deal - which means the US is now host to a Pay-TV/communications giant of unprecedented proportions. The numbers generated [...]

What Every Retailer Needs to Know About the TCPA, Reducing Litigation Risk

Although it comes as no shock that retailers sincerely want to comply with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Federal Communication Commission’s rules in this area have actually led to an increase in litigation — and businesses of any kind want to reduce risk here. What to do? A Mobile Marketing Association webinar will […]

AT&T Urges FCC to Drop $100 Million Fine, Says Data Throttling Doesn't Harm Customers

Last month the United States Federal Communications Commission announced that it would fine AT&T $100 million for misleading customers about its unlimited data plans and not adequately warning customers about throttling their data speeds. Show More Summary

AT&T’s $48.5 billion DirecTV purchase has been approved by the FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has officially granted AT&T’s bid to purchase DirecTV. The deal comes with conditions, and positions AT&T’s customer count near the levels of what Comcast and Time Warner would have been. The deal is said to be worth $48.5 billion. Show More Summary

AT&T Nearing Deal To Acquire DirecTV

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV is set to close after winning approval Friday from the Federal Communications Commission. The Justice Department had already cleared the deal, which will create the largest provider of cable or satellite TV in the U.S., with 26.4 million cable and satellite TV subscribers. Show More Summary

AT&T & DirecTV Merger Gets FCC Approval – With Conditions

One day after AT&T CFO John Stephens said he expected the $49 billion melding with DirecTV to get regulatory approval "at any time," the Federal Communications Commission has signed off on the deal today. Now the largest Pay TV provider in the nation, the newly merged company will have around 26 million cable and satellite subscribers. Show More Summary

FCC approves AT&T's $49-billion takeover of DirecTV

The Federal Communications Commission has approved AT&T's $49-billion purchase of satellite television service DirecTV, a blockbuster deal that is expected to dramatically change the television landscape.

It’s official: AT&T-DirecTV is a done deal

The Federal Communications Commission has officially voted to approve AT&T's $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, blessing the biggest merger of the year and ending a months-long process of negotiation between AT&T and the nation's top telecom regulator.Read full article >>

FCC gives AT&T final clearance to buy DirecTV

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T received the final blessing from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, combining the country's No. 2 wireless carrier with the largest satellite-TV provider. Show More Summary

FCC approves AT&T acquisition of DirecTV, with conditions

The Federal Communications Commission has granted its approval to AT&T to acquire the nation’s largest satellite provider, DirecTV. From the FCC statement today: “The Commission’s decision is based on a careful, thorough review of the...Show More Summary

Republicans are trying to defund net neutrality. Will it work?

It's no secret that many Republicans hate the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, which went into effect this June and regulate Internet providers like legacy telephone companies. Some now want to use Congress' power of the purse to roll those regulations back.Read full article >>

FCC Reportedly Clears Way for AT&T-DirecTV Merger

Sources are reporting that the Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve the $48.5 billion merger of AT&T and DirecTV, according to Reuters. “At least three of the five FCC commissioners have voted in favor of the deal with conditions,...

DIRECTV And AT&T Receive Final Approval To Merge

DIRECTV and AT&T received final approval by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to merge. The proposed deal is worth $48.5 billion. The FCC voted on Thursday, approving the merger with a few conditions. Three out of theShow More Summary

AT&T just got the green light to buy DirecTV in $48.5 billion deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV has cleared its final regulatory hurdle as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to approve the merger, according to people familiar with the votes. Show More Summary

FCC set to approve AT&T's purchase of DirecTV

The Federal Communications Commission is poised to approve AT&T's purchase of satellite service DirecTV, a $49-billion deal that would transform the phone giant into the nation's largest pay-television operator.

Regulators to deny Dish discounts in spectrum auction, to tune of $3B

The Federal Communications Commission will likely cancel a 25 percent discount that satellite TV provider Dish Network took in the most recent wireless spectrum auction.

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