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FCC Moves Ahead on Plans to Hold Wireless Spectrum Auction AT&T balks at reserving space for smaller carriers

Good news for consumers frustrated with dropped calls and slow downloads: The Federal Communications Commission is about to take a major step toward potentially freeing up more spectrum for wireless…

April 18, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

NAB's Gordon Smith Is Confident He Can Turn Things Around in Washington Can broadcasting compete with the Internet?

Broadcasters are having a tough time in Washington. A number of efforts are aimed straight at the business from the FCC's recent decision to tighten ownership rules and claw bag…

April 11, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

Comcast Makes Its Public Interest Case to Washington Filing concentrates on broadband where critics most likely to focus

Those print and TV ads Comcast has been running in the Washington media promoting the benefits of its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable? That was just a warm-up…

April 8, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

FCC Votes Along Party Lines to Limit TV Joint Sales Deals Media ownership rules drag on

It’s a good thing the FCC started out with three items that all five commissioners could agree upon because that was the end of the harmony at Monday’s meeting. Over…

March 31, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT

Comcast's Cohen Defends Time Warner Cable Deal Calls Netflix blog post 'hogwash'

David Cohen, Comcast's evp and unofficial top lobbyist, is ready to take on any objection to the company's proposed eye-popping $45 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable. In an interview…

March 28, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

L.A. TV Stations Successfully Test Sharing One Channel Could help FCC spectrum auction

A pilot project in Los Angeles where two television stations successfully shared a single channel could go a long way to advancing the Federal Communications Commission's goal to coax more…

March 28, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

House Subcommittee Sends Reauthorization of Satellite Bill to Full Committee GOP and Dems worked out differences except on joint sales agreements

With a few tweaks, the House communications and technology subcommittee advanced a bill that reauthorizes the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act for five years. The bill now goes to…

March 25, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

Sinclair Restructures Allbritton Deal in Wake of FCC Crackdown on Sidecar Deals TV group was worried that FCC would hold up deal review

Seeing the writing on the wall at the Federal Communications Commission, Sinclair Broadcast Group said late Thursday it would restructure its deal to buy Allbritton's TV group. As part of…

March 20, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

Netflix's Hastings Slams Comcast in Blog Calling for Stronger Net Neutrality Calls out cable giant just 1 month after agreeing to pay for access

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took to his company's blog Thursday to call for Washington and the Federal Communications Commission to pass stronger net neutrality rules so that Netflix doesn't have…

March 20, 2014, 8:49 PM EDT

Broadcasters Try to Drag NCC Media Into FCC Fight Over Joint Sales Deals Broadcasters call interconnect advertising activities 'collusive'

Broadcasters have launched a counterstrike against the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to restrict TV joint sales agreements by asking the agency to look into similar sales arrangements used by the…

March 19, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

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