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Comcast-Time Warner Cable Regulatory Review Will Be Raucous 'No one woke up this morning wishing their cable company was bigger'

The proposed $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable will keep both public interest groups and regulators busy in the coming months. Expect a raucous and drawn-out transaction…

February 13, 2014, 8:30 AM EST

Comcast to Buy Out Time Warner Cable [Updated] $45.2 billion deal will unite two top MSOs

In a tweet heard ‘round the cable universe, CNBC’s David Faber on Wednesday night said that multiple sources have told him that Comcast is preparing to make a formal overture…

February 12, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

FCC Backs Off Study of Newsroom Editorial Practices [Updated] GOP said study violated freedom of the press

UPDATE, Feb. 20: The Federal Communications Commission told GOP lawmakers that the agency has "no intention" of interfering in the editorial decision-making of broadcast stations and newspapers. In a letter released…

February 12, 2014, 9:37 AM EST

Congressional Dems Introduce Bill to Restore FCC's Open Internet Rules Bill could serve to nudge FCC's Wheeler to act soon

The debate over net neutrality in Washington is just getting started. Just days after President Obama pledged during a Google+ hangout that he supported net neutrality, Democrats rallied in Congress…

February 3, 2014, 3:54 PM EST

FCC's Pai Warns Agency Against Strong-Arming Broadcasters in Auction FCC came close to order to eliminate shared service agreements

Did the Federal Communications Commission come close to changing its media ownership rules regarding joint sales agreements and shared service agreements? According to sources, as late as Tuesday, chairman Tom Wheeler…

January 30, 2014, 5:55 PM EST

FCC's Wheeler Vows to Take Next Steps on Net Neutrality 'Shortly' FCC faces pressure from public interest groups to preserve open Internet

The pressure is mounting on the Federal Communications Commission to revisit how it will regulate net neutrality in the wake of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals decision that tossed…

January 30, 2014, 2:13 PM EST

Wireless Industry, L.A. Stations Launch Channel-Sharing Test Test could convince more broadcasters to give up spectrum

The wireless industry, crying out for more spectrum, has managed to convince two Los Angeles broadcasters to test out channel sharing, where two TV stations would broadcast over the same…

January 28, 2014, 5:32 PM EST

Washington Mulls the Net Neutrality Decision Here's what you need to know to sort it out

Washington loves nothing better than to chew and chew and chew over issues. And this week's mastication festival focuses on the D.C. Circuit's decision to strike down the Federal Communications Commission's…

January 15, 2014, 5:54 PM EST

D.C. Court Shoots Down FCC Net Neutrality Rules Decision leaves door open

The Federal Communications Commission's controversial net neutrality rules have been shot down in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. In a closely watched case, the three-judge…

January 14, 2014, 12:10 PM EST

FCC to Wait and See on AT&T-Sponsored Data Plan Chairman and commissioners unsure if plan violates net neutrality rules

Critics of AT&T’s sponsored data plan say it’s a clear violation of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules, but the FCC isn’t so sure. Based on comments made at two…

January 8, 2014, 9:49 PM EST

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