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Topic: Verizon Wireless

Critics of Verizon Wireless' Cable Deals Launch Coalition

Group hopes to put more pressure on regulators

Many of the same companies and groups that opposed and helped to shut down the AT&T purchase of T-Mobile are joining forces to take on Verizon Wireless' spectrum and marketing…

Verizon Spectrum Sale Stirs Debate

Verizon claims sale is no ploy for approval of cable deals

Verizon's decision to sell some of its spectrum has nothing to do with regulators currently reviewing its pending deals for spectrum and marketing with major cable companies, the company said…

Senators Weigh Verizon-Cable Spectrum Deals

Sen. Kohl holds out judgment on MSO pacts

Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), the influential lawmaker who blasted the AT&T and T-Mobile merger, remains undeclared about his intentions on Verizon's pending spectrum deal with four cable companies. "We have strong…

FCC Looks for More Answers in Verizon Cable Deals

Asks company for uncensored documents

Verizon Wireless' pending spectrum deal with four cable companies—which includes a joint venture with its former rivals—isn't going over smoothly with regulators or its critics. The Federal Communications Commission, one…

Smaller Carriers Worry Big Two Will Dominate Spectrum Auctions

Debate rages over FCC authority

Fearing that AT&T and Verizon will gobble up the entire wireless spectrum in an auction, a group of competitors sent a letter to the Congressional Conference Committee considering spectrum auction…

Verizon's Side Deals Draw Congressional Scrutiny

Groups charge company hurt wireless competition

The side marketing agreements that Verizon cut with the nation's largest cable companies as part of its deal for unused wireless spectrum is attracting congressional scrutiny. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), the…

Verizon Expects Quick Turnaround in Digital Review

Marketer aims to complete search in March

At least at onset, Verizon Wireless has an aggressive timetable for completing its digital creative review. The telecommunications giant hopes to complete the process in just two months, according to its…

Verizon Wireless Launches Digital Review

Assignment includes online marketing, e-commerce

Verizon Wireless is reviewing its digital creative business. The assignment includes e-commerce, online ads, search marketing and social media efforts. As digital accounts go, this one is sizeable. Account revenue, however,…

Horizon Media Taps Kenneth Burns for the WHY Group

Named managing director of consumer insights

Horizon Media is expanding its recently launched WHY Group. On Thursday, the independent media agency named Kenneth Burns as the group’s managing director of consumer insights. Burns will report to Sheri…

Is Verizon Facing DOJ Probe Over Cable Deals?

Public interest groups say telecom hinders competition

Now that the Obama administration has successfully shut down the AT&T-T-Mobile merger, it is setting its sights on Verizon Wireless' recent spectrum and joint venture deals with cable companies, a Department…

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