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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…

March 8, 2012, 6:17 PM EST

Congress Poised to Pass Spectrum Legislation Broadcasters get what they want

Hammering out the differences into the wee hours of Thursday morning, a bipartisan, bicameral congressional committee took the historic first step toward unleashing more wireless spectrum to feed an increasingly…

February 16, 2012, 11:56 AM EST

Verizon to Duke It Out With Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, HBO GO Partners with Redbox parent Coinstar

The rapidly growing licensed video market has a new player. Verizon, partnering with Redbox parent company Coinstar (yes, of change-jar-disposal fame), joins Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and HBO GO in a…

February 14, 2012, 6:39 AM EST

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…

February 1, 2012, 1:08 PM EST

What Does an Insurance Company Need With a Stadium? Corporate sponsors of the Giants' and Jets' home on what all those millions really do for their brands

A louvered fortress rooted in the swamp grass and asphalt of New Jersey’s Meadowlands, MetLife Stadium is as bluff and unassuming as its surroundings. Home to New York’s dual NFL…

January 30, 2012, 12:10 PM EST

Cablevision Appeals Again in Bid to Keep HD Feeds to Itself Fight over feeds for New York sports teams back in court

Cablevision just won't take no for an answer in its fight with the Federal Communications Commission over the agency's order that Madison Square Garden must offer high-definition feeds of its…

November 17, 2011, 11:18 AM EST

Senate Republicans Fail to Overturn Net Neutrality Rules FCC's rules now up to the courts

The Senate on Thursday defeated a resoution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, 52-46. The GOP-led effort needed only a simple majority to succeed, but Republicans failed…

November 10, 2011, 1:08 PM EST

Obama Threatens to Veto Anti-Net Neutrality Resolution Senate vote expected Thursday

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would likely bring out his veto pen if Congress passes a resolution of disapproval that would overturn the Federal Communications Commission's net…

November 8, 2011, 1:35 PM EST

Verizon FCC Case Heads to D.C. Court Seen as “victory” for net neutrality opponents

A judicial panel has chosen the D.C. Court of Appeals as the venue for the latest legal action between Verizon and the Federal Communications Commission. Politico describes the choice as…

October 7, 2011, 7:21 AM EDT

Updated Xbox Live Will Stream Cable TV Verizon and Comcast have already signed on

Microsoft plans to reveal details today about the expansion of its Xbox Live streaming service. Among those features, Bloomberg reported, will be the ability to stream cable TV content from…

October 5, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT