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Verizon Silences T-Mobile: Wireless Industry Consolidation and Cross-Industry Collusion — Verizon Wireless, Comcast and T-Mobile

As cable giant Comcast agrees to settle charges with the FCC for violating the terms of its merger with NBC-Universal, Verizon Wireless gets a tip of the hat from the commission for agreeing to sell portions of spectrum licenses to … Continue reading

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Al Franken Urges FCC and DOJ to Investigate Comcast for Antitrust Violations

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has long been a strong supporter of network neutrality, frequently speaking out against proposed ventures that violate this stance. From the get-go, Senator Franken was opposed to the 2010 merger between Comcast and NBC Universal, seeing … Continue reading

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Congress Should Grill the FCC Over Redacted Google Wi-Fi Snooping Report

Privacy advocates have long objected to the Google Street View feature, pointing to photographs that show men leaving strip clubs, protesters at an abortion clinic, sunbathers in bikinis, and people engaging in activities visible from public property in which they … Continue reading

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The End of NFL Blackouts is Near

Blackout usually relates to the broadcasting of sports events, television programming, that is prohibited in a certain media market. The NFL TV blackout policy states that for a game to be shown in the team’s local market. There were 16 … Continue reading

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LightSquared to FCC: it’s our spectrum, interference is GPS industry’s problem

Embattled wholesale satellite broadband contender LightSquared has taken off the gloves. The company has asked the Federal Communications Commission for a “declaratory ruling” confirming its right to use spectrum licensed to the company by the FCC. Not only that, but … Continue reading

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Professor Schulzrinne as Chief Technology Officer

Chairman Julius Genachowski announced today the appointment of Henning Schulzrinne as Chief Technology Officer. FCC Chairman Genachowski said, “I’m delighted that Henning will be joining us. The communications technology revolution is key to our economy and broad opportunity. With the … Continue reading

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Eddie Lazarus announced his resignation

Chief of staff of the Federal Communications Commission Eddie Lazarus announced his resignation on Tuesday after fighting brutal battles over Internet access rules and the reviews of two massive mergers. The former head of the Los Angeles office for the … Continue reading

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Spectrum Auction Bill Advances In House

A Republican-backed payroll tax and jobs bill with TV spectrum auction language attached won House passage last night. But many hurdles still stand in the way of it becoming law. President Obama has said he would veto the legislation as … Continue reading

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Loud Commercials Addressed by the FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today took a major step toward eliminating one of the most persistent problems of the television age – loud commercials.  The Commission adopted a Report and Order that implements the 2010 Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (the … Continue reading

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FCC commissioner fears international Internet takeover

There is an effort within the United Nations – led by Russia, China and a coalition of developing nations with authoritarian regimes — to control the Internet, and 2012 may be a crucial year for opposition to such a shift, … Continue reading

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