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FCC Chairman Gives Verizon-SpectrumCo Deals Approval, With Restrictions

After FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski issued a statement urging the rest of the commissioners to approve Verizon Wireless’ $3.9 billion purchase of nationwide AWS spectrum from the SpectrumCo consortium of cable companies, with significant restrictions and limitations on the potentially … Continue reading

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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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Verizon-Cable Spectrum: Is FCC Open to Frenemy Competition?

The out-of-the-box-thinking behind the proposed $3.6b sale of cable (Comcast, Time Warner Cable, & Bright House) spectrum to Verizon ultimately may flush out the real FCC. Is the FCC open to the free spread of normal Internet-driven frenemy competition? Or … Continue reading

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FCC chairman seeks conditions on Comcast, NBC deal

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing regulatory conditions to ensure that cable TV giant Comcast Corp. cannot stifle competition in the video market once it takes control of NBC Universal.

The conditions laid out Thursday by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski are intended to guarantee that satellite providers and other rival television services can still carry marquee NBC programming and that new Internet video distributors can get the content they need to grow and compete. Continue reading

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