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  • FCC wants more companies making cable boxes Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 3:40 PM ET

    This could help companies like TiVo, Roku and Apple deliver a cable feed, too, as part of their video recorders or streaming-TV devices. The FCC says the average U.S. household pays $231 a year to rent a cable box. FCC commissioners will vote on the proposal on Feb. 18.

  • FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is announcing the proposed regulation later on Wednesday to allow companies like Alphabet Inc and Tivo to compete directly to provide video services, according to a summary of the proposal, the proposal says. The FCC says Americans spent $20 billion a year to lease pay-TV cable and satellite boxes, or an average of $231 a year, and said box...

  • US FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO ANNOUNCE PROPOSAL TO "UNLOCK" PAY-TELEVISION SET-TOP BOXES, ALLOWING NEW COMPETITION- DOCUMENT.

  • Recapping the big headlines: CELG, TMUS, GOOGL, T, ROVI Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 2:07 PM ET
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  • Dec 18- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it approved the $9.1 billion sale of U.S. regional cable company Suddenlink Communications to European telecoms group Altice NV. Altice has acquired or taken control of broadband companies in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Israel and Portugal, the FCC said, adding that it has a track record of...

  • FCC chairman Tom Wheeler told reporters that commission staff sent letters on Wednesday to AT&T, Comcast and T-Mobile "to come in and have a discussion with us about some of the innovative things that they are doing." Comcast is rolling out its own live streaming TV service called "Stream TV" that would not count usage against data caps if using Comcast services.

  • FCC wants details on AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile data plans Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 12:44 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 17- The Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday it has asked major Internet providers to discuss innovative data policies in the wake of the government's net neutrality rules. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler told reporters Thursday that commission staff sent letters on Wednesday to AT&T, Comcast and T-Mobile "to come in and have a...

  • T-Mobile accused of false advertising Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass by a T-Mobile ad in the New York City subway.

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating complaints that the ads are misleading. USA Today reports.

  • Dec 7- A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a decision rejecting claims of fraud by bankrupt wireless venture LightSquared and its equity owner Harbinger Capital Partners against Deere& Co and other GPS firms. Hedge fund Harbinger had accused Deere, Garmin International, Trimble Navigation Ltd, and a GPS industry group of misleading LightSquared about...

  • Nov 12- Dish Network Corp said the proposed merger of Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable was not in the public interest, in a reply filed with the Federal Communications Commission. In October, Dish, the second largest U.S. satellite TV company by revenue, said it had filed a petition asking the FCC to deny the proposed merger of Charter Communications...

  • Nov 12- Dish Network Corp said the proposed Charter/ Time Warner Cable merger was not in public interest, in a reply it filed with the Federal Communications Commission. "The proposed merger is harmful for consumers, competition and innovation, and should be denied," Dish said in a statement. In October, Dish said it had filed a petition asking the FCC to deny the...

  • GENEVA, Nov 5- The United States wants a global deal to reallocate parts of the radio spectrum for the next "5 G" generation of mobile devices, a boom in civilian drones and a worldwide flight tracking system, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday. Tom Wheeler, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, told a news conference that world powers would have...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, Nov 2- The Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department are investigating a California firm whose U.S. radio broadcasts are backed by a subsidiary of the Chinese government, officials said. Both investigations come in response to a Reuters report published on Monday that revealed the existence of the covert radio...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, Nov 2- The Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department are investigating a California firm whose U.S. radio broadcasts are backed by a subsidiary of the Chinese government, officials said. Both investigations come in response to a Reuters report published on Monday that revealed the existence of the covert radio...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday released opening bid prices for its airwaves auction in a public notice and also set the dates for broadcasters to file applications for the auction. "For all practical purposes, we've fired the starting gun: the release of final opening bid prices- combined with the detailed application...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday released opening bid prices for its airwaves auction in a public notice and also set the dates for broadcasters to file applications for the auction. Applications to participate in the reverse auction must be filed between Dec. 1 and Dec. 18, according to the notice, which said that late...

  • FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION SAYS IT WILL HAVE RELATIVELY FEW ROUNDS OF BIDDING AT THE BEGINNING OF AUCTION TO EASE BROADCASTERS INTO PROCESS.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- AT&T Inc said it does not oppose the proposed merger of Charter Communications Inc and Time Warner Cable Inc, but in a letter to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission it asked for a careful review on the impact of cable deals on emerging online video products. The FCC should "review the transaction carefully and consider the impact of cable...

  • Oct 13- Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday it filed a petition asking the Federal Communications Commission to deny the proposed merger of Charter Communications Inc and Time Warner Cable, citing substantial harm to competitors and consumers. The petition said that the proposed deal would be no better for the public interest than the one proposed between...

  • Oct 13- Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday it filed a petition asking the Federal Communications Commission to deny the proposed merger of Charter Communications Inc and Time Warner Cable, citing substantial harm to competitors and consumers. The petition said that proposed deal would not be better for the public interest than the one between Comcast Corp and...