FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler continues to stump for his new set-top proposal, assuring the Washington Post that under his plan, makers of third-party devices sold at retail will have to abide by the same privacy concerns that cable and satellite set-tops do if they are to work in the pay-TV ecosystem.
Some major cable companies have expressed lukewarm interest in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of TV broadcasters' 600 MHz spectrum, but at least one Beltway-area investment firm is planning to participate, according to The Washington Post.
Calix is anticipating that the Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers that have accepted funds from the FCC's CAF-II program have started to see some spending activity amongst its largest customers as they begin network builds to bring broadband to rural areas of their footprints.
Now playing from behind, American Cable Association (ACA) officials met with FCC officials last week in an attempt to walk back the agency's new set-top box regulation proposal.
After emerging from bankruptcy and settling interference disputes with three GPS vendors, LightSquared is rebranding as Ligado Networks. But Ligado's precise strategy for leveraging its spectrum has yet to be determined.
The FCC's 25 Mbps broadband definition is facing more criticism from Republican lawmakers with Senators Fred Upton and Greg Walden claiming the regulator is simply power hungry.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler shot back at an AT&T blog post he said takes the debate over his new set-top box proposal to "the extremes."
Critics are taking to task the math behind FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's plan to "unlock" the pay-TV set-top leasing business.
T-Mobile continued to defend its Binge On program and urged the FCC to "tread lightly" while attempting to address net neutrality concerns in mobile, according to a report from The Hill.
Charter Communications is the latest cable company to take a lukewarm view of the FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum auction, saying it's unlikely to participate. Like some other wireline service providers, Charter had been seen as a potential dark horse to leverage the spectrum sale to elbow its way into the mobile market.