Verizon Wireless does not feel a need to strike a deal with Dish Network, to get access to its mid-band wireless spectrum, according to a senior Verizon executive. The comments from Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo at an investor conference could cool speculation that a deal for Verizon to lease Dish's airwaves is imminent.
The FCC is reportedly looking at the vast, sprawling holdings of Charter Communications' biggest shareholder, John Malone, as it reviews the proposed purchases by Charter of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
When linear OTT trailblazer Aereo was brought down by the broadcast industry, its Achilles heel proved to be copyright law. Over-the-top startup Telletopia is trying a new tactic to keep the lawyers off its back: getting around copyright and retransmission issues by operating as a nonprofit organization.
What are the nation's TV broadcasters going to do after they give up some of their spectrum to wireless carriers in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction? Why, they might compete directly with those very same carriers, of course. At least, that's how the market may shake out if the nation's TV broadcasters adopt the new ATSC 3.0 transmission standard in the coming years.
Google has asked the FCC for permission to use the 2.5 GHz band to test aircraft technology at the New Mexico Spaceport facility and at an Indian reservation in Warm Springs, Ore., and in the town of Pescadero, Calif., according to a Business Insider report.
AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to stop offering its BellSouth analog video service in Carbon Hill, Ala., and Kings Point, Fla., two markets where it is conducting TDM-to-IP service trials.
Lawyers for the NCTA and every major pay-TV company met with FCC commissioners earlier this week in an attempt to block supporters of the AllVid technology for set-top boxes.
Next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum might attract bids from companies that are not wireless carriers, including Comcast, Charter Communications, Dish Network and Google, financial and industry analysts said. However, the analysts also said that even if these wild card players do win spectrum, they likely will not be looking to build out wireless networks of their own.
The FCC said that Cox Communications has agreed to pay a $595,000 fine, after the agency found that the MSO didn't do enough to protect customers amid a 2014 email security breach.
Executives from major U.S. TV broadcasters like Sinclair Broadcast Group, CBS and Gray Television said their respective companies will likely participate in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of TV broadcasters' 600 MHz spectrum-- to varying degrees. And executives from other publicly held TV broadcasting companies said they will take a wait-and-see approach to the event.