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ACA tells FCC new set-top rules could affect smaller MSOs' ability to borrow from banks

As the debate rages on over FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to "unlock the box" and open up linear TV services on third-party devices, the ACA is now saying that the proposal could potentially hurt smaller MSOs' ability to borrow from banks.

Wheeler says net neutrality can withstand Supreme Court challenge

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler isn't afraid of the large telcos like AT&T and CenturyLink challenging the commission's net neutrality rules, which were upheld by a Washington federal appeals court last week. He says they also won't fall to a Supreme Court challenge.

Special access revamp needs technology-neutral approach, interest group says

Public Knowledge, a nonprofit Washington, D.C.-based public interest group, says that if the FCC wants to successfully regulate the broadband data services (BDS) market it needs to have a technology neutral policy regime.

New Charter overbuild mandate incites rage among regional cable providers, RLECs

Charter Communications' mandate to overbuild into 2 million rural markets is spurring fears amongst regional cable providers and rural ILECs that are fearful they won't be able to compete with the new company.

Pay TV pitches open, apps-based set-top alternative to FCC: 'Ditch the Box'

After months of complaining about the FCC's "Unlock the Box" proposal, the pay-TV industry has finally made a formal pitch for an alternative.

CenturyLink sounds off on special access debate, wants cable operators included as competition

Incumbent provider CenturyLink said it wants to work with the Federal Communications Commission on its proposed changes to special access pricing, but has a few opinions on specific matters set out by the FCC in early May. Those matters include wireless backhaul and the method by which competition in various markets is determined – including cable competitors.

Kovacs: D.C. Circuit's net neutrality ruling poses danger to edge providers

Not surprisingly, initial reactions to the opinion of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upholding the FCC's Open Internet Order have focused on its effect on fixed and mobile broadband internet access providers. Very little attention, however, has been paid to the threat this decision poses to edge providers.

ACA, lawmakers hammer away at set-top proposal burden on small MSOs

Continuing to make the case that the FCC's "Unlock the Box" set-top proposal will do great harm to smaller MSOs, the American Cable Association met with FCC Media Bureau officials this week, while Republican and Democratic lawmakers made statements on the House floor.

MoffettNathanson: Net neutrality ruling could temper the pursuit of Yahoo by Verizon, AT&T

The FCC's net neutrality win in a Washington, D.C., federal appeals court could dampen the enthusiasm of Verizon and AT&T in their pursuit of Yahoo, according to MoffettNathanson.

Telletopia joins forces with Pluto TV, BitTorrent, Ventura Broadcasting to push 'TV neutrality' idea

Telletopia, a nonprofit formed to convince the FCC and broadcasters to allow it to stream linear broadcast video over the internet, has formed the TV Neutrality Alliance with eight other OTT and smaller broadcast companies. The goal is to create a level playing field in multichannel video programming-- particularly, getting the FCC back on track toward classifying OTT providers as MVPDs.