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AT&T's Stephenson wants broadcast spectrum; Genachowski glum about prospects

Wireless services demand more spectrum and AT&T (NYSE: T) Chief Executive Randall Stephenson thinks it's up to the government to provide it. "We have to do something to free up more spectrum,"

MetroPCS: Our new plans comply with FCC's net neutrality order

MetroPCS (NASDAQ:PCS) is refuting claims by consumer groups that its recently announced LTE data plans violate the FCC's net neutrality rules, and said it is not running afoul of the FCC. The

FCC piles online restrictions onto Comcast-NBCU

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) must really, really want NBC Universal. The nation's top MSO has been wrangling and conceding for over a year and even now, as it wends its way to final approval from the FCC,

Wireless struggles against FCC over possible 'bill shock' rules

The wireless industry pitted itself against a group of consumer-interest groups in comments over the FCC's investigation into "bill shock." Not surprisingly, wireless players generally argued against

Netflix boss has good things to say about net neutrality

It's probably not surprising that Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings likes the way the FCC is planning to handle net neutrality. After all, if there are controls on the way service providers

Retrans uh-oh: News Corp. beefs up Washington crew

News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA), quite likely the most aggressive of all broadcasters in trying to wring more from retransmission fees for its Fox Networks, has apparently seen the writing on the marble

Comcast's Roberts losing patience with FCC deliberations?

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) Chairman-CEO Brian Roberts might be losing patience with how long it's taking to get the FCC stamp of approval for the MSO's $30 billion acquisition (joint venture?) with NBC

FCC waits on Congressional authorization for broadcast spectrum auction

The FCC could auction off TV broadcast spectrum for mobile broadband use within the next year or two, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said. Speaking at an event at the Consumer Electronics Show last

Comcast enlists Congress' support for NBCU deal

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), making the most of the multiple millions it's paid to Washington lobbyists, has enrolled the support of 98 (or so) Democrat and Republican members of Congress in its ongoing

Service providers, device makers try to cooperate, at expense of OTT

If nothing else, last week's CES provided a middle ground for service providers, device makers and even federal officials. Left standing outside the circle, apparently, were over-the-top players who