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Charter, TWC facing federal inquiries into how they might deal with online video competition

The FCC has requested information from Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable pertaining to how the two companies, which are engaged in a $56.7 billion merger proposal, will deal with online video competition.

SNL Kagan: Retrans fees up 40% per sub, as NCTA looks to kick broadcasters out of basic tier

The amount of money each U.S. pay-TV subscriber pays to include individual broadcast stations in their channel package increased an average of 40 percent year-over-year to 89 cents per customer in the second quarter, according to SNL Kagan.

YipTV's Tribolet: We're a first-tier platform for our audience

Since launching its SVOD service on May 7 with 50 international linear channels, YipTV, a Fierce 15 winner, has been on a growth trajectory content-wise, boosting its available streamed channel to 73 with 25 more pending. YipTV CEO Michael Tribolet sat down with Samantha Bookman to talk about the OTT provider's latest moves, its benefit to immigrant communities in the U.S. looking for a taste of home, and his take on the FCC's consideration of virtual MVPDs.

Tennessee says FCC can't preempt state laws governing municipal broadband services

Tennessee is not giving up on its anti-municipal broadband stance, saying in a lawsuit that the FCC can't overturn laws that limit municipal broadband growth in its state.

Judge largely lets Berkeley's cell phone radiation warning ordinance stand, beating back CTIA lawsuit

The city of Berkeley, Calif., largely prevailed in a preliminary legal fight against CTIA over an ordinance that would require retailers selling cell phones to post a notice about safety and health concerns from radiofrequency radiation emitted by phones. A federal judge said the city needed to take out a sentence about the risk to children, but the ordinance was largely upheld by the judge.

FCC Media Bureau chief Bill Lake: Time to end 'outdated' exclusivity rules

Five weeks after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed ending so-called broadcast exclusivity rules, Bill Lake chief of the agency's Media Bureau, posted emphatic support for that idea on the FCC's blog.

Wheeler: Rural areas are falling behind the broadband curve

Despite ongoing efforts by Tier 3 ILECs to bring broadband to more of their serving territories, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler says that a large amount of rural areas still can't get access to any broadband service.

Cox sues Tempe, Ariz., says city gave Google Fiber concessions

As Google Fiber (NASDAQ: GOOG) looks to bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service to consumers and businesses in Tempe, Ariz. it is facing a new legal fight with cable Cox Communications. In a lawsuit filed...

Altice's Cablevision deal will likely get approved, analyst says, but 'local issues will raise costs'

The $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision by Altice will likely get federal approval, New Street Research says, but meeting FCC public interest guidelines will likely drive up cost for the French telco magnet.

AT&T explains delay on iOS 9 and Wi-Fi calling

It looks like it will be up to the FCC to determine when AT&T will commercially offer Wi-Fi calling through Apple's iOS 9.