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Cablevision, Verizon bury Internet speed claim battle hatchet

Cablevision and Verizon have settled lawsuits over an advertising battle in which each service provider criticized the actual speed of each other's Internet service offerings.

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.

Cablevision consolidates lawsuits against Verizon over false FiOS advertising claims

Cablevision is not giving up on challenging Verizon's claims that its FiOS network is 100 percent fiber-based, so it is combining its claims into one larger suit.

Cablevision sues Verizon, defends commercial targeting FiOS

Cablevision has filed its second advertising-related lawsuit against Verizon in the last five months, defending a TV commercial that claims Verizon's FiOS service partially relies on cable to deliver video and Internet into residences.

Cox ups patent battle with AT&T, claims three infringements

A patent battle between Cox Communications and AT&T has escalated, with the cable company this time suing the wireless giant for alleged infringement of three registered patents.

ESPN sues Verizon over 'Custom HD' bundle

ESPN is suing Verizon over the pay-TV company's new network bundling product, "Custom HD." In a suit filed Monday in New York Supreme Court, the Disney-owned channel says it's seeking to stop Verizon from "unfairly depriving" it of "the benefits of its bargain."

NCTA chief Powell on 'unnecessary' net neutrality regs, and Google's unearned popularity

FierceCable caught up with Michael Powell, NCTA president & CEO at his Washington, D.C., office on a typically active day. The cable industry organization had just filed a lawsuit against the FCC around the commission's just-passed net neutrality rules, and the U.S. Department of Justice was reportedly about to nix the merger of Powell's biggest constituents, Comcast and Time Warner Cable.  FierceCable chatted with the former Republican FCC chairman ahead of the org's upcoming INTX show.

DirecTV class action suit over early termination fees reaches Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if a class-action suit filed against DirecTV over early-termination charges will be subject to continued litigation or binding arbitration.

Cable One can't get NebuAd privacy suit dismissed

A federal judge in Alabama refused to dismiss the personal lawsuit of a woman who claims Cable One worked with advanced advertising company NebuAd to improperly monitor her Internet use back in 2007.

ACA looking to go it alone as it pursues litigation against FCC on Title II plan

American Cable Association president and CEO Matthew Polka said his trade group is looking into possible litigation against the FCC over its just-codified net neutrality regulations. But the trade group will not partner with any other entities in pursuit of legal recourse.