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AT&T, DirecTV demand that FCC not extend comment period on merger review

Public Knowledge and the Community Broadband Networks Initiative have asked the Federal Communications Commission to extend the public comment deadline beyond Sept. 16 for the proposed AT&T and DirecTV merger. But on Wednesday, the two communications giants countered that the FCC should not consider this request.

SportsNet LA standoff could 'undermine' TWC-Comcast merger, but FCC is mum

As the carriage impasse over Time Warner Cable's new regional sports network home for the L.A. Dodgers enters its sixth month, speculation is emerging that the standoff could negatively impact the proposed merger between TWC and Comcast.

Report: Vodafone targets TIM Brasil acquisition to enter Brazilian mobile market

Vodafone is mulling an acquisition of TIM Brasil, Telecom Italia's Brazilian mobile phone business, as a way of entering the lucrative Latin American market.

Spectrum refarming for wireless broadband fraught with twists and turns

A funny thing happened on the way to opening up 500 MHz for fixed and mobile wireless broadband. Reality reared its head, revealing just how challenging it can be to free up spectrum that is already being used for other purposes and hand it over to the wireless industry.

AWS-3 auction winners could face lots of spectrum-coordination hitches

Winners in the upcoming AWS-3 auction may find themselves confronting years of spectrum-coordination challenges as they work to finesse their way through incumbent relocation and frequency-sharing issues, according to Chris Hardy, general manager of CommScope subsidiary Comsearch.

UK to trial online-video age ratings

Coming soon to YouTube music videos in the UK: a ratings system that warns parents if the content of an online video is inappropriate for their kids.

FCC begins special-access data-collection process, but competitive carriers want fair prices

The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau has gotten approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to move ahead with the process of reviewing data from ISPs and service providers on the state of the special-access market.

NAB sues FCC over 600 MHz incentive auction rules

The National Association of Broadcasters sued the FCC over its rules for next year's planned auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, arguing that the agency's rules would diminish broadcasters' coverage areas and could result in a loss in viewership.

Service providers get more time to file net-neutrality comments

The Federal Communications Commission has extended to Sept. 15 the deadline for service providers and other interested parties to file replies regarding its revised net-neutrality rules.

FCC extends net neutrality comment reply period to Sept. 15

The FCC has extended the period during which it will accept replies to public comments regarding new net neutrality rules by three business days, setting a new deadline of Sept. 15.