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Home Depot's marketing of RF lighting devices rankles amateur radio group

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national association for amateur radio, filed a formal complaint with the FCC, alleging that the Home Depot chain has been illegally marketing certain RF-ballast lighting devices to consumers in violation of FCC Part 18 rules.

Dish stutters amid reports that it might lose $3.3B in auction discounts, T-Mobile merger has stalled

Dish Network's shares have tumbled following two separate reports of bad news for the satellite TV company.

Federal court rules that Alki David's FilmOn should be treated as MVPD

A federal judge said that streaming company FilmOn X LLC should be treated as a cable company and have the right to negotiate licensing agreements with broadcasters.

Netflix to support Charter's bid for TWC, Bright House in exchange for free network use

Charter Communications has gained a powerful ally in its bid to acquire both Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks: In a new filing with the FCC, Netflix agreed to support Charter's purchase of TWC and Bright House in exchange for free usage of Charter's network through 2018.

Senators ask FCC to investigate 'ridiculous' pay-TV prices

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and three of his fellow progressive Senators have written the FCC, asking the agency to investigate what they term the "ridiculous" price of cable TV and broadband fees.

FCC proposes extending copper retirement, sets IP transition protections for consumers, businesses

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has set forth an agenda that the commission plans to discuss at its August 6 open meeting designed to protect both businesses and consumers as ILECs migrate more of their networks from copper to fiber and to IP.

Windstream says SMBs will be hurt if AT&T raises special access prices in IP transition

Windstream has told the FCC that AT&T's IP transition will hurt small and medium businesses if large telco providers are allowed to raise rates for last mile network services.

Charter is 'naive' about DoJ concerns, analyst Greenfield says

Although most analysts expect federal regulators to approve Charter Communications' bid to simultaneously buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield remains highly skeptical.

Report: Verizon threatens to cut off copper POTS customers unwilling to switch to fiber

Verizon may be keen on migrating more customers off its aging copper network onto fiber, but that transition is creating new battle for some customers that still want to retain a copper-based POTS line.

France's MVNOs call for mobile market consolidation

France's mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) pleaded for a return to a market with only three mobile operators, saying this would provide better conditions for wholesale access to mobile networks.