Topic:

Regulatory News

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

With eye on 5G, FCC approves rules to speed up small cell and DAS deployments

WASHINGTON--The FCC voted to approve new rules designed to accelerate the deployment of wireless infrastructure, something carriers and the infrastructure industry have been clamoring for as operators look to densify their networks with new small cells, Distributed Antenna Systems and other network equipment.

AT&T: DirecTV deal good for rural customers, has nothing to do with Comcast-TWC

A combined AT&T-DirecTV will be good for rural customers, effectively helping bridge the digital divide, but it has no connection with Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable, AT&T argues in a new filing with the FCC.

Worcester opposes transfer from Charter to Comcast

With one of its members referring to Comcast as "the worst company in America for customer service," the city council for Worcester, Mass., has voted 8-3 against a measure that would transfer control of the city's cable subscribers from Charter to Comcast.

Aereo registers lobbyist, faces skeptical federal judge

As it seeks to have the federal government reclassify it as a pay-TV company, Aereo has registered its top corporate communications executive as a lobbyist.

Incentive auction: Let the facts talk

Debate about licensed and unlicensed spectrum has been raging as long as I can remember--and it continues as the FCC faces questions about how to arrange the band plan for 600 MHz in a manner that allows the fastest and broadest possible use of spectrum.

Aereo set to appear back in court as report surfaces that investors aren't done

Barry Diller's IAC may have taken a write-down on Aereo, but he apparently hasn't turned the lights out at the struggling startup.

Frontier gets final PURA approval for AT&T Connecticut wireline asset acquisition

Frontier Communications has cleared the last major hurdle in its pending purchase of AT&T's wireline operations in Connecticut as the State of Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has given its final approval of the acquisition.

FCC's proposed rules would block joint spectrum auction bidding among Tier 1 carriers

The FCC is proposing new rules for competitive bidding in spectrum auctions that would bar joint bidding arrangements among Tier 1 carriers. The proposed rules are also aimed at getting more small businesses, rural telephone companies and businesses owned by members of minority groups to bid in auctions.

Aereo asks FCC for pay-TV operator status

Aereo is asking the FCC to grant it status as a multichannel video programming distributor, a distinction that would breathe life into the stifled streaming service by letting it sign broadcast retransmission deals.

Aereo urges FCC to expand MVPD definition, retrans rules

Aereo founder and CEO Chet Kanojia and other company executives met with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler last week to express support for a rumored FCC ruling that would make it possible for some over-the-top video services to be considered as MVPDs (multichannel video programming distributors). It's a scenario that could see Aereo streaming broadcast signals to subscribers once again.