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ITIF: Binge On and zero-rated data 'unlikely to harm the open internet'

Yet another organization is backing zero-rated data offerings such as T-Mobile's Binge On, saying they benefit consumers and are unlikely to threaten an open internet. But whether they actually violate net neutrality principles-- and whether they're fair to all content providers-- is still unsettled.

Altice-Cablevision merger gets nod from NY state regulatory panel

A New York state regulatory panel has recommended that the state's Public Services Commission approve Altice NV's $17.7 billion takeover of Cablevision.

Reports: Sky could play key role in future O2 UK, Wind Italy deals

The Sky group could play a pivotal role in future deals both for O2 in the UK and Wind in Italy, according to reports.

NYU Wireless sees trouble ahead for 5G unless 3GPP adopts new channel modeling methods

Researchers at NYU Wireless are warning the cellular industry that it needs to change the "alpha-beta-gamma" (ABG) model used in the past and start using simpler, more accurate models for predicting signal coverage for frequencies above 6 GHz.

Verizon says ViaSat analysis for 28 GHz assumes 'unrealistic' scenario on several fronts

As Verizon politely put it in its May 19 ex parte, it "has been engaging" with the satellite industry to mutually explore a "workable satellite-terrestrial coexistence regime" in the 28 GHz band. But so far, it's finding ViaSat's analysis to be unworkable.

Frontier blames Verizon's bad data, call center miscommunication for California's outages

Frontier Communications attributes some of the outage and network issues its customers faced in California to corrupt data it received from Verizon after acquiring the telco's wireline assets in three states.

Sen. Hatch worried about copyright protections in FCC's set-top proposal

Senator Orrin Hatch voiced concerns over the FCC's set-top box proposal, specifically about the proposal's potential to upend carefully negotiated licensing agreements between multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) and content providers.

Altice-Cablevision closure delayed at least a month by New York regulators

New York state regulators have postponed today's scheduled vote on Altice's proposed $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision to June 16.

FCC's set-top box proposal gets thumbs up from group of House Dems

A group of Democratic lawmakers, including Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) issued a letter encouraging their colleagues to support the FCC's plan to allow pay-TV customers to purchase their own third-party set-tops instead of renting device.

Verizon hopes strike ends soon, says FiOS subscriber installs will ramp afterward

Verizon has not yet come to an agreement with the wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW, but a top company executive says they are getting closer to a resolution as the strike enters its sixth week.