A pair of MSOs are in hot water in local markets. In Colorado Springs, a federal judge ordered Time Warner Cable to submit a list of 800 current and former call center employees as part of a year-old lawsuit regarding overtime pay. In St. Cloud, Minn., the city council alleges that Charter Communications violated its franchise agreement by moving public access channels without telling the city.
Discovery Communications, parent company of the Discovery Channel and other pay TV programming, has come out in opposition to Comcast's $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
The Senate version of satellite reauthorization will indeed include Local Choice, a controversial Commerce Committee proposal that essentially strips broadcast channels out of the pay-TV bundle.
UK-based mobile operators rejected calls by the government to create a national roaming agreement in an effort to improve poor signal coverage in rural areas, although operators say they are working with the government by looking at various options to help address the problem of mobile black spots, or "not" spots.
Telecom Italia indicated that it might reconsider the planned sale of its stake in Telecom Argentina if the government there takes too long to approve the deal.
With FCC chairman Tom Wheeler speaking at length about the general dearth of broadband competition in the U.S. Thursday, a kind of Rorschach Test has emerged in regard to the possible implications to the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger.
Egyptian mobile operator Mobinil said it has not yet decided whether to take up a new unified telecoms licence that would enable it to offer fixed-line communications for the first time because it has still not received full details or confirmation of the licence terms.
Just as you can tell a lot about the state of the overall economy by the perspective of its middle class, so it stands to reason that the status of the pay-TV industry can be nicely summarized by a mid-sized cable company operating out of the Heartland. For that insight, we talked to the outspoken Thomas Larsen, group VP of legal and public affairs for Mediacom.
Google says its testing reveals that LTE and Wi-Fi networks can work in close proximity to radar systems in the 3.5 GHz band, proving it is unnecessary to establish large exclusion zones to protect commercial wireless systems from harmful radar interference.
Operating under the obvious placeholder "SpinCo" since February, the joint venture set to be launched by Comcast and Charter Communications finally has an official name, GreatLand Connections.