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Update: Comcast, TWC set to meet with DOJ following reports of merger blockage

Antitrust attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department are nearing a recommendation to block the proposed $45.2 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a Bloomberg report that cited anonymous sources.

FCC votes to adopt new 3.5 GHz spectrum sharing plan for 'Innovation Band'

The FCC voted today to adopt new spectrum sharing tools and policies to make 150 MHz of spectrum available for mobile broadband and other commercial uses. The radio waves sit in the 3.5 GHz band that previously was locked up by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

ACA's Polka continues Local Choice push despite NAB warnings

Ignoring warnings from the NAB to back off its quest for a la carte distribution of broadcast channels through pay-TV services, American Cable Association president and CEO Matthew Polka took to the blogoshpere to once again plug the cable industry's "Local Choice" initiative.

FCC to probe changes to its designated entity rules ahead of incentive auction

The FCC will consider what changes it should make to its rules governing designated entities (DEs) that bid in spectrum auctions, ahead of next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum.

Cinven confirms bid for Telekom Slovenia

Cinven, a private equity company, confirmed it has made a binding offer for the Slovenian government's stake in Telekom Slovenia (or Telekom Slovenije), but revealed few details as to the size of the offer.

AT&T joins industry groups in suing the FCC over net neutrality rules

AT&T has filed its own lawsuit against the FCC to reclassify ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act, illustrating that it wants to take a different path from its fellow telco brothers like Verizon and cable operators that are working with trade associations like USTelecom and NCTA.

AT&T study finds less than 20% interference in 600 MHz band from Mexican and Canadian TV stations

AT&T Mobility continues to urge the FCC not to repack and place TV broadcasters into the 600 MHz band as part of next year's incentive auction. The carrier also said it conducted a study that found varying levels of interference for carriers depending upon how much spectrum broadcasters give up.

CableLabs: TLPS Channel 14 can negatively impact nearby Wi-Fi networks

CableLabs this week submitted a report to the FCC detailing its findings from a Globalstar demonstration of terrestrial low power service (TLPS) at FCC headquarters, saying the tests are inconclusive and urging further technical study.

FCC's Wheeler declares cord cutting to be an official thing, puts hard sell on spectrum auction

Speaking to a packed Las Vegas Convention Center ballroom at the National Association of Broadcasters 2015 Conference here, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the pay-TV industry is in decline, and broadcasters should take advantage of the emerging cord-cutting trend.

EC opens anti-trust probe into Android licensing terms

Google's Android operating system is to be probed by the European Commission to assess whether the U.S. company breaches the region's anti-trust laws.