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FilmOn CEO goads broadcasters, calling them 'outdated,' but court battles aren't over yet

Jubilant in the wake of a U.S. District Court ruling which found that FilmOn X can be considered a cable company, CEO Alki David took time to gloat about the OTT provider's victory, taking a jab at both broadcasters and defunct over-the-air streaming service Aereo.

BT's Patterson threatens lawsuits to 'defend' shareholders if Ofcom forces it to sell Openreach

BT CEO Gavin Patterson says that if Ofcom, the UK's telecom regulator, forces it to sell off its wholesale Openreach division, BT would respond by halting new network investments and launching a number of legal challenges against the regulator.

Windstream amps up special access chorus against AT&T, other ILECs

Windstream continues to assert that AT&T's plea to the FCC to block an interim plan to provide equivalently-priced IP-based last mile wholesale services, if heeded, will result in a lack of service provider choices for small to medium businesses.

FCC tentatively sets March 29, 2016, as start date for 600 MHz incentive auction

The FCC currently plans to start next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum on March 29, 2016, according to an FCC website. That would keep the agency just on target to meet FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's goal of starting the complex auction in the first quarter of next year, which ends March 31.

Zayo takes over management of Colorado's troubled EAGLE-Net Alliance

Zayo has taken over the responsibility of managing Colorado's beleaguered EAGLE-Net Alliance (ENA), an intergovernmental middle mile provider that provides fiber-based broadband services to the state's schools, libraries and other anchor institutions.

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.

Qualcomm unfazed by EC probes into its sales practices

U.S. chipset manufacturer Qualcomm said it was "unconcerned" about the launch of two antitrust investigations by the European Commission (EC) into its sales tactics, saying it was "disappointed" about the move but would cooperate fully on the matter.

Dish's stock falls after reports that T-Mobile talks have stalled, $3.3B in AWS-3 bidding credits will be rejected

Dish Network's stock slipped following a report that said its deal talks with T-Mobile US had stalled and a separate report indicating that the FCC is planning to reject $3.3 billion in spectrum bidding credits for two companies affiliated with the satellite TV provider. Dish's shares were down more than 3 percent in late-afternoon trading.