Dish Network is joining forces with T-Mobile, Sprint, C Spire Wireless and a group of policy and public interest groups on a new alliance created to pressure the FCC as it creates rules for the 600 MHz incentive auctions.
Comcast was lucky to get out of an antiquated deal that was proposed before landmark events such as the launches of Sling TV and HBO Now fundamentally changed the pay-TV game.
The regulatory rejection of Comcast's $45.2 billion plan to merge with Time Warner Cable represents a huge, stunning defeat for the conglomerates' legion of lobbyists and corporate lawyers.
T-Mobile US, Sprint, Dish Network, C Spire Wireless and a group of policy and public interest groups have forged a new alliance intended to pressure the FCC to craft 600 MHz auction rules that they say will benefit smaller carriers and increase wireless competition.
Key among the collateral impact of the scuttled merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable last week was the simultaneous collapse of GreatLand Communications, a new cable company that was set to be formed as an adjacent part of the megadeal.
Iridium Constellation says it can share additional 1.6 GHz band spectrum without causing harm to Globalstar, but a Globalstar representative says the satellite company is just acting in its own best interests.
Seattle Center is using TV white space as part of a pilot project to see how the technology could be rolled out to city neighborhoods.
And then it just died. Comcast said it is ending its $45.2 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create the nation's largest cable and broadband company. The decision to drop the deal likely clears the way for regulators to approve AT&T $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV.
To gain approval for its proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, FCC commissioners demanded that Comcast choose between keeping NBCUniversal or its X1 video platform.
Facing intense regulatory pressure, Comcast has killed its proposed acquisition of No. 2 MSO Time Warner Cable and will "move on," Chairman-CEO Brian Roberts said in a statement.