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FCC still reviewing whether to grant Dish partners $3.3B in AWS-3 discounts

The FCC on Wednesday said that it approved the applications of two designated entities affiliated with Dish Network during the AWS-3 spectrum auction, along with seven other bidders. However, the FCC has not yet decided whether the Dish-affiliated companies will receive bidding discounts worth around $3.3 billion. Instead, the agency has formally opened up the companies' applications for public comment and other third parties can file petitions to deny the companies from getting the licenses or the discounts.

CenturyLink is close to winning a TV franchise in Minneapolis and doing battle with Comcast

CenturyLink may soon give Comcast a dose of new TV competition in Minneapolis if it gets final city council approval for its video franchise in May.

U.S. lawmakers introduce bill to stop NSA from mass collection of Americans' telephone records

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced the "USA Freedom Act" in the House of Representatives yesterday. The bill is intended to prevent intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency from collecting Americans' telephone records.

Broadband Opportunity Council wants input about better broadband deployment

The U.S. Broadband Opportunity Council interagency is asking for public comments on how federal agencies can promote broadband deployment, adoption and competition.

Could Comcast-TWC scuttling open door for Netflix acquisition?

Could Netflix be acquired by a pay-TV giant like Comcast? Now that the merger deal between Time Warner Cable and Comcast is dead, anything can happen.

After Comcast-TWC, what deals are next? Analysts assess the aftermath

The long-awaited conclusion of the just-scuttled $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable was always going to have a major impact on the U.S. pay-TV business. But no one is sure exactly what that impact will be. Here are a few possibilities to watch for.

European Parliament clears eCall after strengthening data protection clauses

The European Parliament approved plans to install emergency calling equipment in new vehicles, but only after beefing up the data protection requirements of the system.

Comcast endures more scathing remarks during first day of Philly franchise hearings

Two weeks after Philadelphia lawmakers issued a blistering 571-page report on the cable provider, Comcast faced more unpleasant commentary during the first day of hearings to discuss the MSO's 15-year franchise renewal with the city.

Windstream wraps spinoff of wireline assets into CS&L REIT

Windstream has made its final move to spin off parts of its wireline network assets into Communications Sales and Leasing (CS&L), a move that it says will reduce debt and provide capital to make new network investments.

Comcast's Roberts comes out in support of merger 'general' Cohen

Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts responded to speculation that his company's top attorney, David L. Cohen, might end up as the fall guy for a failed merger attempt with Time Warner Cable.