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Articles by Kathryn Bachman

Verizon prevails over Cablevision in ad spat

August 11, 2015 6:53 pm

Cablevision has until Friday to pull ads that accuse Verizon of lying about having the fastest wireless network. Judge Gary Brown issued the injunction against Cablevision days after he ruled against Cablevision’s lawsuit accusing Verizon of lying in its ad campaign claiming it had the [...]

Here comes the biggest DC fight yet over retransmission consent

August 11, 2015 2:26 pm

For the first time in a long time, cable and satellite TV companies think that retransmission consent reform is possible and they’re pushing the Federal Communications Commission as hard as they can to get it. The fight is really a simple one, but the stakes are high. Just follow the money. [...]

FCC ups its game in robocall enforcement

August 11, 2015 1:58 pm

The Federal Communications Commission slapped Travel Club Marketing with a $2.96 million fine for making illegal robocalls. It’s the largest forfeiture order ever issued by the FCC. After reviewing complaints from consumers, the FCC found that Tampa-based Travel Club Marketing, its owner [...]

Playing a game of chicken in the biggest spectrum auction in history

August 7, 2015 5:55 am

The broadcast incentive auction has been widely described as a “once-in-a-life-time opportunity” for wireless providers. So why did the chief executives of Verizon, Sprint, and Dish use their recent second quarter conference calls to talk down the  possibility of bidding on the [...]

House commerce leaders slam FCC auction rules

August 6, 2015 5:59 pm

Add House commerce committee leaders to the growing list of disappointed GOP commissioners, industries and groups that find the Federal Communications Commission’s incentive auction procedures, adopted Thursday in a party-line vote, well short of the mark. “Three years ago, Congress [...]

FCC doesn’t budge: votes 3-2 on incentive auction procedures [updated]

August 6, 2015 12:48 pm

The Federal Communications Commission ceded no ground to anyone with its vote on incentive auction procedures, the agency’s detailed blueprint for how it will run the auction. Despite mounting opposition by broadcasters, the wireless industry and advocates for users of unlicensed spectrum [...]
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