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Articles by Kathryn Bachman

FCC votes to keep spectrum reserve at 30 MHz

August 6, 2015 10:30 am

Much to the dismay of T-Mobile, Sprint and other smaller cable companies trying to compete with AT&T and Verizon, the Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday night to keep the amount of spectrum set aside for smaller carriers during the incentive auction at 30 MHz. FCC chairman Tom [...]

FCC decision on auction discounts may derail Dish’s plans to compete

August 5, 2015 1:47 pm

In his heart, Dish chairman, president and CEO Charlie Ergen wants to take on AT&T and Verizon. But those dreams may be over, now that the Federal Communications Commission is likely to disallow $3.3 billion in auction discounts claimed by two companies that Dish backed with cash in the [...]

Walden to Wheeler: Don’t favor unlicensed users over LPTV

August 4, 2015 5:49 pm

The Federal Communications Commission should not sacrifice low power TV and translators in order to provide more unlicensed spectrum in the broadcast incentive auction. That was the message delivered in a letter Tuesday to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler from House communications and technology [...]

ICANN transition comments due September 8

August 4, 2015 5:07 pm

The final ICANN proposals to transition control of key Internet functions away from the current U.S. supervision are ready for comment, an important milestone in the process that was put into motion a little over a year ago. Comments are due Sept. 8 for the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers [...]

Senate Dems urge “extreme caution” on duplex gap

August 4, 2015 3:18 pm

A group of five Democratic Senators warned Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler that putting TV broadcasters in the duplex gap could inhibit live, local news, emergency communications and space for unlicensed uses. The FCC is set to vote Thursday on spectrum auction procedures [...]

Charter is “comfortable” with merger review process

August 4, 2015 11:32 am

The Federal Communications Commission hasn’t formally started its review of Charter Communications’ acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, but Charter, which is poised to become the third largest multichannel video provider and the second largest broadband [...]
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