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Articles by Kathryn Bachman

T-Mobile’s Legere: We will be successful in incentive auction

July 30, 2015 12:51 pm

T-Mobile CEO John Legere didn’t push as hard as he has in the past for the Federal Communications Commission to increase the amount of spectrum it will set aside in the incentive auction. But he’s still holding out hope. The FCC will vote Aug. 6 on a mobile spectrum holdings item that [...]

Time Warner Cable expects year-end closing with Charter

July 30, 2015 9:38 am

Time Warner Cable is expecting to close with Charter by the end of the year. “We’re well into the process of seeking regulatory approvals,” Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus said Thursday morning during the company’s quarterly earnings call. “But if there’s [...]

The low-hanging fruit of future spectrum policy

July 29, 2015 3:53 pm

In figuring out what should be the government’s spectrum policy for the future, one solution has become a no-brainer to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in both chambers: make it easier for phone companies to site wireless towers and antennae on federal land and government buildings. [...]

NAB, RTDNA to FCC: Rescind WDBJ broadcast indecency fine [updated]

July 29, 2015 7:31 am

The National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio and Television Digital News Association came to the defense of a station in Roanoke that is facing a record broadcast indecency fine by the Federal Communications Commission. Under the FCC’s new, aggressive enforcement chief Travis LeBlanc, [...]

FCC’s Pai calls AT&T merger conditions a “regulatory wish-list”

July 27, 2015 12:04 pm

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai didn’t mince words in his dissent of the agency’s conditions on the AT&T-DirecTV merger, accusing the agency of ignoring its own authority to gain more control over the Internet and of imposing conditions that set a dangerous precedent. The FCC gave its final [...]

21st Century Fox government relations promotes Kris Jones

July 27, 2015 10:52 am

21st Century Fox’s TV lobbyist, Kris Jones, has been promoted to vice president of government relations. Jones will continue to advocate on behalf of the company’s TV business, including issues such as retransmission consent, satellite television laws, and spectrum-related legislation. [...]

FCC approves AT&T-DirecTV merger with conditions

July 24, 2015 3:27 pm

The Federal Communications Commission finally approved with conditions AT&T’s $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV after a review that dragged on for 15 months. DOJ said it wouldn’t stand in the way of the deal earlier in the week. The deal turns AT&T, the second largest wireless [...]
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