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Articles by Thomas Mocarsky

Charter new peering policy wins Netflix support for its TWC takeover

July 15, 2015 2:45 pm

Charter Communications has gained an influential supporter in its effort to win regulatory approval of its takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.  Netflix Wednesday told the Federal Communications Commission that Charter’s new peering policy is “a substantial public [...]

White House debuts broadband plan for low income households

July 15, 2015 1:42 pm

President Obama wants to work with local governments, telecom firms and nonprofits to deliver broadband service to a quarter million low-income households  in twenty-seven cities and one tribal nation. Some 200,000 low-income children would have access broadband Internet service and [...]

DOJ factors in demos to approve Entercom deal with conditions

July 15, 2015 11:01 am

Entercom Communications agreed to divest three radio stations in Denver as a condition of its purchase of Lincoln Financial Media, which owns 20 Stations in four markets. While the Department of Justice requiring divestitures isn’t unusual, the the Department of Justice factored in station [...]

Study: Broadband faces reduced investment due to Title II

July 14, 2015 11:39 am

The broadband industry faces a future of increased costs, business restrictions, and open-ended regulatory uncertainty that is likely to significantly reduce investment over the long term. So says an updated analysis of the impact of the Federal Communications Commission’s order that [...]

News drone goes live for ABC7 in San Francisco

July 14, 2015 5:45 am

While the Federal Aviation Agency is still working on final rules for flying commercial drones in U.S. airspace, at least one TV newsroom has figured out how to legally use camera-equipped drones for news. Last Thursday ABC7 San Francisco went live with a drone owned and operated by Las [...]
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