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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. [...]

Report: EU to give Apple Music a pass

August 10, 2015 10:03 am

Apple Music has been under fire on both sides of the Atlantic, ever since it was launched at the end of June. But a report by Re/code, citing multiple sources, says that the European Commission failed to find evidence of collusion among the major music labels and Apple to quash free music [...]

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 [...]

Cogent names names in its ongoing interconnection squabbles

August 6, 2015 1:29 pm

Cogent Communications Thursday named names and waved a big legal stick in its ongoing negotiations with three Internet service providers over congested interconnection ports. Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer told investors that less than 5 percent of its total traffic is subject to congestion at [...]

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 [...]

The Presidential campaign slugfest on social media

August 6, 2015 8:56 am

The Fox News/Facebook GOP debate tonight is the first big TV event of the 2016 presidential campaign. In the months-long run up to the much-anticipated debate, social media the main platform for debate and discussion about the policies, the goofs, the gaffes, and the here-in-my-home-town [...]
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