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Cogent doesn’t trust AT&T despite recent interconnection agreement

July 9, 2015 2:13 pm

Shades of Netflix and Comcast. Cogent, having just signed an interconnection agreement with AT&T, has now gone to the Federal Communications Commission reiterating its demand that the commission impose a condition on the AT&T-DirecTV merger. In the filing released by the FCC on Thursday, [...]

AT&T’s latest sweetener to regulators: a low-priced broadband service

July 8, 2015 8:52 am

When AT&T announced its $48.5 billion deal to acquire DirecTV, it threw in a few concessions for regulators to make the deal more palatable. Now, it’s adding to that list, agreeing to offer a  lower-priced standalone broadband service for lower-income households. If you’d like to save [...]

Free Press takes out spectacular in Times Square

July 6, 2015 2:30 pm

There may not be a lawmaker or policymaker in sight, but Free Press is up on one of Times Square’s big digital spectaculars to push its message: Big companies don’t own the Internet. You do. The tactic is unusual for the Washington, D.C. advocacy group that usually confines its [...]

T-Mobile is still trying to change Wheeler’s mind on spectrum reserve

July 6, 2015 12:49 pm

T-Mobile won’t take “no” for an answer from the Federal Communications Commission, which recently confirmed that the agency doesn’t plan to increase the amount of spectrum set-aside for smaller companies in the broadcast incentive auction. Despite an aggressive campaign by T-Mobile, Sprint [...]

ACA adds Mary Lovejoy to lobbying team

July 6, 2015 10:42 am

The American Cable Association, which represents about 850 smaller and independent cable companies, is beefing up its lobbying team, bringing on Mary Lovejoy in the new position of vice president of regulatory affairs. Lovejoy will report to Ross Lieberman, ACA’s senior vice president of [...]

How the FCC will pre-judge new Internet service practices

July 2, 2015 1:54 pm

The Federal Communications Commission outlined Thursday how it intends to conduct advisory reviews and issue opinions  regarding potential activities or new business practices in light of its recently enacted open Internet order – what some critics have dubbed the FCC’s “mother-may-I” [...]

FCC names new liaison with Congress

July 1, 2015 4:55 pm

Mike Dabbs is headed for the Federal Communications Commission to serve as the agency’s primary communications contact with Congress. For the past five years, Dabbs headed up federal government affairs for Applied Materials, Inc., a supplier to the semiconductor industry. In his new [...]
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