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CenturyLink accuses Comcast of using lobbying heft to block it from competitive areas

CenturyLink has accused Comcast of using its influence with local government officials to prevent the company from entering markets where the No. 1 cable operator is entrenched.

Connecticut regulators deny Frontier's AT&T wireline acquisition

Frontier Communications has hit what may be one of the largest snags in completing its proposed acquisition of AT&T's Connecticut wireline business as the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) denied a settlement the telco reached with state officials.

Local Choice fight ramps up as CBS refuses to run ATVA ads

CBS Radio will not run the American Television Alliance's new spot plugging the Senate Commerce Committee's "Local Choice" proposal. The refusal to air the low-budget campaign is not a shocker, given that--should it become law--Local Choice would dispense with broadcast retransmission fees and employ a system of pay-TV compensation that would likely be far less profitable to broadcasters.

ATVA launches Local Choice ad campaign

Seizing on rare bipartisan Congressional support, the American Television Alliance (ATVA) is launching an ad campaign to support a newly proposed alternative to broadcast retransmission fees, "Local Choice."

Netflix to FCC: We only have trouble with big, consolidated ISPs in the U.S.

Saving its harshest critique, after months of sturm und drang, for its final, "official" rebuke of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, Netflix called on the FCC to reject the deal.

Senate Republicans plug 'Local Choice' alternative to retransmission consent

Senate Republicans are backing a proposal made by Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and ranking member John Thune (R-S.D.) that would dispense with retransmission consent payments and let pay-TV subscribers individually choose which broadcast channels they want and pay the broadcaster directly for access.

CTIA's Baker pushes FCC to streamline cell site deployments

CTIA President Meredith Attwell Baker wants the FCC to take further steps to reform the wireless cell siting process to speed up the deployment of network infrastructure.

Qualcomm on brink of EC probe into chip licensing

Qualcomm faces a fine of up to $2.5 billion (€1.8 billion) if found guilty of monopolistic practices in the European mobile chip market.

TWC service outage hits 12M subs, even as FCC slaps on $1.1M fine for past outages

A problem created by what the operator termed as "routine maintenance" resulted in a service interruption for Time Warner Cable's 12 million broadband subscribers nationwide this morning.

Comcast-TWC input period ends: 64K comments received, 65 groups urge rejection

The FCC's public comment period for Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable ended Monday, Aug. 25 with nearly 64,000 individual pieces of input received by the commission, and 65 groups urging the regulators to reject the deal out of hand or impose significant conditions and restrictions.