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Charter-TWC merger opposition group presses FCC for more conditions

With FCC Commissioners set to vote on Charter Communications' takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, opposition group Stop Mega Cable has made an 11th-hour plea with the agency to impose more conditions on the deals.

Dish warns key 5G spectrum 'will be controlled almost exclusively by Verizon' if XO deal approved

Dish Network is lobbying the FCC to deny Verizon's proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications' spectrum assets and fiber business, claiming among other things that the deal would have an adverse impact on competition in multiple markets.

Swisscom CEO criticises plans that would limit operator's ability to generate profit

Swisscom CEO Urs Schaeppi hit out at government proposals that would curb the ability of state-owned companies to generate profits, as the operator reported a 3.7 per cent year-on-year rise in net income for the opening quarter of 2016.

Despite the cut in fees, Europe is still far from done with mobile roaming

The end of retail roaming fees in the EU will not end the debate over mobile roaming in general, with consumers and mobile service providers continuing to face their own challenges.

Altice's Cablevision purchase gets sign-off from FCC

Altice NV is in regulatory striking distance of closing its $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision Systems Corp., gaining approval from the FCC, and near a sign-off from New York City officials.

Temporary antennas could speed broadcast incentive auction repack process

Dan Fallon, senior RF engineer at Dielectric, says temporary antennas could be the way to go for broadcasters in order to meet the 39-month time frame allotted for channel repacking after the 600 MHz incentive auction, according to TVNewsCheck.

Democratic Congressmen turn on FCC set-top proposal

While Democratic lawmakers helped get the ball rolling for the FCC to propose new rules to break up the pay-TV set-top leasing business, the party is hardly in lock step on the issue.

Frontier sides against special access, says the 'Ethernet market is competitive'

Frontier Communications is confident that when the FCC completes its analysis of the special access and local Ethernet markets, the regulator will find that the market is competitive and businesses have a bevy of service options.

Verizon accused by CWA, consumer groups of forcing copper customers onto fiber

Verizon is facing new accusations from the CWA and two consumer advocacy groups which claim that the telco continues to threaten to cut off service to DSL and legacy voice customers unless they switch to fiber.

Verizon, AT&T and others sign Wireless Network Resiliency agreement, will cooperate during emergencies

The nation's five largest mobile carriers are backing an initiative that would help them to share information and fix network outages during disasters and other emergencies.