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Broadcasters, cable operators debate FCC proposal on effective competition

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 17 2015

Comments filed last Friday in response to the FCC's rulemaking proposal to alter the current standard for determining effective cable competition

FCC Chairman proposes administrative hearing on AT&TT-Mobile merger

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 23 2011

In an ominous development for merger partners AT&T and T-Mobile USA, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski circulated a proposed order among the FCC’s commissioners yesterday that would designate the $39 billion transaction for hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ

Comcast-NBC merger hearing focuses on diversity

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 11 2010

Witnesses gathered at a House Judiciary Committee field hearing on the Comcast-NBC Universal (NBCU) merger offered differing views on the transaction's impact on media diversity

ACA report suggests conditions on Comcast-NBCU merger

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2010

A study compiled by a former FCC chief economist and issued Monday by the American Cable Association (ACA) estimates that U.S. cable consumers could face significant rate increases if the Comcast-NBC Universal (NBCU) merger is approved by the FCC without conditions

FCC restarts shot clock on AT&TT-Mobile deal, while chairman raises concerns about transaction

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 2 2011

Asserting that AT&T and T-Mobile USA have answered all of the FCC’s questions regarding models that were recently submitted by the parties in support of competitive and other efficiencies behind their proposed $39 billion union, the FCC last Friday notified the merger partners that it would restart the agency’s informal 180-day “shot clock” for reviewing the deal

Verizon offers to sell 700 MHz spectrum in exchange for approval of SpectrumCo deal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 20 2012

To placate regulators and rival carriers who have voiced concern with Verizon Wireless’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of advanced wireless service spectrum held by the SpectrumCo venture, Verizon said on Wednesday that it would sell its A- and B-block licenses in the 700 MHz band upon receiving regulatory approval of the SpectrumCo deal

Solicitor General advises Supreme Court against review of market entry, remote DVR cases

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 5 2009

In an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court, the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General (OSG) recommended that the high court refrain from reviewing appellate decisions that pertain to state and local legal requirements that “may” block competitive entry into the telecom market

FCC to probe exclusive wireless handset deals

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2009

Acting on the recommendations of Senate Communications Subcommittee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) and other Senate lawmakers, acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps said the FCC would launch an investigation into exclusive contracts between the nation’s top mobile phone carriers and handset manufacturers

FCC approves CenturyTel-Embarq merger with conditions

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 2 2009

After pledging to boost broadband penetration and improve wholesale and interconnection practices, regional wireline phone service provider CenturyTel received FCC approval late last week for its planned $11.6 billion acquisition of its larger rival Embarq Corp., subject to conditions that require the post-merger company to abide by the voluntary commitments that were outlined in a letter filed with the FCC on June 22

New coalition calls for special access reform

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 26 2009

Competitive local exchange (CLEC) and wireless carriers joined this week with consumer and public policy groups in forming a new coalition that seeks to end what it calls the special access “chokehold” held over the U.S. telecommunications market by Verizon Communications and AT&T