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Governors urge FCC approval of Comcast-NBC deal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 28 2010

Predicting that the proposed union of Comcast and NBC Universal (NBCU) will bring “consumers across the nation more programming choices over more communications technologies,” the governors of three states in which Comcast and NBCU boast a large corporate presence wrote to the FCC on Monday to recommend “timely government approval” of the $13.75 billion transaction

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

FCC approves DISH license transfer, but rejects waiver of MSSATC integrated service rule

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 9 2012

Last Friday, DISH Network won FCC approval of its request to acquire 2 GHz mobile satellite service (MSS) S-band licenses and related assets from bankrupt MSS providers TerreStar Networks and DBSD North America

T-Mobile USA, MetroPCS stress need for scale in FCC merger application

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 26 2012

In a transfer of control application filed with the FCC last Friday, T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS cited the need for scale as the main impetus for their proposed merger, as they emphasized the difficulties the companies will face in continuing to compete independently if they do not combine

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

Franken urges probe into Comcast’s compliance with NBCU merger conditions

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 11 2012

Highlighting difficulties experienced by a particular online video distributor (OVD) in gaining access to Comcast-controlled programming, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) urged the FCC and the Justice Department (DOJ) on Monday to investigate Comcast’s compliance with conditions that were attached by the FCC and the DOJ to the cable firm’s merger with NBC Universal (NBCU

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

Verizon defends SpectrumCo deal against critics, as FCC requests additional information

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 9 2012

Addressing petitioners who have asked the FCC to reject its $3.6 billion plan to acquire advanced wireless service (AWS) spectrum held by the SpectrumCo venture, Verizon Wireless told the FCC on Monday that the proposed transaction fits “squarely in line with Administration and Commission policy to ensure that spectrum is put to use to satisfy the American public’s rapidly growing demand for broadband.”

FCC halts review clock on AT&TT-Mobile merger, as key Senator urges blockage of deal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 22 2011

Citing AT&T’s disclosure that it is now using “new models” to justify its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA, FCC Wireless Bureau Chief Rick Kaplan confirmed on Wednesday that the FCC had stopped its informal 180-day “shot clock” for approval of the $39 billion deal

Judge allows portions of sprint, C-Spire claims against AT&TT-Mobile merger to proceed

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 4 2011

In a mixed ruling handed down late Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle declared that Sprint and C-Spire (formerly Cellular South) could proceed with portions of their respective antitrust lawsuits against the AT&TT-Mobile merger