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Governors urge FCC approval of Comcast-NBC deal
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • 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
  • USA
  • 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


Comcast-NBC merger hearing focuses on diversity
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • 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


Executives of Huawei, ZTE questioned at house hearing
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

Officials of Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. defended their companies against allegations of espionage and anticompetitive practices at a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee last Thursday


Lawmakers advise FCC Chairman on reversal of cable effective competition presumption
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2015

FCC sources have reportedly confirmed the recent circulation of a draft order among the agency's commissioners that would reverse the FCC's


Broadcasters, cable operators debate FCC proposal on effective competition
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • 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 conditions on SkyTerra-Harbinger merger face challenge
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2010

Conditions attached to an FCC order approving the acquisition of mobile satellite service (MSS) operator SkyTerra Communications by private equity concern Harbinger Capital Partners are being challenged at the FCC by AT&T and criticized by Verizon Wireless


Comcast-NBC merger application offers program access, other commitments
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2010

In documents that request FCC approval of the transfer of control of broadcast and other licenses held by NBC Universal (NBCU) to Comcast, the merger partners touted the public interest benefits of the proposed $30 billion transaction, as they offered a smorgasbord of voluntary commitments that are intended to alleviate the concerns of critics of the merger


Comcast-NBC merger debated at Capitol Hill hearings
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2010

The top executives of Comcast and NBC Universal (NBCU) defended their companies' merger during a long day of questioning on Capitol Hill


FCC initiates media ownership inquiry
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

The FCC laid out plans on Tuesday to revisit the contentious issue of media ownership with the release of a notice of inquiry (NOI) that seeks comment on the extent to which current FCC rules promote the agency’s goals of competition, localism, and diversity and what revisions to those rules, if any, are needed to promote those goals in the rapidly-changing U.S. media marketplace