On May 14, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the FCC’s holding that Time Warner Cable had legitimate and non-discriminatory reasons to carry Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) programming on an analog tier in its North Carolina cable system, and thus did not violate the 1992 Cable Act or the FCC’s 2006 merger conditions for the Time WarnerComcast purchase of Adelphia.
On September 8, 2011, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) denied the joint motion to dismiss filed by a group of competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) against Qwest’s rate-discrimination that alleges the CLECs offered off-tariff access rates that were not made available to Qwest.
On August 5, 2011, the FCC announced the winners of the Open Internet App Challenge which invited “researchers and software developers to engage in research and create apps that help consumers foster, measure, and protect Internet openness.”
On February 23, 2011, an administrative law judge from the Colorado Public Utilities Commission filed his recommended decision in the access charge case brought by Qwest Communications Corp. against several competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs).
On February 14, 2011, MetroPCS filed an ex parte letter at the FCC responding to allegations by Free Press that its new mobile data offerings might violate the Open Internet Rules.
On January 5, 2011, the FCC announced the Open Internet Challenge designed to encourage the public to create applications to monitor Internet providers' compliance with the Open Internet rules.
On December 20, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the ruling of the federal district court in Seattle that T-Mobile's prepaid wireless refill cards and accompanying cellular service did not infringe Israel-based Aerotel's 1987 patent for its system for making prepaid telephone calls.
No resolution emerged in the Comcast-Level 3 dispute that has been ongoing since November.
On December 7, 2010, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., outgoing Chair of the House Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Chairman Genachowski regarding the proposed Comcast-NBC Universal merger.
On December 1, 2010, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski revealed his draft Open Internet order which will be voted on at the FCC's planned December 21 meeting.