Court Ruling Spurs Tribune/Sinclair Merger though Public Interest Groups Persist

Media advocacy groups are downplaying a decision by a three-judge federal appeals court panel in Washington, D.C., to deny their request for a stay that would have temporarily blockedfeatured

FCC May Require Verizon to Divest Some Straight Path Spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission may require Verizon to divest some 5G spectrum it will acquire in its $3.1 billion deal for Straight Path Communications, twofeatured

FCC UHF Discount Focus of Tribune/Sinclair Merger Fight

With the merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media in the crosshairs of advocacy groups and Democrats in Congress, the outcome of the $3.9 billion transaction could hingefeatured

Activist Groups and Democrats in Congress Unlikely to Stop Tribune/Sinclair Deal

The proposed $3.9 billion merger of Sinclair Broadcasting and Tribune Media is ringing many of the same alarm bells among activist groups and Democrats in Congress as other recent mega-media deals, but To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

Verizon Watching Time Warner/AT&T Before Deciding on Deals, Bankers Say

Verizon is watching AT&T as it goes through the regulatory process for its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner before reaching conclusions about its own big ticket M&A, saidfeatured

Interview with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

She fiercely defends the Federal Communications Commission’s hotly debated decision on net neutrality, approved under the leadership of previous Democratic Chair Tom Wheeler. She vows to continue to focus her attention on publicfeatured

Will FCC’s Pai Ease Path for Level 3/CenturyLink Merger Review?

With President Trump’s appointment of Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai to the chair of the Federal Communications Commission, telecom industry observers are split overfeatured

Spectrum Auction Proceeds Expected to Disappoint

Industry sources expect proceeds from the Federal Communications Commission’s auction of broadcast spectrum to fall short of original estimates. Sources predicted that total proceeds would be half initial estimates of between $15 billion and $20featured

Time Warner and AT&T Executives Face Antitrust Subcommittee

As AT&T and Time Warner executives prepare for Wednesday’s legislative grilling over their merger plans at the hands of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, telecom industry observers are looking for clues to the deal’sfeatured

FCC Direction in Question with Trump Transition

The future composition of the five-member Federal Communications Commission in the Trump Era provides a tantalizing parlor game for Washington insiders these days. What happens if FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler declines to step down after Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office in January, orfeatured

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