Justice’s formal review of the deal is not due until next week, but Bloomberg – relying on unnamed sources – is reporting that that those reviewing the case at Justice are disinclined to approve the deal even with conditions.
Alison Neplokh was chief engineer with the FCC’s Media Bureau and will continue to serve in that role. She will also continue to manage the Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee.
The company is increasing its High Speed Internet Essential package from 5 to 15 Mbps, and its High Speed Internet Starter package was increased from 1 to 5 Mbps.
Verizon FiOS is breaking down its programming bundle, offering the option to subscribe to a basic tier of channels which can be supplemented with mini-bundles of channels – essentially theme-based tiers – for an incremental fee.
The carrier today revealed new deals with ESPN, CBS Sports, 120 Sports, ACC Digital Network and Campus Insiders that will all center around NCAA content.
In Missouri, Mediacom is upgrading its TV service to all-digital. The transition will begin next month and end in early June.
The semiconductor company now has available a new chipset designed for the distribution points in GPON networks that connect customers with VDSL-based service at speeds up to 300 Mbps.
CenturyLink has been rolling out the FTTH network over the past year. Last year, CenturyLink rolled out its gigabit service in Platteville, WI. In total, CentruyLink has brought its fiber network to residents and businesses in 17 cities across the U.S.
AT&T’s suit is somewhat surprising as the carrier was expected to allow wireless industry organizations lead the legal battle. Yesterday, both the NCTA and ACA filed suits on behalf of the cable industry, as did the CTIA on behalf of its wireless constituency.
Nokia will make an offer for all of the equity securities issued by Alcatel-Lucent, through a public exchange offer in France and in the United States, on the basis of 0.55 of a new Nokia share for every Alcatel-Lucent share. The deal values Alcatel-Lucent at $16.6 billion, and the deal is expected to close in early 2016.
Dish has made Netflix available for multiple room viewing for its customers with Joey receivers, and Vevo is now available to its customers with a Hopper DVR.
Dish is building Rovi Conversation Services into its Explorer iPad app, Hopper Voice remote, and Dish Anywhere app for viewing from mobile devices. Dish customers will be able to use voice commands to search for live and on-demand content.
NCTA president Michael Powell said reclassification is unjustifiably going too far; that even a partial victory for any of the interests involved will be treated as a first step in completely undermining the FCC’s intent; and said that barring some other solution more litigation against the FCC is inevitable.
Nokia and ALU are "in advanced discussions with respect to a potential full combination, which would take the form of a public exchange offer by Nokia for Alcatel-Lucent." They cautioned there is "no certainty at this stage that these discussions will result in any agreement or transaction."
Version 3.0 introduces several new features for MVPDs and programmers including Audit Central, a tool for event verification and audit reporting; Map View for zone creation and event execution mapping; and an Event Dashboard for monitoring event execution status and system health management.