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Execs, equity firms buy out Wave Broadband

June 4, 2012 2:05 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

WaveDivision Holdings, which operates cable operator Wave Broadband and data provider Astound Broadband, is being sold to two private equity firms and members of its management team.

AT&T, rivals square off on interoperability

June 4, 2012 1:56 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T and its smaller competitors faced off on whether the lower 700 MHz band should be made interoperable in statements filed with the FCC.

C Spire sues AT&T over alleged collusion

June 4, 2012 11:56 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

C Spire is suing AT&T and two of its vendors for allegedly colluding to manipulate the LTE standards process so it and other regional operators would be prevented from building out their networks.

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T-Mobile report slams VZW’s use of spectrum

June 1, 2012 1:05 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A new study conducted by Roberson and Associates and commissioned by T-Mobile USA refutes Verizon Wireless' claim that it is the most efficient of the major U.S. carriers in its use of spectrum.

Aereo CEO: News Corp.’s lawsuit could kill us

May 31, 2012 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aereo accuses News Corp. of deliberately waiting to sue until after it began operations, because waiting was the more damaging course of action.

TiVo swings to $20M Q1 loss

May 31, 2012 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TiVo posted a $20.8 million fiscal first-quarter loss, reversing a profit in the same quarter last year, as hefty costs more than offset a jump in revenue.

Liberty Media spells out plan for Sirius control

May 31, 2012 2:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Liberty remains intent on increasing its holdings in the radio broadcaster, despite FCC misgivings.

Sprint sets hard stop for iDEN operations

May 30, 2012 3:03 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint plans to shut down its iDEN network as early as June 30, 2013, allowing it to reuse the service's spectrum for LTE.

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FCC wireless chief Kaplan resigns

May 30, 2012 3:01 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The head of the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has resigned after a tumultuous one-year term.

Sprint to shut down Nextel as early as June 2013

May 29, 2012 1:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sprint says it will shut down the Nextel network as early as June 30 of next year, cutting off service for its characteristic walkie-talkie-like Nextel phones.

U.S. campaigns mine online data to target voters

May 29, 2012 12:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 2012 election could be decided by the campaign that better exploits voters' Internet data.

Broadcasters sue Dish over ad-skipping DVR service

May 25, 2012 12:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadcasters Fox, NBC and CBS sued Dish Network Corp. on Thursday over a service that offers commercial-free TV.

Minority groups ask FCC for Lifeline extension

May 25, 2012 12:14 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Nine leading senior, consumer, disability and minority organizations are calling on FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to allow states seven additional months to modernize the Universal Service Fund’s (USF) Lifeline program.

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Kohl asks DOJ, FCC to 'carefully scrutinize' Verizon AWS deal

May 25, 2012 12:10 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The same senator that asked the FCC and Justice Department to block AT&T's merger with T-Mobile USA is now asking the agencies to "carefully scrutinize" Verizon's AWS spectrum purchase and marketing deals with four cable companies.

FCC action clears Sprint CDMA, LTE on 800 MHz

May 25, 2012 12:09 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint will be able to use its 800 MHz spectrum for CDMA and LTE after the FCC passed regulations permitting more flexible use of the band.

New Google data show Microsoft's piracy problems

May 25, 2012 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's Internet search engine receives more complaints about websites believed to be infringing on Microsoft's copyrights than it does about material produced by entertainment companies pushing for tougher online piracy laws.

Jury: Google didn't infringe on Oracle’s patents

May 24, 2012 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal jury ruled that Google did not infringe on Oracle's patents when the Internet search leader developed its popular Android software for mobile devices.

New ad zapper has TV networks worried about sales

May 23, 2012 11:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dish Network is letting consumers zap away broadcast TV commercials at the touch of a button with its Auto Hop feature on its new DVRs.

@ The Cable Show: FCC chief commends cable’s innovation efforts

May 22, 2012 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In stark contrast to the dark days of former Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin’s reign, current FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski lavished praise on the cable industry for its innovative efforts.

Verizon advances 700 MHz sale with advisor picks

May 22, 2012 1:50 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is taking steps to move forward with the sale of some of its valuable 700 MHz assets, a plan it said it will only follow through on if the FCC approves its AWS acquisition.

Google replaces Jha after closing Motorola deal

May 22, 2012 1:48 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google has appointed Dennis Woodside as CEO of Motorola Mobility, wasting no time taking over control of the company.

T-Mobile, MetroPCS lobby FCC to limit Dish to 20 MHz

May 21, 2012 1:02 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS are lobbying the FCC to limit Dish Network's use of the spectrum it plans to use for an LTE network.

China approves Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility

May 21, 2012 1:01 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

China’s go-ahead was all that was needed for the deal to move forward after antitrust agencies in the United States and Europe issued their statements of approval.

In Cuba, mystery shrouds fate of Internet cable

May 21, 2012 12:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The government never mentions the cable anymore, and Internet here remains the slowest in the hemisphere.

Suddenlink’s Kent sounds off on cable industry, Vanguard Award

May 21, 2012 11:42 am | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Suddenlink Communications Chairman and CEO Jerry Kent will be honored with the NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership during a luncheon and awards ceremony.

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