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Net Insight signs up reseller

July 26, 2012 1:58 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

TI Broadcast Solutions Group is a consultancy that helps design broadcast facilities for a range of clients.

Time Warner Cable’s Gillman joins SeaWell Networks’ board

July 24, 2012 3:10 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Advanced advertising vendor SeaWell Networks announced that Time Warner Cable executive Joan Gillman has joined its board of directors as an independent member.

NCTC, ACA announce board elections

July 23, 2012 2:46 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

WOW’s Abdoulah to chair ACA board; NCTC elects five board directors.

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Plans to share federal spectrum met with skepticism

July 23, 2012 1:55 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A plan to make the federal government share its spectrum with the wireless industry is being met with skepticism by an FCC commissioner and the wireless industry.

Lake County's broadband effort in Minn. rankles private co.

July 23, 2012 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The project can't succeed without taking the majority of Mediacom's customers.

Google stays coy on Motorola plans

July 20, 2012 12:01 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google provided no details about its plans for Motorola Mobility during its earnings call, leaving the industry without an indication of the Internet search giant's strategy for the hardware space.

Illinois governor signs consumer utility laws

July 19, 2012 3:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The scam – with charges ranging from $10 to $45 per bill – has been around for years on landline phone bills and is creeping into the cell phone industry.

Motorola developer faces prison for secrets theft

July 19, 2012 3:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An American software developer caught with more than 1,000 confidential Motorola documents before boarding a flight on a one-way ticket from Chicago to her native China five years ago is due to be sentenced for trade secrets theft.

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You bought it: Suddenlink sold for $6.6B

July 19, 2012 12:00 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, BC Partners and Suddenlink President and CEO Jerry Kent – along with members of his management team – have bought the nation’s seventh-largest cable operator.

Viacom decides not to block 'Daily Show' online

July 18, 2012 2:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Viacom has decided to let new episodes of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" be shown on its websites, easing a blockade of online viewings that it imposed in a fee dispute with DirecTV.

AT&T, regionals face off on 700 MHz mandate

July 17, 2012 3:14 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T is facing off against a number of regional providers over proposals to establish interoperability in the lower 700 MHz band.

U.S. Cellular snaps up Actel 700 MHz licenses

July 17, 2012 3:13 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular is buying seven lower 700 MHz A-block licenses from CenturyLink subsidiary Actel for an undisclosed sum.

Behind the blackouts: Power plays for profits

July 16, 2012 3:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Programmers are profiting at the expense of distributors, and in the middle of it all, consumers are the ones paying the price.

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DOJ, FCC concerns are delaying Verizon AWS deal

July 13, 2012 2:52 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The federal antitrust regulator is said to be delaying approval of the spectrum purchase because of concerns that side deals to cross-sell each other's products amount to a non-compete agreement.

Canadian court scraps royalty for online downloads

July 13, 2012 2:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canada's Supreme Court ruled that songwriters and music publishers are not entitled to royalties for song and video game downloads.

Judge lets start-up relay live TV to iPhones in NYC

July 12, 2012 2:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The judge said the case probably would have been decided in favor of the broadcasters were it not for the case challenging Cablevision's RS-DVR system.

Viacom blocks online episodes in DirecTV fight

July 12, 2012 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Viacom shut off access to full-length episodes on its own websites such as MTV.com and ComedyCentral.com to all visitors, even those who have no stake in the dispute.

W.Va. officials defend stimulus broadband spending

July 12, 2012 2:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

West Virginia bought more than 1,000 expensive Internet routers from Cisco with federal stimulus funds.

Verizon Wireless claims T-Mobile swap ‘enhances’ AWS deal

July 11, 2012 2:44 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is telling the FCC that its agreement to swap spectrum with T-Mobile USA makes its purchase of AWS spectrum even better for consumers.

FCC commissioner aiming for Dish spectrum rules by September

July 11, 2012 2:37 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Dish Network's plan to use a large swath of satellite spectrum for a wireless network could get a final decision from federal regulators.

Viacom channels are off DirecTV systems

July 11, 2012 2:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DirecTV subscribers are losing access to "The Daily Show" and "SpongeBob SquarePants."

House Dems again criticize Verizon AWS deal

July 10, 2012 3:11 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

House Democrats are pressuring federal regulators for the second time in a month about Verizon Wireless' marketing deals with those cable operators from which it has proposed buying AWS spectrum.

Operators face more data requests from law enforcement

July 10, 2012 3:07 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Wireless operators are under increasing pressure to hand over private information about their subscribers to law enforcement agencies, raising concerns about consumer privacy.

Malware deadline passes, very few knocked offline

July 10, 2012 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The day that was supposed to see thousands of people knocked off the Internet arrived, but only a few people were affected.

FCC denies delay request on Verizon AWS deal

July 9, 2012 3:23 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC has denied a request to delay its review of Verizon Wireless' AWS spectrum purchase for the third time since the proceeding got underway.

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