As Sinclair-Tribune megamerger looms, groups ask FCC to block return of UHF discount

With the prospect of the Sinclair-Tribune megamerger on the horizon, groups are urging the Federal Communications Commission to block the return of the UHF discount in order to slow broadcast industry consolidation.

Ting: Google Fiber’s realignment won’t have a material impact

Ting, the wireline internet division of Tucows, does not envision Google Fiber’s recent troubles posing challenges to the larger fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service community.

Sprint, AT&T poised to lead increase in network capex: Deutsche Bank

Tower companies are well positioned as mobile operators ramp up their network investments in coming months in advance of 5G, according to Deutsche Bank. And Sprint and AT&T are at the front of the pack.

CenturyLink’s Level 3 acquisition faces challenges from California consumer advocacy groups

CenturyLink’s proposed acquisition of Level 3 is now facing protests from two California-based consumer advocacy groups who say the combined company will place too much control of a large portion of the state’s wholesale and retail fiber into one

The John Oliver effect: Visualizing public comments (from Trump to expletives) on the FCC's net neutrality rollback

In the days following John Oliver's Sunday video on network neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission's public comment filing page has blown up.

Comcast-Charter wireless deal offers 7 essential benefits, analyst says

Deutsche Bank Analyst Matthew Niknam listed seven key benefits to the Comcast-Charter Communications partnership, which calls for the two companies to share wireless technology and best practices, as well as control each other’s major M&A ende

Sprint, i-wireless kill joint venture agreement, will continue separately with Lifeline

Sprint terminated its plan to merge its Assurance Wireless brand with i-wireless’ Access Wireless business.

Rollback of net neutrality rules would give Verizon and AT&T a huge edge in digital media

[Commentary] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai drew applause from the wireless industry yesterday as he outlined his plan to overturn network neutrality rules adopted under his predecessor Tom Wheeler.

Love is in the air: M&A speculation heats up as FCC's quiet period is set to lift

The Federal Communications Commission will lift its so-called “quiet period” on April 27 following the wrap-up of the incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum, and analysts and industry insiders expect the mergers and acquisitinos talk to heat up qui