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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