Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

Justice Department Issues Business Review Letter to the GSMA Related to Innovative eSIMs Standard for Mobile Devices

The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division completed a nearly two-year long investigation into the standard-setting activities of the GSM Association (GSMA), a trade association for mobile network operators.

Broadcast Ownership Deregulation Could Be Headed to Supreme Court

Don’t be surprised if the Federal Communications Commission and National Association of Broadcasters ask the US Supreme Court to weigh in on broadcast ownership deregulation.

Texas Attorney General Announces Settlement Agreement with T-Mobile on Sprint Merger

TX Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office reached a settlement with T-Mobile resolving the state’s antitrust claims against the proposed merger of mobile wireless telecommunications service providers Sprint and T-Mobile.

The Not So Good, Very Bad and Really Weird Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint

For those of you unfamiliar with the merger, 17 months ago, in April 2018, T-Mobile and Sprint announced that they would merge in a deal valued at around $26 billion dollars and sought permission from the Justice Department to do so.

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple Push Back on House Tech Concerns

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple defended their business practices in responses to detailed questions by House Antitrust Subcommittee lawmakers.

Big Tech Gets Small Business Committee Vetting

The House Small Business Committee took its turn at running Big Tech through another Hill gauntlet at a hearing titled "A Fair Playing Field?

House Continues Deep Dive into Digital Antitrust and Big Tech

The House Antitrust Subcommittee heard from two major players in the government's review of Big Tech and whether the antitrust laws have kept up with their exponential growth, but not before the legislators had staked out their own positions.

T-Mobile has made big promises about its merger — but talk is cheap

To gain federal approval of their $26 billion merger, T-Mobile and Sprint have spent years promising a universe of incred

Big Business Is Overcharging You $5,000 a Year

Internet usage is no longer a good deal in the US. In France, consumers pay about 90 euros (or $100) a month for a combination of broadband access, cable television and two mobile phones.

Digital human rights are fast becoming the latest front in the debate around fund managers’ ethical investments efforts

Fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal that engulfed Facebook was a wake-up call for investors such as Boston Common Asset Management, underlining the damaging social effects of digital technology if left unchecked. “These are the red flags