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FCC rearranges wireline competition bureau staff

FCC Assistant Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) Chief Matt DelNero will take over the top position within the bureau when current Bureau Chief Julie Veach leaves the post on May 22, the government agency said.

USTelecom goes to court over FCC Title II broadband reclassification stance

USTelecom has taken its position against the FCC's reclassification of broadband as a Title II telecommunications service to the next step, filing a "non-binding statement of issues" with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Report: Comcast set to walk away from TWC deal

Comcast could announce as soon as Friday that it's walking away from its proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, according to Bloomberg.

T-Mobile seeks roaming concessions in AT&T's purchase of Plateau Wireless

T-Mobile US is asking the FCC to require AT&T Mobility to honor T-Mobile's existing roaming agreement with Plateau Wireless in the Southwestern United States. AT&T is in the process of acquiring Plateau Wireless, and T-Mobile has warned that AT&T will increase T-Mobile's roaming costs in the area unless the FCC steps in.

Comcast-TWC deal decision ominously sent to administrative judge by FCC

Regulatory prospects for the proposed $45.2 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable went from bad to bleak Wednesday, with the Federal Communications Commission recommending that final approval for the deal be handled by an administrative law judge.

California Gov. Brown supports AT&T-DirecTV deal

California Gov. Jerry Brown has told the FCC he likes the idea of a combined AT&T DirecTV because it will mean good things for the Golden State.

Checking out the best--and the worst--of last week's NAB show

The annual NAB show offers a clear look into the inner workings of the pay, broadcast and over-the-top TV market--and this year's show in Las Vegas was no different. Indeed, this year's event drew more than 103,000 attendees, surpassing last year's almost 98,000. Nearly 26,500 attendees were from outside the U.S., representing 164 countries. Nearly 1,800 exhibitors stretched across the Las Vegas Convention Center, taking up over a million square feet of exhibit space.

Net neutrality is 'bad policy,' NCTA's Powell says

Net neutrality? It's unnecessary. It's going to cause cost and bureaucratic complexity every time a company complains to the FCC. That, at least, is what NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell told FierceCable Editor Daniel Frankel in a new interview ahead of INTX, the conference formerly known as The Cable Show.

The best and worst of NAB 2015

This year's gathering of the National Association of Broadcasters featured unprecedented support for over-the-top video strategies. From that OTT perspective, what were the highs and lows of this annual tradeshow? Which companies had a realistic grasp of the requirements of next-generation video, and which didn't?

NCTA's Powell sounds off on Title II and the rebranded INTX trade show

Whether it's his organization's move to file a lawsuit against the FCC to repeal the regulator's net neutrality rules or the possibility that the multi-billion dollar Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger will be nixed, Michael Powell, president and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), has a lot on his plate these days.