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Jasmin Melvin

Tennis Channel's upgrade on Comcast stalled pending appeal

Aug 24 2012

WASHINGTON Comcast Corp will not have to move the independent Tennis Channel to a tier in line with competing sports networks until a pending court challenge is concluded, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday.

FCC approves Verizon Wireless' cable spectrum deal

Aug 23 2012

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday said it had formally approved Verizon Wireless' proposal to purchase $3.9 billion of airwaves from big cable providers.

FCC approves Verizon Wireless' cable spectrum deal

Aug 23 2012

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday said it had formally approved Verizon Wireless' proposal to purchase $3.9 billion (2.4 billion pounds) of airwaves from big cable providers.

FCC suspends flexible pricing on coveted broadband lines

Aug 23 2012

WASHINGTON Regulators have temporarily suspended pricing flexibility rules for high-capacity broadband lines, raising hopes for companies that say Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc have overcharged them billions of dollars for access to the lines in recent years.

FCC approves Verizon Wireless' cable spectrum deal

Aug 23 2012

WASHINGTON The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday said it had formally approved Verizon Wireless' proposal to purchase $3.9 billion of airwaves from big cable providers.

FTC charges Ab Circle Pro marketers with false fitness claims

Aug 23 2012

WASHINGTON Three minutes a day on the Ab Circle Pro will not melt away the pounds, and marketers of the exercise device will have to pay as much as $25 million in refunds for making the false claims, U.S. regulators said on Thursday.

Advocates say McDonald's, Nickelodeon violate kids' privacy

Aug 22 2012

WASHINGTON Consumer advocates accused companies including McDonald's Corp and Viacom Inc's Nickelodeon of unlawfully using children to market their websites through campaigns that encourage sharing video, games and other content.

Verizon Wireless clears hurdles in cable spectrum deal

Aug 16 2012

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. regulators cleared the way for Verizon Wireless to proceed with its $3.9 billion purchase of airwaves from big cable providers but placed constraints on the companies' marketing agreements.

Regulators OK T-Mobile testing of shared use of airwaves

Aug 15 2012

WASHINGTON U.S. communications regulators will allow T-Mobile USA to test the impact of commercial wireless broadband on a highly sought after swatch of airwaves currently used for government operations, the company said on Wednesday.

Representative Markey floats bill to rein in cell phone surveillance

Aug 10 2012

WASHINGTON Representative Edward Markey unveiled draft legislation on Thursday that would increase oversight of the growing number of requests wireless carriers receive from U.S. law enforcement agencies for their customers' phone records.

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