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How Apple could become a TV powerhouse in one fell swoop

January 13th, 2016

We’ve known for a long time that Apple has been trying to negotiate a deal with content providers for launching its own over-the-top TV streaming service. We also know that these content providers have been stubborn about licensing their shows to Apple and have so far thwarted Apple’s plans to compete directly with Netflix, Amazon …

T-Mobile asks FCC to block Verizon spectrum deal

February 22nd, 2012

T-Mobile is urging federal regulators to block Verizon’s planned spectrum acquisition from SpectrumCo, a joint venture formed by Comcast, Time Warner and Bright House Networks. Verizon’s pending purchase could be worth $3.9 billion and would help the company build out its nationwide LTE network. In a filing late Tuesday, T-Mobile said the Federal Communications Commission should block the …

Verizon Wireless acquires spectrum from Comcast, others for $3.6 billion

December 2nd, 2011

Verizon Wireless announced Friday that it plans to acquire 122 advanced wireless services (AWS) spectrum licenses from SpectrumCo, a joint venture formed by Comcast, Time Warner and Bright House Networks, for $3.6 billion. The spectrum covers 259 million POPs. Comcast owns 63.6% of SpectrumCo and will take home $2.3 billion from the spectrum sale, Time …

U.S. broadband actually approaches advertised speeds

August 4th, 2011

4G is a hot topic here on BGR and as such, we’ve likely become more numb than we should when it comes to advertised data speeds. We’re so used to seeing “theoretical limits” that are so far from reality we just chuckle and move along. The wireline broadband industry, however, is a different beast. According …

Judge orders Time Warner to out illegal downloaders

March 25th, 2011

Time Warner has been ordered by a U.S. District Court judge in Washington to identify hundreds of people accused of illegally downloading movies over its broadband network. The ISP had previously argued that identifying the accused parties would be “unfairly expensive and time-consuming,” and it asked that the judge reject the subpoenas for subscriber information. …

Live from Verizon Wireless’ CES 2011 keynote!

January 6th, 2011

Following the crazy storm of tech news that rained down from Vegas yesterday, it’s hard to believe that today is actually the official start of the 2011 Consumer Electronics show. But today is the day, and things are set to pick up right where they left off last night. Verizon Wireless CEO Ivan Seidenberg has …

Television providers considering smaller, cheaper TV packages?

July 9th, 2010

Cable and satellite television operators may be in talks with entertainment companies to develop new TV packages that offer fewer channels at a lower cost to consumers. With the average television bill hovering around $80, and the economy struggling, many subscribers are dropping this non-essential service and turing to cheaper, online alternatives like Hulu and …