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  • Press Release
    Media Consolidation

    FCC Approves Verizon-Cable Deal; Consumers Face Dwindling Competition

    August 23, 2012

    On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted 5-0 to approve Verizon’s deal to acquire spectrum from a consortium of the nation’s largest cable companies. The FCC put several conditions on its approval of the deal. The Department of Justice signed off on the deal last week.

  • Press Release
    Media Consolidation
    Free & Open Internet

    Verizon-Cable Deal on the Cusp of Completion

    August 16, 2012

    WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the Department of Justice announced that it would allow Verizon’s deals to buy spectrum from a consortium of the nation's largest cable companies to move forward. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski also announced he would circulate an order approving the deal to the other four commissioners for a vote. In its consent decree, the DoJ placed limits on Verizon and SpectrumCo’s deals to cross-market each other’s services.

  • Press Release
    Free & Open Internet
    Internet Access
    Media Consolidation

    Verizon Deal with T-Mobile Deserves Careful Scrutiny

    June 25, 2012

    WASHINGTON – On Monday, Verizon and T-Mobile announced a deal to exchange specific AWS licenses in markets across the nation.