Time Warner Cable Inc. and other pay-TV operators are offering incentives to media companies that agree to withhold content from Web-based entertainment services such as those pursued by Intel Corp. and Apple Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said.
Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former lobbyist, moves toward a U.S. Senate hearing on his nomination to lead the Federal Communications Commission without stated support from the lawmaker who can most sway the process.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is going forward with a vote tomorrow on rules to allow paid fast lanes for Web traffic as artists protest and corporate chieftains warn him against going too far.
AT&T Inc. ’s $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA, the biggest acquisition worldwide in almost a year, may take a year to gain regulators’ approval even if the carrier pledges to sell assets and expand rural coverage.
A breakup of Time Warner Cable Inc., which Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications Inc. are said to be considering as part of a joint bid, would let the industry consolidate while potentially sidestepping regulatory hurdles.
U.S. regulators preparing to auction airwaves craved by wireless providers to meet demand from data- hungry smartphones are facing a divisive choice: how much to devote instead to mobile service that can be free.