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.
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.
A move to make it easier for companies to own U.S. daily newspapers and nearby broadcast stations has stalled amid partisan tension that could prevent deals between companies such as Tribune Co. and News Corp.
Verizon Wireless won clearance from the U.S. Justice Department to buy unused airwaves from Comcast Corp. and other cable providers with conditions that limit the companies’ agreements to sell each other’s services.
Regulators will consider marketing agreements that link the biggest U.S. mobile carrier Verizon Wireless and cable operators led by Comcast Corp. as officials judge the companies’ proposed $3.6 billion airwaves deal.
AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp. are among Internet-service providers that will take a more active role in fighting online piracy under a program due to start within the next two months.