Comcast Corp.’s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc. goes before U.S. regulators who may be more interested in ensuring Internet users can see Netflix Inc.’s videos than parsing the combined company’s market share.
T-Mobile US Inc.’s pricing strategy is a potential roadblock for any Sprint Corp. takeover attempt because U.S. regulators want to preserve a maverick wireless company that offers subscribers lower rates.
Verizon Wireless and cable companies led by Comcast Corp. filed agreements with the U.S. government to sell each others’ services, and said the deals shouldn’t be part of a regulatory review of their $3.6 billion airwaves sale.
AT&T Inc.’s $1.2 billion deal to buy Leap Wireless International Inc. would probably win approval from U.S. regulators, who may demand the company give up airwaves where its holdings surpass federal benchmarks.
AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless , the two biggest U.S. mobile-phone carriers, have joined a grassroots alliance of police and firefighters to oppose a government plan that could award disputed airwaves to smaller competitors.
U.S. regulators moved toward approving wider use of boosters for mobile-telephone signals, devices that wireless companies led by AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless say may cause interference if not properly deployed.
Verizon Wireless, seeking to gain approval to buy airwaves from cable companies, will sell other spectrum licenses potentially worth billions of dollars if it can complete the purchase under scrutiny from regulators.