Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest U.S. cable company, told regulators it can offer advanced video services and spread high-speed Internet service without harming competition if it’s allowed to buy No. 2 Time Warner Cable Inc.
Billionaire Masayoshi Son says his wireless Internet service can challenge U.S. cable companies with lower prices and increased speeds. The pitch probably won’t quiet regulators’ qualms about his plan to buy T-Mobile US Inc.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., one of the largest U.S. television-station owners, would be forced to give up some properties it controls under a proposal by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, agency officials said.
Television-station owners including Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. couldn’t control multiple outlets in small markets and would lose some power to negotiate fees with cable providers under changes set for a vote March 31 by U.S. regulators.
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.
Regulators in Washington probably won’t heed Time Warner Cable Inc.’s call for help in a dispute that has blocked CBS Corp. television shows from more than 3 million subscribers in cities such as New York and Los Angeles.
U.S. regulators next month may write rules governing how companies led by AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. provide Internet service, deciding on an issue that has divided the technology and telecommunications industries and provoked political debate.