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Telecommunications

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Latest News in Telecommunications

  • September 22, 2018

    BREAKING: Comcast Tops Fox With £29.7B Offer For Sky

    Comcast Corp. on Saturday emerged as the top offerer in an auction for Sky PLC with a £29.7 billion ($38.8 billion) offer, again besting 21st Century Fox and signaling an end to the bidding war over the British telecom. 

  • September 21, 2018

    5G Uses And Regulatory Hurdles: What You Need To Know

    As the 5G technology standard takes shape and major wireless carriers push to make the service commercially available by next year, experts have identified virtual reality, self-driving cars and artificial intelligence as some of the top applications for the souped-up wireless networks. But regulatory hurdles and legal questions still beset the innovations.

  • September 21, 2018

    ​​​​​​​9th Circ. Heats Up TCPA Debate With Broad Autodialer Take

    The Ninth Circuit's decision Thursday to endorse an extremely broad definition of what constitutes an autodialer under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act opens the door not only for more litigation to thrive under the statute, but also for the U.S. Supreme Court or Federal Communications Commission to step in and deliver some long-sought clarity, attorneys say. 

  • September 21, 2018

    DirecTV User Fights To Keep Law, Audit Firms In RICO Case

    An auditor and a law firm accused of extorting hundreds of people by demanding money for alleged misuse of DirecTV showed a pattern of racketeering activity that should prevent them from escaping a proposed class action, a consumer told a New Jersey federal judge Friday.   

  • September 21, 2018

    Don't Weaken Autodialing Rules, Consumer Groups Tell FCC

    As the Federal Communications Commission considers changing its criteria for dialing systems that fall under the purview of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, consumer groups are urging the commission to broaden its definition of “autodialer” to better protect recipients of unwanted mass texts.

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