Currently viewing the tag: "Comcast"

The pending deal between NBC Universal and Comcast has found an unlikely opponent in former NBC-funnyman-turned-Senator, Al Franken (D-Minn.).

As we reported in December 2009, the joint venture agreement would leave Comcast owning 51 percent and G.E. owning 49 percent of NBC Universal. However, it seems predictions that the merger would face Continue Reading

Contrary to what many pessimistic job seekers are saying, there is still work out there for M&A lawyers.

Last Thursday, Comcast and General Electric announced a joint venture where Comcast will own 51% of NBC Universal (NBCU). According to Am Law Daily, this deal has been in the works for about [...]

Continue Reading

On August 28, the D.C. Circuit struck down as “arbitrary and capricious” a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation prohibiting a single cable operator from serving more than 30 percent of the market. Comcast, which challenged the regulation, now has room to increase its 25 percent market share. Groups like Media Access [...]

Continue Reading

Monday Morning JetLawg

On August 30, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Comcast’s win in district court regarding 1993 FCC rule allows it to pursue more than 30% of cable market.

Musician John Mayer must dish out $25,000 to charity selected by TMZ for losing bet over not-so-secret mug shot.

Michael Jackson’s death officially ruled a homicide [...]

Continue Reading

It is a new chapter in the tumultuous history of the NFL Network. Cable provider Comcast Corp. and the NFL finally reached an agreement this week, but it may not be an ultimate resolution to their long dispute over the NFL Network. The conflict between the two parties began when Comcast [...]

Continue Reading

Most people would agree that when it comes to watching football, more is better. But is more always legal? With the rise of pay-per-view television in the 1980s, enthusiastic fans have been willing to pay a premium to watch their favorite teams engage in normally untelevised action or view other notable sports events [...]

Continue Reading

AT&T Considers Limiting Subscribers' Data Downloads

On November 25, 2008 By JETLaw

AT&T, the country’s largest Internet provider, has announced that it is testing the idea of limiting the amount of data subscribers can use each month. The proposed limitation would initially apply in Reno, Nevada–but could likely extend across the country. Starting in [...]

Continue Reading

Comcast Seeks to Overturn FCC Decision

On September 6, 2008 By JETLaw

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Comcast filed suit Thursday against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The cable giant is seeking to block the FCC’s decision to sanction it for “blocking” internet traffic for certain subscribers.

As our blog reported on August 15, the FCC handed down a narrow 3-2 decision in [...]

Continue Reading

Comcast to Cap Internet Usage

On September 1, 2008 By Megan Bibb

The New York Times recently reported that beginning on October 1, 2008 Comcast will limit residential Internet usage at 250 gigabytes of bandwidth per month. According to a Comcast spokesperson, the 250 GB limit should have little effect on typical Internet users, who only use [...]

Continue Reading

FCC Cites Comcast for 'Blocking' Internet Users

On August 15, 2008 By JETLaw

On August 1, 2008, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cited Comcast for violating web access policy. The FCC determined that the cable giant was “blocking” internet traffic for certain subscribers. The FCC has ordered Comcast to change the way it manages its [...]

Continue Reading