Today, Tribune Media has announced that it has terminated its 3.9 billion merger agreement with Sinclair Broadcasting Group and that it has filed a lawsuit against Sinclair for breach of contract. The withdrawal follows the Federal Communications Commission’s move to send the merger to an administrative law judge.
Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Report and Order on “one-touch, make-ready wireline infrastructure.” The Order creates a one-touch, make-ready option for simple make-ready work that allows a single crew hired by the new provider to do all of the make-ready work at one time.
Today, Public Knowledge joins more than 100 civil rights, digital justice, consumer advocacy, and community-based organizations in a statement opposing the adoption of algorithmic risk assessment tools, which use artificial intelligence to determine an accused individual’s bail. Public Knowledge contends that these tools often rely on biased data to forecast an individual’s likelihood of appearance at trial and/or risk to public safety.
Today, the New York Public Service Commission has revoked its previous approval of the Charter/Time Warner Cable merger, finding among other things that Charter has failed to meet its broadband buildout requirements. Unless overturned, this action will mean that Charter will no longer be permitted to operate in the state of New York.