Entries Matching: Monopoly

Public Knowledge Urges President Trump to Put Americans Before Monopolies as 100 Day Deadline Nears

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Rumors indicate that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai will soon announce a plan to roll back the agency’s landmark 2015 Open Internet Order. Public Knowledge urges President Trump to honor his campaign promises to put Americans before monopolies by preserving net neutrality rules as he nears the end of his first 100 days.

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PK In The Know Podcast: Regulating Networks and a Creators’ Freedom Project Update

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On this week's podcast we consider how to think about regulating networks, opportunities for boutique ISPs, and get an update on the Creators' Freedom Project.

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Can AT&T Really Walk Away From The FCC While Keeping The T-Mobile Deal Alive?

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We remember the surrender of General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse as the end of the Civil War, despite the fact that Confederate forces remained in the field for several weeks thereafter. The announcement by AT&T and Deutsche Telekom (DT) that they have told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to dismiss their application to transfer T-Mo to AT&T “without prejudice” is rather similar.

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The Sprint Standing Skirmish: AT&T Loses Some Ground, DoJ Gets Road Map Forward.

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Any tactician knows that battles can be won or lost by defining the battlefield. Skirmishes like the fight over whether Sprint and C. Spire (formerly Cell South) can go ahead with their private lawsuits against AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile help define the terrain for the bigger fights to come (order here). By ruling on what constitutes a recognizable injury under the antitrust rules and making preliminary determinations about the nature of the market, the Order sets the boundaries of what arguments DoJ can make and what it will need to do to prove its case. Where AT&T manages to have certain market definitions locked in and certain potential injuries excluded as not cognizable under antitrust in these early rounds, it gains an advantage.

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