With the FCC’s exclusivity ban less than 2 weeks away from sunset, Comcast is among those ready to wave it goodbye. The rules keep MSOs from making exclusive contracts preventing their competitors from carrying satellite-delivered programming with which they are affiliated. Read on for comments from Comcast’s David Cohen in an interview Tues taped for C-SPAN’s “Communicators” program, interviewed by our own Editor-in-Chief Amy Maclean.
 
Comcast is closing its 3 CA call centers at the end of Nov, which will impact about 1K jobs. The jobs will move to other call centers in other states. More on how employees will be affected.
 
The goal is clear when it comes to broadband: “We need to get faster, sooner,” according to FCC chmn Julius Genachowski, who spoke at an event at Vox Media Tues.
 
ESPN’s Monday Night Football late night, which scored excellent ratings, focused most of its coverage on a bad call that turned a Green Bay interception into a game-winning Seattle touchdown. Here’s how the league has responded.

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Verizon Opens Wallet for C-Band

Verizon emerged as the big winner from the FCC ’s C-band auction, spending $45.45 billion for 3,511 licenses. It spent nearly twice as much as the next highest bidder, AT&T , which put up nearly $23.41

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