For the most part, the Senate Commerce confirmation hearing for Tom Wheeler was a smooth ride, with confirmation likely for the former NCTA head and President Obama’s pick for FCC chmn. But that doesn’t mean a confirmation will come any time soon, at least not until Republicans can nominate a replacement for commish
Robert McDowell, several observers said. And that process could take time. Here’s why.

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While the DISH/Sprint/Softbank merger soap opera might finally come to an end, the Sprint/Clearwire/DISH battle is expected to rage on.
A lawsuit filed by TWC subs accuses the MSO of unlawfully passing fees onto subs as a result of the cost of its Los Angeles RSNs.
Senate Commerce chmn Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) lauded Mozilla’s move to turn “Do-Not-Track” on at Firefox browser as default and block 3rd-party cookies to protect consumers’ personal information online. More on his reasoning here.

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Brian Roberts’ annual appearance at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference helps set the tone for what’s ahead not just at Comcast, but for the industry as a whole.

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