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NY Upstate Weekenders Can’t Tune-In to Digital TV

NY Upstate Weekenders Can't Tune-In to Digital TV

Cynthia Littleton of Variety wrote a story this week on a group of NY weekenders that have been left to fend without local TV stations, herself included. She and her husband bought a summer home near Lake Chautauqua, NY only to discover that there was no local signal. This lack of signal was [Full Story…]

Boxee Lobbying FCC for Rule Change

Boxee Lobbying FCC for Rule Change

Avner Ronen, Brooklyn-based CEO of the Internet video provider Boxee, scheduled a meeting recently with the FCC's chairman when he realized a proposed rule could seriously damage the company. Ronen showcased how users of the Boxee Box, which aggregates videos from the Web and displays them on a TV [Full Story…]

Schumer Looks to Crack Down on Crammers

Schumer Looks to Crack Down on Crammers

"Cramming," a term used to describe scamming via unsolicited text messages sent to cell phones and now NY Senator Chuck Schumer wants to crack down on these con-artists and is urging the FCC to do the same. According to the New York Daily News, reading messages from so-called “crammers” can lead [Full Story…]

Cablevision & Verizon Settle Network Speed Ad Lawsuit

Cablevision & Verizon Settle Network Speed Ad Lawsuit

A recent lawsuit by Cablevision against Verizon has been settled over Verizon's alleged "misleading" broadband speed ads.  At issue was a Verizon ad campaign used an FCC study from August to show the comparison of broadband speeds offered by both cable carriers, claiming that Verizon had faster [Full Story…]

NY FiOS Gets Access to MSG HD Channels; Time Warner Cable May Lose

NY FiOS Gets Access to MSG HD Channels; Time Warner Cable May Lose

Yesterday Verzion FiOS customers in the NY area were able to see MSG HD and MSG+ HD for the first time.  Up until now FiOS customers were only able to see the analog version of these channels as Cablevision (which owns them) refused to provide them to Verizon citing an FCC exemption, which was [Full Story…]

Cablevision Ordered to Provide Competitors with HD Sports Programming

Cablevision Ordered to Provide Competitors with HD Sports Programming

The FCC told Long Island-based Cablevision that it could no longer be the sole provider of the MSG and MSG+ HD feed, concluding that these programs would have to be made available to AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS. The ruling, according to Adweek, came after a two year feud between Cablevision [Full Story…]

LightSquared Network Interferes With GPS?

LightSquared Network Interferes With GPS?

According to The Wall Street Journal, Philip Falcone's LightSquared network faces a setback as preliminary tests show that it could knock out some GPS systems. The interference problems could delay FCC approval of the new network along with creating problems for primary financial backer NY based [Full Story…]

Alec Baldwin & Christie Brinkley Help With Hamptons Public Radio Station

Alec Baldwin & Christie Brinkley Help With Hamptons Public Radio Station

Hamptons public radio station WLIU is out of cash and Peconic Public Broadcasting is holding a capital campaign to raise $500,000 by August 31 for the station's license. The organization's president Wallace Smith says that the FCC forbids stations from raising these funds on-air. Some [Full Story…]

AT&T Refiles HD Access Complaint Against Cablevision/MSG

AT&T Refiles HD Access Complaint Against Cablevision/MSG

Accusing Cablevision of unlawfully withholding access to high-definition feeds of regional sports programming on the MSG Network and MSG Plus, AT&T has refiled a complaint with the FCC, according to a Broadcasting & Cable article. An initial complaint, filed in August 2009, and [Full Story…]

AT&T, Verizon Want MSG to Release CT HD Feeds

AT&T, Verizon Want MSG to Release CT HD Feeds

Just after the FCC process for requiring access to terrestrial nets became official last week, AT&T said it will ask the FCC to require Madison Square Garden (MSG) networks to negotiate for its U-Verse carriage of HD feeds in Connecticut, a Broadcasting & Cable article said. AT&T sent a [Full Story…]

Community Broadband Forum Taking Place Tomorrow Morning

Community Broadband Forum Taking Place Tomorrow Morning

Tomorrow, Thursday May 20 at 10:30 am, the first of three monthly half-day forums on Community Broadband will take place at the Carleton Lounge in the Mudd  Building at Columbia University.  The event, titled 'Advancing Community Broadband- Stakeholders’ Community Building [Full Story…]

Supreme Court: Cablevision Must Carry Local Stations

Supreme Court: Cablevision Must Carry Local Stations

The US Supreme Court today rejected Bethpage, Long Island based Cablevision's challenge to a federal statute that requires operators to carry local over the air broadcast stations on their systems. The Court had upheld the must-carry requirement twice in the 1990s. Cablevision asked the Court to [Full Story…]

Ontario, NY Fiber Project Could be Broadband Model

Ontario, NY Fiber Project Could be Broadband Model

Non-profit Axcess Ontario is deploying a fiber network in Ontario County, NY to help bring new businesses to the area and prevent business flight. County officials met with the FCC on May 4 to describe their broadband strategy, which could be a model program since it requires no taxpayer funds to [Full Story…]

The NY Tech Meetup Says Goodbye to FIT

The NY Tech Meetup Says Goodbye to FIT

NYConvergence ORIGINALBy: Jim FloodLast night marked the end of an era for the NY Tech Meetup: the monthly gathering will no longer be held at the SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology's Haft Auditorium. Starting in June, the Meetup moves to NYU's Skirball Center, which has a capacity of 860. [Full Story…]

NYC Web Groups React, Regroup after FCC Defeat

NYC Web Groups React, Regroup after FCC Defeat

NYC web groups are reacting to the court ruling earlier this week that said that the FCC doesn't have the statutory authority to regulate certain kinds of web traffic. The ruling essentially allows Internet and mobile service providers to censor information, slow down traffic for information [Full Story…]