Justice Dept. Stalls Verizon Deal Over Competition Concerns
The Department of Justice is delaying Verizon's attempt to purchase 122 AWS spectrum licenses from several cable companies due to concerns about anti-competitive behavior. The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the Justice Department's plans, reports that the government agency is specifically concerned with the cross-promotion aspect of the deal related to their wired broadband and television services. The Justice Department feels this arrangement is essentially an agreement between the organizations involved to not compete with one another, which could impact what services are available to consumers and how much they cost. The Journal's sources say the Justice Department has made it clear to Verizon and its cable company partners that it won't approve the deal until changes are made to this portion of the agreement. The Federal Communications Commission is prepared to approve the deal after Verizon Wireless agreed to divest some spectrum holdings if the deal goes through.
Justice Dept. Gives AT&T-Time Warner Judge a Way Out
The Justice Department, during closing arguments of its case against the AT&T-Time Warner merger, suddenly suggested the judge weigh "alternative" remedies should he choose not to block the deal. The Justice Department has fought against the merger from the start, saying AT&T would use Time Warner's content as a weapon against consumers, raising prices and limiting competition.
Justice Dept. Suggests FCC Limit AT&T, Verizon Auction Participation
Officials at the Justice Department are concerned AT&T and Verizon will dominate the upcoming 600MHz auction if more protections aren't put in place by the FCC. The agency filed a letter with the FCC this week suggesting the FCC give more weight to the concerns of companies such as Sprint and T-Mobile, which seek to limit AT&T and Verizon's participation.
Justice Dept. Receives Offer to Help Unlock iPhone
The U.S. Department of Justice may have found a way to unlock the San Bernadino shooter's iPhone without Apple.
Justice Department Launches Antitrust Investigation Into AT&T, Verizon
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating AT&T and Verizon for secretly colluding to put carrier-locking ability into the new eSIM industry standard, according to the New York Times.
Maybe the DOJ and the FCC should do more
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