Antitrust


  • Cisco, Verizon, Ericsson Hit With $500M Antitrust Claim
    A new antitrust complaint accuses some of the biggest players in wireless of ganging up on small patent rivals.The $500 million claim is being made by SITI-Sites.com and MLR, which is a buyer of SITI patents. The groups calls Verizon, Ericsson and Cisco “the titans of ...More
    May 10, 2010 Posted in News
  • Apple Might Face Antitrust Probe Over Flash Policies
    Reports are surfacing that Apple Inc. (AAPL) is in line for an antitrust probe by the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission.The Steve Jobs-led company is coming under scrutiny for prohibiting Adobe Flash applications on its products, namely the iPhone and ...More
    May 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • AT&T Gets FCC’s Nod for Centennial Buy
    Three weeks after winning antitrust approval, AT&T’s $944 million buy of Centennial Communications is now getting the FCC’s thumbs-up.Centennial has customers throughout the Midwest and the Southeast, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The ...More
    November 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T Centennial Buy Gets Antitrust Approval
    The Justice Department has given AT&T the go-ahead to buy Centennial Communications. The only condition is that AT&T must sell assets in parts of Mississippi and Louisiana. That’s due to the chance customers in that area could be affected by higher prices and ...More
    October 13, 2009 Posted in News
  • Regulators Open Enquiry Into Wireless Competition
    Ever notice that there are now just four main facilities-based nationwide carriers? The FCC has come to that realization, and on Thursday launched an official enquiry into the state of competition in the wireless industry. At issue is whether the control that Verizon ...More
    August 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Google CEO Bails on Apple
    Some things just aren’t meant to last. Like the Apple-Google mutual appreciation society, for instance.Google Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt said Monday that he would resign from Apple Inc.’s board, which he has sat on since 2006. The news comes amid government mulling ...More
    August 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T, CTIA Defend State of Wireless Competition
    AT&T Inc. this week filed a statement in response to accusations from Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl, chair of a congressional antitrust panel, that the wireless industry engages in anticompetitive practices, as well as the fact that the U.S. Department of Justice may look ...More
    July 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • Regulatory Watch : Supreme Court Nixes Antitrust Suit Against ILECs
    ILECs that fail to open their networks to competitors cannot be sued under the Sherman Antitrust Act, the Supreme Court ruled in January. The decision derailed dozens of lawsuits against ILECs by consumer groups and competitors. The outcome of Trinko v. Verizon, which was ...More
    March 1, 2004 Posted in Articles