The Dish Network Corp. has agreed to undisclosed financial terms with News Corp.'s Fox, allowing Dish customers to continue watching the World Series, FX, and the National Geographic Channel. Areas such as New York have experienced a Fox blackout since Oct. 14, while other regions have had to endure since Oct. 1.
Fox blackout: In preparation for an extended blackout, Cablevision e-mailed its customers Wednesday saying it will reimburse them $10 to cover the cost of paying to watch the games online through MLB.com.
Cablevision made a last-ditch offer to Fox Wednesday to lift a blackout that threatens to keep 3 million of its customers from watching the World Series.
Verizon 4G service will be available in Boston, Chicago, and Settle, among other major American hubs.
Verizon Wireless has wrongly levied data fees on about 15 million customers. The refunds are in the mail.
Verizon Wireless said most of the 15 million customers affected will receive credits of $2 to $6 on their October or November bills. Some will receive larger sums. Verizon Wireless has said that it stopped charging such fees when a customer started using a data service but then quickly shut it off.
Net neutrality rules are intended to ensure that phone and cable TV companies cannot discriminate against Internet traffic traveling over their broadband lines.
LightSquared will launch a new wireless broadband network that aims to provide competition to the incumbent phone companies.
The federal appeals court decision against the FCC regulations of "fleeting expletives" needs a hearing in the Supreme Court. The court's legal reasoning must be updated in the face of rapid changes in media, the increasing assault of vulgarity on children, and the demand of parents for government help.
A court has ruled that the FCC has to reconsider its fines for unplanned expletives blurted out on live broadcasts. The ruling comes as media experts debate whether the FCC should have a role in the Internet world.