Court Brings Back Subsidies for Tribal Wireless Providers

The D.C. Circuit on Friday vacated an order by the Federal Communications Commission limiting federal subsidies for wireless providers bringing service to tribal lands, finding it unfairly impacted access and affordability for Native Americans.

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Press Advocates File Brief in AT&T-Time Warner Case

An advocacy group for journalists claims in a friend-of-the-court brief filed Wednesday in a case involving AT&T’s planned acquisition of Time Warner that a judge’s denial of requests for Trump administration correspondence on the matter could impair media outlets’ future efforts to defend themselves against White House interference.

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EU Magistrate Endorses Germany Revenue Shakeup

Germany is reportedly seeing an $821 million influx of annual revenue after switching up how it collects fees supporting public-service broadcasters. As a challenge to the new scheme brews in Luxembourg, a magistrate recommended Wednesday that the European Court of Justice grant its seal of approval.

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