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3/4/2021

Cable companies, industry groups and Google are asking Congress to intervene in the upcoming auction of 3.45 GHz frequencies. They say that the C-band sale's narrow structure discouraged participation and that new rules should involve the same arrangements as the 2020 auction for Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum.

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3/4/2021

The International Trade Commission has launched a probe into alleged patent infringements involving Lenovo's Motorola Mobility as well as Samsung Electronics. Evolved Wireless cited three patents in its complaint, and asked the ITC to issue both exclusion and cease and desist orders.

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3/4/2021

Jessica Rosenworcel, acting Federal Communications Commission chair, met virtually with her Mexican colleague recently. She said that the two discussed spectrum interference at the border, an issue which involves major telecommunications companies.

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3/4/2021

House lawmakers at a subcommittee hearing expressed bipartisan approval of extending Medicare reimbursement support to telehealth services even after the COVID-19 crisis subsides. Legislators, however, must still iron out differences over the extent of the coverage as well as timing and payment.

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Healthcare Dive
3/3/2021

Video-on-demand service fuboTV reported 73% more customers in 2020 than it had in 2019, but it lost $570.5 million. Executives told shareholders that they expect sports betting and advertising to help the platform turn a profit.

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3/3/2021

New York State may soon expand the availability of a program that uses digital cards on smartphones to verify users' COVID-19 vaccination status. The state tested the "Excelsior Pass" at recent sporting events in Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

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3/3/2021

NEP Group has acquired VISTA Worldlink, a provider of centralized broadcast technology. The deal is part of NEP’s strategy to boost its centralized production offerings across the U.S. and the world.

3/3/2021

SMPTE has been recognized with Technical Emmy Awards for its development of ST 2110, but the video over IP standard needs to continue to evolve to remain relevant.

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3/3/2021

Despite what appeared to be significant increases in videoconferencing activity during the pandemic, video streaming accounted for 71% of all downstream U.S. internet usage in 2020, said the nation's largest ISP, Comcast, in a new report spotlighting network data consumption last year.

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3/3/2021

This year's Emmy Awards will air Sept. 19, the Television Academy has confirmed, though the organization didn't state whether the show will be virtual or not. CBS and Paramount+ will both broadcast the event.

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