ACI in the Daily Caller: Spectrum Auction Shenanigans

Dish Network and T-Mobile are reportedly in talks about a possible merger, a move motivated by Dish’s recent acquisition of wireless broadband spectrum at the AWS-3 spectrum auction. Dish and T-Mobile’s potential consolidation poses significant detriments to consumers, wireless service providers and the government, when placed in the larger context of Dish’s potentially anticompetitive behavior. […]

ACI in the Daily Caller: $3.3 Billion That Belongs To The Public

In the FCC’s recent incentive auction for spectrum, a total of $41 billion was bid.  As expected, the winning bidders tended to be enormous, but this time, exceedingly small Northstar Wireless and SNR Wireless LicenseCo stood out. Both have affiliation with Dish Network, the satellite TV outfit with revenues of $14.6 billion and a market […]

Dishing out TV Advertising: The Dispute between Dish Network and Broadcasters

In early May, Dish Network launched a new service called Primetime Anytime, a service that would give consumers access to network television shows from the previous 8 days—minus the commercials.  The technology, dubbed “AutoHop,”allows a user to watch their favorite television shows without the hassle and annoyance of advertisements.  The broadcast networks quickly leapt into […]