Baltimore-area businesses weathered failed deals, layoffs, closings and restructuring in 2018. But some started new chapters by expanding or merging, and new development sprouted all over and one new industry spread like a weed.
There is a growing movement in Washington to change a technology law that has received far less attention than net neutrality but is more central to how the internet operates. The outcome of this debate actually could break the internet as we know it, particularly in relation to online speech.
Sinclair's image problem: The CEO of the company it was about to partner with and the chair of the FCC are both calling its conduct into question — and one of them is willing to take on the president of the United States who appointed him and the other is going to court to prove it.
Sinclair Broadcast Group continues to work with Tribune Media Co. to win approval of their controversial proposed $3.9 billion merger despite hitting a potentially deal-ending roadblock with federal regulators last month.
A law firm has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the nation’s five largest owners of local television stations, including Sinclair Broadcast Group, accusing them of artificially inflating the price of advertisements.
If anyone still thought President Trump didn’t see Sinclair in political terms as part of his media support system, his Tuesday night tweet denouncing the FCC for not granting approval for the Maryland company's purchase of Tribune Media should dispel that notion.
In a document released Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission is raising questions about whether Sinclair Broadcast misrepresented parts of the proposed deal to acquire Tribune Media and whether the deal is in the public interest.
Unfortunately, our country’s outdated infrastructure rules are threatening to stymie the United States’ progress in the deployment of next-generation broadband networks. That’s why, on Thursday, the FCC will vote on a plan to modernize those rules.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is selling WGN-TV but seeking to maintain control of the station through a deal with the buyer in a bid to skirt ownership limits and win federal regulatory approval for its proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh filed comments Friday with the Federal Communications Commission saying ownership by Sinclair would decrease consumer choices and diversity in the media marketplace.
The Republican caucus of the House of Delegates scored a rare win Monday as they blocked the introduction of a Democratic bill that would have sought to extend privacy protections to Marylanders that were recently rejected in Congress.
Why propose new rules when technology is poised to make set-top boxes obsolete? Because the FCC's proposal isn't truly about boxes. It's about forcing television companies to give their video content to Internet companies who want to collect data about consumers' viewing habits and sell video advertisements without paying for or licensing programming rights.
The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine a Virginia-based electrical contracting system for allegedly blocking personal mobile Wi-Fi connections at the Baltimore Convention Center, it announced Monday.
Democratic Rep. John Delaney is airing the first general election television ad in his bid for a second term, focusing on a bipartisan infrastructure bill that has become his signature legislative effort, campaign aides said Wednesday.
As the Federal Communications Commission considers whether to regulate the Internet as a public utility, it should look to the real-world experiences of other countries that have followed that course. If promoting investment in high-speed service is the goal, the results in Europe have been far from encouraging.
14 communities in north Baltimore have partnered to create the Baltimore Broadband Campaign. We want to demonstrate that, through the intelligent use of existing fiber infrastructure and the installation of new fiber where necessary, an economically viable, competitive broadband service is possible in the city. And it need not come from Comcast or Verizon: there are over 800 fiber optic providers of various types in the United States. Apparently, though, none have yet seen adequate economic
By By Philip Spevak and Stan Wilson and Anthony Gill