Posts tagged as: New York

New York AG Will Not Appeal T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Decision

New York State Attorney General Letitia James issued the following statement today regarding the recent court decision to allow the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint: “After a thorough analysis, New York has decided not to move forward with an appeal in this case.” The merger is now expected to proceed quickly. T-Mobile claims the merger […]

Cell Service Comes To NJ/NY PATH’s Underground Stations

  Commuters who use the¬†Port Authority’s PATH train service will soon have broader access to wireless service. Beginning today, AT&T and T-Mobile service is live in underground PATH stations in New York City. AT&T and T-Mobile service will expand to underground stations in New Jersey over the next three weeks. The Port Authority says service […]

State AGs Join Justice Department In Reviewing Sprint/T-Mobile Impact On MVNOs And Prepaid Markets

The Attorney General’s office from New York is investigating if and how T-Mobile‘s proposed merger with Sprint might impact the MVNO and prepaid markets. Sprint and T-Mobile separately serve the prepaid space via their own Boost Mobile and MetroPCS brands, respectively, as well as MVNOs, such as Google-run Project Fi. With reduced competition, the New […]

New York and Washington State Attorneys Respond to FCC Net Neutrality Vote with Lawsuits

A number of lawmakers and public officials at the state level have promised to fight the FCC’s Dec. 14 vote to overturn net neutrality rules. The Republican-led FCC voted along party lines to eliminate the existing rules, suggesting they limited investment in broadband services. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was among the first to […]

Fantasy Sports Now Legal in New York State

Fantasy sports are now officially legal in the state of New York. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week signed legislation to legalize and regulate the contests, classifying them as “games of skill” rather than illegal gambling. The move comes after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last year¬†cracked down on the popular fantasy sports […]

NY legislature Proposes Celebrite Cellphone Scan at Car Accidents

Republican New York State Senator Terrence Murphy and Democrat Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix Ortiz, together with awareness organization Distracted Operators Risk Casualties (DORCs), are attempting to pass a law to combat distracted driving. The law, if implemented, will require police to examine phones at an accident scene to see if the phone was involved in […]

Apple Music Gets the Attention of Antitrust Regulators

New York and Connecticut want to be sure Apple Music, the new streaming service announced by Apple this week, doesn’t violate antitrust rules. Universal Music Group, responding to requests from the attorneys general of New York and Connecticut, said it is not colluding with Apple nor its rivals to impede competition in the music streaming […]

ZTE Teams Up with New York Knicks

ZTE today announced a new marketing partnership with the New York Knicks basketball team. Moving forward, ZTE will be the official smartphone provider for the Knicks. The company said it hopes to increase the visibility of its brand, as well as connect with Knicks basketball fans and help those fans better connect with the Knicks. […]

Sprint Loses Attempt to Avoid $300 Million Tax Lawsuit

Sprint has been handed a defeat in its attempt to escape a $300 million sales tax case brought against it by the State of New York. New York alleged that Sprint underpaid sales taxes by as much as $130 million during a multi-year period beginning in 2005. Sprint sought to dismiss the case, but was […]

New York Takes Another Step to Curb Phone Theft

New York State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein plans to introduce a bill today that would require businesses to obtain proof of ownership before buying used cell phones. According to the New York Times, flea markets, laundromats, and neighborhood stores often resell mobile devices that have been stolen. The law would make it illegal for any […]

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