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Comcast, Time Warner deal in trouble

More than a year after Comcast announced its plan to buy Time Warner, the result of the $42.5 billion deal remains uncertain as concerns grow. Read More »

Google prepares to launch broadband balloons - a loony idea?

Google is scaling up Project Loon, its year-old initiative to bring Internet access to everyone on the planet by balloon. Read More »

Telecom industry unites to fight FCC net neutrality rules

Major telecom industry trade groups asked the DC U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn the FCC's newly published open Internet rules. Read More »

CWA, Consumer Groups Raise Concerns about Verizon Landline Sale in California, Texas, Florida

In comments to the FCC, the Communications Workers of America and consumer groups The Utility Reform Network, the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, the Center for Accessible Technology, and the Greenlining Institute all raised concerns about the impact of the $10.5 billion transaction on consumers and workers. Read More »

OSHA wants information on tower work

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a request for information into communications tower construction and maintenance practices. Read More »

Video relay brings hearing impaired into digital communications

This week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler used his blog to call attention to the vast world of video relay sign language interpreters. Read More »

The painfully slow unbundling of cable TV

Subscribers say they want á la carte TV, but according to a recent article in re/code, "Bundles aren’t going away anytime soon, since they’re the core of the pay TV business." Read More »

Internet speeds at US libraries reveals good and bad news

According to a new ALA report, libraries have generally increased broadband speeds but "just 2 percent of all libraries meet national benchmarks established by the FCC." Read More »

FCC Report: Cable subscriptions decrease as prices rise

Last week the Federal Communications Commission released its annual report on video competition. The report highlighted some fascinating developments. Read More »

It’s a smartphone country, says Pew Center

As the Pew Internet Center said last week, “Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and for many these devices are a key entry point to the online world.” Read More »

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