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On 2 fronts, Senator Franken fights Comcast-Time Warner merger

In both the Senate and in the media, Al Franken (D-MN) is fighting to stop the Comcast-Time Warner merger. Read More »

The shape of a Comcast world

According to Free Press, if their merger with Time Warner goes through, Comcast will control half of the high-speed U.S. Internet market. With a series of infographics, Free Press shows what will happen. Read More »

Washington Post editorialist slams Comcast-Time Warner deal

“Can we block a merger just because the two companies involved are jerks?” asked Washington Post editorial writer Catherine Rampell. Read More »

Sprint May Owe $4.5 Million To Laid Off Call Center Workers

According to CWA, Sprint did not meet its requirements to give workers 60 days’ notice before terminating their jobs on March 25, or the 90 days’ notice required in New York. Read More »

Comcast usually gets its way with states and cities

"From New York to Illinois, Comcast... has maintained a powerful, experienced army of local lobbyists and trade groups," Politico said recently. Read More »

Not enough competition for high-speed broadband and video

A recent story in The Wall Street Journal shows the lack of high-speed broadband competition in the U.S., and how it would look if Comcast acquires Time Warner. Read More »

Sprint slashes customer service jobs since SoftBank deal

Since Masayoshi Son and SoftBank acquired Sprint in July 2013, Sprint has laid off more than 2,700 call center workers and 330 technical consultants, closed 150 customer phone repair locations and 55 retail stores. Read More »

Time Warner’s sell-out CEO to get $80 million

Time Warner CEO Robert Marcus began his job January 1, then sold the company to Comcast, for which he'll be receiving “a severance payment that amounts to more than $1 million a day for the six weeks he ran the company before agreeing to sell.” Read More »

Pennsylvania telephone deregulation bill is bad for seniors

Wayne Burton, president of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans, condemns a pending state bill that would free Verizon from landline guarantees and cost controls. Read More »

Multistate AG taskforce looking at Comcast-Time Warner merger

A multistate taskforce, plus several individual states, are joining the DOJ and the FCC in reviewing Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner. Read More »

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