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New York State reviews Comcast-Time Warner merger

If Comcast wants New York state to accept its merger with Time Warner, it may have to meet some restrictive concessions. Read More »

Telecom accuses Comcast of blocking video competition

CenturyLink told the FCC that the merger between Comcast and Time Warner "... presents a grave threat to the development of facilities-based video competition throughout the country.” Read More »

Trumka to Wheeler: keep TV sports blackout rule

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka wrote to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging retention of TV's Sports Blackout Rule, which helps fill stadiums and boosts local business. Read More »

Tech’s richest companies underpaying black, Hispanic workers

A new report from Working Partnerships USA shows that Silicon Valley's wealthy tech industry depends on low-paid Black and Hispanic workers for its essential menial work. Read More »

Nightmare on Comcast Street

A series of news stories and reports help cement Comcast's reputation as America's least customer-friendly company. Read More »

Using mobile to stream movies can cost thousands

Using "... your mobile data the same way you use your home Wi-Fi will cost you about twenty times more per month than your wired broadband bill.” Read More »

Apple’s diversity figures definitely not cutting-edge

Apple's new diversity report reveals that the company's tech employees are: 70 percent male and 77 percent white and Asian. Among leadership, it’s three percent black, six percent Hispanic and 85 percent white and Asian. Read More »

Silicon Valley class action judge tosses out feeble settlement offer

Last week federal judge Lucy Koh tossed out a $324.5 million settlement that tech firms had offered to end a class-action suit against the companies for suppression of wages. Read More »

CenturyLink aiming for 1 Gbps in 13 new cities

Having begun offering 1 Gbps in Omaha, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, CenturyLink has announced it’s expanding the service to locations in 13 more cities. Read More »

Wheeler warns Verizon CEO over wireless throttling

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wrote to the CEO of Verizon, saying network management "is not a loophole designed to enhance your revenue streams." Read More »

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