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Will Comcast’s free hotspots cost subscribers?

According to Speedify, Comcast’s use of individual and business routers to provide hotspots is costing subscribers money in increased power charges. Read More »

CWA backs FTC on T-Mobile multimillion dollar fraud

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) applied for a court order to stop T-Mobile from billing subscribers hundreds of millions of dollars for unwanted spam text messages -- a practice known in the industry as “cramming.” Read More »

CWA petitions NY state to investigate telecommunications

This week, District 1 of the Communications Workers of America filed a petition to the New York State Public Service Commission requesting a formal investigation of the state of the telecommunications industry. Read More »

Comcast expanding Wi-Fi hotspots using home routers

Comcast is blanketing the country with Wi-Fi transmitters situated within home routers, which creates hotspots free to any passing Comcast subscriber. Read More »

Verizon still stalling on FiOS, says NY City

Verizon is about to miss its June, 2014 deadline for wiring all of New York City for FiOS, and it's refusing to furnish the city with maps that chart "the street-by-street progress of its fiber network." Read More »

It’s official, Comcast and TW are America’s least wanted

In a new, comprehensive survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, Comcast and Time Warner were named as America's most hated companies. Read More »

Mississippi company jumps into 1 Gbps fiber race

Mississippi-based C Spire began installing fiber optic cable in a Jackson suburb, aiming to offer 1 Gbps service to subscribers in certain neighborhoods in nine cities throughout the state. Read More »

Google admits, we’re not all that diverse

Google became one of the few Silicon Valley tech companies to release its internal diversity data -- and the results aren't looking very good. Read More »

At House hearing, both parties dubious about Comcast merger

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing into the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner, in which Democrats, Republicans and industry executives all questioned the legality, the necessity and the probity of such a move. Read More »

E-rate modernization workshop

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler kicked off the E-Rate Modernization Workshop saying that bringing broadband to schools and libraries could be “the single most important issue this agency deals with." Read More »

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