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FCC votes to require captioning on more Internet videos

All five FCC commissioners voted today to require closed captioning in all online video that was previously captioned on television. Read More »

U.S. TVs increasingly connected to the Internet

According to research firm Connected Intelligence, in 42 million U.S. homes at least one television is connected to the Internet “either via a video game console, Blu-ray disc player, streaming media player or the TV itself.” 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 »

Senate committee grills Comcast-Time Warner on merger

At an April 9 Capitol Hill hearing, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and consumer groups expressed deep skepticism about the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner. Read More »

NABET-CWA Commends FCC Vote to Strengthen Television Ownership Rules

The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-CWA commended the FCC vote to curb abuses by TV broadcasters who evade ownership rules designed to preserve localism, diversity, and competition. Read More »

Comcast and Netflix sign deal

In a recent deal, Netflix will pay Comcast to connect directly to its servers, "which should improve video streaming quality for Netflix subscribers who access the site through a Comcast connection," said The Hill. Read More »

Wheeler tries new approach to net neutrality

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler issued a convincing statement in support of Open Internet rules and FCC regulation, proposing three new rules and issuing a challenge to industry. Read More »

Net neutrality doomsday unlikely, says Netflix

Following the DC appeals court's net neutrality decision, Netflix predicted "... that ISPs will avoid [the] consumer-unfriendly path of discrimination" by limiting video streaming. Read More »

Talking about (but not on) cell phones

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler and the commission “were surprised last month by the flood of phone calls and emails expressing anger at the possibility that cellphone conversations would be allowed on flights.” Read More »

Text yes, talk no

Most American airline passengers want to connect to the Internet in flight, but they don't want to listen to other people's cell phone conversations. Read More »

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