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Google’s fiber buildout: “more bark than bite”

Google is in just four markets with well less than 100,000 customers and the incumbent telecom companies are outpacing Google’s buildout. Read More »

Almost half of TV viewership now goes to streaming video

65 percent of OTT viewers watch a subscription service like Netflix, 30 percent watch a free service like YouTube, and five percent use a transaction service like iTunes. Read More »

Netflix slows down customers’ video without permission for more than five years

Somehow Netflix -- a vocal advocate of full transparency on the Internet -- thinks it doesn’t have to follow those same rules. Read More »

Comcast’s zero-rating plan may violate FCC merger condition, net neutrality

Public Knowledge’s petition will test Comcast’s tenuous argument and prompt a response from the FCC to clarify the net neutrality rules. That clarification is important as more ISPs introduce zero-rating plans to entice cord-cutters. Read More »

FCC moves to open up the set-top box market

The FCC has initiated a rulemaking designed to give consumers alternatives to the cable and satellite companies’ set-top box. That’s a good thing. But the devil is in the details, and the debate is shaping up to be a battle between corporate titans. Read More »

T-Mobile throttles all video, misleads customers—again

The latest finding in a long line of corporate misbehavior. Read More »

Google’s YouTube moves to take on Netflix

In offering more online video content, especially if that content is exclusive to YouTube’s service, YouTube will become a clear competitor of video streaming providers like Netflix and Hulu. Read More »

Are zero-rating video plans pro-consumer or do they violate net neutrality?

This disruption of the cable bundle is prompting important questions about the future of video services: are these plans precursors of new models for financing network investment and what will it all mean for consumer choice? Read More »

T-Mobile tests net neutrality rules, raises prices on consumers

T-Mobile is introducing a new video plan to allow “unlimited” streaming of selected video service. But consumer advocates say the plan may violate the FCC's new net neutrality rules. Read More »

What’s next for TV bundles?

As some companies like Verizon and DISH Network begin experimenting with smaller bundles, some industry experts think the market has already passed them. Read More »

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