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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 »

Consumer spending on digital content will continue increasing

A new report projects consumer spending on broadband and digital content to top more than $220 billion by the end of this year. Read More »

AT&T, Verizon expand wireless video services

Both AT&T and Verizon are moving further into the wireless video streaming sector as viewing preferences change. Read More »

The painfully slow unbundling of cable TV

Subscribers say they want á la carte TV, but according to a recent article in re/code, "Bundles aren’t going away anytime soon, since they’re the core of the pay TV business." Read More »

Dish’s new Sling TV service may shake up the cable industry

By adding ESPN to its new "over-the-top" Internet Sling TV service, Dish TV network may disrupt the power of the cable bundle. Read More »

FCC moves closer to equalizing Internet video and cable

The FCC moved toward giving Internet video streaming services access to cable companies' affiliated programming on equal rates, terms, and conditions. Read More »

Small cable companies dropping TV in favor of Internet

A growing number of cable providers have found that business is as good or better if they supply simply broadband, and not TV. Read More »

Broadband goals according to Wheeler

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler recently said, "... meaningful competition for high-speed wired broadband is lacking and Americans need more competitive choices for faster and better Internet connections." Read More »

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