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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 »

Many seniors still struggle with technology

According to the new Pew report, “... many seniors remain largely unattached from online and mobile life – 41 percent do not use the internet at all, 53 percent do not have broadband access at home, and 23 percent do not use cell phones.” Read More »

U.S. remains world leader in mobile traffic, says Cisco

In 2014, the number of cellphones in the world will be greater than the number of people, and the U.S. will continue to lead in global mobile traffic. Read More »

Critique from the man who wrote our national broadband plan

One of the principal architects of the National Broadband Plan – Blair Levin – said of the constantly changing blueprint, “This plan is in beta and always will be.” Read More »

Can cable companies drop any further in public esteem?

A month after announcing their merger, Comcast and Time Warner languish in the public's esteem, or as a repeated headline puts it, “Comcast Joins Time Warner Cable in Consumer Reports Doghouse.” Read More »

Not enough competition for high-speed broadband and video

A recent story in The Wall Street Journal shows the lack of high-speed broadband competition in the U.S., and how it would look if Comcast acquires Time Warner. Read More »

Pennsylvania telephone deregulation bill is bad for seniors

Wayne Burton, president of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans, condemns a pending state bill that would free Verizon from landline guarantees and cost controls. Read More »

The Web’s quarter century

March 12 marks the 25th anniversary of the date when Tim Berners-Lee introduced "the concept of a ‘distributed hypertext system,’ which could link files in an ever-expanding network... The World Wide Web was born.” Read More »

Gigabyte mobile data arrives

According to Cisco's latest Visual Networking Index, world mobile users doubled their data consumption last year, with consumers in Japan, the U.S. and South Korea using more than 1 GB per month. Read More »

Home Internet still eludes low-income Americans

According to the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, “Among (U.S.) households with incomes of $30,000 and less only 54% have access to broadband at home...” Read More »

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