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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 »

Verizon set to stiff NJ on FiOS promises

New Jersey Verizon subscribers have paid $15 billion in surcharges to finance broadband for the whole state for FiOS by 2010. But only 55 percent of the state is wired, and Verizon is refusing to finish the job. Read More »

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel gets specific about E-Rate

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel appeared at the trendsetting SXSW festival in Austin, Texas to talk about E-Rate 2.0, the plan to modernize the country’s largest education technology program. Read More »

Verizon CEO hedges on FiOS expansion

Despite adding 200,000 new FiOS customers late last year, Verizon's CFO said they won't extend FiOS to any new markets until the service has returned the cost of capital investment. Read More »

FCC asking for focused comment on E-Rate modernization

E-Rate is the federal program aiming to provide schools and libraries with up-to-date broadband connectivity. Yesterday, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau asked for focused comment on its E-rate Modernization Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Read More »

Nobody loves Comcast, but its lobbyists don’t mind

According to polling company YouGov, “Since their merger announcement on February 13th, the US consumer perception of both Time-Warner Cable and Comcast has taken a significant dive.” 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 »

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rags on FiOS

As New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio had often complained that Verizon’s FiOS broadband service was underbuilt and overpriced. Now he's mayor and he's still saying it. Read More »

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