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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 »

Flight attendants urge FCC to oppose in-flight cell phone calls to maintain flight safety

AFA-CWA met with FCC officials to oppose a proposal that would allow cell phone calls on airline flights, arguing that in-flight cell phone calls would be disruptive and enhance terrorist and cyber-warfare capabilities. Read More »

Following DirecTV merger, AT&T expects growth in wireless video, broadband

The company is taking an integrated approach to changes in the video marketplace. In a recent statement to its investors, AT&T outlined its plans and expectations for broadband expansion over the next three years. Read More »

FCC denies T-Mobile request to limit spectrum, approves new auction procedures

The auction rules carefully balance multiple congressional objectives to encourage broadcaster participation, maximize auction revenue, conduct a fair and open auction, and promote competition. 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 »

Verizon strikes deal to buy AOL

With its $4.4 billion deal to buy AOL, Verizon hopes to benefit from the potentially lucrative ad market on wireless devices -- but privacy advocates have concerns. Read More »

CWA, NAACP file FCC Petition to Deny DISH’s auction abuse

CWA and the NAACP urge the FCC to deny DISH Network's $3.3 billion manipulation of Commission rules. Read More »

It’s a smartphone country, says Pew Center

As the Pew Internet Center said last week, “Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and for many these devices are a key entry point to the online world.” Read More »

T-Mobile Guilty of Illegal Corporate Policies Against US Workers

Judge orders policies rescinded; T-Mobile US must advise employees that the company has violated federal labor law. Read More »

Google Fiber: Killer Rabbit or Tiny Bunny?

Analyst Craig Moffett wrote, “Google Fiber is a bit like Ebola: very scary and something to be taken seriously. [However] it gets more press attention than it deserves.” Read More »

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