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  • Comments to FCC on Net Neutrality Surpass 1 Million

    The FCC has received more than 1 million comments to its proposal for rules of the road for the Internet, a.k.a. net neutrality, ranking it among the top issues of public interest before the commission. Comments surpassed 1 million just after noon on...
  • Time Warner looks at ways to counter 21st Century Fox's buyout bid

    Time Warner looks at ways to counter 21st Century Fox's buyout bid
    Rupert Murdoch's entertainment company, 21st Century Fox, pounced on its prey at an opportune moment. Over lunch in New York in early June, Murdoch's top lieutenant, Chase Carey, told Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes that Fox wanted to buy...
  • Liberals try to make 'profit' a dirty word

    It's been weeks since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the contraception-mandate case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, but the pace of urgent fundraising appeals has barely slackened. Several times a day, another pops up in my email inbox. Some are...
  • Any white knights for Time Warner? Netflix hits 50-million mark.

    Any white knights for Time Warner? Netflix hits 50-million mark.
    After the coffee. Before the joy of giving my cat a pill. The Skinny: I watched Episode 3 of HBO's "The Leftovers" last night. I think I'm done. I'm just not getting hooked and last night I found myself fast-forwarding, which is never a good sign....
  • Lynn Beiber: Benjamin Tasker cell tower proposal is at a crossroads

    Milestone Communications, the company that wants to erect a cell tower at Benjamin Tasker Middle School, has yet to satisfy terms of the 1996 Federal Telecommunications Act. They looked at the data and only sent letters of notification to those they "felt...
  • Newington's American Radio Relay League Marks 100th Anniversary

    Newington's American Radio Relay League Marks 100th Anniversary
    NEWINGTON — Hiram Percy Maxim, a Hartford businessman and early ham radio enthusiast, was frustrated. In January 1914, Maxim tried unsuccessfully to transmit a radio message from Hartford to Springfield. So he sent the message to a radio...
  • Check your phone bill for cramming charges; T-Mobile facing lawsuit over them

     
    Tuesday's federal lawsuit accusing T-Mobile of profiting by billing customers for what it knew were phony third-party charges is another reminder why you must keep a close watch on your phone bills. T-Mobile disputes the allegations raised by the Federal....
  • Ken Roberts dies at 73; promoter transformed KROQ-FM into a powerhouse

    Ken Roberts dies at 73; promoter transformed KROQ-FM into a powerhouse
    Ken Roberts, a concert promoter who rescued a debt-ridden Pasadena rock music station and oversaw its rebirth as powerhouse KROQ-FM (106.7), which helped acts like Prince and Culture Club gain mainstream attention, died May 22 in New York City. He was 73....
  • FTC says T-Mobile ignored 'cramming,' made millions

    Wireless phone carrier T-Mobile for years ignored fraudulent charges being placed on its customers' phone bills and made hundreds of millions of dollars from them, the Federal Trade Commission alleged in a lawsuit Tuesday. But T-Mobile called the FTC...
  • FCC Takes Fire From GOP and Democrats at Hearing on Media Ownership

    Republicans call the FCC rules outmoded and outdated. Democrats suggest some are ineffective. The gulf between the parties on just what role the federal government should play in limiting the concentration of media was on full display at a congressional...
  • Warning: Ads pull us closer with tiny disclaimers

     Warning: Ads pull us closer with tiny disclaimers
    The commercial opens with a car whipping around a corner. The boilerplate adland disclaimer in tiny type on the bottom of the screen — "Professional driver. Closed course." — has become so familiar over the years that we know what it says...
  • 'Maleficent' casts spell on box office. R.I.P. Ann B. Davis.

    'Maleficent' casts spell on box office. R.I.P. Ann B. Davis.
    After the coffee. Before deciding who to root for in the Stanley Cup. The Skinny: I'm not a hockey fan, but I did watch the Kings' overtime win. Now I have a dilemma. Do I root for the Kings or do I root for the Rangers because in my heart I'm a New...