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  • For the record

    Net neutrality: In the May 16 Business section, an article about proposed Federal Communications Commission rules for Internet traffic that could allow favored treatment for companies willing to pay more included a headline that said the FCC was moving to...
  • Netflix Now Tells Users When Their ISPs Are Slow in Web Browser Messages

    Netflix has launched a new tool to point out to customers when their broadband providers are failing to deliver enough bandwidth to stream "House of Cards" or "Orange Is the New Black." The No. 1 subscription VOD service first started ranking ISPs by the...
  • John Oliver rails against cable companies over net neutrality

    John Oliver rails against cable companies over net neutrality
    John Oliver knows you're probably not that angry about net neutrality, and he'd like to change that.  On Sunday night, Oliver used the bully pulpit of his HBO series "Last Week Tonight" to rail against telecommunications giants like Verizon and...
  • John Oliver Crashes FCC Comments System After Net Neutrality Segment

    On Sunday's "Last Week Tonight," host John Oliver urged viewers to go to the FCC website and make their voices heard on net neutrality. On Monday, the FCC website slowed, as the agency "experienced technical difficulties with our comment system."...
  • Kevin Hunt: Did Cox Cut His Service During Search For Cable Thieves?

    Kevin Hunt: Did Cox Cut His Service During Search For Cable Thieves?
    The cable television thief had it so much easier in the 1990s. A simple set-top box, available for less than $100 in back-of-the-magazine advertisements, was often all it took to receive monthly programming for free. Cable theft was everywhere, even...
  • '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...
  • AT&T deal for DirecTV driven by desire to pare programming costs

     AT&T deal for DirecTV driven by desire to pare programming costs
    For anyone wondering what's driving AT&T Inc.'s nearly $50-billion deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, look no further than a new report issued by the Federal Communications Commission on cable TV rates. The FCC report noted DirecTV is often able...
  • 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...
  • FCC chairman gets bipartisan grilling over Net neutrality proposal

    FCC chairman gets bipartisan grilling over Net neutrality proposal
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday faced bipartisan criticism from House members concerning proposed new rules governing Internet traffic, highlighting the controversy over his attempt to steer a middle path in the Net...
  • Even tough Net neutrality rules wouldn't 'regulate the Internet'

    Even tough Net neutrality rules wouldn't 'regulate the Internet'
    The most vocal opponents of the Net neutrality rules the Federal Communications Commission put out for public comment on May 15 have been the critics who say the rules won't actually assure the Net's neutrality. But the draft has also drawn a searing...
  • Netflix to Focus on Adding Higher-Rated and Exclusive Titles, CFO Says

    Netflix CFO David Wells said the No. 1 streaming service will expand the breadth of its programming over the next few quarters, through original series and with more emphasis on licensing exclusive and "four- and five-star content." "Our intent is to...
  • New FCC Policy Proposal Turns Up Volume on Net Neutrality Fight

    Just outside the FCC's rather nondescript offices on the southwest side of the National Mall last week, chairman Tom Wheeler met on the sidewalk with the handful of protesters who had been camping out there, carrying picket signs urging the agency not...