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  • Party doesn't govern lawmakers' stance on net neutrality -- money does

    It's tempting to think of the network neutrality battle as one fought in Washington along party lines -- after all, that's true of almost everything in the capital. But recent research by the campaign finance analysts at MapLight show that the reality...
  • 2 of 3 proposed cell towers OK'd by planners

    2 of 3 proposed cell towers OK'd by planners
    Tinley Park plan commissioners narrowly endorsed 129-foot-tall cellular towers at Christa McAuliffe and Helen Keller schools, accepting AT&T's argument that they were needed to improve cellular service and wouldn't be detrimental to the neighborhoods....
  • Forget 'Chicagoland' — 'The Sixties' shines for CNN

    Tom Hanks is one of the executive producers of a stunning, revelatory, exciting and surprisingly provocative 10-part television series titled "The Sixties." And there he is on camera at the start of Episode 1, saying, "The TV was the center of our house....
  • Comcast deploys its army of revolving-door lobbyists against the FCC

    Every big company tries to snag former Washington insiders for its lobbying team; the revolving door, after all, is what makes public service a stepping stone to personal wealth in the modern age. But the cable giant Comcast has been especially...
  • New York Times Adds Fuel to Fire Against Big Media Mergers

    Joining the chorus of critics railing against the tide of Big Media mergers, the New York Times published an editorial Tuesday opposing Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable, concluding that the $45 billion deal will "concentrate too much...
  • AT&T to Acquire DirecTV in $67 Billion Deal

    In a deal that will accelerate the transformation under way in the U.S. pay TV market, AT&T has reached an agreement to acquire DirecTV for $67 billion. The proposed union of the telco giant and the nation's largest satellite TV provider continues the...
  • House Republicans Grill Comcast Over Plans to Merge With Time Warner Cable

    House Republican and Democratic lawmakers raised concerns about Comcast's proposed combination with Time Warner Cable, including the possibility that the company would gain too much market power over the lineup of channels and programming over its...
  • Why Netflix Is Pushing 'Breaking Bad,' 'House of Cards' in 4K Ultra HD

    Virtually none of Netflix's 45-plus million customers have a 4K Ultra HD television today. So why is the company bothering to expend cycles to offer "House of Cards" season two, "Breaking Bad" later this summer and other programs in a format that...
  • In-flight Wi-Fi demand drives Gogo revenue up 35%

    In-flight Wi-Fi demand drives Gogo revenue up 35%
    Gogo Inc., a provider of aircraft Internet and communications services, reported record quarterly revenue on Monday, rebuilding investor confidence after AT&T announced last month that it will join the in-flight Internet playing field. Revenue was up 35...
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Bolsters Net Neutrality Proposal as Protest Mounts

    As the FCC prepares for a key meeting on Thursday, its chairman Tom Wheeler is making revisions to his proposal to re-establish rules of the road for the Internet, including language to make it more difficult for broadband providers to prioritize some...
  • FCC's Wheeler tries new sales pitch for Net neutrality proposal

    FCC's Wheeler tries new sales pitch for Net neutrality proposal
    Even before he released the first summary, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has been trying to set the record straight about his Net neutrality proposal. But when the actual language is released this week, critics may still reject...
  • Public comment sought on FCC chairman's proposed Internet rules

    Public comment sought on FCC chairman's proposed Internet rules
    Responding to a sharp public backlash, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler revised his proposed Internet traffic rules as he tries to secure support for the agency to start formally considering them this week. The new net neutrality...