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  • 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....
  • Netflix Will Stop Showing Internet-Congestion Messages After Verizon Legal Threat

    Netflix said it will discontinue a "small-scale test" informing users via browser messages when their broadband provider's network is congested as of June 16. The announcement Monday via a Netflix blog post came after Verizon Communications issued a...
  • You may be surprised to learn who's paying up in the largest settlement of alleged Do-Not-Call violations

     
    It's early in the week and I've already heard from several people frustrated about annoying phone calls they are getting despite being on the Do Not Call list. Calls about calls like that frequently come to the Watchdog. The callers......
  • DirecTV and AT&T make case for deal. Kristen Wiig to try directing.

    DirecTV and AT&T make case for deal. Kristen Wiig to try directing.
    After the coffee. Before wondering where the last 20 years went. The Skinny: Hard to believe it's been 20 years since the Nicole Simpson-Ron Goldman murders. I was living here then and once a friend and I played detective and timed the drive from O.J....
  • FCC's media-ownership rules debated at House hearing

    FCC's media-ownership rules debated at House hearing
    The Federal Communications Commission was attacked by Republicans and Democrats during a congressional hearing Wednesday on the regulatory agency's media-ownership rules. Among the issues debated were the FCC's long-standing rule prohibiting one company...
  • FCC looking into disputes between Netflix and Internet providers

    FCC looking into disputes between Netflix and Internet providers
    Federal regulators are looking into disputes between Netflix Inc. and broadband service providers such as Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. to determine if consumers are being harmed by complex, behind-the-scenes deals that govern Internet...
  • FCC Looks at Why Netflix Subscribers Are Getting Poor Signals From ISPs

    The FCC has begun looking into Comcast and Verizon's deals with Netflix as part of an overall inquiry into so-called "interconnection agreements" -- pacts that content companies make to connect their traffic with Internet providers and deliver it the last...
  • Univision owners preparing exit plan

    Univision Communications' owners are looking for an exit. Seven years ago, Los Angeles billionaire Haim Saban and four private equity firms spent $13.7 billion to acquire Univision, the nation's dominant Spanish-language media company. They figured they...
  • 'Godzilla' to crush box office. Net neutrality debate rages.

    'Godzilla' to crush box office. Net neutrality debate rages.
    After the coffee. Before deciding between "Godzilla" and "Neighbors." The Skinny: The heat wave here appears to have broken but the strong winds have also pushed the smoke from all the wildfires into my neighborhood. I almost have to shut the windows,...
  • Staying true to net neutrality

     Staying true to net neutrality
    Chairman Tom Wheeler of the Federal Communications Commission said all the right things about net neutrality Thursday as the agency voted to release draft rules for preserving the open Internet. Nevertheless, real questions remain about whether the...
  • Hollywood Exerts Heavy Influence in Race to Succeed Henry Waxman

    Perhaps the most dynamic part of the race for an entertainment-heavy California congressional district is the cast of competitors: They include a spiritual teacher and author, a radio talk host, an Iraqi war veteran and criminal gang prosecutor, a...
  • Congress to hear concerns about Comcast - Time Warner Cable deal

    Congress to hear concerns about Comcast - Time Warner Cable deal
    The chief lobbyist for the nation's small and mid-sized cable operators will tell Congress on Thursday that Comcast Corp.'s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable threatens consumers and competition. In testimony submitted in advance of his...