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  • Are Media Megadeals No Longer a Sure Thing?

    When AT&T announced plans to merge with DirecTV last month, the conventional wisdom was that it was a gift to Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The reason: The government would be more likely to give the Comcast-TW Cable transaction a greenlight with the...
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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...
  • 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...
  • FCC moves forward with net plan

     FCC moves forward with net plan
    Federal regulators pushed forward with proposed new rules for Internet traffic that could allow preferential treatment for companies willing to pay more, thus ensuring more heated arguments ahead over so-called net neutrality. The 3-2 vote Thursday by...
  • John Oliver finds humor in net neutrality, but loses the facts

    John Oliver finds humor in net neutrality, but loses the facts
    Comedian John Oliver of HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" has done the unimaginable: He made the debate over the Federal Communications Commission's proposed net neutrality rules compelling. Now if only he'd gotten the facts right. Oliver,...
  • Media analyst makes case for 21st Century Fox-Time Warner deal

    Media analyst makes case for 21st Century Fox-Time Warner deal
    Could archenemies Fox News and CNN one day be brothers? Sounds crazy but a new report by media analyst Tony Wible of Janney Capital Markets suggests that a merger between media giants 21st Century Fox and Time Warner makes a lot of sense. "However...
  • Public TV Groups Chide FCC Airwave Auction for Not Ensuring Station Reach

    PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Assn. of Public Television Stations are chiding the FCC for not ensuring that all viewers will have access to free public television after it conducts its auction of broadcast airwaves for wireless use....
  • 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...