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  • Competition not a concern in merger between Comcast, TWC

    Competition not a concern in merger between Comcast, TWC
    When Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced plans to combine operations, antitrust lifers like me could hardly believe what we were hearing. Such a megadeal would surely hurt consumers and weaken markets for Internet service and TV. Having previously...
  • Millions in federal emergency communications funding lost, diverted

    WASHINGTON Four years ago, Commerce Department officials were touting their pilot grant program as a way to vault police, firefighters and other emergency responders into the age of high-speed broadband. With seven grant awards, the department promised...
  • FCC Receives More Than 677,000 Comments on Net Neutrality Proposal

    The FCC has collected more than a half million comments on its latest proposal to establish rules of the road for the Internet, with a deadline on Tuesday for weighing in on how or if the agency should adopt regulations prohibiting Internet providers from...
  • 'Apes' climbs high at box office. Fox plans TV-unit overhaul.

    'Apes' climbs high at box office. Fox plans TV-unit overhaul.
    After the coffee. Before getting over World Cup withdrawal. The Skinny: If the Justice Department wants to talk to me about the media landscape as it reviews the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (see below) I am available -- if they will cover my airfare...
  • Illegal cruise text messages based in South Florida

    Illegal cruise text messages based in South Florida
    If you get a text message saying "Win Free Cruise," there's a good chance it came from South Florida. Forty-three percent of the illegal cruise texts nationwide come from South Florida area codes, more than any other metro area, according to Cloudmark,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • U.S. sues T-Mobile USA, alleges cramming of bogus charges on bills

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities filed a complaint against T-Mobile USA on Tuesday, accusing the wireless provider of adding millions of dollars of unauthorized charges onto customers' bills, a practice known as "cramming." The charges were for...
  • Moviegoers will go bananas for 'Apes.' Aereo tries a Hail Mary.

    Moviegoers will go bananas for 'Apes.' Aereo tries a Hail Mary.
    After the coffee. Before accepting that I have to work this weekend. The Skinny: I've never been one to get excited by meeting famous people but I did get a little thrill out of chatting with Dave Grohl on Thursday about Washington, D.C., back in the...
  • 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 Moves to Expand Closed Captioning Rules to Web Clips

    The FCC adopted new rules on Friday to expand the types of online video that broadcasters, cable and satellite channels must caption for the deaf and hearing impaired. The agency already requires that full-length programming that appears with closed-...
  • Clock Ticking on FCC's Review of Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    The FCC issued a formal public notice on Thursday seeking comment on Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, signaling about six months until it reaches a decision on whether to green light the transaction. Comments in favor or against the...