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  • Listen: Is this the all-time most horrible cable service call, ever?

    Listen: Is this the all-time most horrible cable service call, ever?
    Last week Ryan Block, the former editor of Engadget, called Comcast to disconnect his cable and Internet service. His intention was to shift to Astound, a local provider in the San Francisco Bay Area. The result defines what's wrong with Comcast, and...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Dish tells FCC to block Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal

    Satellite broadcaster Dish Network wants the government to block Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable. In meetings with top Federal Communications Commission officials earlier this week, Dish said a combination of Comcast and Time...
  • Dish Network Urges FCC to Block Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Dish Network is urging FCC officials to reject the proposed merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable, concluding that the transaction "presents serious competitive concerns for the broadband and video marketplace." Dish Network's opposition was disclosed...
  • Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies

     Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies
    Jane O'Connor Kerr was a leader in the fine arts and cultural communities in Chicago as well as statewide for decades. Mrs. Kerr, whose first husband was legendary Chicago broadcast newsman Len O'Connor, was appointed by Gov. Richard Ogilvie to serve on...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • A bill to ban paid prioritization by ISPs makes sense, has no chance

    A bill to ban paid prioritization by ISPs makes sense, has no chance
    Joined by four other Democrats active on tech issues, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, unveiled legislation Tuesday that charts a sensible, middle-ground path on net neutrality. Naturally, it has no chance of...
  • Radio ratings mess! DreamWorks Animation gets 'Felix the Cat.'

    Radio ratings mess! DreamWorks Animation gets 'Felix the Cat.'
    After the coffee. Before trying to get my cat into show biz. The Skinny: I admit I was surprised and initially less than thrilled with the ending of "Fargo" (no spoilers, don't worry). But now that I have slept on it, I am at peace with the creative...
  • Head of WGA West on Why Hollywood Needs Net Neutrality

    The battle for an open Internet continues to gain allies. This weekend a proposal in support of net neutrality backed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the mayors of San Francisco, Seattle and Tucson will be considered by the U.S. Conference of...
  • Democrats' Net Neutrality Bill Faces Long Odds

    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to require that the FCC ban paid prioritization agreements between Internet providers and content companies, even though the bill will have trouble getting very far in...