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Nick Gillespie on Net Neutrality as 'A Solution That Won't Work to a Problem That Simply Doesn't Exist'

yesterdayNews : Reason

Things were tense at the end of February, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prepared to vote on a proposal that would revamp the way Washington regulates the Internet. The 332-page document put forth by Chairman Tom Wheeler...Show More Summary

Coalition Calls on Libraries to Plan Now to Secure E-rate funding

Libraries now have an extraordinary opportunity to upgrade their broadband following the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote to modernize the E-rate program and address the broadband capacity gap facing many public libraries. Show More Summary

Stopping the Comcast–Time Warner Merger Is Only the Start

Credit where it is due: the federal government’s decision to block the merger between Comcast and Time Warner was the right one. In the past, I have criticized the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission for failing to enforce competition laws vigorously enough. Show More Summary

Comcast chief’s last-minute pleas to a former ally fell on deaf ears

On Monday, the chief executive of Comcast made a Hail Mary call to Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Brian Roberts told the regulator that his intention to buy Time Warner Cable was for the good for the entire country because it would bring faster Internet speeds to millions. Show More Summary

The FCC chairman is a former cable lobbyist. And he just helped kill cable’s biggest deal.

Nobody can claim that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is an industry puppet anymore.Comcast's spectacular failure to close its $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable undercuts the age-old Washington wisdom that money and political connections — of which Comcast has a great deal — are the keys to power.Read full article >>

The FCC is a former cable lobbyist. And he just helped kill cable’s biggest deal.

2 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Nobody can claim that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is an industry puppet anymore. Comcast's spectacular failure to close its $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable undercuts the age-old Washington wisdom that money and political connections — of which Comcast has a great deal — are the keys to power. Show More Summary

Cable’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

At this time last year, the powerful cable industry seemed to be at the top of its game. An appeals court, in January 2014, had chucked out the Federal Communications Commission’s latest attempt to establish net neutrality rules, and a month later, in February, the two biggest cable companies in the country, Comcast and Time…

As Comcast Deal Collapses, the FCC Chairman Emerges as an Open Internet Hero

Earlier this week, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts reached out to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler in a last-ditch effort to lobby for the cable giant’s $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Roberts argued that the...Show More Summary

Forget Net Neutrality -- What About Net Vitality?

It’s been a pretty robust one-two punch for advocates of net neutrality lately. First they won a resounding victory at the Federal Communications Commission, and now a TKO of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger (I’ll have more to say on that later). But if you’re an Internet consumer rather than [...]

Afternoon Coffee: FCC Staff Against Comcast, Time Warner Merger & No M&As for GM, CEO Says

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The Federal Communications Commission staff has does not want the merger between Comcast and Time Warner to happen, as they recommended the agency not approve the $45 billion deal. And, the CEO of GM announced the car maker is not currently looking to engage in any mergers or buyouts with competitors. Show More Summary

The FCC just dealt the Comcast merger a big blow

3 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Another day, another apparent blow for the Comcast merger. Staffers at the Federal Communications Commission have recommended that the $45 billion deal be reviewed by a judge — a further sign that the firm is facing stiff skepticism over its proposal to merge with the nation's second-largest cable company, Time Warner Cable, according to the Wall Street […]

The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Could Be Facing a 'Death Sentence'

Comcast’s proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable could be doomed if the Federal Communications Commission hauls the two companies before an administrative law judge to justify their deal, according to industry experts. That...Show More Summary

FCC Move Could Kill Comcast-TWC Mega Merger

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's staff has recommended that the agency designate Comcast Corp's proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc for a hearing, the Wall Street Journal...Show More Summary

Thursday's Morning Email: FCC May Block Comcast-Time Warner Merger

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

TOP STORIES To get The Morning Email, HuffPost's daily roundup of the news, in your inbox, sign up here. FCC MAY BLOCK COMCAST, TIME WARNER MERGER "The Federal Communications Commission’s staff threw up a significant roadblock Wednesday...Show More Summary

FCC Recommends a Potentially Deal-Killing Hearing for Comcast-Time Warner Merger

The Federal Communications Commission has recommended that the proposed $45.2 billion Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger head to a hearing, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing “people familiar with the matter.” What does that meanShow More Summary

FCC Staff Recommends Hearing On Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Federal Communications Commission staff recommended that the regulatory agency designate Comcast Corp.’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. for a hearing, according to people familiar with the matter, a significant setback...Show More Summary

6 Senators Urge Rejection of Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal

In a letter to the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission, the senators said the merger would give one company too much power over television and broadband.

6 Senators Urge Rejection of Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal

In a letter to the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission, the senators said the merger would give one company too much power over television and broadband.

Smart Cities: It's More Than Broadband

Last week, at the annual Broadband Communities Summit held in Austin, Texas, there was some, albeit guarded, celebration of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision regarding Net Neutrality, and their vote to pre-empt state...Show More Summary

Smart Cities: It's More Than Broadband

Last week, at the annual Broadband Communities Summit held in Austin Texas, there was some, albeit guarded, celebration of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision regarding Net Neutrality, and their vote to pre-empt state...Show More Summary

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