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As Comcast merger enters final phase, deal may be on thin ice

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

When telecom giant Comcast announced plans in February to swallow its largest rival, Time Warner Cable, the consensus in Washington and on Wall Street was that regulators would let the deal go through. Now, as…

Comcast Lobbyists Give Lawmakers Golden Tickets: Secret Phone Numbers To Reach Good Customer Service

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Comcast has certainly been pulling out all the stops to get its $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable approved by regulators. That has involved calling everyone who opposes the merger ignorant and unreasonable, paying minority...Show More Summary

FCC pauses Comcast-Time Warner merger review until January 12

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday once again paused its review of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, citing delays in getting documents from Time Warner Cable. The FCC is studying whether the merger, which would combine the two biggest U.S....

Comcast, Time Warner Cable Merger Review Delayed Again

Even with bought-and-paid-for Senators urging the FCC to hurry up its review of the pending merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, there is only so much the regulators can do when they don’t have the documents they need to complete that review. That’s why the FCC has once again hit the pause button on the time clock for … [More]

Comcast merger with Time Warner Cable delayed again

Regulators pushed back by three weeks their informal deadline to complete consideration of Comcast Corp.'s proposed $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc. U.S. officials need time to review... To view the full story, click the title link.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) Confident On Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) Deal Despite Hurdles

Skepticism continues to mount on whether the proposed merger between Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC) will ever come to a full realization. The derailment this time around has to do with Time Warner failing to produce the necessary documents in a timely manner. Bloomberg’s, Paul Sweeney, believes that despite the recent […]

Comcast-TWC merger delayed, FCC says 7,000 docs wrongly held back

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Comcast's plans to swallow its largest rival Time Warner Cable has suffered another setback as the FCC announced Monday it would once again halt its "shot clock," which is the 180-day time period during…

Time Warner Cable contends Lincoln, Neb., franchise deal gives Windstream preferential treatment

Windstream's proposed buildout of its new Kinetic IPTV service in Lincoln, Neb., is facing protest from local cable incumbent Time Warner Cable, which says the telco is getting a better franchise deal.

AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition

One would think AT&T and Comcast would be on their best behavior while the FCC considers the merits of multi-billion dollar acquisitions of DirecTV and Time Warner Cable. Why come across to the court of public opinion as greedy, small-minded...Show More Summary

Time Warner Cable, Boingo turn on Hotspot 2.0

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Time Warner Cable and wireless ISP Boingo signed a roaming deal in June, which allows TWC’s broadband customers to use Boingo’s Wi-Fi hotspots at airports and convention centers and Boingo subscribers to tap…

Comcast Still Blocking HBO Go On Third Party Devices, Never Bothers To Explain Why

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

One of the more dubious Comcast practices brought up by opponents of Comcast's planned $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable is the cable giant's sluggish refusal to support certain internet video services and platforms running over its broadband network. Show More Summary

Comcast, Charter and Time Warner Cable all tell investors strict net neutrality wouldn’t change much

Last week, a Verizon exec made headlines when he told an investors' conference that strong, federal net neutrality rules designed to police Internet providers won't stop the company from plowing new money into its networks and making them better. Show More Summary

Busted: The Internet Tax Hoax of 2014

The tall tales of the phone and cable lobby keep crumbling down. Last week we saw a string of the country's biggest Internet service providers, including Comcast, Verizon and Time Warner Cable, admit what we've said all along: Reclassifying Internet access as a Title II telecom service won't hurt broadband investment. Show More Summary

WATCH: The NastyPig Ad Time Warner Didn’t Want You to See

A sultry holiday-themed ad from clothing company NastyPig was apparently too hot for Time Warner Cable executives. read more

Nasty Pig's Gay Underwear Ad Is Apparently Too 'Edgy' for Time Warner Cable: VIDEO

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Citing the 30 second spot's "edgy" content, Time Warner has pulled Nasty Pig's new, homoerotic commercial for its underwear line. The ad had already aired four times on the gay-themed Logo channel and was scheduled to run on TBS, Lifetime,...

Time Warner Cable Yanks “Edgy” Gay Underwear Ad, Later Admits “We Made A Mistake”

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

News flash: sex sells. From bikini clad models promoting hamburgers to Victoria’s Secret babes working the runway, sexualized imagery can’t be escaped in mainstream advertising. So why, then, did a commercial for underwear company Nasty Pig get pulled off the air after it had begun showing in the New York area on Time Warner Cable? Here’s the […]

What's Time Warner Cable's Problem With This Gay Underwear Commercial?

After running on Time Warner cable this week in New York, this ad for the Nasty Pig clothing line was pulled from the air. The exact reasons are as yet unspecified, but speculating shouldn't be too hard. Read more...

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