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Cable Companies Are The Worst: Study Confirms

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.09.2014 | Technology

More than half of people would quit their cable company if there were actually a decent alternative, according to recent study. However, there could s...

Three Questions About the Aereo Supreme Court Case That Desperately Need Answers

Elyssa Pachico | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Elyssa Pachico

It's now up to the SCOTUS to answer what's arguably the most important Aereo question of all: What's the future of TV going to look like?

Americans Take Quick Break From Partisan Bickering To Hate Comcast And Time Warner

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business

Any doubt that your fellow Americans also hate the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger should be wiped away, because a new survey has confirmed that basi...

Netflix Throws Down The Gauntlet

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.21.2014 | Technology

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings gave Internet service providers a strongly worded piece of his mind over net neutrality in a blog post on the company's webs...

This Is The United States Of Comcast, Depressing Map Shows

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology

Forget the United States of America: This is the United States of Comcast. Comcast's $45 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable is going to give it ...

Comcast And Time Warner Cable Are Already Suffering From Their Terrible Deal

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business

Comcast's planned takeover of Time Warner Cable might win it a huge share of the U.S. cable market, but it is not winning the hearts and minds of its ...

It's Not Just You, Cable Companies Really Are Getting Worse

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2013 | Technology

By Liana B. Baker Sept 3 (Reuters) - Cable and satellite customers beware. Prepare for more blackouts of major stations and keep a clo...

Watching Cable TV... Online

Lowell Peterson | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Lowell Peterson

The tentative deal under which Sony will stream some of Viacom's cable channels online demonstrates that regulators -- for example, the Federal Communications Commission -- need to rethink their approach to cable television.

Cable Companies' Scary New Tactic For Airing Ads

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2013 | Media

(Corrects in paragraphs 7 and 8 that DirecTV's ad targeting does not take into account specific TV shows viewers watch) By Liana B. Ba...

The Most Unlikely Hero In The Fight Against Cable

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology

America's disgruntled cable subscribers have found a fighter for them in Washington: former presidential candidate John McCain. McCain (R-Ariz.) in...

Regulatory Capture of the FCC -- Time to Clean House

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T, with the help of Verizon and the cable companies have 'captured' the FCC -- and have been able to get the federal agency to create and shape a working group designed specifically to remove all regulations and obligations.

Hurricane Sandy Was A HUGE Loss For Verizon

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology

Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. telecommunications group Verizon Communications Inc posted a $1.93 billion quarterly loss on pension liabili...

'We Must Not Place Limits': HuffPost Readers Voice Concerns Over Cable Industry's Shift Toward Metered Billing

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Cable companies are considering moving from a flat-fee Internet service model -- where every user pays the same price for Internet access, regardless ...

DOJ, New York AG and Verizon to the Majority of Verizon Customers: Drop Dead

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Department of Justice and the NY Attorney General's office have decided that more than 50 percent of Verizon's territories will never get cable, broadband or Internet competition. Why aren't either the DOJ or the New York AG asking fundamental questions?

Waiting For Cable Guys Costs America BILLIONS

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

Waiting for the cable guy isn't just frustrating, it is also extremely expensive: A new survey has found that waiting longer than usual for in-home se...

Comcast Earnings Up

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 01.02.2012 | Media

NEW YORK — Comcast Corp., the nation's biggest cable television company and Internet service provider, continues to be "The Big Engine That Coul...

Time Warner Cable Buys Insight For $3B

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 10.15.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Time Warner Cable will buy Insight Communications Co. for $3 billion in cash as it bolsters its presence in the Midwest, the company said...

Viacom Sues Cablevision Over IPad Video App

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 08.23.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Viacom Inc., the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and other television channels, accused cable TV distributor Cablevision Systems Corp...

Matt Sledge

Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin On Mideast Revolution, U.S. News, Glenn Beck's Caliphate Theory

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Egypt's government banned his network and its military threw him in jail, but Al Jazeera English correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin says he fee...

Cable Subscribers Cut The Cord -- But Is The Internet To Blame?

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — TV subscribers are ditching their cable companies at an ever faster rate in the past few months, and many of them aren't signing up w...

It's Time for a Sports Fans Coalition

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

$30 billion in public subsidies have gone into stadium funding over the last quarter-century. It has become a substitute for anything resembling an urban policy in the United States.

Comcast Way Up In Cable Customer Service Survey

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Corp. showed the biggest gain in customer satisfaction among cable and satellite TV operators, a survey showed Tuesday. ...

How (Not) to Succeed in Business

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Clothier

Okay, call me an easy mark. I should have picked up on this long ago. I didn't. But am I alone in thinking that I was somehow cheated?