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It's Time to Open Up Access to Video Content

David C. Bohnett | Posted 06.03.2016 | Technology
David C. Bohnett

Are you reading this on your iPhone or do you own a cell phone? You can thank the foresight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the de...

Verizon CWA and IBEW Union Members Go on Strike: America's Communications Future Is at Stake.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Whether you do or do not care about unions or their members, this is more about a plan by Verizon to eliminate expenses and the networks that they don't want to maintain or even upgrade, even though you paid for that to happen multiple times.

Diversity in Television: An FCC Principle Now Being Reconsidered

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 02.29.2016 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

A founding principle of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is protecting the public interest in communications - in television, radio, intern...

Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren May Have Just Saved Consumers $14 Billion

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Cable customers who are tired of paying through the nose to rent set-top boxes are about to see some serious savings, thanks to a new pr...

'Tell-the-Truth' Legislation and the 'Schmuck Device' Uses the 'Internet of Things'

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

As I've been tracking the providers of telecommunications networks and services, we find that these companies can pretty much say anything they want without any fear someone is going to do something about it.

Comcast is Billing Her $1,300 For Equipment She Returned

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Christopher Elliott

Comcast is charging Ruth Molina $1,300 for equipment she already returned. What can she do to call off the collection agency? Question: Comcast is tr...

Verizon Files a 'Me Too' Objection with the FCC: Block Kushnick's Access to the Special Access Data

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The FCC is finally making available a database of collected information about special access lines and services, which, according to the FCC, has hit $40 billion in revenues.

I'm on Freaking Hold With the Freaking Cable Company

Eileen O'Connor | Posted 09.23.2015 | Comedy
Read More: Cable, Comedy News
Eileen O'Connor

It's been forty-two minutes. We both realize we've tried everything. We call it. We admit it's out of our hands and now in the hands of a higher power. A service technician. A technician that can only be here five days from now. On a Saturday. Between the hours of 4:00 and 7:00pm.

What Should I Do About Comcast's Broken Promise?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Christopher Elliott

Shelby Becker is trying to leave Comcast. Its latest trick: lying to her about a price. Can this relationship be saved? Question: I've spent hours on...

YouTube Is Crushing Cable TV, According To Google

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.21.2015 | Technology

YouTube is giving cable TV a run for its money. The popular video-sharing platform -- which was acquired by Google in 2006 -- reaches more 18- to 49...

Zach Carter

Bernie Sanders Says The Cable Bill Is Too Damn High

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter on Friday accusing big cable companies of using monopoly power...

Verizon and the NY State Public Service ('Captured') Commission

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Regulatory Capture" is when an industry takes over the regulatory agency that is supposed to be doing oversight of the companies' business practices and is supposed to be protecting the Public Interest.

Telecom Sleaze: ALEC and Its Communication's Funders -- AT&T, Verizon, Centurylink, Comcast and Time Warner Cable

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

But it is ALEC that should cease operations and everyone reading this must ask -- why is the Department of Justice (DOJ) not investigating ALEC and its corporate communications members and funders -- AT&T, Verizon, Centurylink, Comcast & Time Warner Cable?

Cable Operator Reports Growth For Mobile While TV Struggles

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2015 | Media

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian cable operator Telenet said on Tuesday it had increased the number of mobile clients in the first quarter of the year, bu...

Six Lawsuits Against the FCC Over Net Neutrality -- and Counting

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

I would argue that it is time for more lawsuits, but right now they are going in the wrong direction. The FCC should be taking the companies to court and starting the process of separating the companies from their control over critical infrastructure -- that we paid extra for, over and over.

Comcast Says It's Tripling Size Of Social Media Customer Service Team

Consumerist | Chris Morran | Posted 03.23.2015 | Technology

Comcast has been responding to customer complaints on Twitter and Facebook for years, but that didn’t help the company get out of the basement of cu...

Timothy Stenovec

Cable Companies Should Be Seriously Terrified Of Apple Right Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology

The rumored Apple TV service could change TV as we know it.

Bogus Reps Anger Even More Comcast Customers

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Christopher Elliott

What follows is easily one of the most bizarre epilogues to an already bizarre story about bad customer service. It involves harassing phone calls, threats to cut off service and the use of unusually vulgar language, even by Internet standards.

Timothy Stenovec

Standalone HBO Could Inspire Millions To Ditch Cable, Survey Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology

As many as 7 million people might cut the cord once HBO launches its new streaming service later this year. At least that's how a market research firm...

Is This About Net Neutrality, a Hostage Situation or Just Extortion? It's Hard to Say.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Unfortunately, most who are calling for Net Neutrality or Title II don't get the underlying issue -- It's all about one company 'vertically integrating,' meaning controlling all of the primary services over the wire

À La Carte Cable Is Almost Here

Shelly Palmer | Posted 01.03.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Let's try to imagine a world where anyone -- you, me, Google, the Chinese government, a VC firm, basically anyone with enough money -- could make a deal to distribute any channel of television over the public Internet. The key to understanding this is to define the word "channel."

Timothy Stenovec

Sorry, You're Still Stuck With Cable For Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.22.2014 | Technology

There was much celebration earlier this week when HBO said you would soon be able to access the network's programming without having to pay for a TV s...

Verizon's FiOS Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) Networks are Already Title II in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York...

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While Verizon has continuously told anyone who will listen that using the Title II classification for its broadband networks would harm innovation and investment, Verizon appears to have failed to disclose a basic fact to regulators and the courts.

"Title Shopping" Exposed: Verizon's FiOS is Based on a Title II, FTTP Network. Shame They Never Told the Court, the FCC or the Public.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

After going through thousands of pages of Verizon's statements, filings at the FCC, and court documents, even listening to the oral arguments made by their lawyers, we can not find one place where Verizon told the regulators or the courts that Verizon's entire wireline FiOS deployment in every state is based on Title II.

Verizon New York's Multiple Financial Books Reveal "Black Hole Revenues".

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Follow the Money" Trail of Verizon's Affiliates Exposes a Financial Shell Game. Part VII in the series based on the new report "It's All Interconnec...