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Net Blocking: A Problem in Need of a Solution

Timothy Karr | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

In the absence of any rules, violations of the open Internet will become more and more common. Don't believe me? Let history be the guide.

Will Comcast's Shoddy Customer Service Practices Snowball with a Time Warner Cable Merger?

Victoria Peng | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Victoria Peng

Anecdotal evidence that Comcast's shoddy customer service practices disappoint consumers is overwhelming and warrants consumer protection. Its customer support is poor because most Americans have no other provider in their area.

Netflix as Cable's Whipping Boy: Oligopoly and Oligarchy Power at Work

Kathy Gill | Posted 04.28.2014 | Technology
Kathy Gill

Comcast and Verizon have successfully positioned this battle of the bits as one between corporations. This framing implies that Netflix is "pushing" content and, thus, should have to bear its costs. But that's not what's happening.

Comcast-Time Warner Cable: Don't Worry, New Merger Will Provide Same Shitty Service

Spencer Green | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Potential future changes include a "Surprise Channel Package," in which customers' access to certain networks will change every hour on the hour, according to a computerized random number generator which will also change billing accounts and promotional prices.


The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.20.2013 | Media

UK's ITN confirmed on Monday that ITV editor Deborah Turness will resign from her post to become the president of NBC News. The Guardian's Josh Hallid...

BOMBSHELL: Comcast Buying All Of NBC

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 04.14.2013 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Comcast is buying the rest of NBCUniversal from General Electric several years ahead of schedule to take advantage of low interest...

NBC Wants To Help Give You A Second Screen To Look At

AP | Posted 11.26.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comcast Corp. and its NBCUniversal subsidiary are taking a stake in zeebox, the maker of a so-called "second screen" app that peo...

Watch FCC Stand By As Verizon and Cable Form New Cartel

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.20.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Since March 2011, Bloomberg has been trying to hold the Comcast-NBCU media behemoth to the promises it made, and agreed to, in order to complete the takeover that resulted in one of the biggest media companies in history.

No Letup on Big Telecom and Big Media Companies Behaving Badly

Art Brodsky | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The idea of big companies continuing to control their markets, and control the behavior of consumers, continues to march on. Even now, two major deals are proceeding apace, one in telecom and one in the entertainment world.

Comcast Announces New Service

AP | Posted 04.22.2012 | Media

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cable TV giant Comcast is launching a new subscription video service that will enable its customers to instantly view movies and...

Disney, Comcast Reach Deal

AP | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that it reached a long-term agreement with the nation's largest TV signal provider, Comcast Co...

OMG Comcast! Pick on Someone Your Own Size

Craig Aaron | Posted 07.20.2011 | Technology
Craig Aaron

Following negative public reactions to the news that FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker is leaving her government job to lobby on behalf of the Comcast, Comcast isn't acting ashamed. It's acting mean.

Did Comcast Violate The Terms Of Its Merger With NBC?

Truthout | Posted 07.20.2011 | Media

Com­cast has violated the con­di­tions of its merg­er with NBC by fail­ing to air cer­tain types of pro­gramm­ing as re­quired by the Feder­...

How the Top 1 Percent Capture Our Regulators... and the American Dream

Linda Keenan | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business
Linda Keenan

The kind of structural corruption present in American politics and industry today is reminiscent of what one sees in modern communist China, or during the transition years away from communism in Eastern Europe.

FCC Commissioner's Comcast Dash Triggers Wave of Disgust

Timothy Karr | Posted 07.14.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Baker's move may become the tipping point for new rules to stop Washington's revolving door from tempting any bureaucrat to exchange a light regulatory hand for the promise of a high-salaried job.

FCC Commissioner Joins NBCUniversal 4 Months After Approving Merger

The Wrap | Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

Only in Washington! A mere four months after voting in favor of Comcast's controversial $13.75 billion purchase of NBC-Universal, Meredith Attwell ...

One More Washington Regulator Cashes in at Your Expense

Timothy Karr | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Timothy Karr

The head of the company that makes more political contributions than any other has graced our capital with his presence. It's little wonder that people are so nauseated by business as usual in Washington.

Comcast Shelling Out Tons Of Extra Cash On NBC

AP | Posted 07.04.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Comcast Corp. will spend an extra $300 million this year on NBCUniversal, mostly to pay for new prime-time shows in a turnaround e...

Why Aren't You Watching Al Jazeera?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

We Americans are so isolated from the larger world that we will always be a dollar short and a day late unless we find alternatives to our "media." Al Jazeera is that alternative.

Comcast-NBC Merger Opens Door For More TV

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — New Internet video services from companies such as Netflix and Apple are offering a glimpse of a home entertainment future that doe...

Realizing the Shared Vision Is Up to Us

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christine Pelosi

I'm excited by the new venture: as long as HuffPost and AOL's shared vision imagines creative contrarian content, this site will flourish. But that will depend as much on the community as it does the leadership.

Will Fox Get The Same Treatment As Olbermann?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Herrington

This is not only ugly, it's frightening in the extreme. Olbermann was the network headliner and built MSNBC from a cable network wannabe to a competi...

Can Indy Web TV Survive the Comcast/NBC Merger?

Maxine Goldenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maxine Goldenson

If the the Comcast/NBCU merger does indeed lead to unprecedented consolidation and a tiered Internet, then there are still several ways an independent content company can stay competitive.

NBC Universal's Shocking New Logo

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES -- NBC Universal is now NBCUniversal - without the space, the peacock or the globe silhouette. That was part of the message delivered to ...

Maxine Waters Blasts Comcast-NBCU Deal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is still not happy about the Comcast-NBC Univeral deal. Waters was critical from the onset during all steps of...