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Merger Offers Opportunity to Bridge Digital Divide

Benjamin Kallos | Posted 11.14.2014 | New York
Benjamin Kallos

How New York State handles the challenge of the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger will help set the course for the rest of the nation.

150,000 Cable Subscribers Cut The Cord Last Quarter

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.14.2014 | Technology

A report released Friday by the Leichtman Research Group says the 13 largest pay-TV providers shed 150,000 subscribers in the most recent quarter compared to 25,000 subscribers in that same period last year.

Comcast: Time Warner Cable Deal Moving 'Full Steam Ahead'

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 11.13.2014 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is moving "full steam ahead" with the company's proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable...

How Comcast Strong-armed Netflix Into Paying For Internet Traffic

qz.com | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology

The streaming video company’s filing provides much more detail about its negotiations with Comcast earlier this year that led it to pay for more di...

Comcast's Nightmare Customer Service Agent 'Did What We Paid Him To Do,' Says Exec

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business

Comcast isn’t surprised one of its customer service agents went off the rails in an attempt to hang on to some cable subscribers. A recording of ...

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.

Gerry Smith

AT&T, Comcast Have Spotty Record Of Giving Internet To Rural And Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.12.2014 | Technology

As telecom giants seek approval for their latest mergers, millions of people without fast, reliable Internet service have become bargaining chips. ...

Comcast CEO Ignores Reality, Says U.S. Internet Quality Is A-OK

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology

Eight nations currently have faster Internet connection speeds on average than the U.S., and 30 have faster average download speeds, according to two ...

NY Times: Block Comcast-Time Warner Merger

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Media

The editorial board of the New York Times has called on the government to block the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. In a Tue...

Somehow, We Hate Internet And Cable Companies Even More Than Before

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology

The companies that pipe Internet and television into our homes, known for their endlessly increasing prices and shabby customer service, have done the...

Here Comes Another Massive Media Deal

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology

(Adds new sourcing, background) By Soyoung Kim and Liana B. Baker NEW YORK May 17 (Reuters) - AT&T is close to announci...

AT&T In Talks To Buy DirecTV For $50 Billion

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology

Telecom giant AT&T is in "advanced talks" to buy satellite TV service DirectTV for about $50 billion, according to Bloomberg News, which spoke with pe...

Sports Fans! Comcast Is Coming to Take Away Your Games!

David Goodfriend | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports
David Goodfriend

Sports programming is different than any other kind of programming because it is publicly subsidized, by far the most highly rated, and therefore critical to robust competition in the video market.

Comcast Makes ANOTHER Big Deal

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2014 | Media

(Adds details, background) By Liana B. Baker April 28 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp said it would shed 3.9 million video cus...

Comcast Just Accused Netflix Of Screwing Its Users To Make A Point

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.25.2014 | Technology

The war between Netflix and Comcast is entering surreal territory, with both companies accusing the other of conspiring against them. In a blog pos...

Netflix Dislikes The Comcast-Time Warner Deal Just As Much As You

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology

Add Netflix to the ranks of those opposed to a Comcast-Time Warner Cable union. In a letter to shareholders on Monday, the company formally came o...

A WSJ Op-Ed You Might Actually Like Blasts Obama For Siding With Evil Cable Giants

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business

Media mogul Barry Diller blasted the Obama administration for taking the side of the nation's biggest broadcasters against the company he is bankrolli...

Antitrust in the New Gilded Age

Robert Reich | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

Those laws should prevent or bust up concentrations of economic power that not only harm consumers but also undermine our democracy -- such as the pending Comcast acquisition of Time-Warner.

I Want a Bigger Cable Company, Said No One Ever

Chris Meyer | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Chris Meyer

A combined Comcast/Time Warner has implications for millions of consumers around the country, so it's no wonder that this issue has struck a chord with so many people.

Franken's Campaign Against Comcast Is No Joke

The New York Times | ASHLEY PARKER | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

For Senator Al Franken, the political became personal at a “Saturday Night Live” cast party, of all places....

Comcast, Time Warner and Congress: Perfect Together

Michael Winship | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

On April 9, the US Senate held its first hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner deal -- a $45 billion transaction that will affect millions of consumers and further pad some already well-lined pockets.

Timothy Stenovec

Comcast Complaints Detail Nightmarish Customer Experience

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business

Andrew Stone is fed up with Comcast. For months, the 27-year-old web designer has begged the cable and Internet company to fix the slow and spotty bro...

Comcast Exec Actually Said This

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Media

David Cohen, Comcast's executive vice president, was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, trying to convince a group of senators that his company's proposed ...

These People HATE The Idea Of A Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Media

A large coalition of media reform and consumer rights groups has written to the head of the FCC angrily protesting Comcast's proposed takeover of Time...

Comcast To Argue That $45 Billion Time Warner Takeover Is Totally Fair

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business

* Comcast launches formal review by U.S. FCC * Reiterates pledge to divest 3 million subscribers * Says merger would not...