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Is the Charter Merger Worse Than Comcast's for Latino Communities? It's Not Looking Good But We'll Find Out

Arturo Carmona | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo Carmona

Presente, the organization I direct, strongly opposed the Comcast-TWC merger because creating a cable mega-company would have had a broad negative impact on Latino customers.

I Do It For My Aunt Ethel

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

I started to reflect on how I ended up in the mess -- this personal journey about my love and obsession with, well, telecommunications (though you may call it broadband, Internet, cable, wireless, etc).

A Truly Bold Plan for New York City's Broadband Future

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The NYC Mayor's Office of Tech & Innovation has asked for bold ideas and innovation to "help bring high speed Internet to all New Yorkers", including "more choices among ISPs", and "expanded service to underserved communities", which may require "policy changes".

Colin Jost Of 'SNL' Hates Time Warner Cable As Much As You Do

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment

It's no news that many people hate Time Warner Cable. But don't worry, you're not alone. "Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update" anchor Colin Jost c...

Emily Peck

Men Are Struggling With Work-Family Balance, Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business

The author of a new book about dads talks about their struggle for work-life balance and the sexist policies that hold men back

Verizon's 'Pick Your Own Cable TV Channels' Is Just Another Bait & Switch -- Read the Fine Print

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

This plan's advertised price cost is $10.00 and yet the actual costs to the customer are $32.00, hiding a whopping 220% above this advertised price. Is this 'fair and reasonable'? Is this deceptive advertising? Where are the savings for buying this 'slim package'?

When Calling a Telecom Company, Waiting on Hold Is Not the Hardest Part

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Ben Hellwarth

No one likes to be put on hold but as life's certainties go, "please hold" is right up there with death and taxes. When a customer service rep finally does take your call, he or she might just as well say: "Please work."

Dana Liebelson

Sen. Franken: Reports On Comcast-Time Warner Deal Collapse "Huge Victory" If True

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reacting to reports on Thursday that a massive proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has collapsed, Sen. Al Franken (D-M...

FCC Move Could Kill Comcast-TWC Mega Merger

WSJ | Posted 04.22.2015 | Technology

Federal Communications Commission staff recommended that the regulatory agency designate Comcast Corp.’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable I...

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Calls On Eric Holder To Block Comcast's Merger With Time Warner

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) was among the Democrats who sent a letter to top federal regulators on Wednesday urging them to block Comc...

Chattanooga, Tennessee, Offered A Public Option For Internet Access And Revived Its Economy

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

Chattanooga has proven to everyone else that having a public option for internet, cable, and phone service is better for consumers. And though the big companies would never admit it, the competition that socialist local broadband networks provide is the heart of the free-market capitalism they claim to espouse.

Time Warner Cable Is for Straight People Only, Please

Em & Lo | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Let's start with the first page, which begins with the instructions, "Let's start with an easy one: Are you a guy or a girl?" Wait, what? Do movies buffer differently for guys and girls? Do women need their tech advice given in a pretty pink font?!

How to Fund an Open, Ubiquitous, Very Fast, Broadband Internet Utility

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While it is great that Net Neutrality principles, which means that they can't screw with your Internet service, may be put into effect, it belies the more pervasive problems -- you may not be able to afford (or want to pay for) that service or get that service or have a choice about who offers you that service.

Lawsuit Plaintiff: 'Least Expensive Negro' Al Sharpton Gives Comcast 'Cover' For Discrimination

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.27.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Al Sharpton were hit last week with a $20 billion lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against black-owned media comp...

Net-"Sue-Me"-Neutrality: Get Ready for the Spring Offensive

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Once the entire Open Internet (Net Neutrality) rules are put out (we have only an outline as of this writing), you can expect a lawyers' banquet, a feeding frenzy where they will file and file and file.

Al Sharpton, Comcast Accused Of Racial Discrimination In Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.27.2015 | Media

The National Association of African-American Owned Media has filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast and Time Warner Cable, claiming the companies...

An Open, True Blue Letter to Vin Scully

Jeff Polman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Sports
Jeff Polman

I am asking if you would do the one sensible thing that may finally put an end to this quagmire. Just pick up the phone, call the Dodgers, and say "Either fix this thing now, or I walk."

Net Neutrality Is Now Just 'Net Ridiculous'

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Net Neutrality itself doesn't solve America's communications problems and we hope that the FCC decides to actually investigate our claims that a) Verizon failed to disclose that the networks are already Title II.

Stop the Comcast-Time Warner Mega-Merger That Would Hurt the Latino Community

Arturo Carmona | Posted 04.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo Carmona

A tide is turning on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger. Mere months ago, they seemed too big, too wealthy to fight. But as the stakes have becom...

Not So Fast, Net Neutrality...

Michael Winship | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

Over the last few months, things have been looking good for keeping the Internet open to everyone. A little too good, as far as Congress is concerned, which is why members and the corporate lobbyists who write them hefty checks have launched a last-ditch legislative effort to scuttle net neutrality.

2015: The Trend Line for Communications Services -- Phone, Broadband, Internet, Cable TV & Wireless -- Sucks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

As a telecom analyst for over 30+ years, I've been tracking the trend lines of communications services. And from the customer perspective -- your perspective -- 2015 will be like watching a train wreck in slow motion -- and continue over the next few years.

Government Report: No High Speed Broadband Competition: Blame AT&T, Verizon & CenturyLink's Two Decades of Broken Promises.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In the last article about broadband I supplied a list of the "video dialtone" deployments that were filed at the FCC by what are now AT&T, Verizon and Centurylink to upgrade the utility copper networks and replace these wires with fiber optics wires -- which never happened.

The Story Behind Nasty Pig's Banned Holiday Commercial (NSFW PHOTOS)

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Saturday morning I was lying in bed, looking at Facebook, when I came across a story about Nasty Pig's holiday commercial being taken off TV. I immediately contacted Nasty Pig's CEO, David Lauterstein, to see if he wanted to sit down and tell me more about the situation. I'm extremely grateful that he did want to chat.

You Have Been Charged Thousands for a Fiber-Optic, Broadband Utility That You Never Got -- Over the Last 20-Plus Years

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

By 2010 or there abouts, America was supposed to have been a fully-fiberized nation with fiber optic-based broadband utilities -- really.

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