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

Arturo Carmona | Posted 01.30.2015 | 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 01.27.2015 | 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 01.07.2015 | 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 12.28.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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 12.06.2014 | 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

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.

Investigate Time Warner and Comcast's "Social Contract" on America

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Besides the fact that you can never, ever get the advertised price, or that the bill now includes a collection of made up fees and pass-through taxes, there are also a host of related issues that surround the sale and promotion of these services.

Time Warner Cable's Advertised $89.99 Triple Play: Now $190.77. What the F@$#X$!?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

You can never, ever get the advertised price because it doesn't include many of the fixed costs, like the set top box, not to mention it is littered with pass-throughs of the company's taxes and fees, including the cable franchise fees.

CNN: The Cratering News Network

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Reese Schonfeld

It's time for Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, Turner CEO John Martin, and CNN President Jeff Zucker, to find their way out of this mess.

As 'Time' Goes By

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.31.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Is my one-time favorite magazine going the way of the dodo bird? What's to become of TIME after it was cut loose from a corporate tether tied to a sought-after prize?

Cable Giants Seeking Mega-Merger OK Shower Cuomo In Donations

Bloomberg | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics

In a test of state clout over megamergers, New York regulators are threatening to disrupt Comcast Corp. (CMCSA)’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable I...

Time Warner Ends Big Negotiations With Vice

NY Times | Posted 08.29.2014 | Media

Time Warner has ended negotiations to buy a major stake in Vice Media, according to a person briefed on the discussions....

Time Warner/CNN: Running Scared

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.28.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Bewkes and Martin seem to be following the traditional trail of MBAs -- cut costs, put lipstick on the pig, dress it up and sell it for as much money as you can get and let the buyer worry about the future.

Streaming: TV's Tectonic Shift

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

Why should we pay cable companies big monthly fees for a huge lineup of programs we never watch but are charged for. Research shows that folks with 300 channels only watch an average of 12 of them. Why not pick and choose just what we want to watch and pay for each show as we go? Or, as the industry calls it: pay-per-view.

Time Warner Cable Suffering Nationwide Outage

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology

UPDATE: 8:50 A.M. -- A spokesperson for Time Warner Cable says that service has largely been restored. "Most if not all should be back online now," Ti...

CNN: The Accountant Who Runs a News Business

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

MSNBC ratings have been declining for a while, and CNN has been making slight gains in its audience size. Now is not the time to begin "reducing spending," certainly not if you're trying to maximize "growth and profitability."

Horrible Customer Service Calls - The Compilation

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.19.2014 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Customer service at certain companies, not naming any names *COUGHCOUGHCOMCASTTIMEWARNERVERIZONCOUGH* can be a nightmare. Do you ever get frustrate...

The United States Must Lead in Upholding Net Neutrality

Freedom House | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Freedom House

While innovation has flourished under the free-market system, this does not mean that regulation and innovation are mutually exclusive.

What a Difference a Week Makes: The Old 'New' Media Landscape: 21stCF, TW, T-Free, Sprint

Shelly Palmer | Posted 10.11.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

What a difference a week makes. At our Innovation Series breakfast this past week, I was planning to discuss my recent article, The "New" Media Landsc...

Timothy Stenovec

Finally, Some Good News For Anyone Who Owns A TV Or A Cell Phone

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology

Consumers just dodged a bullet. Actually, make that two bullets. This week, there were two different mergers in the works that would have broug...

The "New" Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint

Shelly Palmer | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Over the next 18 months, proposed and pending mergers and acquisitions are going to completely change the media landscape. Even if only a few of them ...

Rupert Murdoch Keeps Getting Dissed By Time Warner

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media

Rupert Murdoch has simple desires. He just wants to make some new friends, and purchase a gigantic media conglomerate for tens of billions of dollars....

Who Should Decide? States' Rights, Local Authority and the Future of the Internet

David Morris | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
David Morris

Republicans and private telecoms maintain that cities lack the capacity to build and manage broadband networks. They're empirically wrong. Of the 160 municipally owned broadband networks, the successes vastly outnumber the failures.