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A Movement that Matters

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 10.30.2014 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

We must be civically engaged. Engagement inspires movement - a movement that matters. Since 1916, the Chicago Urban League has engaged with people to help them find jobs, start businesses and buy homes.

Bad News For Time Warner Cable

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2014 | Media

(Adds details) Oct 30 (Reuters) - Time Warner Cable Inc, the No. 2 U.S. cable TV operator, lost more video subscribers than analysts ...

As Battle for the Internet Goes Into Its End Game, All Eyes On FCC

Edward J. Black | Posted 10.24.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

The near monopolists are at bat and are swinging for the fences in a bid to kill open Internet rules and dominate the online ecosystem. I see FCC Chairman Wheeler on the mound, trying to decide what to pitch while millions of interested parties fill the stands.

(VIDEO) Comcast Sees Big Growth in C3 VOD Viewing

Andy Plesser | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Andy Plesser

While TV Everywhere tends to dominates the chatter about non-linear viewing, many cablers are actively marketing and delivering viewers for their exis...

A Warning for HBO and CBS: Danger Lurks in the Stream

Art Brodsky | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Now they plan to enter another realm, one inhabited by giants more powerful and more devious than they HBO, CBS, Lionsgate or Tribeca can ever imagine. It's one thing to be carried as part of a cable package. It's another to be streamed, and to be at the utter mercy of Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.

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

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.19.2014 | 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.

Hunter Stuart

Comcast Sued By Man Who Says He Lost Job After Complaining About Awful Customer Service

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.19.2014 | Business

A California man claimed earlier this year that a nightmare customer-service experience with Comcast caused him to lose his job. Now, he is suing the ...

The Most Important Technology You've Never Heard Of

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 10.21.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

You probably don't even think about cell connectivity as you travel. You whip out your phone, and, assuming you have battery power and you're somewhere near civilization, you know you'll be connected. Wi-Fi? Not so much.

Comcast Apologizes To Man Who Was Fired After Complaining Of Nightmare Service

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business

Comcast apologized on Thursday to a former customer who claims he was fired from his job after he complained about being overcharged on his bill. But ...

Today Show Sets Up Sting to Nab Soldiers Who Scam Thousands, Ignores Corporations Who Scam Billions

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.06.2014 | Media
Ian Reifowitz

It's not okay to steal just because one earns below the median income level. But as I watched "National Investigative Reporter" Jeff Rossen bear down on a soldier lucky to be earning one-fifth what he is, I wanted to know why this was the crime on which the Today show chose to focus.

(VIDEO) Comcast Set to Deliver Addressable Ads to U.S. Households This Year

Andy Plesser | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Andy Plesser

Comcast, the nation's largest cable operator, is ready to deliver addressable ads on a household level and will rollout the service fully this year. ...

Why Phone and Cable Companies Want to Kill the Internet's Most Democratic Right

Timothy Karr | Posted 10.03.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The framers of the U.S. Constitution could not have foreseen a time in which technology allowed more than 2.7 billion people to communicate via interconnected digital platforms. Nor could they have envisioned a world in which companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon wield more authority over free speech than a British monarch.

UNITED STATES OF COMCAST: New Secret Service Head Comes From Cable Giant

The Hill | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

The new acting director of the U.S. Secret Service is coming from Comcast. ...

A Cheat Sheet Of The 50 Hottest Shows On TV This Season

Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment

All right: We’ve gone and done it so you don’t have to. We’ve partnered with XFINITY® to bring you a quick-and-dirty guide to the 50 shows ...

Riding the Back of the Digital Bus

Preeti Vissa | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Preeti Vissa

Until now, consumers have been able to use any device and access any content on the Internet on an equal basis. Those protections could all go away, depending on what the FCC decides. What the companies want, it turns out, is no rules at all -- or at least rules so weak and vague that they can't be enforced in any meaningful way.

Net Neutrality, Civil Rights, and Big Telecom Dollars

James Rucker | Posted 09.10.2014 | Black Voices
James Rucker

While this dynamic is understood by those working in the beltway, people outside of Washington remain largely unaware of the relationship between civil rights organizations and the interests of telecom industry players.

This November We Can Reclaim Local Authority Over the Internet

David Morris | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
David Morris

It's true that some public networks have had significant financial losses, although it is usually bondholders, not taxpayers who feel the pain. But compared to the track record of private telecoms, public sector management looks like a paragon of financial probity.

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...

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...

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...

Timothy Stenovec

The Trick To Never Getting Screwed By Terrible Customer Service

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.19.2014 | Technology

The hot new thing on the Internet seems to be recording an awful customer service experience and posting it online. Unlike most Internet fads, this on...

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.

The Window of M&A Opportunity for Transformative Deals Remains Open

Pip McCrostie | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Pip McCrostie

A broad-based recovery across a variety of sectors driven by the US should see market conditions continue to foster this trend -- making the next 6-12 months an ideal window of opportunity to do transformative deals.

If You Thought You Were Mad At Comcast Before, Listen To This Phone Call

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology

A frustrated Comcast customer has apparently discovered one way to avoid terrible service from a cable company: Record every conversation you have wit...

The Real Two Party System

Trey Lyon | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

To some, fear is a motivator, to others a sales tactic and to still others, a sign of weakness. Ironically, that sentence is equally true when the word "fear" is replaced with the word "hope."