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Tom Williams, Universal Parks Chairman and CEO, Reflects on the Universal Orlando Resort's Magical Transformation

Jim Hill | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

With everyone else looking forward to tomorrow's grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley , it might seem kind of strange t...

Deny the Merger: The Collusion of Verizon-Wired & Verizon Wireless with Comcast and Time Warner.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Open the Networks for Direct Competition: The AOL-Time Warner Merger was Never Enforced. UPDATE to Part IV in the series based on the new report "I...

Is Netflix Damaging Its Own Shows?

Eric Mink | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Eric Mink

Mostly, binge watching is a handy way to revisit old shows and catch up on missed episodes of ongoing ones. But it has a destructive dimension when it comes to new series, especially as deployed by the principal promoter of binge: Netflix.

The Dangers of the Comcast Time Warner Merger

Letitia James | Posted 06.26.2014 | New York
Letitia James

The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has the potential of carrying considerable implications for New York City consumers. We must ensure that any approved agreement does not impact the quality and capacity of Internet and cable services for New York City consumers.

Questions Every Time Warner and Comcast Franchise Area Should Ask Before a Merger Is Considered

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Social Contract was signed in 1995 to settle disagreements as the cable companies wanted to offer new services and wire the schools but wanted rate increases, above and beyond normal rate increases.

The Net Neutrality Battle Is Coming To Your Phone

Reuters | By Alina Selyukh and Marina Lopes | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surge in mobile Internet usage has U.S. regulators considering whether to apply the same rules to fixed and wireless Internet...

Gerry Smith

The U.S. Government Is Investigating Why Your Netflix Is So Slow

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology

If your "Orange is the New Black" binge marathon has been interrupted by buffering and you wondered who to blame, the Federal Communications Commissio...

Chicago City Council to Comcast: End the Delays and Support CAN TV

Barbara Popovic | Posted 06.24.2014 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

Comcast, Chicago's largest cable provider, is seeking a 10-year renewal of its cable franchise in Chicago. Nationally, Comcast's wants to take over Time Warner, combining the nation's two largest cable companies. The merger is attracting attention a wide range of public interest groups.

(VIDEO) Comcast Will Double Live Programming via "TV Everywhere" this Year

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business
Andy Plesser

SAN FRANCISCO - Launched by Comcast in 2009 as a means to provide subscribers video on demand on the desktop, tablets and mobile has greatly accelerat...

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. ...

Cable Companies Are The Worst: Study Confirms

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.09.2014 | Technology

More than half of people would quit their cable company if there were actually a decent alternative, according to recent study. However, there could s...

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 ...

The Compact With Capitalism: Wheeler's Net Neutrality Dodge

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Tracy Rosenberg

Rhetoric and reality sometimes diverge. Right now, the future of the Internet is hooked like a fish between two different paths.

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...

The FCC, Net Neutrality, and Corporate Power

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.22.2014 | Technology
Joseph A. Palermo

For years now the corporate Internet Service Providers have been pushing for a tiered system of Internet delivery. They want the FCC to allow them to construct "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" on the Internet.

It's Still The Information Super Toll Road: An Intended Consequence of Net Neutrality

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

It is hard to be optimistic about a future world where there is a low-powered free and open Internet and a web of private toll roads owned by non-governmental organizations that inherently compete with their customers.

AT&T To Acquire DirecTV For $48.5 BILLION

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology

By RYAN NAKASHIMA, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or ...

Here Comes Another Massive Media Deal

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2014 | Technology

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

Timothy Stenovec

Our National Netflix Addiction Just Keeps Getting Worse

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology

Netflix is a data hog. And that hog is growing fatter. The streaming video service now accounts for a whopping 34.2 percent of Internet traffic se...

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...

Crisis on the Internet: Is Everybody the Bad Guy?

Eric Mink | Posted 07.09.2014 | Media
Eric Mink

Next week, the FCC plans to propose new rules that its chairman claims will preserve the Internet as a free, fair and open communications medium for all. It seems far more likely that the rules will radically distort the medium by tilting Internet functioning even further in favor of the giant technology players.

Timothy Stenovec

Time Warner Cable Makes Hilariously Absurd Argument For Comcast Merger

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.08.2014 | Technology

Anybody who's ever tried to stream a movie or use the web on a 3G or 4G LTE network knows it is no competition for a Wi-Fi connection, at least in ter...

Net Neutrality and the Future of the Internet

Nathan White | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Nathan White

The issue of Net Neutrality affects more than just the amount you might pay for access to the Internet. It has implications for the future of the Internet and the economies that rely on the Internet.

Is AT&T About To Take Over DirecTV?

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology

April 30 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the satellite TV company, the Wall Street Journal reported, ci...

Netflix Agrees To Pay Verizon For Faster Internet, Too

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (Reuters) - Netflix Inc has reached a deal to pay Verizon Communications Inc for faster delivery of its TV shows and movies, t...