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Comcast Extends Low-Cost Internet Program Indefinitely Looking to expand it to Time Warner Cable footprint

Few companies can compare with Comcast when it comes to greasing the wheels of Washington to get a deal cleared. Less than a month after it announced a $45 billion…

March 4, 2014, 1:06 PM EST

FCC Cracks Down on Misuse of Emergency Alert Signal in Ads Slaps Viacom, ESPN and NBCU with largest aggregate penalty

When will advertisers learn not to use the broadcast emergency alert signal in an ad? And when will networks realize the Federal Communications Commission is dead serious about the integrity…

March 3, 2014, 1:43 PM EST

Finally! FCC Kills Newsroom Study Critics claimed it violated press freedom

The Federal Communications Commission finally killed the study that caused an uproar because it called for researchers to query the stations it licenses and newspapers about how they make editorial…

February 28, 2014, 5:19 PM EST

GOP Wants FCC Newsroom Study Gone for Good Rep. Walden to introduce legislation and hold hearing

Even though the Federal Communications Commission chairman said the agency would stay out of the newsroom in a proposed study of the media marketplace, GOP leaders want to make sure…

February 25, 2014, 12:59 PM EST

Organizations Accuse NFL of Coercing Stations to Buy Up Tickets to Avoid Blackout Comments to FCC on eliminating sports blackout rule due today

Did the National Football League strongarm broadcast networks and affiliates to purchase blocks of game tickets in order to avoid local blackouts during the 2013 season and to curry political…

February 24, 2014, 1:01 PM EST

Netflix Pays to Bust Up Comcast Traffic Jam Deal gives streaming service direct access to cable giant’s network

In a move that seems certain to have a profound impact on how Netflix negotiates with other broadband providers going forward, the streaming video service on Sunday announced it has…

February 23, 2014, 3:26 PM EST

FCC Suspends Controversial Newsroom Study Action follows charges that it violated freedom of the press

The Federal Communications Commission said Friday it has pulled the plug on its controversial study that proposed sending researchers into the stations it licenses to inquire about the editorial process. "In…

February 21, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

Deja Vu: FCC Will Try Again to Rewrite Open Internet Rules [Updated] Proposal possible by late spring

Amid growing pressure to preserve the open Internet, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said today that the commission is going to try again to craft rules that can withstand…

February 19, 2014, 12:08 PM EST

Time for Comcast to Cash In Once Again on Its Political Clout It knows how to play the Washington game

Will Comcast's political ties help it earn regulatory approval for its purchase of Time Warner Cable? It can't hurt. Those that opposed Comcast's big merger with NBCU were pretty stunned when…

February 14, 2014, 12:47 PM EST

Comcast-Time Warner Cable Regulatory Review Will Be Raucous 'No one woke up this morning wishing their cable company was bigger'

The proposed $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable will keep both public interest groups and regulators busy in the coming months. Expect a raucous and drawn-out transaction…

February 13, 2014, 8:30 AM EST

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