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AT&T Deal to Buy DirecTV Rocks Telecom, Media Universe Mega-deal joins Comcast-Time Warner Cable on regulators' docket

The AT&T deal to buy DirecTV is officially only a couple hours old, but it's already shaking up the telecom and media industry and causing consumer groups to fret. Announced shortly…

May 18, 2014, 8:18 PM EDT

Broadcast Group Pursues New Front in War With Pay TV Group hopes to divert attention from retransmission consent reform

TVFreedom, a broadcast front group formed in response to the American Television Alliance, a cable and satellite front group, is leveraging consumer hatred of rising cable bills in a bid…

April 30, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

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

FCC Heads to Court to Defend Net Neutrality Rules Does the FCC have the authority to regulate the Internet?

Whether or not the Federal Communications Commission has the authority to regulate the Internet comes back in the spotlight on Monday when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral…

September 6, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT

We the People's Hits and Misses The White House's petition site offers advocacy groups a useful tool

In recent months, the White House’s “We the People” petition site has been in the center of numerous mainstream media debates, drawing signatures by the 10s of thousands and eliciting…

January 14, 2013, 12:03 AM EST

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