It’s official: Comcast and Time Warner Cable aren’t merging

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While there’d been discussion brewing for awhile, as of Friday, it was made official: Comcast and Time Warner Cable aren’t going through with their merger after all. The reason? Too much federal scrutiny into the whole deal. Specifically, the Justice Department and the FCC indicated they were already questioning the whole deal’s premise on competitive … Read moreIt’s official: Comcast and Time Warner Cable aren’t merging

Net neutrality wins: the FCC’s regulating the Internet as a utility

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Wins for net neutrality and saner regulation policies came on Thursday from the FCC. Along a party-line 3-2 vote, the US communications regulator has voted to reclassify the Internet as a utility, just like telephone service or electricity. I’ve written earlier about all of this, but this is a good thing for everyone that isn’t Comcast (or similar … Read moreNet neutrality wins: the FCC’s regulating the Internet as a utility

Obama urges the FCC to protect net neutrality, regulate the Internet as a utility

President Obama

The other day, President Obama stated in a short video that the FCC should regulate the Internet as a utility. While Obama can’t personally do much at this point on this issue (especially with Republican control of Congress), this hasn’t stopped conservative Senator Ted Cruz of Texas from comparing net neutrality to the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare.” To … Read moreObama urges the FCC to protect net neutrality, regulate the Internet as a utility

Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable

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As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Comcast will be buying Time Warner Cable to the tune of $45 billion. Comcast hopes to have the deal closed by the end of the year (and after the approval of the federal government). More details here on Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/13/comcast-time-warner-cable/ Yours truly is a customer of Time Warner Cable … Read moreComcast to buy Time Warner Cable