Comcast has backed away from its proposed $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable that would have integrated two of the country’s largest cable and broadband providers into a single entity. The announcement comes just one day after the Federal Communication Commission made it clear they would oppose the deal, and attorneys from the Justice Department said they felt the deal could be detrimental to consumers. http://cablehsi.com/news/comcast-backs-out-time-warner-cable-merger
Commentary: A proposal by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler calls for cable companies like Comcast to "unlock the set-top box." Unlocking isn't enough. The box should die, once and for all, and be replaced by apps.
The Federal Communications Commission is slated to vote on the rights of cities to create their own fiber broadband networks. The measure is expected to pass, meaning that Internet provider giants like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon could see an increase in competition, and areas that were previously under served could have access to quality high-speed Internet in the near future.
F.C.C. Asks Comcast AT&T and T-Mobile About Zero-Rating Services The Federal Communications Commission said it was exploring whether new video streaming services from Comcast T-Mobile USA and and AT&T violate net neutrality rules. Technology Net Neutrality
Demand Progress | April 9 & 10: Net Neutrality In-District Days of Action: Together, we won a major victory for the Internet. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed strong rules to protect Net Neutrality and ensure Big Cable companies can’t block access to websites or create Internet slow lanes. That was awesome. But it isn't over. Comcast is using all their power in Congress to undermine these rules before they can go into effect. Your members of Congress are on recess and in…
The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday on whether to put Internet service in the same regulatory camp as your telephone. That means broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile must act in the “public interest” when providing your Internet connection and conduct business in ways that are “just and reasonable.”
DRUDGE : "VERIZON Mocks '1930's Rules' With Statement -- In Morse Code... | 2.26.15 | "FCC Votes In Favor Of Rules Aimed At Enforcing ‘Net Neutrality’" "The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T." "Verizon said in a statement — which was originally released in Morse code — that the FCC’s move imposes 1930s rules on the Internet."