Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable would create the most powerful cable company and Internet service provider this country has ever known. What does this mean for you and me? Fewer choices, higher prices and less diversity in our media.
On Sunday, Netflix agreed to pay Comcast an undisclosed amount to ensure that its videos stream smoothly to Comcast customers. But fans of Francis Underwood’s manipulations on House of Cards might want to temper their celebrations.
For years local TV station conglomerates have used sneaky loopholes to evade federal limits on how much media one company can own. But there are hopeful signs that this practice is coming under increased scrutiny in Washington.
On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission broke its silence and issued the agency’s first big announcement since a federal court struck down the Net Neutrality rules last month. Unfortunately, the FCC plan does nothing to save the open Internet.
In the wake of a Jan. 14 court ruling that struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s
Net Neutrality rules, we’ve pushed the FCC to reclassify broadband — a simple fix that would allow it to craft new rules that would stand up to judicial scrutiny.
But on Wednesday the agency took a much more timid path.
If you’ve been too busy shoveling snow and cursing Punxsutawney Phil to keep up with the news about the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal, never fear: Free Press has been making the media rounds and has all the details you need on why this merger spells disaster.
My parents are both small business owners, so I often look at current events through the lens of local economies and entrepreneurs. When a federal appeals court recently struck down the Net Neutrality rules, I was immediately concerned about the impact on businesses around the country.
You know when it seems like you've met the one. They look goooood, and say all the right things. They even offer to pay for stuff. Then one day, you catch them sneaking around with the legislator or lobbyist next door (let's just call their "friend" ALEC, for conversational purposes), and you finally understand the difference between real investment and pretense. It's hard to admit you got played. It hurts. But Valentine's Day is a good time to face facts.