FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

Charter Gets Time Warner Cable Merger Approval, But the FCC Has Some Conditions

Charter won approval for its proposed merger only if it agrees to some terms and conditions imposed from the FCC and Justice Department.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

Why The FCC's Redefinition of Broadband Is Huge

On Thursday, January 29, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission voted three to two to change the official definition of "broadband Internet." It's more than just semantics -- it's huge.

The Top Tech Stories of 2014 Shaping the Future of the Internet in the U.S.

This year, more than any in recent memory, we awoke to the realities of the problems and promise inherent in what has become our hyper-connected, 21st century lives.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

FCC Pauses Both AT&T-DirecTV and Comcast-Time Warner Mergers

Two big merger reviews have come to a screeching halt as the FCC announced that it was pausing its "shot clock" for both the AT&T-DirecTV and Comcast-Time Warner Cable deals.
Comcast Time Warner Cable merger

FCC Puts Comcast-Time Warner Merger On Hold For Three Weeks

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced last Friday that it has put a temporary hold on proceedings considering a merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
Comcast

Comcast-Time Warner Merger Decision Delayed in NY

Comcast's attempt to acquire Time Warner Cable has been delayed as New York regulators announced Monday that they would delay their verdict on the acquisition by over one month.
Comcast

Comcast-Time Warner Merger: FCC Promotes Competition, Comcast Not Worried

As federal regulators saddle up to the job of poring over a potential merger between cable giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler delivered a speech last week that seemed to strike a dagger into the heart of the deal. Comcast, however, doesn't seem to think so.
David Cohen, Robert Marcus Time Warner Cable Comcast Merger

Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger: New Arguments Emerge Against Proposed Buyout

This summer is a landmark period for the evolving Internet in the U.S., with new Open Internet rules being considered by the FCC and a couple of big media mergers being debated. Recently, a few new arguments against the biggest merger on the table -- that of Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, to the second largest, Time Warner Cable -- have emerged from Dish Network, Netflix, and the response to an Internet outage.
Comcast

Comcast-Time Warner Merger: California Joins New York in Scrutinizing Deal

California became the second state to voice its concern about a Comcast-Time Warner merger Thursday, citing concerns about whether it is in the best interest of the customers.
Time Warner

Common Cause NY Opposes Comcast-Time Warner Merger

A merger between Comcast and Time Warner now faces another hurdle in the state of New York as advocacy group Common Cause filed a formal complaint with the Public Service Commission (PSC) against the deal going through.
Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Ups the Charm Offensive During TWC Merger Review

Well, it may not reach the level of "charm," but Comcast is certainly trying to improve the generally offensive reputation it has built over the years, just as the federal government is reviewing its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.
Comcast

Comcast-Time Warner Merger Reviewed in New York; Is This Good for Latinos?

New York City comptroller Scott Stringer told the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) Monday that in order for a Comcast-Time Warner merger to go through, the state requires a promise of better Internet service.
Time Warner

Dish Network Blasts Comcast and Time Warner Merger

As lawmakers ready themselves to take a long, hard look at a merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, satellite TV provider Dish Network has come out saying the entire deal should be denied.
Satellite Dish

FCC Announces Comcast-Time Warner and AT&T- DirecTV Teams

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Monday that two lawyers from the Department of Justice's antitrust division will be heading up the agency's inquiry into major proposed mergers in the telecommunications industry.
AT&T

AT&T to Lawmakers: Our Merger Is Different

AT&T took its argument for a merger with DirecTV to lawmakers Tuesday, arguing that the deal is different than other mergers in the industry, including a potential one between Sprint and T-Mobile.
Netflix ISP speed index Verizon May 2014

FCC to Look Into Netflix, Verizon, Comcast, and other ISP Connection Fights

Netflix's public disputes with ISPs have lead the Federal Communications Commission to take a look at paid interconnection deals, and a little light is already being shed on the contentious issue of paid peering.
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