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Accusations Fly In Comcast-Time Warner Merger Battle

Accusations Fly In Comcast-Time Warner Merger Battle

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The long-running and at times acrimonious debate surrounding the proposed $45.2 billion dollar bid by Comcast Corp. for Time Warner Cable Inc. has taken a new twist and the gloves appear to be...

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2014-09-24 08:33:38

Warns Representative Matsui, FCC Leaders Of Dangers Posed By Potential New Rules SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The President of the Greater Sacramento Urban League urged a local forum to consider the consequences of possible new high-speed Internet rules on diverse communities, who have been among the biggest beneficiaries of an open Internet. The forum, presided by Representative Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) with Federal Communications Commission...

2014-09-24 08:33:35

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 9421 of Sacramento sent a letter in response to Congresswoman Doris Matsui's net neutrality forum this week. In its letter, the CWA's Executive Vice President and Legislative-Political Director, Robert Longer, expressed concern over organizations calling for new rules and urged policymakers about the threat of reclassifying the Internet as a Title II public utility:...

2014-09-19 12:24:04

The Minority Cellular Partners Coalition provides first-hand accounts questioning the business practices of the wireless giant WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than ninety former business partners of AT&T joined together to demand that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) deny AT&T's application to acquire DirecTV. On behalf of these individuals, the Minority Cellular Partners Coalition filed official comments with the FCC in opposition to the...

2014-09-16 08:40:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 800,000 Americans have officially told the Federal Communications Commission they do not want the Internet regulated by Washington bureaucrats. American Commitment, a national advocacy organization, led an effort to have Americans opposed to new Internet regulations voice their opposition by filing public comments with the FCC. American Commitment plans to collect one million signatures, which will be delivered to the FCC,...

2014-09-11 16:30:27

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) heads toward a critical decision on whether or how to regulate the Internet, a new survey shows that two thirds of Americans believe we need new laws to deal with fast-paced changes that occur in technology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145522 The survey, commissioned by CALinnovates, a technology organization that serves as a bridge between the thriving and fast paced...

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2014-09-10 05:28:01

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler is considering holding wireless service providers to the same Net Neutrality rules that apply to wired broadband companies, and is considering calling off next year’s spectrum auction unless firms demonstrate that they are willing to commit serious money to the cause. According to Reuters reporter Alina Selyukh, Wheeler told those in attendance at a wireless industry...

2014-09-09 12:33:22

In the Face of a "Terminating Monopoly" the FCC Cannot Forbear From Tariffing Requirement WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Federal Communications Commission works its way through formulating a new set of legally-sustainable "Open Internet" rules, the agency is coming under intense political pressure to reclassify broadband Internet access as a common carrier telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act. Doing so, it is argued, is the...

2014-09-09 12:26:43

BALTIMORE, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE Media LLC today announced that Jerald Fritz has joined the company as Executive Vice President for Strategic and Legal Affairs. Mr. Fritz will play a key role in shaping ONE Media's next generation broadcast platform. "ONE Media is focused on developing a new standard for broadcast transmissions -- lowering barriers of entry into mobile broadcasting while also providing other services such as Ultra High Definition," stated Tommy Eng, ONE...

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2014-09-06 04:18:07

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler said this week that Americans suffer a lack of realistic choices when it comes to high speed broadband providers, a problem which he intends to rectify. For desirable speeds of 25 Mbps, 55 percent of households have only one provider option, and for almost 20 percent there is no possibility at all of such a high speed connection. Some areas of the country may have the choice...

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2014-09-05 04:13:21

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Verizon has been instructed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to pay a record $7.4 million fine for its failure to notify wireline telephone customers of their marketing privacy rights. Customers are supposed to be made aware of their rights and given the choice to opt-in or out of having their details used for marketing purposes. From 2006, two million customers did not receive such privileges, and the problem continued...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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