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2014-02-13 16:30:17

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Comcast has proposed a deal to buy Time Warner Cable, a mega-merger that would combine the two largest cable providers in the United States. Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, announced its opposition to the merger, citing the impact that the combination could have on prices and service. Delara Derakhshani, policy counsel for Consumers Union, said, "Under this proposed deal, two huge companies...

Verizon Says Net Neutrality Rules Violate 1st And 5th Amendment Rights
2012-07-04 05:30:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Verizon is challenging the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Net neutrality rules, saying they violate its First Amendment right to free speech. The company filed its first brief on Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, calling the FCC's rules arbitrary, capricious and unconstitutional. The carrier argues that the Net neutrality regulations violate its Fifth Amendment property rights as well....

Broadband Data Caps Scrutinized By Internet Companies, Lawmakers
2012-06-28 11:40:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Various Internet companies, such as Netflix and Hulu, are imploring US lawmakers to stop cable providers from imposing online-data consumption limits for broadband customers. When the broadband era began, the expectation was that users would be able to consume an infinite amount of data with no drawbacks. But now, they are being urged to contemplate the issue and think about exactly how much data they are in fact consuming. One...

FCC Chair Approves Tiered Pricing For Broadband
2012-05-23 08:27:40

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski said Tuesday that he supports tiered broadband internet plans, a growing trend that he claims could be “healthy and beneficial” for broadband and high-tech industries. Streaming services such as Netflix do not agree, reports Washington Post´s Cecilia Kang. Cable service providers and wireless carriers are revising their billing practices to charge users based on how much data they use and moving away from...

2012-03-03 08:00:00

AmericaConnects.net is giving online shoppers the ability to find and compare Texas cable internet providers and services anywhere in the state. The site's advanced search tools save cable internet customers in TX time and money by creating a truly easy comparison shopping experience. (PRWEB) March 03, 2012 AmericaConnects.net has widened its services to include search tools to help users find Texas cable internet providers. Utilizing ground breaking technology provided by Savology.com,...

2011-11-16 05:42:00

DALLAS, November 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports adds new research report 'Global Consumer Satellite Broadband Internet Market' to its store. Currently, affordable satellite broadband internet service is offered in some or all of North America, Europe, and Asia. By the end of 2010, there were 1.5 million subscribers. Over the next seven years, the number of subscribers to satellite consumer broadband Internet will more than triple. New satellites and technologies will...

Senate Rejects Reversal Of Net Neutrality Rules
2011-11-11 06:17:22

The Senate voted 52 to 46 along party lines on Thursday to reject a Republican bid to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) network neutrality regulations, which are set to take effect November 20. The vote was largely symbolic, since President Obama had vowed earlier this week to veto any resolution challenging the regulations. 46 Senate Republicans voted in favor of the bill, which was introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), while...

FCC Tells Wireless Providers – No More Bill Shock
2011-10-17 08:28:17

Cellphone and other mobile device users will soon have something to cheer about, as a deal between the government and the wireless industry will give warnings to those on monthly mobile plans before they are about to exceed their talk, text and data limits to avoid excessive overage fees. The new plan comes after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was set to impose new rules against unexpected charges on consumers´ wireless plans. The FCC found in its 2010 study of...

Net Neutrality Lawsuits Consolidated, FCC Asks For Dismissal
2011-10-07 07:59:37

Verizon Communication´s lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission´s (FCC) net neutrality rules was consolidated with six other suits into one case to go before the US Appeals Court in Washington on Thursday. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, which ordered the move, said selecting the Washington court was a random decision. The move comes after the FCC moved to have Verizon´s lawsuit dismissed, challenging it on jurisdictional grounds. The US...

FCC Sued Over New Net Neutrality Rules
2011-09-29 10:27:24

A suit was filed in Boston federal court yesterday challenging newly enacted net neutrality rules by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which were published in the Federal Register last week, opening the door to lawsuits, Reuters is reporting. Net neutrality, agreed to in December of last year, is the concept that everyone should have equal access to the web. Amazon, for example, should not be able to pay to have its web site load faster than a mom-and-pop e-commerce site. The...