• FCC Slaps Comcast With $2.3M Overbilling Fine

    FCC Slaps Comcast With $2.3M Overbilling Fine

    Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday announced that Comcast would pay a record US$2.The agreement calls for Comcast to notify customers of new equipment or upgrades separately from regular bills.
  • AT&T, Time Warner Brace for Regulatory Firestorm

    AT&T, Time Warner Brace for Regulatory Firestorm

    AT&T and Time Warner on Saturday announced they had reached a merger deal, setting off alarm bells across the industry.AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for US$85.
  • Can Charter Turn a Frog Into a Prince?

    Can Charter Turn a Frog Into a Prince?

    For decades, the cable television industry has hurt itself, time and time again, by engaging in bad behavior and failing to care for the customer.That problem resulted from the way cable television rules originally were set up.
  • Silicon Valley Reels From Trump Shock

    Silicon Valley Reels From Trump Shock

    25 million to Trump in the midst of the furor over the candidate's Access Hollywood comments about women.William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, telling President Obama that he could not serve Trump's presidency in any capacity.
  • Pay TV's Newest Innovation: Giving Users Control

    Pay TV's Newest Innovation: Giving Users Control

    With the launch of Stream Saver, AT&T Mobility has given users control over their streaming video quality.So Stream Saver choice makes perfect sense for many users.
  • AT&T, Time Warner Defend Merger to Lawmakers

    AT&T, Time Warner Defend Merger to Lawmakers

    AT&T and Time Warner executives this week appeared before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee to respond to lawmakers' concerns about their US$84 billion merger.However, the merger would lead to higher costs for other providers trying to access Time Warner programming, including HBO, CNN, Turner, and other major networks, argued Gene Kimmelman, CEO of Public Knowledge.
  • Your Kids Will Probably Hate Comcast Digital Home

    Your Kids Will Probably Hate Comcast Digital Home

    Are your kids spending too much time on their smartphones, responding to snaps during dinner and video chatting when they should be doing homework?The feature will bundle network controls into the ISP's wireless gateways, which combine a Wi-Fi router, DOCSIS 3.
  • Which Wireless Carrier Is Best for You?

    Which Wireless Carrier Is Best for You?

    Which wireless carrier is best?Many studies are undertaken every year, and while they are interesting and accurate, they often are not that useful in selecting the best carrier for you.
  • Wireless, Telecom and Pay TV: The Future Is Coming Into Focus

    Wireless, Telecom and Pay TV: The Future Is Coming Into Focus

    AT&T has introduced mobile TV, tying its wireless TV with DirecTV, letting viewers watch programming on their smartphones or tablets anywhere in the United States, over the AT&T Mobility wireless network.Sprint, a wireless-only player, is turning into a growth company once again.
  • Verizon Wakes Up to Join Mobile TV Race

    Verizon Wakes Up to Join Mobile TV Race

    One of the latest comes from Verizon, which has improved its FiOS mobile app to offer data-free streaming.AT&T's DirecTV started this ball rolling with its wireless TV, or mobile TV, offering.
  • Comcast Jumps Into Wireless Service With Xfinity Mobile Using Verizon's Network

    Comcast Jumps Into Wireless Service With Xfinity Mobile Using Verizon's Network

    This morning, Comcast announced its plan to enter the wireless arena with Xfinity Mobile.Depending on how much money you pay Comcast each month will determine how much you pay for Xfinity Mobile.
  • Sprint Goes All In on Unlimited

    Sprint Goes All In on Unlimited

    The wireless pricing wars continue; this week it's Sprint's turn to mix things up.Starting April 7, Sprint will start to phase out plans with data allowances for unlimited data plans.
  • C Spire's Place Among Cable TV Challengers

    C Spire's Place Among Cable TV Challengers

    It's not yet clear what C Spire TV will be, or how it will impact the marketplace.The television industry is ripe for growth, with new competitors and innovation from IPTV, satellite TV and wireless TV.
  • Consumer WiFi Use: No Letup in Sight

    Consumer WiFi Use: No Letup in Sight

    While data use overall has been increasing, WiFi use has been increasing faster than mobile data.The use of WiFi is strongly correlated with the use of 4G/LTE data.
  • Charter's Wireless Play

    Charter's Wireless Play

    The good news is that this deal lets Charter get quick access to wireless without competing with Comcast.The important question going forward is this: Will Comcast and Charter be successful with wireless this time around?
  • Comcast Rolls the Dice With Xfinity Instant TV

    Comcast Rolls the Dice With Xfinity Instant TV

    That's why Comcast not only has introduced Xfinity Mobile, which is its new wireless service, but also is getting ready to launch its own IPTV service, Xfinity Instant TV.In the last decade, IPTV entered the picture, and that started to eat away at traditional cable TV's market share.
  • Facebook's Original Programming Plans Take Shape

    Facebook's Original Programming Plans Take Shape

    The deals are widely viewed as part of the company's strategy to attract millennials to its live-streaming Web content.The service is expected to include Facebook's own scripted original shows, which will run up to 30 minutes, as well other companies' shorter videos, running up to 10 minutes.
  • Netflix Climbs the Growth Wave as Cable TV Slides

    Netflix Climbs the Growth Wave as Cable TV Slides

    subscribers than cable TV.That's an amazing accomplishment for Netflix -- and a major hit to traditional cable television.
  • These Companies Are 'Falling Short' on User Privacy

    These Companies Are 'Falling Short' on User Privacy

    Four major telecommunications companies—AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile, and Verizon—are "falling short" on user privacy, according to a new report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.The report rates companies on how they deal with government requests for user data.
  • Major Tech Firms Pressure FCC to Stay the Net Neutrality Course

    Major Tech Firms Pressure FCC to Stay the Net Neutrality Course

    The 2015 Net neutrality rules not only were upheld in a 2016 court decision, but also have helped spur investment in the tech sector, notes the filing, submitted by Internet Association President Michael Beckerman and General Counsel Abigail Slater.The rules also helped accelerate a critical new cloud computing economy that would be hurt if they should be overturned.