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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

14 years ago, DOJ said letting one broadband company run half the country was a bad idea

Remember the year 2000? We'd just gotten through worrying about the Y2K bug. The dot-com bubble was in full swing.

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Related Topix: Business News, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Internet Service Providers, Internet, Science / Technology, World News

5 hrs ago | Computer Weekly

Time Warner network fault cuts million off internet

The incident comes a day after the company was hit with a $1.1m penalty in connection with previous network outages.

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6 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

Lewis County emergency communications project on schedule and under budget

The county has been working on the project for about three years. Mr. Duclos said construction is set to begin in September, if everything goes as planned.

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Related Topix: Lewis County, NY, Turin, NY, Lowville, NY, Business News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Townhall

The Federal Government Should Keeps Its Hands and Taxes Off the Internet

Most people don't associate the concept of restraint with a federal government that's spending taxpayer dollars at a rate of $7 million a minute and passing so many new regulations that the Code of Federal Regulations is now over 175,000 pages, and growing.

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Related Topix: Business News, Opinion

Wireless Developer Network

Survey Highlights Cell Phone Safety Gap: Two-Thirds Think 9-1-1 Can Find Them Indoors, but Carriers

A new survey of more than 1,000 consumers found a dramatic gap between the limited location requirements for cell phone carriers and broad public expectations that wireless callers can be found by emergency responders if they dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.

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National Journal

Comcast's Generosity to Charities Wins Support for Merger

The United Way and the Boys & Girls Club are just some of the groups backing the deal with Time Warner Cable.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Life, Charity , Non-Profit, Business News, African-American

Business Journal

Mayor urges FCC to monitor proposed cable merger

Mayor Eric Garcetti sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission about the merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Universal Television Group

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Don Pardo got his start in radio; a demand to the FCC

Longtime NBC announcer Don Pardo, who passed away Aug. 18 at the age of 96, was perhaps best known for his television work on such shows as “Saturday Night Live” and the original version of “Jeopardy!” with Art Fleming as host.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Business News, Theater, Arts, Providence, RI, The National

Cybercast News Service

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Business News, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

American Library Association

Add your voice to FCC public comment on network neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has heard from more than 1 million commenters on proposed rulemaking to Protect and Promote the Open Internet , including from the American Library Association , Association for College & Research Libraries , the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies and the Association of Research Libraries .

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Phillymag.com

Comcast: Merger Wona t Be Complete Until 2015

Comcast now believes it will complete its merger with Time Warner Cable in 2015 - a delay from its original estimates of closing the deal by year's end.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Business News

Federal Computer Week

FCC taps Scott Jordan for CTO role

Scott Jordan, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Irvine, is joining the Federal Communications Commission as chief technology officer, replacing Henning Schulzrinne.

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Related Topix: Business News, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

More than anchor changes planned for Action News Jacksonville

In this image - Exteriors of the Clear Channel building home of WTEV CH-47 Action News and WAWS Fox 30 news operation where several long-term on air anchors were told that their contracts were not being renewed.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission

Door Reminder

Net neutrality implications wide rangingNet neutrality implications...

Net neutrality implications wide ranging Response time for comments is open through Sept.

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Related Topix: Business News, Internet Service Providers, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission

The Hill

Broadcasters, cable firms protest FCC emergency plan

Broadcast and cable television companies are pushing back against the Federal Communications Commission's new plans for emergency alert messages.

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Related Topix: Business News, The National, Entertainment, Television

Reuters

Time Warner Cable to pay $1.1 million to settle outage reporting violation

Time Warner Cable Inc will pay $1.1 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission investigation that last year found the cable and Internet provider did not properly report multiple network outages, the regulators said this week.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, Business News

National Journal

How Republicans Flip-Flopped on Government-Run Internet

Government-run Internet service is an abomination, a waste of taxpayer funds, and an assault on private industry.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Fred Upton, Republican, US House of Representatives, John McCain, Business News

TrustedReviews

Microsoft Chromecast rival in the works

Microsoft is producing its own plug-in media streaming device to take on Google's Chromecast , it has been revealed.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Business News, Wireless, Emerging Technology

Reuters

UPDATE 1-AT&T's DirecTV bid nearing approval - NY Post

AT&T Inc has reached a tentative deal with antitrust regulators to pave the way for it to buy DirecTV, the New York Post reported, citing unspecified sources.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Directv, Business News

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Business Wire

DISH Network Petitions FCC to Deny Comcast Time Warner Merger

Some key points from the petition on the following topics include: " Choke Points on the Comcast/TWC Broadband Network: The combined Comcast/TWC would be able to foreclose or degrade the online video offerings of competing MVPD and OTT video providers at any of three "choke points": the points of interconnection to the combined company's broadband ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Business News, Telecom, DISH Network, Television, E-Band Communications

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