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Comcast taps JPMorgan on potential Time Warner Cable bid

By Soyoung Kim, Nicola Leske and Liana B. Baker Top U.S. cable provider Comcast Corp has tapped JPMorgan Chase & Co for advice as it evaluates a potential bid for Time Warner Cable Inc, people familiar with the matter said. … Continue reading

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and Other Telecoms Fighting to Cash In… on You

By Lynn Stuart Parramore They call it “modernizing the rules.” We call it “cashing in on your privacy.” Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, DIRECTV, and other giant U.S. cable and telecommunications companies are going hard-core with an aggressive anti-consumer agenda … Continue reading

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Prison Phone Call Costs To Be Reduced; 15-Minute Call Previously As Much As $17

By Ian Simpson The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Friday to reduce prison telephone rates that had made it far more expensive for prison inmates to make phone calls than it is outside prison walls. The commission voted 2-1 … Continue reading

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FCC to vote on new rules to protect wireless customers’ call data

By Phil Goldstein The FCC will vote later this month on new rules that clarify how carriers can  use their customers call data and to ensure the the data is better  protected. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 gives the FCC authority … Continue reading

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NY State commission cautions FCC on AT&T-T-Mobile merger

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. The following chart brings to light just how big AT&T will be if the merger is approved and based on where you live how your provider choices will be affected.   NY State commission cautions … Continue reading

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Timothy Karr: Throw Your Smartphone Down the Rabbit Hole

I agree totally with Timothy Kerr. The government spent a decade breaking up the old AT&T monopoly. It has taken roughly the same amount of time for it to almost reconstitute itself. It is no longer the single telecommunications monolith it … Continue reading

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