May. 9, 2014 7:30 am
"Since Netflix gave into Comcast’s demands for payment in exchange for a promise to deliver movies smoothly over the Internet to Netflix’s customers, speeds on Comcast for Netflix users have rocketed upward."
May. 1, 2014 9:30 am
"Comcast announced on Monday a series of subscriber swaps designed to help clear the way for regulatory approval of its acquisition of Time Warner Cable. The reorganization of the nation's cable grid will give Comcast a stronghold in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Boston."
Apr. 24, 2014 9:30 am
"The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer a faster lane through which to send video and other content to consumers, as long as a content company is willing to pay for it, according to people briefed on the proposals."
Apr. 17, 2014 7:30 am
"Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) led the way with $35,000 from the Comcast federal political action committee (PAC) between 2009 and 2014, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) received $32,500, and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) received $30,000. These figures are the combined contributions from Comcast to the senators' campaign and leadership committees. (Schumer has recused himself from the merger hearings because his brother, a lawyer, worked on the deal.)"
Mar. 20, 2014 7:30 am
"Florida and other U.S. states will join the Justice Department in seeking to determine if Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable is legal under U.S. antitrust law, Florida officials told Reuters."
Mar. 13, 2014 7:30 am
"Much of the news in the internet world has been taken up by the possible consequences of Comcast’s proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable system. But the issues extend well beyond this deal. "
Mar. 6, 2014 7:30 am
"But as Comcast makes its case [for the Time Warner merger], Cohen doesn't have to follow the disclosure rules for lobbyists because, for all his influence, he is not a lobbyist. At least not officially. He hasn't been since 2007, the year Congress beefed up those disclosure requirements."
Feb. 28, 2014 7:30 am
The media continues to mull major Comcast deals (Time Warner Cable, Netflix). Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, plans for the second Comcast tower move forward.
Feb. 20, 2014 8:30 am
"The only criticism: Not enough bicycle parking."
Feb. 13, 2014 7:30 am
It's "a deal that would combine the biggest and second-biggest cable television operators in the country." Expect a protracted lobbying effort and promises to avoid heavy regulator skepticism.