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WSJ: FCC can leverage merger approvals to advance its net neutrality agenda

As it looks to forge new rules on net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission finds itself between a rock and a hard place.

Analyst: Comcast could make a bid for T-Mobile to bolster wireless strategy

The deal-making chess pieces are being moved around in the telecom industry, and one financial analyst thinks the next move might be for Comcast to make a bid for T-Mobile US.

Protest mars Comcast shareholder meeting; Sen. Franken seeks clarity on net neutrality abidance

Comcast Chairman-CEO Brian L. Roberts sought to serenade the nearly 100 shareholders who showed up at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Wednesday with a story about the media company's momentum as it seeks to gain approval and close out its proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. But protestors gathered outside sought to ruin the music.

Comcast, Apple wade into the CDN waters

Cable operator Comcast, which recently signed a peering deal with Netflix to increase the amount of bandwidth the online video provider can use to reach subscribers on its network, has launched its own content delivery network without fanfare. Meanwhile, Apple is moving forward with a CDN buildout of its own and is negotiating paid interconnect deals with a number of unnamed ISPs.

Rumors fly fast in telecom industry: Which ones will become reality?

These days, rumors in the telecom space are flying fast--not just in online video, which is seeing a lot more activity this year than in the past, but in wireless as well. New players that operated in traditionally separate segments of the industry, like fixed-line network operators and cable providers, are hunting new revenue paths, leading to all sorts of speculation. FierceWireless takes a look at these and other rumors, and details the seven most likely to come to fruition in this special report.

ACA, NAB question growing industry consolidation in wake of AT&T-DirecTV merger news

In trying to acquire DirecTV for $49 billion, AT&T perhaps deliberately has opened itself up for the same level of criticism and scrutiny as Comcast in its ongoing quest to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion.

NY governor promises 'hands-on review' of Comcast-Time Warner Cable

Even as AT&T's $48.5 billion bid to acquire DirecTV momentarily diverts attention, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is promising a laser focus on a more immediate matter: whether Comcast should be allowed to acquire Time Warner Cable.

Comcast, TWC haunt bottom of ACSI's customer satisfaction index

Potential partners Comcast and Time Warner Cable were cellar dwellers in both the pay-TV service provider and ISP category of the recent American Customer Satisfaction Index of communications industries. Comcast nailed a pay-TV score of 60 and ISP score of 57, and TWC came in at 56 and 54 respectively on a 100-point scale.

IHS: Pay-TV providers added 202,670 customers in Q1

U.S. multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) saw one of their strongest periods in the first quarter of 2014, adding a total of 202,670 customers.

AT&T-DirecTV combo promises new challenges for Comcast-TWC merger

AT&T's bid to acquire DirecTV for $48.5 billion poses multiple challenges for the cable industry and, specifically, for Comcast's ongoing effort to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion.