As reactions continue to mount following the FCC's landmark vote Thursday to codify regulation of Internet service providers as utilities, the anti-merger group Don't Comcast the Internet says the ruling is a step in the right direction. Still, it won't completely protect the public if the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger is approved.
As widely expected, the FCC voted 3-2 across party lines Thursday to codify strident regulation on Internet service providers, regulating them as a public utility for the first time.
A group representing African-American media business owners has sued Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Al Sharpton, among others, for drumming up fake support for black-owned media while continuing longstanding discriminatory practices.
The Reference Design Kit (RDK) now has support for Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB), a popular pay-TV technology standard in Europe.
With its L.A. Dodgers-focused regional sports network, SportsNet LA, on the cusp of its first birthday, and the team's first spring-training game set for March 4, Time Warner Cable appears to be no closer to making a crucial carriage deal with DirecTV that would greatly expand the RSN's limited reach.
Level 3 Communications' acquisition of tw telecom continues to have a rippling effect as it has enabled the service provider to surpass Verizon for the No. 2 spot in Vertical Systems Group's 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.
One day after noted cable industry analyst Craig Moffett downgraded the stocks of Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications to neutral on fears of cord-cutting and price-regulation tied to Title II Internet reform, analyst Jonathan Chaplin stepped forward with a dissenting viewpoint.
Could Comcast own the online video experience? If the merger between the cable giant and Time Warner Cable goes through, a majority of American consumers could find themselves locked into OTT options controlled by the new mega-Comcast, a recent op-ed in technology publication Backchannel suggests, squeezing out OTT competitors.
Citing the looming issues of over-the-top competition and Title II regulation of broadband services, top cable analyst Craig Moffett has downgraded the stocks of Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications to neutral.
Proving once again that he can generate multiple story angles from a single quarterly earnings call, CBS Corp. chief executive Les Moonves delivered a typically confident Q4 download to investors Thursday.