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Netflix Was a Big Part of Why Regulators Hated Comcast/TWC Merger

Netflix Was a Big Part of Why Regulators Hated Comcast/TWC Merger

By Josh Wolford April 24, 2015

By now you’ve probably heard that Comcast has abandoned its push to acquire Time Warner Cable, due to looming concerns that both the Department of Justice’s antitrust division and the Federal Communications Commission were poised to recommend it blocked. “Today, …

Cable Companies Shocked At Obama’s Neutrality Stance

Cable companies are pulling together in response to President Obama’s “stunning” Net Neutrality stance. The president recently called for much greater government regulation on the internet as a common “utility”. Fred Campbell, former head of wireless communications at the FCC …

Etsy Applauds Obama’s FCC Request On Open Internet Etsy Applauds Obama’s FCC Request On Open Internet

President Obama announced on Monday that he’s asking the FCC to reclassify the Internet under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which would essentially render it a utility. “In plain English, I’m asking them to recognize that for most Americans, …

Should The Internet Be Reclassified As Obama Requests? Should The Internet Be Reclassified As Obama Requests?

In an effort to protect an open Internet, President Obama announced that he’s asking the FCC to reclassify Internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. “In plain English, I’m asking them to recognize that for most Americans, the …

Netflix to FCC: Say No to Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger Netflix to FCC: Say No to Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix, clearly unhappy with the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger from the outset, has finally made their concerns official with a petition to the Federal Communications Commission. In a just-filed Petition to Deny, Netflix argues that the entity formed by …

Netflix And Comcast Continue To Publicly Bash Each Other Netflix And Comcast Continue To Publicly Bash Each Other

Earlier this week, Netflix said in a letter to shareholders that it opposes Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable. They said the Internet faces a long term threat from large ISPs driving up profits for themselves as well as …

Web Goes Ballistic Over FCC Net Neutrality Rules Web Goes Ballistic Over FCC Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC is set to propose new rules related to net neutrality, and they’re not exactly in favor of it. In fact, according to reports, these rules would enable broadband providers to give preferential treatment to content providers who pay …

Netflix CEO Talks Net Neutrality And Why It’s Paying Comcast Netflix CEO Talks Net Neutrality And Why It’s Paying Comcast

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wrote a rare post on the company blog to address concerns regarding net neutrality and its recently announced deal with Comcast. He writes: The essence of net neutrality is that ISPs such as AT&T and Comcast …

Netflix Makes Deal With Comcast To Ensure High-Quality Streaming Netflix Makes Deal With Comcast To Ensure High-Quality Streaming

Comcast and Netflix announced on Sunday that they’ve entered into a multi-year agreement to provide U.S. Comcast customers with a “high-quality Netflix video experience for years to come.” What it reportedly comes down to is that Netflix is paying some …

Will The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Protect Consumers And Small Businesses? Will The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Protect Consumers And Small Businesses?

In January, the open Web took a major hit when a court sided with Verizon over the FCC’s net neutrality rules. The defeat meant that Verizon or any other ISP could throttle certain types of traffic in favor of others. …

FCC: Any New Net Neutrality Rules Must Be ‘Dynamic’ FCC: Any New Net Neutrality Rules Must Be ‘Dynamic’

Earlier this month, the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals struck down the FCC’s net neutrality rules. In short, the court said that FCC didn’t have the authority to regulate ISPs in the same way they regulate common carriers (i.e. phone …

Netflix Says It Will ‘Vigorously Protest’ ISP Abuse If It Has To Netflix Says It Will ‘Vigorously Protest’ ISP Abuse If It Has To

Netflix just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter along with an accompanying letter to shareholders. In the letter, CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells talk a little bit about the recent Verizon net neutrality ruling and how …

Will Net Neutrality’s Death Hurt The Small Online Business? Will Net Neutrality’s Death Hurt The Small Online Business?
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On Tuesday, the D.C. District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Verizon in its fight against the FCC’s Open Internet Order. In other words, net neutrality was killed. It certainly was a blow to Internet freedom activists, but it …

Obama Administration Still Supports Net Neutrality Obama Administration Still Supports Net Neutrality
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Open Internet advocates all over the nation today were saddened to learn that D.C. District Court of Appeals sided with Verizon in its fight with the FCC over the Commission’s net neutrality rules. While the FCC can still appeal to …

Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules
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For the past few years, Verizon has been in a bitter battle with the FCC over the Commission’s enforcement of net neutrality rules. The case made its way all the way to the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals where both …

AT&T’s Sponsored Data Raises Big Concerns For Consumers and Content Providers AT&T’s Sponsored Data Raises Big Concerns For Consumers and Content Providers
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Though it was easy to miss among the flood of CES coverage this week, AT&T has announced a plan to capture new revenue from its data network. Called “Sponsored Data,” the plan would see AT&T charging mobile content providers for …

AT&T’s Sponsored Data Criticized by Congresswoman AT&T’s Sponsored Data Criticized by Congresswoman

Yesterday AT&T announced its “Sponsored Data” initiative, which would allow companies to pay AT&T subscribers’ data costs for accessing their content. The plan immediately raised red flags for net neutrality activists, who saw the plan as the very thing they …