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Need more time? Google Fiber intros “Dial-up Mode

April 1, 2015 6:47 am

Today, Google Fiber announced a new feature for its service in Kansas City, Provo and Austin: “Dial-up mode, a way for users to get their time back.” In a  slickly produced YouTube post, Google Fiber touts the new service as option that gives its subscribers “time to do the little things in [...]

Parents fret but don’t always protect their pre-teen’s privacy online

April 1, 2015 5:02 am

Ask parents if they worry about their children’s online privacy and the overwhelming answer is “Yes!” Fully eight out of ten (82%) parents of pre-teens (children age 0-13) believe that protecting their children’s personal information on the Internet is their primary responsibility. At the [...]

21st Century Fox adds to DC team

March 31, 2015 7:40 pm

Christopher Wilson is joining the 21st Century Fox DC office as vice president, government relations. This is a new position in charge of regulatory and policy matters for Internet governance including copyright, piracy, the ICANN transition and net neutrality. Wilson, who starts work at Fox [...]

Charter to buy Bright House. A good omen for Comcast/TWC?

March 31, 2015 9:54 am

Charter Communications isn’t relying solely on the Comcast/Time Warner merger deal to grow its subscriber base. Charter, the fourth largest cable operator, today announced an agreement to buy Bright House Networks in a deal valued at about $10.4 billion.   Bright House is the sixth largest cable [...]

FCC to re-jigger local TV market definitions for sat TV carriage

March 26, 2015 1:22 pm

The Federal Communications Commission wants to redefine local television market boundaries for satellite TV carriage in order to give satellite subscribers access to in-state news and other programming that they currently are can’t receive over the bird. The proposed rule, passed Thursday in [...]

FTC nabs 3 local auto dealers for deceptive ads in enforcement sweep

March 26, 2015 11:06 am

No ad market is too small to escape a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) auto enforcement sweep. Three auto dealers in Florida, Alabama and California were cited by the FTC for misleading consumers in ads that touted sales, lease or financing options that were cancelled out by fine-print disclaimers. [...]
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