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Articles by Thomas Mocarsky

The Presidential campaign slugfest on social media

August 6, 2015 8:56 am

The Fox News/Facebook GOP debate tonight is the first big TV event of the 2016 presidential campaign. In the months-long run up to the much-anticipated debate, social media the main platform for debate and discussion about the policies, the goofs, the gaffes, and the here-in-my-home-town [...]

CEA, groups call for injunction against Mississippi probe of Google

August 4, 2015 10:51 am

The Consumer Electronics Association, together with the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and Engine, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, asking the court to affirm a lower court’s injunction against an investigation into Google that was [...]

Consumers using net neutrality as club to beat up ISPs at FCC

July 30, 2015 2:51 pm

In the first month that net-neutrality regulations have been in force, consumers have filed about 2,000 complaints at the Federal Communications Commission against Internet service providers such as Comcast and AT&T, according an article published Thursday by National Journal. The bulk of [...]

Mediacom and Media General settle retransmission dispute

July 30, 2015 9:34 am

Media General settled its retransmission consent standoff with Mediacom Communications late Wednesday. The new retransmission consent agreement returned Media General stations to Mediacom cable systems in 14 markets after a two-week blackout. The dispute between the two companies was [...]

Public Knowledge stokes zero-rating debate

July 29, 2015 1:17 pm

A new study from Public Knowledge, a staunch net neutrality advocate, casts a shadow over the future of zero-rated data service plans such as T-Mobile’s Music Freedom service, which allow users to stream music without using up their 4G LTE data plans. When the FCC passed its open Internet [...]

AMC warns of increased programming costs if FCC enacts MVPD reform

July 29, 2015 11:07 am

AMC Networks warned the Federal Communications Commission that reclassifying certain over the top services as cable services, would raise programming costs and do little to help online video distributors. The cable network company, which offers pay TV services channels that include The Walking Dead [...]
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