Whoops. Missed the ruby slippers again.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler and U.S. attorney general Eric Holder both took a victory lap yesterday, proclaiming that the death of the Comcast-Time Warner-Charter deal was, respectively, “in the best interests” and the “best outcome” for U.S. consumers.
And so it is. And doubly so for California, where Comcast would have been left with control – monopoly or duopoly – of at least 86% of the broadband market.
Time Warner released a perfunctory statement saying, in effect, ... continue reading »
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- Comcast’s “merger agreement with Time Warner Cable and its transactions agreement with Charter Communications, Inc. have been terminated”, according to a company statement this morning. CEO Brian Roberts was quoted as saying “today, we move on. Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, …Read More
- Hard to guarantee good predatory behavior. UPDATE 24 April 2015: Comcast and Time Warner have officially called it off. The mega-merger and market swap involving Comcast, Time Warner and Charter is either dead or dying, according to news reports. Bloomberg reported that Comcast isn’t happy with FCC and federal department …Read More
- California should raise its minimum standard for broadband, CPUC commissioner Catherine Sandoval said during yesterday’s meeting of the California Broadband Council in Sacramento. The goal “is to the increase the minimum speed that counts as served in California to mirror the FCC’s speed of 25 mbps down and 3 up”, …Read More
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East Bay Broadband Report Card, final report prepared for the East Bay Broadband Consortium, 28 January 2014
Initial presentation of the East Bay Broadband Report Card to the East Bay Broadband Consortium, 28 January 2013
International DTH/DBS: Market Status and System Assessment, Volume Two, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia