Tech policy reporter for @NYTimes @NYTimesBusiness. West Coaster in DC. Reach me at cecilia.kang@nytimes.com

Regulators approve Charter Communications’ deal for Time Warner Cable

buffalonews.com — WASHINGTON - Federal regulators announced Monday that they have approved Charter Communications' acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in deals valued at $88 billion, ushering in further consolidation of the broadband industry.

Regulators Approve Charter Communications Deal for Time Warner Cable

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Federal regulators on Monday moved to approve Charter Communications' $65.5 billion acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, enabling the creation of a new cable giant as the industry focuses more on broadband as traditional TV declines.

FBI says it needs hackers to keep up with tech companies

economictimes.indiatimes.com — By Cecilia Kang & Eric Lichtblau WASHINGTON: The FBI defended its hiring of a third party to break into an iPhone used by a gunman in last year's San Bernardino, California, mass shooting, telling some skeptical lawmakers Tuesday that it needed to join with partners in the rarefied world of for-profit hackers as technology companies increasingly resist their demands for consumer information.

F.B.I. Tells Panel It Needs Hackers to Keep Up With Tech Companies

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The F.B.I. defended its hiring of a third-party company to break into an iPhone used by a gunman in last year's San Bernardino, Calif., mass shooting, telling some skeptical lawmakers on Tuesday that it needed to join with partners in the rarefied world of for-profit hackers as technology companies increasingly resist their demands for consumer information.

FCC approves broadband subsidy for low-income households - The Santa Fe New Mexican: News

santafenewmexican.com — WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a $9.25 monthly broadband subsidy to help millions of low-income households connect to the Internet, in a move aimed at bridging the digital divide.

F.C.C. Approves Broadband Subsidy for Low-Income Households

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a $9.25 monthly broadband subsidy to help millions of low-income households connect to the Internet, in a move aimed at bridging the digital divide. Three of the agency's five commissioners voted for the subsidy plan, with two against.

Charter’s $67 Billion Cable Merger Hinges on the Cord Cutters

nytimes.com — If Charter is selling traditional cable service, why would it want to ease the way for a new set of competitors? Both Dish and Time Warner, the parent company of HBO, have warned regulators that Charter's takeover could alter the future of streaming. How do you expect regulators to address that concern?

Amazon leans on government in quest to be delivery powerhouse

adn.com — WASHINGTON - Ever since Jeff Bezos started the website Amazon to sell books, he has wrestled with how to deliver its products as quickly and cheaply as possible. Today, Amazon, now a retailing giant, remains obsessed with this issue, building its own fleet of drones, buying trailers for trucks and signing up drivers for on-demand deliveries.

How Amazon is leaning on US government in its quest to be a delivery powerhouse

economictimes.indiatimes.com — By Cecilia Kang WASHINGTON: Ever since Jeff Bezos started the website Amazon to sell books, he has wrestled with how to deliver its products as quickly and cheaply as possible. Today, Amazon, now a retailing giant, remains obsessed with this issue, building its own fleet of drones, buying trailers for trucks and signing up drivers for on-demand deliveries.

Amazon bolsters lobbying as it builds delivery services

seattletimes.com — Nowhere is the company's push to become a logistics and delivery powerhouse more evident than in the nation's capital. Amazon has emerged as one of the tech industry's most outspoken players in Washington, spending millions and meeting regularly with lawmakers and regulators.
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Apr 29, 2016

RT @JRosenworcel: This is big: @FCC sets 126 megahertz as initial clearing target for upcoming #spectrum incentive auction. fcc.gov/document/126-m…hOt50uJ

Apr 28, 2016

Huffington Post killed story pitch critical of Uber wpo.st/QvPX1 via @ericwemple

Apr 28, 2016

RT @OnPointRadio: "I don't think anyone's mounting a big argument that younger women 'owe' Hillary Clinton a vote." - @JillAbramson https:wbur.fm/24kzqSu/t.co/dgHcILI68W

Apr 28, 2016

@fmanjoo @MikeIsaac take their show FB live. Think they are drinking something high tech and talking Apple blues facebook.com/nytimes/videos…

Apr 28, 2016

Interesting! "Typical" American town, reflecting U.S. demographics, is like New Haven, Tampa or Oklahoma City: 53eig.ht/1YVx2hm


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