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Feds Approve $78B Charter-TWC Merger, Creating Broadband Colossus — Image: Shutterstock Federal regulators gave the green light to Charter Communications' proposed $78 billion mega-merger with Time Warner Cable on Monday, paving the way for a new broadband industry giant with 24 million customers in 41 states.

New Condé Nast NYC HQ Will Be High-Tech, Green and Ultrasafe — One World Trade Center, slated to become the new headquarters of Condé Nast, publisher of Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ and Wired, will be one of the most technologically sophisticated buildings in the world, officials say. On Wednesday, the company informed employees that it is close to reaching a deal with the Port...

Did You Think the Battle Over Net Neutrality Was Over? Think Again — A demonstration of how net neutrality works using paper and string. Photo: GetNETed/Flickr A landmark decision by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that will determine the fate of US rules protecting net neutrality could come as early as this week.

House GOP Passes Anti-Net Neutrality Bill Despite Obama Veto Threat — President Obama has already pledged to veto the bill. The White House/Flickr Brushing aside a veto threat from President Obama, Republicans in Congress passed a controversial bill on Friday that public interest groups say would kneecap federal net neutrality internet protections.

Social Media in Social Revolutions — Social revolutions take place all over the world all the time, but the question is how do we know this? Of course, one would automatically assume we are aware of these revolutions because of television, newspapers, and journalism. Most people don't realize now adays the most powerful tool for social revolutions is social media.

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The Republican-Backed 'CURB Act' Aims to Limit Broadband Aid for the Poor — Photo: uros velickovic/Flickr Two weeks after federal regulators approved an ambitious plan to help low-income people afford internet access, Republicans in Congress are considering steps to limit the program. Last month, the Federal Communications Commission voted to expand the Reagan-era Lifeline program, which was originally designed to subsidize phone service for low-income people, to cover broadband access, in a move that public interest advocates say could help close the digital divide.

Obama Is Threatening to Veto the GOP's Latest Assault on Net Neutrality — Photo: White House/Flickr President Obama has long been a vocal supporter of net neutrality, the idea that all content on the internet should be equally accessible-and now he's backing up his principles with policy. In a " Statement of Administration Policy" released Tuesday, Obama signaled that he intends to veto Republican-backed legislation that open internet advocates say could eviscerate federal net neutrality protections.

Verizon Says It Has Enough Scabs to Offset 40,000-Worker Walkout, No Problem — Tens of thousands of fed-up Verizon employees who have been working without a contract since last August walked off the job Wednesday, after a year of acrimonious negotiations with the telecom giant failed to produce a new labor pact.

FCC Approves Low-Income Broadband Subsidies, New Privacy Protections — FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. Image: TechCrunch/Flickr Federal regulators approved an ambitious plan to help millions of low-income people afford broadband internet access on Thursday, in a move that consumer advocates hope will help address the nation's "digital divide." As expected, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on partisan lines to expand the agency's Lifeline program to include broadband access.
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Apr 25, 2016

RT @motherboard: Feds approve a $78b merger between Charter and Time Warner, creating a broadband colossus

Apr 15, 2016

RT @motherboard: The House GOP just passed the anti-net neutrality bill that Obama threatened to veto

Apr 13, 2016

RT @motherboard: The Republican-backed "CURB Act" would limit broadband aid for the poor

Apr 13, 2016

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