Updated to correct the name of Netflix's Open Connect initiative. Netflix Inc. has agreed to pay Comcast Corp. to ensure the online service's subscribers get seamless access to movies and TV shows delivered over the Internet, according to people familiar with the matter. The deal, which has been nearly a year in the making, would give Netflix direct access to Comcast's high-speed network, the two companies confirmed Sunday. Terms were not disclosed.
AT&T is abandoning an in-flight wireless initiative that would have positioned it to compete with services such as Gogo. The nation’s second-largest wireless carrier had announced plans this spring to bring high-speed 4G LTE wireless service to flights as soon as next year through a partnership with Honeywell.
The state Legislature's vote to hike the state's gasoline tax, making it the second highest in the nation, is a sign that the tax-protesting fervor stirred by Howard Jarvis in the late 1970s may well be waning as California grapples with an unavoidable reality: the need to deal with crumbling roads and bridges. There's broad recognition that traffic congestion and deteriorating infrastructure are big problems.