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Comcast Obama connections

Obama pals around with Comcast’s chief lobbyist

February 14th, 2014

Although it seems like the Comcast–Time Warner Cable merger would be a nonstarter for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, Comcast may have a few major tricks up its sleeve. It’s chief lobbyist, David Cohen, is apparently “great friends” with President Obama. According to The New York Times, Cohen is quite close with …

Comcast Time Warner Cable Price Increases

America’s broken home broadband market gets perfectly summed up in one quote

February 14th, 2014

During a conference call with the press on Thursday, one reporter asked Comcast executive David Cohen whether his company’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable would lead to some relief for customers who are tired of seeing their monthly bills keep going upward. Cohen’s response was refreshingly honest but also a depressing reminder of just how …

Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

Three things that could kill the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

February 13th, 2014

Are you feeling excited about the officially announced merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable? If not then you aren’t alone — there are plenty of other groups out there who aren’t keen on letting the two most hated ISPs in the United States combine to form a broadband behemoth. The Wall Street Journal has …

Comcast Time Warner Merger

Giant pay TV provider is born as Comcast and TWC confirm $45B merger

February 13th, 2014

Comcast and Time Warner Cable on Thursday confirmed the rumors, announcing a $45.2 billion all-stock merger plan, though the deal is yet to be approved by the shareholders of the two companies, and also by regulators including the FCC and the Justice Department. “This transaction will create a leading technology and innovation company, differentiated by …

Time Warner Cable Internet Speeds

Time Warner Cable still in denial, says users might not want faster data speeds

February 12th, 2014

Do home Internet service subscribers want faster data speeds at lower prices? The answer to that question might seem obvious to most people, but many Internet service providers in the U.S. are still not convinced of the directions service speeds and prices should be heading. When they’re not busy concocting painfully and embarrassingly awful anti-cord …

Net Neutrality ISP Responses

ISPs try to convince us net neutrality’s death won’t sting

January 15th, 2014

Don’t worry, American consumers: the death of net neutrality is no big deal and it won’t harm your online experience at all. That’s the takeaway from the various responses U.S. Internet service providers offered up to the public following Tuesday’s U.S. appeals court ruling that killed net neutrality rules. Some believe the ruling will ultimately …

Charter Time Warner Cable Acquisition

Charter makes $61.3 billion offer to acquire Time Warner Cable

January 13th, 2014

After months of rumors that the company was on the tablet, it looks like a deal may soon be reached for Time Warner Cable. According to a report from Bloomberg, Charter Communications will seek to acquire Time Warner Cable for $132.50 per share, pending approvals of course. The deal will see Charter pay $83 per …

Time Warner Cable TV Content Deals

Time Warner Cable adds new content to curtail cord cutting

December 26th, 2013

Amid Charter merger chatter, Time Warner Cable recently played nice during content negotiations with multiple programmers in a move that’s likely related to trying to reduce the number of subscribers leaving the service, The Wall Street Journal reports. Time Warner Cable has apparently changed its negotiation tactics with multiple companies including Viacom, Tribune Co, Discovery Communications, Univision Communications and …