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If Comcast Shares Broadband Deployment Data, the Terrorists Win

Posted on March 10, 2008 - 7:11pm.

Note: Looks like Comcast is vying for 'most favored telco status' (they are #4 now). Telcos also keep their deployment data secret too - but this is for an edge in the market. The days of Ma Bell's switching stations being a state secret during the cold war are long over - and we're not buying that nonsense from any corporation now.

from: Broadband Reports

( categories: Comcast )

Telecom Companies Try to Buy Their Way Out of Trouble

Posted on March 10, 2008 - 7:09pm.

from: San Jose Mercury News

Telecom Companies Try to Buy Their Way Out of Trouble

March 7, 2008
By Robert Jacobson

California’s biggest telephone companies are throwing their political weight around again. But this time the issue isn’t about yet more rate increases or competing with cable TV. It’s spying.

TN: Sevierville BOMA among opponents of AT$T proposal

Posted on March 10, 2008 - 2:53pm.

from: Mountain Times

Sevierville BOMA among opponents of AT&T proposal
By: DEREK HODGES Staff Writer March 10, 2008

That vote was conveyed to state lawmakers representing the area and was done immediately following a request from AT&T representative Dennis Wagner that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen support the move.

( categories: AT&T | State Franchises | TENNESSEE )

CT: U-Verse:cable comparison of PEG

Posted on March 9, 2008 - 8:18am.

from: CTN

U-Verse:cable comparison of PEG

Over the past few months, AT&T has introduced its U-Verse to Connecticut. In the past week, the state legislature (in short session this year) has started to introduce amendments to the Certified Video Service Competition law from last year. On 3/8/08, the proposed bill had a hearing for almost 4 hours.

( categories: AT&T | CONNECTICUT )

CT: Blogging interrupted by citizenship

Posted on March 9, 2008 - 8:13am.

from: Glimpses Through Stained Glass

Saturday, March 8, 2008
Blogging interrupted by citizenship

Members of the Energy & Technology Committee:

I, ..., current Chairman of the Cable Advisory Council Comcast Branford and Statewide Video Council designee; DO NOT SUPPORT HB5814, An Act Concerning Community Access Television. [I do however support Community Access TV in to the wee hours of the morning.]

( categories: CONNECTICUT | State Franchises )

CT: Public access channels may be on U-verse by next month

Posted on March 9, 2008 - 8:11am.

from: New Haven Register

Posted on Sat, Mar 8, 2008
Public access channels may be on U-verse by next month
By Luther Turmelle, North Bureau Chief

HARTFORD — Local public access television channels could make their debut on AT&T’s U-verse system by sometime next month, 16 months after the service was launched in the state, company officials said Friday.

( categories: AT&T | CONNECTICUT | State Franchises )

CT: Regular channels on AT$T sought for community access

Posted on March 9, 2008 - 8:05am.

from: Record Journal

Regular channels on AT&T sought for community access
By: George Moore, Staff

HARTFORD - Public television officials and others argued before the state legislature Friday that AT&T should be required to offer community access and government television as regular channels in its new U-verse television service.

( categories: AT&T | CONNECTICUT )

NC: New public-access TV law comes with a price

Posted on March 9, 2008 - 8:03am.

from: The Durham News

New public-access TV law comes with a price
Samiha Khanna, Staff Writer

East Durham resident Mattie Rouse doesn't have a car, and can't get around that easily on foot. So she doesn't get to Greater Joy Baptist Church much anymore to see the bishop.

But she's hopeful she'll continue to be able to see him on cable Channel 8. Greater Joy's Bishop James Daniel is one of several ministers in Durham who have been broadcasting their sermons on Durham's public-access channel for nearly 20 years for free. Many of the shows are broadcast on Sundays and repeated during the week.

Martin: Expect Comcast Broadband Ruling Before July

Posted on March 9, 2008 - 7:59am.

from: MultiChannel News

Martin: Expect Comcast Broadband Ruling Before July
Resolution Of Peer-To-Peer Complaints To Set “Important Precedent”
By Ted Hearn -- Multichannel News, 3/7/2008 1:19:00 PM

Washington – Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin, speaking at Stanford Law School on Friday, said he’s hoping the agency rules by June 30 on a complaint filed against Comcast over its broadband management practices.

( categories: Comcast | FCC )

Videos: Colbert on AT$Treason and The President's Analyst

Posted on March 8, 2008 - 3:42pm.

from: Comedy Central

Colbert: AT&Treason
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