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Lawmakers Press FCC On AT$T's Public Program Offerings

Posted on September 18, 2008 - 11:59am.

from: The Morning Star

Lawmakers Press FCC On AT&T's Public Program Offerings
9-17-08 2:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Members of a powerful House committee are pressing the Federal Communications Commission to put a stop to how AT&T Inc. (T) offers public and educational programming on its fledgling paid TV service.

More Verminators!

Posted on September 18, 2008 - 11:56am.

from: Riedel Communications

More Verminators!

On the eve of a Congressional hearing regarding what has happened to Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access channels since the passage of statewide or state issued franchise legislation, it is heartening to note that the cable and telecom industries (and the FCC) have severely overplayed their hand. Tomorrow, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government will hear a laundry list of harms done to PEG in what appears to be an industry-wide effort to bury and destroy these local channels. An effort that was spawned by the FCC’s First and Second Report and Order on Video Franchising and the nineteen states that passed the state legislation. These harms come at a time when Congress and the American people are acutely sensitive to media consolidation and the loss of localism.

Verizon Sues Time Warner Cable Over Ads

Posted on April 16, 2008 - 6:43am.

from: MultiChannel News

Verizon Sues Time Warner Cable Over Ads
Telco Alleges Cabler Makes False Claims About FiOS Service
By Todd Spangler -- Multichannel News, 4/9/2008 10:21:00 PM

Verizon Communications filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against Time Warner Cable, alleging the cable operator’s TV ads make “blatantly false” statements about its FiOS services in an attempt to dissuade customers from switching.

( categories: Time Warner | Verizon )

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.

WI: Cable providers in Wisconsin seek statewide franchises

Posted on March 4, 2008 - 5:15pm.

from The Business Journal

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 2:55 PM CST
Cable providers in Wisconsin seek statewide franchises
The Business Journal of Milwaukee

Five Wisconsin cable and video service providers - Charter Communications Inc., Time Warner Cable, AT&T Inc., CenturyTel and Comcast Cable - have applied for statewide video franchises under legislation passed last year.

NC: Durham to pay for public access TV

Posted on March 4, 2008 - 8:44am.

from: News and Observer

Durham to pay for public access TV
A city-county pact with Time Warner Cable sets a price of $120,000 for 10 months' programs

Samiha Khanna, Staff Writer
DURHAM - City and county leaders agreed Monday to pay Time Warner Cable $120,000 over the next 10 months to air public access programs -- shows that used to be aired for free.

No Quarter for the Time Warner Bandwidth Rationing Plan

Posted on February 27, 2008 - 11:23am.

The leaked Time Warner memo of January annoucing a Texas trial to meter cumulative bandwidth usage for new subscribers and charging a levy for excess consumption should be met with outrage and derision. If implemented nationally, such metering will result in another layer of tiered internet access and turn the web into something resembling a cable TV package, both in escalating cost and eventual loss of content diversity.

( categories: Comcast | TEXAS | Time Warner )

Cable and telcos side with Comcast in FCC BitTorrent dispute

Posted on February 23, 2008 - 11:36am.

from: Ars Technica

Cable and telcos side with Comcast in FCC BitTorrent dispute

By Matthew Lasar | Published: February 19, 2008 - 04:57AM CT

The race is on to get the last word in on the Comcast/BitTorrent controversy. With ten days left to file, telcos, trade, and advocacy groups are sending the Federal Communications Commission their statements on whether Comcast and other ISPs purposefully degrade peer to peer traffic, and if so, what to do about it. Not surprisingly, the debate pits broadband content providers and advocacy groups against the big telcos, cable companies, and their trade association backers.

( categories: Telcos | Comcast | Time Warner )

Cable Prepares an Answer to FiOS

Posted on February 22, 2008 - 1:09pm.

from: Wall Street Journal

Cable Prepares an Answer to FiOS

From Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2008
By Vishesh Kumar

Stung by the success of phone companies in selling packages of TV and high-speed Internet services, the cable industry is getting close to launching a counteroffensive — an inexpensive new technology that dramatically boosts Internet connection speeds.

( categories: Telcos | Comcast | Time Warner | Verizon )

TX: This Could Be The End of Public Access in Austin...

Posted on February 19, 2008 - 12:20pm.

from: SaveAccess Texas

This Could Be The End of Public Access in Austin...
Submitted by savetexasaccess on Fri, 2008-02-15 19:03.

. . . if Time Warner successfully sues to get out of the franchise agreement with the City.

The following article “Court allows Texas Cable Industry to Challenge State Law” appeared in last week’s Austin American Statesman (Feb. 8, 2008).

( categories: State Franchises | TEXAS | Time Warner )
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