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The FCC Must Prevent Comcast from Discriminating Against Online Video Competititors

August 1, 2012 Comcast , Data Caps , Future of Video

Today, Public Knowledge asked the FCC to address Comcast’s decision to exempt its own online video service from the data caps that it imposes on its subscribers.  Specifically, Public Knowledge filed a petition calling on the FCC to enforce the conditions that it imposed on the Comcast/NBC-Universal merger.

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Public Knowledge Defends Consumer Choice in “The Future Of Video” Hearing

June 29, 2012 Data Caps , VerizonSpectrumCo , Video Innovation

PK President and CEO Gigi Sohn was back on the Hill Wednesday morning, offering testimony before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on “The Future of Video.”

The panel featured seven other members, including representatives from the broadcast, cable, satellite, movie, internet and streaming industries. Specifically, that means Charlie Ergen of DISH Network, Robert Johnson of Sky Angel, David Hyman of Netflix, Jim Funk of Roku, David Barrett of Hearst Television, Michael O’Leary of the MPAA, and Michael Powell of the NCTA (and formerly of the FCC) all joined Gigi on the panel. Needless to say, it was a big panel.

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PK In The Know Podcast: Verizon Pricing, Music Mergers, and More

June 15, 2012 Competition , Data Caps , ITU

On today’s podcast we discuss what the new Verizon pricing plans tell us about the wireless industry and give quick updates on the UMG-EMI merger, 1201 hearings, and the ITU.

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Genachowski Ignores Harm Of His Data Cap Sentiments

May 24, 2012 Broadband , Data Caps

There probably was no great need for Comcast to raise the usage caps on its broadband service, as it did last week from 250 gigabytes (GB) to 300 GB per month.  If the company thought for an instant that the modest increase bought it any good will from its theoretical regulators, it needn’t have bothered.

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PK In The Know Podcast: TPP, Online Video, Special 301

May 11, 2012 Competition , Data Caps , Fair Use , Podcast , Special 301

On today’s podcast we discuss what’s going on with the TPP, online video and data caps, that Special 301 report, and a wrap-up of OH/DC and WFUD.

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