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In the Aftermath of the AT&T/Time Warner Decision, There’s Still Hope

June 19, 2018 AT&T , ATTTime Warner , Competition , Mergers , Time Warner

Last week was a difficult week for antitrust and consumer rights advocates. On Monday, the net neutrality rules (the ones that kept internet service providers from acting as gatekeepers of the internet) officially went off the books. (We are, of course, fighting to bring them back.) The next day, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon issued a ruling permitting the AT&T/Time Warner mega-merger to proceed, in a lawsuit brought on by the Department of Justice. This ruling was more troubling news for consumers, as well as for the future of online competition.

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Why the FCC Should Cut the Cord on the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Deal

February 14, 2014 Comcast , Time Warner

A merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable would create a dominant gatekeeper for content providers and would only lead to fewer choices and higher prices for consumers. Fortunately, you can make your voice heard: tell Congress to oppose the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. If you were watching the news yesterday you probably saw that […]

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Tell New North Carolina Legislature that Supporting Munibroadband Is Bipartisan

March 28, 2011 AT&T , Broadband , Competition , Municipal Wi-Fi , Time Warner

The problem with fighting extremely bad corporate-sponsored legislation is that it has a distressing tendency to re-emerge time and again long after a human being would have gotten a clue and gone away. So it is with the fight by corporate carriers against local governments providing any sort of broadband. Most of us thought this fight over about 5 years ago, when the majority of carriers realized that municipal networks not only were not a threat, but were potential customers.

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