Broadband/Cable

Customer outrage as Comcast shuts off local news in Mass

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Outrage greets loss of Comcast local news

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Seattle pares broadband list

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Seattle takes step towards citywide broadband network.

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Cellular networks are canary in the coal mine for loss of net neutrality

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Execs discuss Net access, privacy issues: Qwest and other telecoms resist calls to ban deals giving certain websites better speeds and access to customers.

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Congress poised to unravel the Internet

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Senator Ted Stevens has no idea how the Internet works, but he's asking Congress to remake it to suit the interests of the telecommunications industry. Can progressives apply the pressure to kill this bill?

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Verizon imposes new service surcharge

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Customers were set to see lower bills due to deregulation

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Marin and Comcast reach cable franchise agreement

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Marin County, California has finally reached an agreement with Comcast Corporation to provide cable TV services, after a negotiation that spanned 6 years and 3 cable companies - TCI, AT&T and ultimately, Comcast. Key features of the contract include $3 million for the start-up needs for an independently run, non-profit Marin Community Media Center; three PEG Channels and $1 million for a high-speed fiber-optic Institutional Network or "I-Net" that will interconnect 31 Marin public agencies, schools and libraries capable of TV broadcasts of city council meetings and emergency alerts.

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Qwest won't commit to Seattle fiber, doesn't want city to do it

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The fight for local TV in California

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California local media producers worry that a new piece of legislation will cripple local cable access.

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey