Public Knowledge?s petition will test Comcast?s tenuous argument and prompt a response from the FCC to clarify the net neutrality rules. That clarification is important as more ISPs introduce zero-rating plans to entice cord-cutters.
The FCC has initiated a rulemaking designed to give consumers alternatives to the cable and satellite companies? set-top box. That?s a good thing. But the devil is in the details, and the debate is shaping up to be a battle between corporate titans.
The agency?s antitrust unit is looking into Comcast?s influence in setting local TV ad prices, both in the TV ad markets of its 22.3 million customers and in the markets of NCC Media, a national ad clearinghouse in which Comcast owns a majority interest.
This disruption of the cable bundle is prompting important questions about the future of video services: are these plans precursors of new models for financing network investment and what will it all mean for consumer choice?
Consumer advocates urge the FCC to investigate the thousands of data cap complaints from Comcast customers
The DOCSIS 3.1 technology can support speeds of 10 Gbps, but Comcast's claims to bring new technology to customers have in the past been overstated.
Private sector initiatives like Comcast?s Internet Essentials and AT&T?s commitment to offer affordable options are steps in the right direction to reduce the economic barriers to broadband access. But less than half of households in the lowest-income quintile have Internet at home.
Comcast has confirmed that it has more broadband subscribers than video subscribers -- 22.5 million and 22.3 million respectively.
$336 million ? that was the amount that Comcast spent on its failed merger with Time Warner.
AT&T and Comcast are launching gigabit services in cities across the country.