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The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing into the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner, in which Democrats, Republicans and industry executives all questioned the legality, the necessity and the probity of such a move.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler kicked off the E-Rate Modernization Workshop saying that bringing broadband to schools and libraries could be ?the single most important issue this agency deals with."
The FCC moved to use its Connect America Fund to expand broadband to 5 million Americans in rural areas.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) unanimously decided that Verizon no longer has to live up to its commitment to build out high-speed Internet to all state residents.
In both the Senate and in the media, Al Franken (D-MN) is fighting to stop the Comcast-Time Warner merger.
According to Free Press, if their merger with Time Warner goes through, Comcast will control half of the high-speed U.S. Internet market. With a series of infographics, Free Press shows what will happen.
According to the new Pew report, ?... many seniors remain largely unattached from online and mobile life ? 41 percent do not use the internet at all, 53 percent do not have broadband access at home, and 23 percent do not use cell phones.?
With only 7.7 percent of the U.S. wired for broadband fiber, some people are moving across the country to get high-speed, affordable fiber connections.
"From New York to Illinois, Comcast... has maintained a powerful, experienced army of local lobbyists and trade groups," Politico said recently.
A recent story in The Wall Street Journal shows the lack of high-speed broadband competition in the U.S., and how it would look if Comcast acquires Time Warner.