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  • Obama announces software gifts at White House student film festival

    Obama announces software gifts at White House student film festival
    WASHINGTON -- Surrounded by budding filmmakers, President Obama on Friday announced $400 million in donations from two software companies as part of his effort to upgrade technology in schools. Adobe, maker of video-editing and other digital-imaging...
  • Rep. Walden wants FCC's Critical Needs study killed

    Rep. Walden wants FCC's Critical Needs study killed
    Although the Federal Communications Commission has already indicated it is reworking a survey that was criticized both inside and outside the regulatory agency because it sought information about news operations of radio and TV broadcasters, a prominent...
  • Consumers Union asks regulators to scrutinize Comcast-Netflix deal

    Consumers Union asks regulators to scrutinize Comcast-Netflix deal
    The advocacy group Consumers Union is urging federal regulators to scrutinize the deal struck between cable giant Comcast Corp. and the Internet streaming service Netflix. Netflix agreed to pay to directly connect to Comcast's network to improve the...
  • Netflix-Comcast deal ends Internet consumption dispute

    Netflix-Comcast deal ends Internet consumption dispute
    The landmark deal between Comcast Corp. and Netflix Inc. resolves a simmering dispute over who will support America's growing Internet video habit. Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for a direct connection to the cable operator's broadband networks to...
  • U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Tennis Channel-Comcast case

    U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Tennis Channel-Comcast case
    A ruling by the chair umpire stands. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the Tennis Channel's petition to overturn an appeals court ruling that Comcast Corp. had operated within its rights when it placed Tennis Channel in a sports...
  • Why does Netflix deny it's buying preferential treatment?

    Why does Netflix deny it's buying preferential treatment?
    Netflix is paying cable giant Comcast a pile of cash for what the companies say will be "no preferential network treatment." Sure, because corporations routinely give money to one another just for the fun of it. The reality is that Netflix is...
  • Netflix's deal with Comcast isn't a sign of the apocalypse

    Netflix's deal with Comcast isn't a sign of the apocalypse
    The news media sounded a collective alarm Monday after Netflix agreed to pay Comcast for the privilege of streaming videos directly to Netflix subscribers who use Comcast's broadband network. The deal could lead to "higher rates for consumers." It...
  • Netflix to pay Comcast for smoother online video streaming

    Netflix to pay Comcast for smoother online video streaming
    Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast to ensure the subscription service's movies and TV shows stream seamlessly in a deal that underscores the power of distribution in the digital era — and could mean higher rates for consumers. The nation's...
  • Netflix to pay Comcast to ensure network speeds

    Netflix to pay Comcast to ensure network speeds
    Updated to correct the name of Netflix's Open Connect initiative. Netflix Inc. has agreed to pay Comcast Corp. to ensure the online service's subscribers get seamless access to movies and TV shows delivered over the Internet, according to people...
  • FCC suspends study that sought information on newsroom operations

    FCC suspends study that sought information on newsroom operations
    The Federal Communications Commission has suspended plans for a survey of television and radio stations after concerns were raised inside and outside the commission about questions in the survey regarding editorial practices in newsrooms. The Critical...
  • Justice Department wants tougher oversight of local broadcasters

    Justice Department wants tougher oversight of local broadcasters
    The practice of competing local television stations sharing resources needs tougher regulations, the Justice Department warned Friday. In a filing to the Federal Communications Commission, the department said agreements between local television stations...