Cecilia Kang

How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s

A look at a trend unfolding in hard-to-reach rural spots nationwide.

FTC sues Amazon over children’s in-app purchases

Federal regulators announced it has filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com for allegedly making it too easy for children to make purchases when using mobile apps without a parent's permission.

Merger mania in media? Cable companies could be just the start

The massive cable and telecom mergers under review may just be the start of a broader wave of consolidation to hit the entertainment industry.

Here’s how people are watching the World Cup -- without cable

Like many popular television programs, online viewing is still only available to those who can prove they also subscribe to cable or satellite television bundles of channels.

Cable forces more channels down unwilling viewers’ throats

It's become a cliché: "Why am I forced to buy more cable channels I never watch?"

Now, new data show the common consumer complaint is true.

Senator Franken, Comcast’s fiercest critic, tries to lure allies from Silicon Valley

Sen Al Franken (D-MN) has become Capitol Hill's loudest opponent of Comcast's bid for Time Warner Cable. Now, he's trying to root out like-minded critics from Silicon Valley.

Wireless lobby group names former FCC member Baker as president

Wireless industry lobbying group CTIA named Meredith Attwell Baker as its new president, another remarkable appointment for the former member of the Federal Communications Commission who has quickly climbed the ranks of a private sector she once r

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler leans on candor to get his message across

For federal regulators, words really matter. An adjective too bold, a verb misconjugated or a particle dropped can ripple across the business world and send stock markets into chaos.

A golf channel tells Congress: Comcast-TWC would hurt little guys like them

Back9Network, a golf lifestyle cable channel, fears that the merger between Comcast and Time Warner could spell the end of its business.

Comcast the little guy? There’s competition everywhere, the company argues.

Comcast says it has loads of competition -- everyone from Facebook to Apple, which Comcast says is contemplating a television set-top box to compete with cable service.