Jon Brodkin

AT&T promised lower prices after Time Warner merger—it’s raising them instead

AT&T is raising the base price of its DirecTV Now streaming service by $5 per month, despite promising in court that its acquisition of Time Warner would lower TV prices.

Comcast starts throttling mobile video, will charge extra for HD streams

Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service is imposing new speed limits on video watching and personal hotspot usage, and the company will start charging extra for high-definition video over the cellular network.

AT&T removed HBO from an unlimited data plan after buying Time Warner

AT&T has been offering free HBO to its unlimited data customers since 2017, and you might have expected that deal to continue unaltered now that AT&T owns HBO thanks to its acquisition of Time Warner.

Bill to save net neutrality is 46 signatures short in US House

Lawmakers seeking to reinstate network neutrality rules are still 46 signatures short of getting the House of Representatives to vote on the measure.

AT&T is already planning more acquisitions, days after buying Time Warner

AT&T will soon offer a new streaming video service thanks to its acquisition of Time Warner, and it will be buying more companies in order to beef up its advertising platform, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said.

New York threatens to revoke Charter’s purchase of Time Warner Cable

The New York State Public Service Commission ordered Charter Communications to pay a $2 million fine and complete network construction that was required as a condition of Charter's purchase of Time Warner Cable.

Comcast disabled throttling system, proving data cap is just a money grab

Comcast has disabled a throttling system that it deployed in 2008 in order to slow down heavy Internet users. Comcast's network is now strong enough that a congestion management system isn't needed, the company says.

Comcast, AT&T, Verizon say they have no paid prioritization plans

The repeal of federal network neutrality rules became official June 11, giving broadband providers the right to block or throttle Internet traffic or to prioritize traffic in exchange for payment.

Comcast drops bid for “gigabit” tax cut that was created for Google Fiber

Comcast has agreed to pay $155 million in back taxes to Oregon in order to settle a nine-year property tax dispute.

Trump administration could block T-Mobile/Sprint merger, AT&T CEO says

Randall Stephenson, AT&T's CEO, predicted that T-Mobile USA and Sprint will have a difficult time getting their merger approved because the deal would eliminate a major competitor.