Jon Brodkin

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.

AT&T wants to settle with FTC to avoid unlimited data throttling lawsuit

AT&T has given up its years-long quest to cripple the Federal Trade Commission's authority to regulate broadband providers.

Sprint says merger with “fiercest rival” will “create robust competition”

Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure tweeted that Sprint will build "one of the best networks in the world" even if it isn't allowed to merge with rival T-Mobile USA. "Merger or no merger, Sprint presses ahead with KC network buildout.

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly asks Amazon and eBay to boost crackdown on pirate TV boxes

Pirate TV boxes that falsely display the Federal Communications Commission logo should be removed from Amazon and eBay, said FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly.  Commissioner O'Rielly wrote a letter to the Amazon and eBay CEOs asking them to crack

T-Mobile should stop claiming it has “Best Unlimited Network,” ad group says

T-Mobile USA should stop claiming that it has "America's Best Unlimited Network," the advertising industry's self-regulator said.