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Comcast tells government that its data caps aren’t actually “data caps”

“Comcast does not have ‘data caps’ today,” the company wrote in a filing with the New York Public Service Commission on its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Comcast donations help company secure support of Time Warner Cable merger

Comcast has support for its acquisition of Time Warner Cable, much of it from politicians and organizations that benefit from its political and charitable donations.

NFL astroturfing convinces 10,000 fans to support TV blackouts

The National Football League’s campaign to preserve Federal Communications Commission rules that allow local TV blackouts when games aren’t sold out has descended into astroturfing, with thousands of form letters signed by “football fans” arguing

Brazil court to Apple, Google: Wipe anonymous sharing app off users’ phones

A Brazilian civil court in Vitória granted a preliminary injunction to a public prosecutor, prohibiting Apple and Google from distributing the anonymous sharing app Secret and Microsoft from distributing Secret's Windows Phone client, Cryptic.

Facebook, the security company

Joe Sullivan, Facebook’s chief security officer explained the company’s PrivateCore deal as an investment in Facebook’s future -- especially when viewed within the context of the company’s effort to bring affordable Internet access (a

How Verizon lets its copper network decay to force phone customers onto fiber

The shift from copper landlines to fiber-based voice networks is continuing apace, and no one wants it to happen faster than Verizon.

FCC asked six more ISPs, content providers to reveal paid peering deals

The Federal Communications Commission investigation of how network interconnection problems affect the quality of Internet service began when the FCC obtained the paid peering deals Netflix signed with Comcast and Verizon.

Aereo imitator lashes out at judge who fined him $90,000 for continuing to operate

After Aereo lost its case at the Supreme Court, it quickly shut down. But FilmOn, just kept on going. Now that decision is coming back to bite FilmOn and its eccentric owner, Alki David.

Startup claims it will build fiber network in LA and wireless throughout US

A Dutch company called Angie Communications told Los Angeles city officials that it wants to build a citywide fiber-to-the-home broadband network and that it also hopes to build nationwide Wi-Fi and cellular networks.

After moving money around, Google paid tiny amount in European taxes

Google continues to expand its use of legal, but questionable, tax shenanigans as a way to minimize its overseas tax burden.