Cecilia Kang

AT&T Set to Lobby for Merger With Deep Pockets and a Big Network

AT&T, in addition to its billions of dollars of capital, has another arsenal at its disposal: one of the most formidable lobbying operations in Washington.

Regulatory Microscope Lies Ahead for AT&T and Time Warner

A cable and internet provider decides to buy an entertainment conglomerate.

Free Broadband Initiatives for Poor and Rural Areas, With Eye on Future

There is an axiom in technology: New products typically go to wealthy customers first, before prices eventually fall to reach the masses.

A Choice Beyond Cable Box Rentals? It May Hinge on a Swing Voter

When the Federal Communications Commission announced a plan that would free people from having to rent cable set-top boxes, the cable and television industries balked and lobbied hard to forestall the proposal.

Ted Cruz Fights Internet Directory’s Transfer; Techies Say He Just Doesn’t Get It

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who once led a government shutdown in his efforts to defund President Obama’s health care law, has turned his sights on a more obscure target: the federal government’s plan to end its oversight of the internet’s master dir

Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld restrictive laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that will halt the growth of municipal broadband networks.

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.