Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Demise of Comcast-Time Warner: The Cost of Schizophrenia

On the Friday morning Comcast announced that it was abandoning its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, CEO Brian Roberts went on NBCUniversal’s business channel to assure the street that Comcast was “Okay, and looking forward to the future.” He … Continue reading

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Verizon’s Provocative Bet on Unbundling

Verizon announced recently that its FiOS video services will be available in slimmed-down, customizable bundles of fewer channels. These smaller bundles presumably will cost less and better reflect what subscribers actually watch. “Unbundling” has been a point of contention in … Continue reading

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Some Astonishing—and Astonishingly Wrong—Remarks about the Antitrust Case against Google in Europe

After the news broke on April 15 that the European Commission had sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging antitrust violations in how it presented its general search results commentators said some astonishing things. Jim Cramer said on CNBC … Continue reading

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What the New Net Neutrality Rules Mean for the Future of U.S. Telecom

Since the last post, the FCC, on March 12, 2015, approved an Order adopting what the Commission called “strong rules that protect consumers from past and future tactics that threaten the open Internet.” There were few surprises, as the Order … Continue reading

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