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Comcast-TWC critics look askance at $130K fete for FCC's Clyburn

Even as the FCC and other regulatory bodies continue to review Comcast's $45.2 billion bid to take over Time Warner Cable, the two companies plan to spend more than $130,000 on a dinner honoring FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, multiple reports say.

Comcast-TWC, AT&T-DirecTV megadeals have rural viewers worried

About half of the thousands of letters the FCC has received about Comcast's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable and AT&T's planned acquisition of DirecTV have come from viewers who want their RFD-TV.

Local markets in Northeast, Michigan, Southeast deal with SpinCo ramifications

Even as federal regulators continue to ponder the efficacy of SpinCo, the Comcast and Charter Communications subscriber juggle proposed to clear one hurdle of Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable, the wide-ranging deal is roiling local markets that might soon, for better or worse, have a completely new cable operator presence.

Fans' antitrust case against MLB, NHL, pay TV moves a step closer to trial

Unhappy sports fans won one in their antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, Comcast and DirecTV when a federal judge rejected an effort by the defendants to dismiss the case.

Connectify's latest test of Comcast Wi-Fi equipment highlights cost of always-on connectivity

Always-on connectivity comes with a power-consumption cost, accommodated by personal financial costs. Basically, "always on" also means "always paying." Connectify's latest experiment with router equipment from its local cable provider, Comcast, highlights the impacts.

The Verge of obsession? Tech pub ramps up series on Comcast customer service

In the cable business, seeking regulatory and public approval on a $45 billion merger means you can never say you're sorry. Comcast is finding this out this out the hard way, with Vox Media-owned tech publication The Verge biting onto the "notoriously bad customer service" angle and refusing to let go.

Analyzing Comcast-TWC's regulatory chances using HHI

So what are the chances that a combined Comcast and Time Warner Cable pass the antitrust portion of the merger's regulatory review? TechDirt provides a fairly practical framework using the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, the essential tool used in antitrust law to determine market concentration.

Comcast adds 6 months of free Internet service, payment amnesty to program for low-income families

Ramping up efforts to serve low-income families as it seeks federal approval of its $45 billion proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast has formally announced a plan to offer six months of free Internet service to low-income families.

Comcast's Cohen warns of 'parochial business interests' behind diversity demand

Comcast executive VP David. L. Cohen stridently defended his cable company's diversity record, advising lawmakers of the numerous Latino-focused independent channels Comcast has launched recently, while cautioning them not to be used by what he termed as "parochial business interests."

CSG re-ups Comcast deal through 2019, takes bigger piece of residential pie from Amdocs

CSG Systems International has announced a renewal of its contract with Comcast through July 2019, a deal that expands the billing and customer care provider's Comcast residential portfolio by approximately 2.3 million subscribers.