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Writers Guild of America East opposes Internet fast lanes

The Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) has made clear its opposition to any form of Internet fast lane.

AT&T and DirecTV bank on size to control programming costs

The sheer size of a merged AT&T-DirecTV entity should result in overall better video offerings and prices for consumers, executives from both companies suggested during a webcast detailing the proposed $48.5 billion acquisition.

Washington Post, Free Press take opposing sides on Comcast-TWC merger

The Washington Post editorial board has thrown its support behind Comcast's $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable with the proviso that "regulators will respond if big industry players begin to violate basic principles of market fairness."

400K sign consumer-group petition opposing Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

Consumer-interest groups Common Cause, Consumers Union, Daily Kos, Demand Progress, Free Press and Working Families have gathered 400,000 signatures on a petition opposing Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. The organizations said the petition will be presented to the FCC and Department of Justice as those organizations review the proposed deal.

Google should remove server ban from its service terms, Free Press says

Google Fiber's rule in its terms of service that prohibits customers from attaching servers to its networks has drawn the ire of consumer group Free Press which says the Internet giant needs to live up to its promise that it is not like traditional cable and telco broadband providers.

Criticism mounts against AT&T's TDM-to-IP migration petition with the FCC

More comments are flowing in on the telco giant's petition to the FCC to hold TDM-to-IP migration trials, with some commenters suggesting AT&T is simply trying to avoid regulatory requirements that come with its legacy infrastructure.

AT&T faces net neutrality complaint over FaceTime plans

Public interest groups Free Press, Public Knowledge and the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute said they will file a formal complaint against AT&T Mobility for violating the FCC's net neutrality rules. The groups argue that AT&T's decision to offer Apple's FaceTime video calling feature over cellular at no extra charge only to its Mobile Share data plan customers contravenes the FCC's Open Internet rules.

Verizon relaunches net neutrality lawsuit against FCC

The Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules, which are scheduled to go into effect in late November, are officially under fire from multiple directions. Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is

Free Press files suit against FCC's net neutrality rules

Free Press, an Internet public interest group, has filed a lawsuit challenging the FCC's net neutrality rules that will go into effect on Nov. 23. Wood Filed in the First Circuit Court of

Free Press lawsuit says wireless carriers got off too easy

Internet advocacy group Free Press has filed a lawsuit challenging the FCC's new net neutrality rules, which are scheduled to go into effect Nov. 23. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Boston, is