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Google Fiber Might Take Broadband Battle To AT&T’s Home Turf

By Chris Morran Consumerist June 15, 2016   Google Fiber Might Take Broadband Battle To AT&T’s Home Turf     While Google Fiber is going up against AT&T in a number of markets — including Kansas City, Austin, and Atlanta — it has yet to venture into the Death Star’s home turf of Dallas. However, […]

Google Fiber Might Take Broadband Battle To AT&T’s Home Turf

How Companies Are Using Data Caps to Harm Would-Be Cord Cutters

How Companies Are Using Data Caps to Harm Would-Be Cord Cutters

By Dana Floberg Freepress.net April 30, 2016   How Companies Are Using Data Caps to Harm Would-Be Cord Cutters     Broadband data caps are like cockroaches: One minute there’s just one lonely roach, and then the next minute they’re everywhere. Last week the Wall Street Journal published a deep dive on this infestation. The […]


Comcast, AT&T Lobbyists Help Kill Community Broadband Expansion In Tennessee

By Chris Morran Consumerist March 16, 2016   Comcast, AT&T Lobbyists Help Kill Community Broadband Expansion In Tennessee     When cable and telecom companies go through the effort of writing anti-consumer legislation for states, they can later be counted on to lobby to keep those laws in place when challenged. Case in point: Lobbyists […]

Comcast, AT&T Lobbyists Help Kill Community Broadband Expansion In Tennessee

Google Fiber Might Take Broadband Battle To AT&T’s Home Turf

AT&T Ditching New 2-Year Contracts On January 8

By Chris Morran Consumerist December 30, 2015   AT&T Ditching New 2-Year Contracts On January 8     It’s been in the offing for some time, but AT&T has officially declared that after Jan. 8, 2016, the company will no longer be offering 2-year contracts to most customers. For the last couple of years, AT&T […]


The NSA documents cite AT&T's "extreme willingness to help." (Mike Mozart/flickr/cc)

Exposed: Big Brother’s ‘Unique and Productive’ Relationship with AT&T

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams August 16, 2015   Exposed: Big Brother’s ‘Unique and Productive’ Relationship with AT&T “The NSA’s top-secret budget in 2013 for the AT&T partnership was more than twice that of the next-largest such program,” a New York Times and ProPublica investigation has revealed.     Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents show that […]


How The USA Freedom Act is Actually Reducing Freedom in America

By Virgil Vaduva The Fifth Column June 3, 2015   How The USA Freedom Act is Actually Reducing Freedom in America   The USA Freedom Act successfully passed in the U.S. Senate with a final vote of 67-32.  This was preceded by a tumultuous weekend of Rand Paul throwing sticks into the wheels of other […]

Room 641A is a telecommunication interception facility operated by AT&T for the U.S. National Security Agency that commenced operations in 2003 and was exposed in 2006

AT&T Charges $40/Month More For Fiber Internet If Google Isn’t In Your Town Yet

By Chris Morran Consumerist March 30, 2015   AT&T Charges $40/Month More For Fiber Internet If Google Isn’t In Your Town Yet     Only weeks ago, AT&T announced gigabit fiber broadband service in Kansas City for $70/month. Granted, customers have to give up their right to privacy to get that rate, but at least […]

Cupertino has the Power… at a premium price.

Net Neutrality Fast Facts

By Russ Choma OpenSecrets.org February 27, 2015   Net Neutrality Fast Facts   The Federal Communications Commission just approved new rules that allow it to regulate the Internet like a utility, establishing net neutrality. But only for now. The move has some very powerful opponents, starting with the cable and telecom companies  — companies that […]

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Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can’t Kill

By Julia Angwin and Mike Tigas ProPublica   Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can’t Kill   An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn’s services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.     An online advertising clearinghouse […]

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FCC Approves Experiments for Next-Gen Telephone Network

  Source: http://www.occupycorporatism.com By Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism FCC Approves Experiments for Next-Gen Telephone Network     The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unanimously agreed to implement trials wherein telecommunications corporations can switch their current mode of service to circuit-switch technology (CST). These experiments will show how better to determine laws and regulations of this […]