Emerging Broadband-Related Issues
FCC Stops Clock on Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV Mergers
The Federal Communications Commission paused its informal 180-day clocks in its review of the Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV transactions as it waits for a court decision on whether interested parties can review Video Programming Confidential Information concerning these companies.
States sink teeth into Comcast deal
For Comcast, the future of its $45 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable hinges on more than just the federal government’s green light. The telecommunications company is rushing to battle back states like California and New York, where powerful public utility commissions appear likely to flex their regulatory muscle and attach a raft of conditions to the merger requiring changes to how the company offers and prices services -- demands that Comcast may find burdensome to fulfill.
CIA chief: Cyberterror is the future
If the US wants to prevent the terrorist attacks of the future, it needs to turn its attention to the Internet, according to CIA Director John Brennan.