America’s long national cable company horror show is far from over. In fact, it just got a lot worse because the Federal Communications Commission has officially approved the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger.
Less than two weeks ago, New York approved the merger between customer service nightmare Time Warner Cable and not-quite-so-famously-bad Charter Communications. Almost immediately, Time Warner is raising its prices in New York. Updated: The numbers previously used in this post were incorrect and have been changed.
How does Charter convince us that buying Time Warner Cable is good for people like you and me? Infuriatingly. One of the consumer benefits of the merger, according to Charter, is that they’ll actually obey the FCC’s net neutrality rules if it passes. How gracious! Were they planning to disobey if they don’t get their…
The proposed $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Comcast—the nation's two largest cable and home Internet providers—has once again raised the specter of monopoly control over yet another American utility. Are these fears overblown? Nope! It's really that bad.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS will merge, boosting T-Mo from the fourth-largest operator to the...fourth-largest operator. [LAT]
As we all know, German mobile communications giant Deutsche Telekom had betrothed it's American daughter T-Mobile to AT&T. Then things went south. But though T-Mobile was left standing alone at the altar, it won't necessarily be left empty-handed. Here's the rundown on exactly what they're getting as a breakup fee.
Now that the AT&T-Mo deal has been revived from its coma and shot in the head, the vultures are out! Bloomberg reports Dish Network wants to snatch up the little German carrier to create... something?
AT&T has issued an official response to the FCC's report on their attempted merger with T-Mobile. And boy do they get feisty!
While AT&T's withdrawl from their merger position does allow the telecom giant to resubmit its request if it can beat a Justice Department antitrust suit over the deal, it may not want to now that the FCC has released its findings.
FCC chairman, Julius Genachowski, issued a draft statement yesterday lashing out against AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, calling its concentration of the wireless market contrary to the public interest. He's also requested an administrative hearing, placing the onus on AT&T to prove the deal benign to…
In the best tie-up since that time I made myself a Vodka and skim milk out of sheer desperation, Aol and Yahoo may merge. It'd be just like Voltron, if Voltron were a rotten egg riding atop a ruptured spleen.
The government's attempt to block the AT&T-T-Mobile merger will see its first day in court just two short weeks from now. The goal of the hearing: figure out of there's a way to settle this all civilized like.