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It’s Time to Go Wild With Your Comcast Downloads

The only good news to come from the coronavirus—unless you have a crystal ball and have been making a small fortune in the market, /r/wallstreetbets-style—is that Comcast has finally shown that its network can probably handle all the downloading you typically do. In other words, data caps are bullshit.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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E.T. and the Real, Grown-Up Elliott Reunite…in a Commercial?

When you woke up this morning, we bet you didn’t expect to see an official E.T. sequel—but that’s kind of what’s happened, just in a slightly unconventional, very commercial way. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Landline Phone Service, Which Still Exists, Goes Down Across the U.S.

Comcast’s Xfinity landline service has been experiencing issues across the U.S. since this morning, with thousands of problems still being reported this afternoon, according to DownDetector.com. The outage map indicates that customers throughout the U.S. have encountered issues, with the most recent reports coming…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Exclusive Interview with California State Senator Scott Wiener

Since he was first elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2010, Scott Wiener has proven to be a highly effective legislator, passing bills regulating the environment, housing protections, and the LGBT community. Now, as San Francisco’s representative in the California State Senate, he …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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California Is One Step Closer To Stopping Trump’s Assault On Net Neutrality

Last month, California State Senator Scott Wiener introduced bill SB-822, which would extend net neutrality protections throughout the state and strike a major blow to the FCC and its chairman, Ajit Pai. Today, the bill received a hearing from the State’s Energy, Utilities, and Communications …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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California Could Save Net Neutrality

Since repealing net neutrality last December, the FCC has faced significant pushback. In the federal government, Senators have introduced a resolution to overturn the decision. The governments of Montana, New York, and Hawaii have passed laws protecting consumers from ISPs that don’t adhere to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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A Partial List of Companies That Definitely Could Have Afforded to Pay Their Employees a Good Wage at Any Point Before the GOP Tax Bill

Since the passage of the GOP’s wildly unpopular and regressive tax bill, American companies have been coming out of the woodwork to announce they are using their tax windfalls to invest in their employees. Even nominally “liberal” companies like Apple and Starbucks have credited Congressional Republicans and the Trump…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The FCC Just Voted to Gut Net Neutrality. Here’s What You Can Do.

Today, the FCC voted in a 3-2 decision to end Net Neutrality, allowing major service providers – Verizon, AT&T, Comcast – to control our internet access. Thanks to this, they’ll be able to charge us to access sites we should have for free, like Yelp, or that we already pay to subscribe to, like …Continue […]

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If We Lose The Battle Over Net Neutrality, The Results Will Be Catastrophic

Net neutrality is on the chopping block, and if this doesn’t scare you because you either A) Don’t really know what it is, or B) Heard about it the last time it was under attack but stopped worrying about it because it pulled through, then you better steel your nerves real fast, because as of […]

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Cordcutting Hits an All-Time High as Cable TV Reaches New Lows in Popularity

According to pretty much everyone, we’re in the “golden age” of television. But new data shows a huge jump in people who are ready to ditch cable as well as disastrous satisfaction ratings for the industry. Despite investing $300 million in fixing its customer service problems, Comcast managed to sink another six…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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MSNBC May Fire Lawrence O’Donnell And That Absolutely Cannot Happen

Edward R. Murrow spoke truth to power when, in 1954, he attacked Senator Joe McCarthy on his program, See It Now. For too long, McCarthy had gone unchecked by the media as he attacked the foundations of our democracy. Murrow is rightly lionized for his crusade against the Senator, who was …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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MSNBC May Fire Lawrence O’Donnell And That Absolutely Cannot Happen

Edward R. Murrow spoke truth to power when, in 1954, he attacked Senator Joe McCarthy on his program, See It Now. For too long, McCarthy had gone unchecked by the media as he attacked the foundations of our democracy. Murrow is rightly lionized for his crusade against the Senator, who was …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Comcast and Charter Just Showed Everyone How to Do Antitrust Violations Right

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has said that he wants to kill net neutrality because he believes it will somehow create more competition, which would be good for consumers. Let’s take a look at how the two biggest cable companies in America handle competition.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Comcast and Verizon’s Sneaky Push to Kill Net Neutrality Is Just Embarrassing

A week after FCC Chair Ajit Pai outlined his plan to kill net neutrality, the internet providers who support his proposal are spinning the effort harder than a 20-something at SoulCycle. The basic message from companies like Comcast and Verizon is this: “We don’t want to get rid of net neutrality and/or an open…Read more… […]

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