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    Frontier Communications Files for Bankruptcy

    When I had Frontier, I had 24Mb over VDSL2. They offered 50Mb over bonded VDSL2, but only for business accounts.
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    Frontier Communications Files for Bankruptcy

    I am amused and saddened at the same time that their big plan for coming out of bankruptcy is to deploy fiber for broadband. Great idea...twenty years ago. If they had done that all along, they probably wouldn't have gone bankrupt in the first place, and as the limitations of [the current...
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    Bill to fight surprise cable fees

    I don't know about that in particular, but leaving too much up to the agencies when it comes to rules like this invites changes every 4-8 years when the administration changes, and we get disruptive about-faces like we did with NN, which helps no one. Of course, having too much detail in the...
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    Bill to fight surprise cable fees

    This describes so much legislation.
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    Bill to fight surprise cable fees

    Also renews STELAR https://www.consumerreports.org/fees-billing/congress-passes-bill-to-fight-surprise-cable-tv-fees/
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    Comcast increases Broadband speeds

    I think the screen name is EarDemon. FWIW: I like using more than one speed test. I trust dslreports test the most tbh.
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    Verizon Customers To Get Free Year Of Disney+

    I was merely quoting the first few words in the article. I can't find any good numbers on how many Verizon wireless customers are on unlimited plans though.
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    Verizon Customers To Get Free Year Of Disney+

    Certain Verizon customers
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    I just signed up for Charter Spectrum TV Choice streaming again.

    Just to be clear, I don't think the mainstream cable news channels (including Fox) or the evening news shows are reporting fake news stories as part of their news coverage. The problem is the news reporting light on details on these channels/broadcasts. To add to that, they have tons of...
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    Tegna Grants Charter Temporary Extension

    https://www.multichannel.com/news/charter-tegna-avoid-blackout
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    Pai: Streaming Video Is Effective Competition to MVPDs

    Epic fail describes the current FCC perfectly.
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    Pai: Streaming Video Is Effective Competition to MVPDs

    I think the idea is (for better or worse) to get rid of the requirement for franchise agreements in the cases where there is no competition (most cable companies are currently considered monopolies in a given market).
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    Pai: Streaming Video Is Effective Competition to MVPDs

    https://www.multichannel.com/news/pai-streaming-video-is-effective-competition-to-mvpds Point of interest: "When the FCC determines a cable system is subject to effective competition, that system is no longer subject to basic rate regulation by local franchise authorities."
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    Cable companies use hidden fees to raise prices 24% a month

    I am sure this is a surprise to no one here. Cable companies use hidden fees to raise prices 24% a month
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    Tegna Grants Charter Temporary Extension

    https://www.multichannel.com/news/tegna-grants-charter-temporary-extension-as-retrans-talks-continue
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    Comcast accused of reneging on "lifetime" price promise

    Comcast promised not to raise prices—guess what happened next
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    Charter getting desperate?

    FYI: new Charter price increases leaked: Exclusive: Spectrum Is Reportedly Raising Its TV & Internet Pricing (Broadcast TV Fee Will Soon Be $13.50 a Month) - Cord Cutters News
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    Verizon raises Fios STB fees

    Essentially, one $17 fee is becoming two $12 fees totaling $24.
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    Verizon raises Fios STB fees

    One box, two fees: Verizon is hiking set-top box, DVR fee for long-term customers Is this news? I don't know, but I thought some might want to know.
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