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Broadband Roundup: With Aereo off the Air for Now, Alternatives Seek Advantage, and Legislators Advocate for Municipal Broadband

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WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 -Following the Supreme Court’s blow last week against Aereo, the video streaming service has shut down indefinitely as it drags back into the lower courts. Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia wrote a letter to consumers explaining the decision. “We have decided to pause our operations temporarily as we consult with the court…

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After 14 years, FCC Tries Again To Bring Competition to Cable Access

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 14, 2010 — As expected, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday ordered cable companies to make their programming more accessible to device manufacturers so that consumers have more reasons to buy innovative gadgets that can more seamlessly access cable television programming and content on the web.

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One Aspect of U.S. Lagging Broadband Speeds May Be Device-Network Compatibility, Say Panelists

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WASHINGTON, August 27, 2009 – Experts speaking at the Federal Communications Commission’s August 27 broadband workshop on technology applications puzzled over the reasons for the United States’ lagging internet speed vis-à-vis other global competitors.

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