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Despite 20 Years Of Experience, Comcast/NBC Still Sucks At Olympics Coverage, warns Techdirt

From Techdirt: NBC (now Comcast NBC Universal) has enjoyed the rights to broadcast the US Olympics since 1998. In 2011, the company paid $4.4 billion for exclusive US broadcast rights to air the Olympics...

Top Verizon story from Techdirt: After Exploiting Covid Broadband Program, Verizon Faces Unsurprising Opposition To Tracfone Merger

From Techdirt: When last we checked in with Verizon, the company had just been caught exploiting the government's Covid broadband relief program to upsell struggling Americans to more expensive plans. Now, as Verizon tries...

AT&T Gets Loyal Lawmakers To Push A Broadband Tax For ‘Big Tech’, according to Techdirt

From Techdirt: Hoping to capitalize on legitimate animosity against "big tech," AT&T lobbyists and policy makers have been busy recirculating a fifteen-year-old talking point. Namely, that big tech companies should throw billions of dollars...

The Government ‘Fix’ For The T-Mobile Merger Continues To Look Like A Convoluted Mess, warns Techdirt

From Techdirt: Remember when the FCC rubber stamped the Sprint T-Mobile merger without even looking at impact analysis? Remember when a long line of economists and experts noted the merger would likely erode competition,...

Take action against AT&T: You Can Now Pay AT&T Extra To Adhere To The Dictionary Definition Of ‘Unlimited’

From Techdirt: For years, US wireless carriers have had a... somewhat nebulous relationship with the dictionary definition of "unlimited." As in, for the better part of two decades they've sold wireless data plans professing...

AT&T customers take note: AT&T Has DC Pushing The Idea That ‘Big Tech’ Should Give ‘Big Telecom’ Billions For No Coherent Reason

From Techdirt: Last month we noted how FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr had taken to Newsweek to dust off a fifteen year old AT&T talking point. Namely that "big tech" companies get a "free ride"...

AT&T news: AT&T Whines About Biden Focus On Community Broadband

From Techdirt: We noted how while the Biden broadband plan was arguably vague, a big part of its core focus was community broadband. In stark contrast to the Trump administration and GOP -- which...

Worried About Tracfone Merger Approval, Verizon Pretends It Didn’t Exploit COVID Emergency Program, says Techdirt

From Techdirt: Prodded by Congress, a few months back the FCC launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a $3.2 billion program designed to provide folks struggling economically during COVID a little extra help affording broadband....

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Expedia news: Deal Struck To End Expedia Suit In Chancery Over $2.6B Deal

From Law360: Law360 (August 4, 2021, 5:35 PM EDT) -- A settlement has been reached to end a direct and...

Uber’s recovery accelerates as more people seek rides again, according to Minneapolis Star Tribune

From Minneapolis Star Tribune: SAN RAMON, Calif. — Uber's ride-hailing service is regaining most of the momentum that it lost...

T-Mobile will shut down Sprint’s 4G LTE network on June 30, 2022, warns CNET

From CNET: T-Mobile has been moving to integrate Sprint into its operations since completing its merger last April. This week...