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BGR: Google looking to shake up U.S. wireless market

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:18 -- Eva Prkachin

Will Google enter the wireless market in the U.S.?

Article by Zach Epstein for BGR

Call Google “evil” all you want — I personally love how “evil” Google is — but there is no other company on the planet that can shake things up and disrupt the status quo like Google. Armed with a massive advertising business and an uncanny ability to collect and utilize data in amazing ways, Google has time and time again shown us that it’s not afraid to roll the dice and bet big when it comes to breaking into new categories.

Ars Technica: Uncertain future for net neutrality, choice in U.S. telecom market

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:09 -- Eva Prkachin

A huge coalition is speaking out about U.S. telecom giant Comcast's attempt to gobble up Time-Warner Cable. Critics worry that net neutrality and choice may be lost if the deal goes through. If Comcast succeeds, over 40% of U.S. households will have no choice other than Comcast for their Internet service. What effect do you think this will have on already sky-high Internet bills? Sound off in the comments.

Article by Jon Brodkin for Ars Technica

Comcast today filed a 175-page "public interest statement" with the Federal Communications Commission to explain why its proposed $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable will be good for consumers. The country's largest cable and broadband Internet provider is already meeting opposition in its quest to buy the second largest cable provider, however.