New Coalition Steps Up To Fight “Mega Comcast” Merger As FCC Restarts Review Clock

New Coalition Steps Up To Fight “Mega Comcast” Merger As FCC Restarts Review Clock

It’s the plot of a certain kind of action movie or video game that we’ve all seen and played a thousand times: the big bad robot/alien/lizard comes crashing into town and the only thing that will stop it is when an unlikely band of allies group up and save the world. If politics and business are a game, as so many participants seem to think, then now they are apparently one of that genre, as an unlikely band of allies is now grouping together under one banner to fight the Comcast/Time Warner Cable mega-merger. [More]

Surprise: Verizon FiOS Now Offering Free Netflix Subscription To Some New Customers

Surprise: Verizon FiOS Now Offering Free Netflix Subscription To Some New Customers

Netflix and Verizon haven’t exactly been the best of friends this year. As the quality of the streaming video service got progressively worse for Verizon FiOS customers, the two companies spent months taking pot-shots at each other before finally resolving the problems in recent weeks. And so it comes as particularly surprising news that Verizon FiOS, of all the broadband and pay-TV companies out there, has become the first of the big players to offer Netflix subscriptions to new customers as part of their subscription bundles. [More]

T-Mobile & Walmart Announce No-Contract 4G Access For $30

T-Mobile & Walmart Announce No-Contract 4G Access For $30

While T-Mobile waits to see if AT&T can convince the justice system that the two companies should be allowed to merge, the smaller wireless provider has made a deal that could help it gain needed customers in case that deal falls through. Today, T-Mobile announced that it will offer a $30/month pre-paid plan exclusively through Walmart that will provide users with “unlimited” 4G data and texting. [More]

Dish Network Will Assume Leases Of More Than 500 Blockbuster Stores

Dish Network Will Assume Leases Of More Than 500 Blockbuster Stores

Dish Network, the proud winner of the auction for Blockbuster, will play around with its new toy by not letting it completely vanish. [More]