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Verizon and big cable lash out at net neutrality rules – using morse code

Verizon issued its coded statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to impose tough new laws on broadband companies under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, an act from “the era of the steam locomotive and the telegraph”, Verizon dashed and dotted. […] concerns were echoed by the US cable industry’s largest lobbying group, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. The NCTA said the new broadband rules would hurt “everyday broadband users” by raising costs and reducing investment. – Dominic Rushe, The Guardian
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Fox moves to use Aereo ruling against Dish streaming service

The clash centres on Dish’s Dish Anywhere streaming service and its Hopper DVR “sideloading” feature. Dish Anywhere allows customers to watch live TV or the content of their DVR on mobile devices, laptops and desktop computers. The sideloading feature allows content from a DVR to be transferred to an iPad. Dish uses technology developed by Slingbox, which makes devices that allow customers to remotely stream their TV service. Slingbox is owned by Dish’s former parent company and current technology partner EchoStar. – Dominic Rushe, The Guardian http://ift.tt/1m1xviJ