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Court backs Comcast, puts Maine’s à la carte cable law on hold

The companies did succeed, though, with their other First Amendment-based argument. In short, they made the case that the Maine law violated their rights because it applied narrowly, to traditional cable carriers (MVPDs) but not to alternative, Internet-based platforms—such as Dish Sling, Sony Vue, or YouTube TV—that also provide bundled content. – Kate Cox, Ars Technica » https://ift.tt/2MJN0hb

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Cord-cutter broadband usage surges past 500 GBytes per month

According to the report, the Q3 2019 overall weighted average broadband usage in the US was 275 GBytes, a year-over-year increase of 21% over the Q3 2018 figure of 228 GBytes. During the same period, the median monthly weighted average usage increased nearly 25% from 118.2 GBytes to 147.4 GBytes, indicating said OpenVault that consumption is increasing across the market as a whole. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/35hBYXw

Comcast fights Google’s encrypted-DNS plan but promises not to spy on users

Comcast further said that it does not and has never sold “information that identifies who you are to anyone,” and the company claims it has never sold location data gathered from Comcast’s mobile service. Comcast also said it deletes DNS queries generated by its Internet customers every 24 hours “except in very specific cases where we need to research a security or network performance issue, protect against security threats, or comply with a valid legal request.” – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica » https://trib.al/gpKJpNu

Comcast loses 238K video subscribers in Q3

Video still accounts for the biggest chunk of the Comcast Cable business and the segment’s $5.54 billion in revenue was down just 0.9% from the year prior. In the meantime, Comcast’s broadband and business services revenues both rose 9.3% to $4.72 billion and $1.97 billion, respectively. Comcast’s wireless revenues rose more than 38% during the quarter, though it still only accounts for $326 million of the segment’s $14.58 billion in consolidated revenues, which were up 4% year over year. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2qF4Sl7 [photo: Orin Zebest/Flickr]

Court rules the FCC can’t block state net neutrality laws

The FCC has won a key bid to uphold its repeal of net neutrality, but at a significant cost. A federal appeals court handling a Mozilla complaint has ruled that most of the repeal can stand, but that the FCC had “not shown legal authority” to ban states from implementing their own laws. The regulator was trying to “categorically abolish” states’ established power to regulate communications within their borders, according to the court. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2oWgXl0 [photo:Orin Zebest/Flickr]

13 ways to screw over your internet provider

Internet providers are real bastards: they have captive audiences whom they squeeze for every last penny while they fight against regulation like net neutrality and donate immense amounts of money to keep on lawmakers’ good sides. So why not turn the tables? Here are 13 ways to make sure your ISP has a hard time taking advantage of you (and may even put it on the defensive). – Devin Coldewey, Gizmodo » https://ift.tt/2ZJHqTy
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