One of the most vocal lawmakers opposing the planned merger between media giants Time Warner Cable and Comcast, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is now looking to Netflix for help bringing down the Comcast proposal.
Comcast says it has increased its Internet speeds in the Washington area at no additional cost to customers.
Comcast has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock.
Heavy Internet users may see their prices rise as Time Warner and other cable providers continue testing a new business model that charges customers based upon the amount of data they use.
Verizon has filed a patent for targeting ads that collect information from infrared cameras and microphones that can detect the amount of people and types of conversations happening in customers’ living rooms.
NBC is set to “break even” on its Olympics coverage, rather than lose money as previously expected, the head of NBCUniversal said Wednesday.
Lavar and Chad talk Capitals Hockey with Comcast’s Alan May.