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Analysis

Here’s why your local TV news is about to get even worse

The FCC has eliminated the “main studio rule,” which said TV and radio broadcasters had to have local studios, where viewers or listeners could interact with and communicate with the people who were putting their news on the air. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Call center cheers show Council sloth on economy

The bad news about Comcast's new call center is that it remains good news after a quarter-century of failed economic development. When are we going to stop making excuses and coming up with plans to make plans to study things? It's time to get angry.... Read more»1

Comcast to hire 1,100 for new Tucson call center

Cable giant Comcast will open a new 100,000-square-foot call center in Tucson, staffed by about 1,125 workers, the company said Thursday, announcing plans at a Phoenix press conference with Gov. Doug Ducey and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. A location for the facility was not disclosed; company officials said negotiations are ongoing.... Read more»2

Analysis

U.S. just starting down the path toward net neutrality

Analysis: President Obama's statement supporting a free Internet is the start of a larger, global process. ... Read more»

Net neutrality and the First Amendment: Who has the right to free speech?

It’s been one month since the FCC voted on a proposal critics say would kill net neutrality. With just one month left until comment period ends, both sides of the debate are demanding First Amendment rights. ... Read more»

Comcast-Time Warner deal may hinge on anemic low-cost Internet plan

Comcast Corp. will use heavily criticized broadband program for the poor to persuade regulators to OK Time Warner buyout.... Read more»

Network neutrality debate may be headed back to FCC

Despite reports to the contrary, the debate over network neutrality is far from over.... Read more»

Pro-gun group dramatically ups influence spending

Key opponents of gun control and proponents of immigration reform invested unprecedented amounts lobbying Congress this spring, bucking a downward trend among many of the nation’s largest companies and nonprofits,newly released records show.... Read more»

Big companies choosing sides on net neutrality

The principle of net neutrality — the idea that Internet service providers must treat all traffic equally, and not privilege certain content by giving it more, or less, bandwidth — is one the FCC has been more aggressive about implementing under the Obama administration.... Read more»

Public access

Access Tucson to close doors for 4 weeks

Access Tucson will shut its doors for four weeks - Feb. 10 to March 9 - following a 60 percent cut in city funding.... Read more»1

Broadband companies to Feds: Keep your stimulus money

The stimulus package offers $7.2 billion in grants to spread high-speed Internet access, but three big players — AT&T, Verizon and Comcast — have decided not to apply for the funds, according to industry sources. ... Read more»