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Report: Bid Cable's Lobbying Victories-2

October 10, 2006

A report to explore how de-regulation of Cable companies hurts individual families. It reads, in part, 'And while telephone and cable companies may be competing for high-end customers with packages that include high-speed Internet and digital cable, companies are not offering these special deals to every customer. In 2006, alone, for example, Comcast, the country's largest cable operator, hiked by 6 percent the price it charges for its standard cable package.'

National_101405_Report_Katrina_in_Telecommunications.pdf

October 14, 2005

Katrina's failures ought to push Congress to make sure that they are never repeated. Congress can ensure that emergency responders have the access to the public airwaves they need in order to communicate with one another and quickly receive crucial data for saving lives. Congress can also take the steps to open up the airwaves - a public resource - to community networks that will help all of us gain access to high speed Internet, regardless of our income level, race, or locality.

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