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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Quotable: PTA Friday Report – May 20

“…we have made more and more consumer complaint data publicly available through the Consumer Help Center – publishing weekly updates to a variety of charts, maps and spreadsheets. All the while, though, we’ve had something more in mind: handing the keys to the data directly to the public. And so today, we’re pleased to unveil […]


Exerpts of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai’s dissenting comments on the FCC’s official 348-page order on the Charter-Time Warner merger.

“It is quite clear the Commission’s majority does not believe that the merger of Charter, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House is in the public interest. This Order spends over 100 pages detailing the harms that would allegedly result from the transaction. And when the discussion turns to the merger’s purported benefits, the words “modest” […]


“The FCC’s merger review process is badly broken. Chairman Wheeler’s order isn’t about competition, competition, competition, it’s about regulation, regulation, regulation. It’s about imposing conditions that have nothing to do with the merits of this transaction. It’s about the government micromanaging the Internet economy.”

Yesterday’s comments of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai who voted against Chairman Wheeler’s order approving the purchase of Time Warner by Charter Communications due to the accompanying conditions placed on the union.