Category Archives: Cable TV

Widespread Internet outage hits NYC and region

  Somebody cut the cord to much of the Internet service in the New York region on May 9, knocking out phone service to 750,000 people, the state says. The problems began at about 3:09 p.m., according to DownDetector.com, a … Continue reading

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Why you can’t get Verizon FiOS in New York City

  You can’t get Verizon FiOS in much of New York City because Verizon has broken its agreement to build out its network, the city says. Mayor Bill de Blasio ripped Verizon’s failed promises in an audit released June 18┬áthat … Continue reading

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No savings for you! New York consumer advocate plan faces uphill fight

  A lot is changing in how New Yorkers buy electricity, gas and communications service. About the only thing staying the same is that consumers have little say in decisions by the state Public Service Commission. Plans for a New … Continue reading

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Comcast-Time Warner merger collapses

  So much for the worries over a Comcast-Time Warner merger. Bloomberg news reported Thursday, April 23 that Comcast is calling off its plans to absorb Time Warner because of federal government opposition to the $45.2 billion deal. As The … Continue reading

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State swears it can improve New York’s cable and Internet service

  Cable TV and Internet operator Comcast is raising its profile in New York. For one thing, it wants to pull the GE sign from atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, and put its name up in its place. But the biggie … Continue reading

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