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Recent articles by Jon:

Comcast promised not to raise prices—guess what happened next

Comcast accused of reneging on "lifetime" price promise in Google Fiber city. → Read More

AT&T considers getting rid of DirecTV as TV business tanks, WSJ reports

AT&T reportedly considers spinoff of DirecTV or combination with Dish. → Read More

US‘ fiber broadband shortage: Only 30% of homes have fiber access

A cool $70 billion could help get the US to 90% fiber coverage, study says. → Read More

Lawsuit: AT&T signed customers up for DirecTV Now without their knowledge

AT&T faces investor lawsuit as TV business continues freefall. → Read More

WSJ: Amazon changed search results to boost profits despite internal dissent

Amazon denies report; WSJ says algorithm uses factors associated with profitability. → Read More

Verizon plans 5G Home Internet in every city where it deploys mobile 5G

Verizon Wireless home Internet due for expansion, but 5G availability is sparse. → Read More

AT&T to lose 1.1 million TV subscribers as DirecTV continues nosedive

AT&T forecasts subscriber loss as big shareholder says DirecTV buy was a mistake. → Read More

SpaceX says it will deploy satellite broadband across US faster than expected

SpaceX will reorganize orbits to cover more of the US in initial deployment. → Read More

Trump demanded retraction after NWS disputed his false hurricane claim

NOAA backed Trump over forecasters after demand from White House, reports say. → Read More

Comcast sues Maine to stop law requiring sale of individual TV channels

Industry suit says Maine law violates First Amendment and Communications Act. → Read More

Verizon’s 5G network isn’t good enough to cover an entire NFL stadium

In-stadium 5G only reaches some seating sections and some concourses and gates. → Read More

T-Mobile Metro stores sell used phones as new, charge “fake taxes,” NYC says

T-Mobile hit with wide-ranging accusations of fraud at Metro by T-Mobile stores. → Read More

Future iPhones may have both Face ID and in-display fingerprint reader

iPhone users may get option to unlock with either fingerprint or Face ID. → Read More

AT&T’s confusing mess of online TV services even has AT&T confused

AT&T forgot that "AT&T TV" and "AT&T TV Now" are different services. → Read More

SpaceX satellite was on “collision course” until ESA satellite was re-routed

SpaceX blames slow response to potential satellite crash on paging-system bug. → Read More

Comcast, beware: New city-run broadband offers 1Gbps for $60 a month

Comcast's lobby failed to stop launch of Fort Collins municipal broadband. → Read More

Apple to stop storing Siri audio after contractors heard private talks and sex

Fall 2019 update will disable storage of Siri audio—users can turn it back on. → Read More

Netflix-like pirate sites offered more video than the real Netflix, feds say

Indictment: Pirate services used torrents and Usenet to build huge video catalog. → Read More

Cable industry fights plan to require robocall-detection technology

NCTA opposes strict deadline on rollout of SHAKEN/STIR Caller ID authentication. → Read More

DOJ’s plan to make Dish the fourth major carrier has a fatal flaw

Dish replacing Sprint as fourth carrier could leave 100 million people uncovered. → Read More