Time Warner Cable gets fined $1.1 million from FCC

The Time Warner Cable Internet outage lasted a good few hours this week and it looks like the FCC aren’t happy. In response to the Internet service provider not reporting network outages properly, they have fined the company $1.1 million.

The fine is not a huge detriment to Time Warner Cable, who are currently in the middle of a Comcast merger, but does show the FCC are deeply investigating the Internet issues, to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

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Comcast continues to deny testing data caps in some states

Comcast has been testing data caps in some Southern states, where the competition for Internet service providers is even smaller than it is in the Northern states.

These tests include a 300GB data cap with customers being charged every time they surpass another 50GB per month. This comes alongside a 5GB data cap, with $5 off if the customer does not go over, but a $1 price increase for every gigabyte over.

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AT&T merger with DirecTV approved by Department of Justice

AT&T has apparently gained approval from the DOJ (Department of Justice) to go ahead with their $48.5 billion merger with satellite TV company DirecTV.

The deal has been in the works for a few months. AT&T is looking to compete with the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, currently stuck in the DOJ and FCC office, awaiting approval.

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AT&T will be the first ISP to offer gigabyte Internet in Silicon Valley

Google’s home-town is still not on the list of places getting Google Fiber in the near future, but AT&T has declared they will offer 1GBps Internet down for an undisclosed price in Cupertino, California, home to Apple, with plans to broaden to all of Silicon Valley.

AT&T has been on the offensive with their high-speed U Verse service, allowing high-end customers the chance to experience incredibly fast Internet, the likes of which they can only find on Google Fiber.

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