Posts Tagged ‘Federal Communications Commission’

Barclays and Credit Suisse are fined over US ‘dark pools’

(Media Release) Barclays and Credit Suisse have been fined a total of $154m (£108m) by US regulators for their US “dark pool” trading operations. “Dark pool” operations allow investors to trade large blocks of shares but keep the prices private. Barclays has admitted misleading investors and violating securities law in the way it operated the […]

Why Does the Cable-TV Bundle Exist?

(Media Release) For four decades, the number of channels on the cable-TV dial has risen with seemingly unstoppable momentum, bringing consumers more choices than ever before. Sounds great, except most people don’t want to pay for all 189 channels they typically get. Bundling scores of networks together has endured in large part because the programmers […]

Marriott hotels do U-turn over wi-fi hotspot blocks

(Media Release) Hotel group Marriott International has announced it will stop blocking guests from using personal wi-fi kits. The firm was fined $600,000 (£395,000) last year by a US watchdogafter a complaint that it had jammed mobile hotspots at a hotel in Nashville. Marriott responded at the time saying it wanted to block such devices […]

Obama Asks F.C.C. to Adopt Tough Net Neutrality Rules

(Media Release) WASHINGTON — In his most direct effort yet to influence the debate about the Internet’s future, President Obama said on Monday that a free and open Internet was as critical to Americans’ lives as electricity and telephone service and should be regulated like those utilities to protect consumers. The Federal Communications Commission, Mr. […]

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