Today we’ve got Nielsen numbers to go over to see how many people are cutting the cord. We talk about the cable TV industry swearing it’s now competitive, and we have a whole bunch of news on the FCC, most notably how they’re getting sued. We also discuss Ajit Pai playing a game of “hide the data” that just got FOIA requested.
(4:58) We cover the new Nielsen numbers and find out how many people are cutting the cord and dropping Pay TV
Link to Nielsen Total Audience Report: http://www.nielsen.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en/reports-downloads/2017-reports/total-audience-report-q1-2017.pdf
(21:20) A little trick to get quick support from your ISP
(25:28) The NCTA seems to think there is plenty of Broadband competition in the U.S. – https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/07/cable-lobby-claims-us-is-totally-overflowing-in-broadband-competition/
(33:38) Did the FCC fail to document the cyber attack they claim occurred? – https://gizmodo.com/fcc-now-says-there-is-no-documented-analysis-of-the-cyb-1797073113
(44:13) The FCC got sued last week. – https://gizmodo.com/fcc-sued-over-failure-to-comply-with-transparency-law-a-1797264463
(52:00) FCC Chairman Ajit Pai seemed to forget why Net Neutrality happened in the first place. – https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/07/congressman-blasts-ajit-pai-for-anti-consumer-anti-competition-agenda/
(1:02:00) There is a lot of broadband investment in 2017 –
Comcast Earnings – http://www.cmcsa.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1034647
AT&T Earnings – https://investors.att.com/~/media/Files/A/ATT-IR/financial-reports/quarterly-earnings/2017/2q-2017/IB_2Q17.pdf
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