On Wednesday, lawmakers in Washington will consider the massive $45 billion deal to merge Comcast and Time Warner Cable. It is the beginning of a long regulatory road for the country's two largest cable providers. If the deal goes through, it could have a big impact on everyone from startup founders to low income citizens who want access to the internet. Plus, It might be time to get excited about what new technology – from computers to algorithms that recognize patterns in raw data – can do for the study of our fellow members of the animal kingdom. Denise Herzing is the director of the Wild Dolphin Project, which is using a new device to study dolphin interaction called a Cetacean Hearing Telemetry Device, or CHAT.