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Does the autoplay feature on streaming services cost you money?

Feb 24, 2023
The consumer isn’t likely to see higher costs, but telecom companies say that Big Tech should pay its fair share.
Beware the spoiler: autoplay on streaming platforms. The autoplay feature on streaming services can lead to panic.
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Net neutrality is gone, so now what for consumers?

Dec 14, 2017
The FCC vote lifts many restrictions on internet service providers.

5 things you need to know about net neutrality

Nov 22, 2017
Ashley Esqueda of CNET runs Marketplace Weekend through the basics.
Net neutrality keeps the playing field level. For instance, Netflix can't pay to load faster than Hulu,

Your internet data may be up for sale

Mar 27, 2017
The U.S. Senate voted to kill the FCC's broadband privacy rules. The House will vote Tuesday.
The House of Representatives will vote on repealing the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules on Tuesday after Senate approval last week.
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Streaming through the blizzard

Jan 22, 2016
A blizzard hitting major cities on the East Coast could mean way more homebound folks streaming content than usual.

What the Time Warner buyout could mean for cable ... and the rest of us

Nov 22, 2013
There are reports that Charter Communications is looking to swallow up the much larger Time Warner Cable in a leveraged buyout. And Comcast could be interested too.