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April 2, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Comcast-Time Warner: Content and device providers hold the cards

The proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner highlights the vast gap between the world the broadband industry’s critics imagine and the real world in which these companies compete [“Comcast-Time Warner merger would be a calamity,” Editorials, Feb. 18]. Device, app and content companies are capturing most of the benefits created by Internet service…

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0 Comments | More in Internet, Media | Topics: Apple, Comcast, Google

February 22, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Comcast-Time Warner: Break the monopoly and provide cheaper, faster service

The Times’ editorial, “Comcast-Time Warner merger would be a calamity” [Opinion, Feb. 18], rightly points out the unintended consequences of such a merger. Some additional perspectives: Comcast service is already ridiculously expensive at $114.95 per month (for their “best buy” most popular high-speed package). Consider that in Kansas City, Google provides 1 gigabit per…

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0 Comments | More in Internet | Topics: Cable, Comcast, Google

August 16, 2013 at 6:58 AM

Regulating the Internet: Google and net neutrality

Google was right to reject network-neutrality rules Hopefully Google’s rejection of network-neutrality rules will lead policymakers to rethink other regulatory excesses that put America’s Internet at risk. [“Google accused of betraying net-neutral roots,” Business, Aug. 5.] The biggest danger is the fringe idea of replacing America’s existing open-competition system with the type of “forced access” currently…

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0 Comments | More in Politics | Topics: broadband, federal, Google

March 20, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Diverse transportation options on Eastside

Maintain rail link Lance Dickie’s Friday column provides a look at long-range thinking versus short-term thinking [“Putting the pedal to the metal,” Opinion, March 15]. The Eastside Trailways Alliance is thinking long range, as BNSF and Sound Transit should have done. Kirkland’s city manager needs to wise up and realize the value of leaving the tracks…

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0 Comments | More in Transportation | Topics: Eastside, Google, Kirkland