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Broadband providers across the country are waiting for oral arguments to begin on what could be a landmark case for copyright law. The Fourth Circuit is reviewing a $1 billion jury award against Cox after music labels claimed secondary copyright infringement due to illegal music downloads made by the ISP's subscribers. Staying in the cable ecosystem, Comcast's Brian Roberts has never been afraid to share his opinions on the competitive marketplace. He wouldn't be surprised if fixed wireless fails the test of time like other low-cost, slower offerings that came before it.

Comcast’s Roberts Expects Fixed Wireless to Fade Away
Comcast Chair/CEO Brian Roberts isn’t holding back with his takes on fixed wireless, comparing the technology and its lower speed tiers to DSL. Read More »
Cox, Sony Copyright Case Has Far-Reaching Implications
In the 1980s, there was the landmark Sony Betamax copyright ruling that individual copies of TV shows via VHS recorders constitutes fair use. Now there’s Sony Music vs. Cox, which ISPs all over the country are keep close tabs on. Read More »
The Time is Now for an Audience-Based Interconnect
The cable industry need to evolve the current linear-based interconnect model to an audience-based model to answer the call of advertisers and ensure our industry continues to meet their needs. Read More »
Executive Round-Up: How Media Companies Can Make the Industry More Inclusive for Women
In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we asked executives in our industry what the media industry can do to make it more inclusive and equitable for women. Here’s what they had to say. Read More »
IMD, Comcast Dropping Russian-Language Channels
International Media Distribution (IMD), a division of Comcast-NBCUniversal, informed U.S. pay TV distributors that it would be removing Russian-language channels RTN-WMBD, Channel One Russia and THT Comedy as of midnight tonight. Read More »
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