The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain Sight


The NSA has operated a top-secret surveillance program out of an iconic AT&T building in Manhattan, documents indicate.

Source: The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain Sight

John Boehner Cashes Out, Joins Corporate Lobbying Firm That Represents China


The news comes just a week after Boehner joined the board of tobacco giant Reynolds American for an estimated $400,000 a year.

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AT&T lectures Google Fiber about challenges of broadband investment | Ars Technica


Google Fiber’s reported struggles cause AT&T to take a victory lap.

Source: AT&T lectures Google Fiber about challenges of broadband investment | Ars Technica

Citigroup trademarks “THANKYOU” and sues AT&T for thanking clients | Ars Technica


Not to be outdone by Citigroup, AT&T has applied to trademark “AT&T THANKS.”

Source: Citigroup trademarks “THANKYOU” and sues AT&T for thanking clients | Ars Technica

Charter explains why it doesn’t compete against other cable companies | Ars Technica


FCC would block mergers between cable companies that compete, Charter CEO says.

Source: Charter explains why it doesn’t compete against other cable companies | Ars Technica

Comcast failed to install Internet for 10 months then demanded $60,000 in fees | Ars Technica


Tech startup needs a new office because it can’t get Comcast Internet.

Source: Comcast failed to install Internet for 10 months then demanded $60,000 in fees | Ars Technica

ISPs Are Blocking Google Fiber’s Access To Utility Poles In California | Techdirt

And while this is generally an idea that would benefit all broadband providers, it would benefit new providers like Google Fiber the most. That’s why companies like AT&T, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have been blocking this pole-attachment reform, in some cases trying to claim such policies violate their Constitutional rights. The ISPs figure that if they can’t block Google Fiber from coming to town, their lawyers can at least slow Google Fiber’s progress while they try to lock customers down in long-term contracts.

Source: ISPs Are Blocking Google Fiber’s Access To Utility Poles In California | Techdirt

AT&T gave $62K to lawmakers months before vote to limit muni broadband | Ars Technica


Missouri bill would make it difficult for cities to offer Internet service.

Source: AT&T gave $62K to lawmakers months before vote to limit muni broadband | Ars Technica