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Cablevision Ordered to Pull Ads Down

The US District Court in Long Island has given Verizon victory over rival Cablevision in a breach of boundaries claim. In the ruling, Cablevision has been ordered to pull down ads that paint Verizon in a bad light that the judge feels are not competitive but a breach of Verizon’s integrity. In the ads, Cablevision […]

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Phone Companies Sued Over Unpaid 911 Fees

A company in Alabama is suing Massachusetts phone companies for not paying the state millions in fees for 911 emergency call services. The company suing the ISPs is called Phone Recovery Systems, and it has launched similar lawsuits in many other states and counties in the country. The company has signed deals with several counties […]

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Time Warner to Compensate Customer for Unwanted Robocalls

A court has ordered Time Warner Cable to pay $229,500 to a woman who had sued the company for harassment after receiving 153 automated calls in a one-year period. It is a big win for the woman who had fought back. In her suit, Araceli King claimed that every time she made a call to […]

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DirecTV Wants Out of Discrimination Case

DirecTV has filed to be excluded from a racial discrimination case citing “undue prejudice” for their unexpected move. It is more than six months since the company was slapped with a $10 billion lawsuit but the company that offers satellite television is seeking to be excluded from the proceedings. In a motion filed by attorneys […]

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FCC Fines SNET, AT&T for Overbilling

AT&T and its former subsidiary Southern New England Telephone (SNET) will pay $10.9 million as penalties for overbilling the Federal Communications Commission Lifeline program. This comes after conclusion of investigations carried out by the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau. The two companies are accused of violating laws governing the program that helps to ensure low […]

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