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Consumers Union Unveils New Poll Results in Online Privacy Hearing Testimony

Two-thirds of consumers say government should help safeguard online privacy

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AT&T and T-Mobile File Merger Documents With FCC

AT&T and T-Mobile have filed their initial round of documents about their proposed merger. For your convenience, we have posted a PDF of it here. Please be aware that it totals 381 pages.

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Consumer groups: Kerry-McCain online privacy bill “an important step forward”

News Release Consumers Union – Consumer Federation of America Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Consumer groups: Kerry-McCain online privacy bill “an important step forward” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, and Consumer Federation of America today praised Senators John Kerry and John McCain for introducing bipartisan legislation to provide safeguards for Continue Reading

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Consumers Union Warns Congress that AT&T/ T-Mobile Merger means Higher Prices, Less Satisfied Customers

News Release Consumers Union – Nonprofit Publisher of Consumer Reports Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Consumers Union Warns Congress that AT&T/ T-Mobile Merger means Higher Prices, Less Satisfied Customers WASHINGTON – Recent surveys show wireless consumers who choose T-Mobile have access to lower priced plans and are more satisfied with their service than AT&T customers, according Continue Reading

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Consumers Union Urges Congress to Examine AT&T / T-Mobile

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2011 – Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, urged Congress to scrutinize AT&T’s proposal to purchase T-Mobile. In a letter sent to key House and Senate lawmakers on Wednesday, the organization warned that implications of the proposed merger could negatively impact consumers and further stifle competition in the wireless market. Continue Reading

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Consumers Union: Senate Hearing on Online Privacy “Very Encouraging”

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2011 — The White House today called on Congress to pass an online “privacy bill of rights,” marking the first time that a presidential administration has endorsed a baseline bill to protect consumer privacy.

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Public Interest Groups Urge FCC to End “Digital Exclusion” with National Broadband Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 29, 2010 — Citing a major new report entitled Digital Exclusion in America, public interest groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to live up to the bold vision laid out by Congress for the National Broadband Plan.

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Public Interest Groups Oppose Comcast-NBC Merger — Find Out Why

A broad group of industry, labor and public interest organizations, including Consumers Union, have written to the White House and Congress with deep concerns about Comcast’s proposed acquisition of NBC-Universal.

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CALM Act: Consumers Union Applauds House Passage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, December 15, 2009, WASHINGTON, D.C. –The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM Act.) The CALM Act would finally address one of the most frequent consumer complaints to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): the abrupt loudness of television advertisements.

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