Do you understand what all those ads about “4G” wireless service actually mean in terms of how quickly you can actually download a video or cruise around the Internet? Of course you don’t. Neither do we. But under newly-proposed legislation in Congress, retailers and wireless providers would be required by law to provide consumers more complete Continue Reading
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
Good morning everyone. We are blogging for you live from the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston. We’re just getting started on the session we are co-sponsoring called “Mobile Phones, Mobile Justice.” Things are cranking up now and we will be your eyes and ears here for the next three hours. Here we go…. Continue Reading
HearUsNow.org is heading up to Boston this weekend and will be live blogging from the 2011 National Conference for Media Reform. If you can’t be there, we hope you will follow the action on our blog. We will be focusing on a panel we are co-sponsoring on Saturday morning titled “Mobile Voices, Mobile Justice: A Continue Reading
Categories: Cable & Satellite, Internet, Phone, TV & Radio, Uncategorized
Tags: Broadband, competition, Consumer, Digital Divide, early termination fees, Federal Communications Commission, High Speed Internet, Internet, ISP, Network Neutrality, wireless
AT&T disclosed its plans to buy T-Mobile over the weekend in a deal that would create the country’s largest wireless carrier. Consumers have good reason to be concerned about this mega deal. Here’s the initial reaction from our colleagues over at the Consumer Reports Electronics Blog. And here is our statement on the proposed deal. Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 – Consumers Union, nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, sent a letter to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson on Tuesday, urging the telecommunications company to reconsider a recently announced policy that would place data usage caps, as well as corresponding overage charges, on its DSL and U-Verse Internet access service.
What is network neutrality and what does it mean to consumers?
Categories: Cable & Satellite, Internet, TV & Radio
Tags: Broadband, Comcast, competition, Consumer, Federal Communications Commission, Internet, ISP, Network Neutrality, Regulation, verizon, wireless
WASHINGTON, D.C. December 21, 2010 — As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today prepared to approve new rules for network neutrality, Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, called on federal regulators to apply the principles of the rules in their review of cable giant Comcast’s proposed buyout of the NBC Universal programming empire.
FCC Commissioner Clyburn calls out big Internet service providers on relentless rate hikes, and we like what she said.
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.