July 24, 2021

Tribune cancels $3.9 billion Sinclair merger, sues media rival

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From Newsmax Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s bid to become a nationwide powerhouse collapsed as Tribune Media Co. withdrew from a planned merger that drew the ire of federal regulators. Tribune announced its withdrawal from the $3.9 billion transaction in a emailed statement Thursday, three weeks after regulators questioned Sinclair’s honesty. Tribune said it has filed […]

Looking back: Famous US Supreme Court dissents

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By Louis Gentilucci From Constitution Center Even before the Obergefell v. Hodges decision by the Supreme Court in June, Justice Antonin Scalia has become quite famous for his blistering dissents. But he is not the only Justice famous for dissenting opinions. Throughout the history of the Republic, there have been many hot-button issues brought before […]

FCC accuses stealth space startup of unauthorized satellite deployment

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By Devin Coldewey The FCC has denied a space startup permission to launch a collection of communications satellites after discovering that it had already launched some — after being told not to. Swarm Technologies, still in stealth mode, appears to have gone ahead with the deployment of four satellites deemed too small to be tracked […]

FCC pledges $204 million to restore USVI communications network

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From Caribbean News Now ST CROIX, USVI — Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai on Friday pledged his agency’s commitment to help restore and expand the US Virgin Islands communications network. After meeting with USVI Governor Kenneth Mapp and members of the Hurricane Recovery Task Force, Pai announced $204 million in resources to advance […]

Mobile phone companies appear to be providing your number and location to anyone who pays

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By Devin Coldewey From TechCrunch You may remember that last year, Verizon (which owns Oath, which owns TechCrunch) waspunished by the FCC for injecting information into its subscribers’ traffic that allowed them to be tracked without their consent. That practice appears to be alive and well despite being disallowed in a ruling last March: companies […]

US: Newsmax, conservative media oppose Sinclair deal

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By Mark Swanson Newsmax and other conservative media outlets have voiced strong opposition to Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed acquisition of Tribune Media, citing concerns such a deal would undermine a free press and quash competition, The New York Times reported. Newsmax filed a petition Monday with the Federal Communications Commission asking it deny Sinclair’s approval […]

Remarks of Rachael Bender at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Caribbean Association of Network Telecommunications Organizations

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REMARKS OF RACHAEL BENDER AT THE 33RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION OF NETWORK TELECOMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZATIONS PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC JULY 18, 2017 Thank you for that warm welcome, and thank you to CANTO for inviting me to be here. It’s great to be with you, and it’s an honor to be representing the […]

Recipe of the week

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How To Make the Best Flourless Chocolate Cake By Tami Welser From The Kitchn If you’ve got some great chocolate in the pantry and some eggs in the fridge, get your whisk ready, because this flourless chocolate cake recipe does it all. Rich and indulgent, it’s been a classic way to end many a restaurant […]

Here are the countries with the fastest average internet speeds

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By Jeff Dunn From Business Insider The internet is nothing short of essential for most of our daily lives. And when the internet is faster, most of society usually wins. Nobody wants to wait. So who’s winning? Well, as this chart from Statista shows, it’s South Korea. According to the newest “State of the Internet” […]

FLOW is Cayman Islands’ fastest telecoms provider, says Ookla

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From FLOW George Town, Grand Cayman (25 October 2016) – The world leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications has given Caymans’ leading telecommunications provider its stamp of approval. According to independent analysts Ookla, owners and operators of the globally used speedtest.net online portal, Flow has both the fastest broadband and mobile services […]