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  • Final Glance: Media companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 47 or. 8 percent, to $59.15. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.01 or 1.0 percent, to $104.56. Gannett rose$. 43 or 1.2 percent, to $35.68.

  • Stock market shrugs off net neutrality vote Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission's vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes for the Internet and slowing or blocking Web traffic. On Thursday, Comcast Corp. shares dipped 47 cents to close at $59.15.

  • Experts expect the industry to seek a stay of the rules, first at the FCC and then in courts, though the chances for success of such an appeal is unclear. It culminated in the FCC receiving a record 4 million comments and a call from President Barack Obama to adopt the strongest rules possible. The shift gives the FCC more authority to police various types of deals...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. regulators on Thursday imposed the toughest rules yet on Internet service providers, aiming to ensure fair treatment of all web traffic through their networks. The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines, with Democrats in favor, to approve new "net neutrality" rules that seek to restrict broadband providers' power to...

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 71 or 1.2 percent, to $58.91. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 94 or. 9 percent, to $104.63. Gannett rose$. 69 or 2.0 percent, to $35.94.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 67 or 1.1 percent, to $58.96. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 63 or. 6 percent, to $104.94. Gannett rose$. 24 or. 7 percent, to $35.49.

  • Father of net neutrality: Rules won't kill spending Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 9:54 AM ET

    The man who coined the phrase net neutrality rejects the idea that enforcing the policy would lead to reduced investment in broadband.

  • What net neutrality means for companies, consumers  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan and CNET Senior Editor Maggie Reardon talk about what the FCC's net neutrality vote could mean for consumers and companies.

  • FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:57 AM ET

    The decision quietly played out minutes before the FCC took up the higher-profile issue of Internet neutrality, which imposed the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. In the less prominent case, the cities of Wilson, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, asked the FCC to override state laws that have prevented them from...

  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:29 AM ET

    Alex Juarez, a spokesman for Internet service provider CenturyLink, said the problem was first reported around noon Wednesday, with customer complaints pouring in from an area extending from the northern edges of Phoenix to cities like Flagstaff, Prescott, Page and Sedona. CenturyLink blamed vandalism, and police are investigating. The severed CenturyLink-...

  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    "Today is a red-letter today for Internet freedom," said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, whose remarks at Thursday's meeting frequently prompted applause by Internet activists in the audience. In an online letter, he thanked the millions who wrote to the FCC and spoke out on social media in support of the change. "Today's FCC decision will protect innovation and create a...

  • FACTBOX-What is net neutrality? U.S. debates once again Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    That means companies such as Comcast Corp or Verizon Communications Inc would be barred from blocking or slowing access to any website or content on the web, for instance to benefit their own services over those of competitors. The FCC, which regulates U.S. cable and other companies that provide broadband services, has tackled net neutrality rules several...

  • Tougher Internet rules to hit cable, telecoms companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    It culminated in the FCC receiving a record 4 million comments and a call from President Barack Obama to adopt the strongest rules possible. The FCC sought new net neutrality rules after a federal court rejected their previous version in January 2014. The shift gives the FCC more authority to police various types of deals between providers such as Comcast Corp...

  • Trading FCC's net neutrality smackdown Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

    The best trades ahead of the vote by the Federal Communications Commission on net neutrality.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 62 or 1.0 percent, to $59.79. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 98 or. 9 percent, to $105.65. Gannett rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $35.28.

  • FACT CHECK: Talking heads skew 'net neutrality' debate Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    That means broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile must act in the "public interest" when providing your Internet connection and conduct business in ways that are "just and reasonable." The goal, as stated by regulators: Prevent those service providers from creating paid Internet "fast lanes" and charging sites such as Google, YouTube...

  • Early Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $59.28. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 51 or. 5 percent, to $105.18. Gannett fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $35.15.

  • Williams and O'Reilly cases diverge Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    That's what Brian Williams and Bill O'Reilly have in common as each man is besieged with questions about his credibility. NBC News suspended Williams for incorrectly saying he rode in a helicopter hit by an enemy grenade while reporting in Iraq in 2003. O'Reilly, Fox News Channel's prime-time star, is accused of claiming he had reported in a combat zone for CBS...

  • Final Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 96 or 1.6 percent, to $59.17. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 32 or. 3 percent, to $104.67. Gannett rose$. 22 or. 6 percent, to $35.17.

  • GOP surrenders on net neutrality Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:29 PM ET
    Sen. John Thune

    The Republican resistance in Congress surrendered to Obama’s call to protect an open Internet, with rules likely to be approved by regulators, NYT.