The Switch: America’s two biggest cable companies just struck a deal. Here’s how it will affect you.

The FCC says an attack — not John Oliver — hampered its website; Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant will soon have its own smart speaker; Sinclair Broadcast to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion, giving it control over 215 local TV stations; Trump’s FCC chairman has wasted no time enacting a conservative agenda in his first 100 days; Justice Department opens criminal probe into Uber;
 
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America’s two biggest cable companies just struck a deal. Here’s how it will affect you.
Comcast and Charter have an agreement on selling wireless service.
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The FCC says an attack — not John Oliver — hampered its website
The late-night host renewed his call for viewers to show their support for net neutrality rules.
 
Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant will soon have its own smart speaker
A partnership with Harman Kardon produces the first smart speaker featuring Microsoft’s smart assistant.
 
Sinclair Broadcast to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion, giving it control over 215 local TV stations
Trump’s FCC chairman has wasted no time enacting a conservative agenda in his first 100 days
Ajit Pai has moved swiftly to deregulate the telecom industry.
 
Justice Department opens criminal probe into Uber
The ride-hailing company has acknowledged its use of “Greyball” software and said in March that it would stop using it to thwart regulators in cities where it may be operating without permission.
 
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