Inquiring Consumer Archive: August, 2012

Concessions clear way for Verizon-Comcast deal

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The controversial deal involving Verizon, Comcast and other cable companies - under which Verizon and Comcast plan to market each other's services... Read more

Google to pay $22.5 million penalty; still denies being evil

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Google has agreed to pay $22.5 million, a record penalty from the Federal Trade Commission for violating previous promises but a pittance for... Read more

What to do about spam calls and texts

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I rarely get spam calls or texts on my cell phone, but apparently I'm pretty lucky. A new study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project... Read more

Coming soon to K.C.: Free Google broadband

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Yes, it's far away in the middle of what East and West Coasters supposedly dismiss as "fly-over country." (Not that I actually know any of... Read more