Bob Fernandez covers the telecommunications and media industries and frequently writes about Comcast Corp.

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Pa.'s FedLoan cited for ‘failed-call rate’ for student loans. U.S. Education Dept. ‘asleep at the wheel,’ report says.

FedLoan’s failure rate was 10.6 percent in April 2017, more than double the average of 4.3 percent for all services.

Verizon promised free Echo, Amazon Prime, but didn’t deliver, Pennsylvania lawsuit claims

Now Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said that consumers couldn’t get their Echo and Amazon Prime, and then faced a potential $350 termination fee for breaking the two-year contract, in a lawsuit suit filed on Monday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.

As part of renovation, Wells Fargo to hang $15M ‘kinetic’ scoreboard for Sixers, Flyers

The scoreboard, which will be almost triple the size of the current one, will have 4K screens for better replays and a lights-flashing oval crown that sweeps up and down.

Hershey School’s law firm was arguing two cases before a federal judge — and then hired his son

Chief U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner in Harrisburg disqualified himself after the Hershey Trust’s outside law firm, Elliott Greenleaf, hired his son, Gregory, as the second attorney in its Harrisburg office.

Union official and councilman at the same time, Bobby Henon crossed the line, prosecutors say

Federal indictments paint Councilman Bobby Henon as abusing his power on behalf of his union.

Sky, surge in broadband subscribers help Comcast beat Wall Street expectations

Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest cable-TV company with European pay-TV operators Sky on its balance sheet for the first time, reported only modest cable-TV subscription losses, a big internet customer gain and $5 billion in Sky revenue.

AG Josh Shapiro’s legal fight vs Navient, for-profit colleges heats up in Pa. | Debt Valley

Pa. is ground zero for student loan debt, and Attorney General Josh Shapiro is suing Navient Corp. one of the largest loan servicers, alleging that debtors were mislead and defrauded.

Ebooks seem like they should be a cheaper alternative, but they are draining library budgets

As digital popularity soars, publishers and content providers have adopted “metered access” and per-checkout models for ebooks and other content. But those models guzzle cash and introduce book-lending inefficiencies, library officials warn.

What were the most popular ebook downloads at the Free Library of Philadelphia in 2018?

Here're the most popular ebook titles at the Free Library in 2018. Libraries across the region are seeing a surge in popularity of ebooks, but it also comes with a higher cost for them compared to paperbacks.

Comcast’s NBCUniversal plans new streaming service, realigns top executives

Comcast-owned NBCUniversal on Monday announced plans for both a free and ad-supported streaming services that will be available in the United States and Europe in 2020, streaming NBCUniversal shows and content over the internet.