David Souder

Charter Sets Sights on Original Content

Stamford Advocate– The country’s second-largest cable company wants to be more than a distributor.

Charter Communications’ announcement earlier this month that it had created and filled a new senior vice president position to oversee original content points to its increasing focus on producing its own programming. Industry experts are not surprised that Charter is focusing more on production in a shifting media landscape, but some question the effectiveness of the strategy.

Charter-backed Repeal of Net Neutrality Approved

Stamford Advocate – The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to eliminate “net neutrality” rules instituted during the Obama administration that regulate how broadband providers deliver and charge for content, in an expected but controversial decision that opponents have vowed to fight.

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Connecticut Internet Firms Face Post-Net Neutrality Era

Stamford Advocate – A battle over online access is roiling an industry that includes Connecticut’s top internet companies.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed getting rid of “net neutrality” rules instituted during the Obama administration that play a pivotal role in regulating how broadband providers deliver and charge for content.

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CVS-Aetna Deal Driven By Competitive Threats in Health Care

Hartford Courant – With a blockbuster deal between the corporate giants looming, the pairing of health insurer Aetna Inc. and pharmacy giant CVS may, at first, seem unlikely, but it is dramatic evidence that both companies see competitive threats on multiple fronts in the health care industry.

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State Unveils Stamford, Hartford Details for Amazon Bid

Stamford Advocate -The downtown and South End of Stamford or downtown Hartford and East Hartford would house offices for Amazon’s planned second headquarters, according to the state’s proposal submitted Thursday to the e-commerce giant.

In the first phase of a build-out that could eventually cover 8 million square feet, Amazon would occupy in Stamford some 1.3 million square feet in vacant complexes at 677 Washington Blvd., 1 Elmcroft Road and 2187 Atlantic St. Hartford is offering 560,000 square feet in two downtown towers on the Connecticut River for the initial stage. In the second and third phases, Amazon would then expand to other downtown and South End sites in Stamford or additional riverfront properties in Hartford and East Hartford.

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