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Why is Municipal Broadband Illegal in Texas? And Could that Change?

Posted on · According to a recent report in the Washington Post, the FCC will hold a public meeting next week at which the commissioners might vote on whether to intervene against state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee, limiting Internet access sold and operated by cities in those states. Like Texas, North Carolina and Tennessee don’t allow […]

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Vaccination Rates and a Cat Circus: Friday’s Show (February 20, 2015)

Posted on · As of Friday (2/20/15), there are 141 reported cases of the measles in the United States this year, and 98 are from California. (Just one, so far, is from Texas). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most who have contracted the measles were not vaccinated. Health officials have taken the opportunity to […]

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Cable Television: To Cut the Cord or Not to Cut the Cord

Posted on · As more programs and networks offer ever more vibrant streaming services, more Houstonians are cutting the cord entirely on cable and satellite. We ask tech blogger Dwight Silverman what you should know as you contemplate whether to discard your current cable or satellite provider.

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HERO Trial, Cutting the Cable Cord, and the Houston Auto Show: Houston Matters for Friday, January 23, 2015

Posted on · Jury selection begins Monday, with opening statements to follow Tuesday, in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance trial in Harris County District Judge Robert Schaffer’s courtroom. Opponents of the ordinance allege the city wrongly invalidated thousands of signatures on their petition for a referendum on the law. Last week, Judge Schaffer granted the plaintiff’s request for […]