August 17, 2008 |
When it comes to choosing broadband Internet providers, you can't always get what you want. But with certain limitations, you can get what you need. If you use the Internet regularly, chances are you already have broadband -- that is, a high-speed hookup, usually through your cable television provider or phone company. But are you getting it at the right speed and right price? There are more choices than ever, even though you typically have to go with a provider that serves your neighborhood.
December 16, 2010 |
DirecTV Inc. has settled misleading-advertising complaints, agreeing to pay state governments $13.25 million and reimburse customers who claimed the company did not adequately explain price policies. The settlement ended complaints brought by 50 state attorneys general that the satellite television giant, based in El Segundo, lured customers to sign up for service by offering deals without fully explaining the costs of the contract. For example, DirecTV offered a promotional rate of $29.99 a month when the regular charges for service were $53.99 or $63.99 a month.
July 28, 2004 |
Grupo Televisa, the world's largest Spanish-language broadcaster, said Tuesday that it was seeking to acquire DirecTV Group Inc.'s subscribers in Mexico to become the country's only provider for satellite television service. "We would like to buy DirecTV's subscribers in Mexico but not the whole company," said Alfonso de Angoitia, Televisa's executive vice president, during a second-quarter conference call. "Hopefully, that will be during 2004, but I cannot comment on specific negotiations."
February 1, 2013 |
A 20-story rocket carrying a massive communications satellite failed to reach orbit and fell into the ocean after being launched from a floating platform near the equator. The failed launch is a potentially huge setback for the rocket venture Sea Launch, which exited bankruptcy protection in late 2010 and has major operations in Long Beach. Late Thursday, Sea Launch said that about 40 seconds after liftoff all telemetry was lost, indicating a loss of mission. The company said it will establish a board to determine the root cause of the incident.
September 14, 1995 |
Sony Fixes Glitch in Digital Satellite Dish: Sony Electronics Inc. said it is resuming shipments of its 18-inch digital satellite systems after several hundred customer complaints prompted the company to halt shipments. The system is used instead of cable television to receive sports, movies and other programs. Customers have complained of frozen pictures and horizontal lines on their screens. Sony said it worked with program providers--GM Hughes Electronics Corp.'s DirecTv Inc.
March 8, 2007
* DirecTV Group Inc.'s headquarters in Venezuela will be forced to close for two days as the government penalizes the largest U.S. satellite television service for allegedly violating tax rules. * Boeing Co. said it would start assembling the first 787 in the second quarter and anticipates that the jetliner will make its first test flight in August.