Happy Tuesday, Austin! You only have to make it through two more days to get to your turkey! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following this morning:
Government trying to block AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner
Citing what it says will be a lack of innovation and higher prices for consumers, the Department of Justice is suing to stop the $85 billion purchase of Time Warner by AT&T. AT&T, which announced the deal a year ago, disagrees, saying that it’s not up to the DOJ to decide this and that it’s confident a U.S. District Court will approve the sale.
FCC expected to roll back net neutrality rules
Today, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to unveil a sweeping plan to dismantle rules put in place during the Obama administration and designed to preserve net neutrality. Those rules, says the New York Times, “prohibit broadband service providers from blocking, slowing down or charging more for the delivery of certain internet content.” It’s also expected that FCC chairman Ajit Pai will reverse a rule that treats broadband companies like utilities and will propose the Federal Trade Commission be the enforcement agency of net neutrality violations.
Uber to buy lots of Volvos for autonomous tech
Uber is planning to purchase 24,000 SUVs from Volvo with the aim of outfitting them with driverless technology. The cars are to be delivered between 2019-2021 at a cost of about $46,900 per vehicle. Uber itself will outfit the cars with the necessary hardware and software to make them autonomous driving cars.
Perfect bus timing
And in case you somehow missed this trending video of a cameraman having a meltdown while trying to film the implosion of Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, bask in its simplicity. It is perfection.
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