Comcast pays for improper late fees; Viacom reports mixed results

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> Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has had to again dig into its deep pockets in order to pay a $23 million fee to settle a class action lawsuit that it improperly charged late fees to Oregon cable TV customers. Story.

> Viacom (NYSE: VIA) first quarter earnings-per-share barely beat analysts' predictions while revenue fell short. Story.

> Verizon (NYSE: VZ) won't get the same judges that heard Comcast's net neutrality case against the FCC. Story.

> DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) has asked the FCC what kind of entity qualifies as "an MVPD whose services and equipment would be subject to the Commission's requirements." Story.

> Look out Comcast, Level 3 Communications' (Nasdaq: LVLT) quarterly sales fell so it's looking to find more money and spend less. Story.

> Mediacom will hold a special shareholders meeting March 4 to decide whether to accept Chairman-CEO Rocco Commisso's bid to take the MSO private. Story.

And finally ... believe it or not, DSL will continue to be popular with many because it costs less, findings from Point Topic say. Story.