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John P. Mello Jr.
Xbox Lassos More Content to Wrangle More Eyeballs
03/28/12 9:05 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 679 Words

Microsoft continued to expand its television offerings for members of its Xbox Live Gold service Monday by adding HBO Go, Major League Baseball video and Comcast's on-demand video service. Comcast Xfinity TV allows Xbox Gold members to access the cable carrier's expansive...

Jeff Kagan
What Sprint CEO Dan Hesse Should Do Next
08/25/11 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1197 Words

The latest rumor is about Sprint Nextel , Comcast and Time Warner Cable acquiring Clearwire . Of course, we have heard of other Sprint rumors over the last few years that didn't pan out -- like acquiring T-Mobile . Dan Hesse, the CEO...

Peter S. Vogel
Net Neutrality in a Nutshell
05/11/11 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1024 Words

Background of FCC Intervention
In 2008, the FCC sanctioned Comcast for improperly slowing down the traffic of BitTorrent file-sharing because the FCC Internet guidelines at the time required broadband providers to treat all network traffic equally (true Net neutrality).


Erika Morphy
Tech Titans Create $250M Kitty for Social Startups
10/22/10 11:12 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 552 Words

Other investors in the "sFund," as it's called, include Facebook , Amazon , Zynga , Comcast and Liberty Media . There are 10 U.S.-based KPCB partners working on the fund: Chi-Hua Chien, John Doerr, Eric Feng, Bing Gordon, Lila Ibrahim, Randy Komisar, Aileen...

Kimberly Hill
FCC Forges Ahead With '3rd Way' to Broadband Regulation
06/18/10 9:49 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 640 Words

The April ruling, in a case involving cable company Comcast , seemed to indicate that it did not. The court ruled that the agency had no legal ground for sanctioning Comcast for attempting "traffic shaping" -- the practice of slowing some content over...

Renay San Miguel
ISPs and the Power Bestowed Upon Them
03/10/09 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1432 Words

ISPs (Barely) Tell Their Side
Service providers like Comcast and Verizon may tout the blazing capabilities of their broadband offerings, but they tend not to break any land-speed records when asked for responses about proposed data retention legislation, such as...

Erika Morphy
New Google Tools Let Users Keep an Eye on Their ISPs
01/29/09 11:47 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 761 Words

Following the Comcast debacle -- the FCC found last year that it was interfering with Internet access without providing proper notification to customers -- more ISPs have been forthright about their practices.

Cox Cable, for instance, just disclosed its plans to launch...

Paul Hartsock
P2P and P4P: The Tangled Web We Weave
05/07/08 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1209 Words

These sorts of unregulated hook-ups are part of what led to Comcast's practice of throttling back P2P traffic, which drew outcries from Net neutrality advocates.

This tangle is what P4P intends to address. The system introduces an element of logic to...

ECT News Staff
Finger-Pointing in the Senate, XP's Stay of Execution, Tech Profit Bonanza
04/25/08 9:19 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1671 Words

... seems there's no love lost between FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and Comcast . In testimony before a Senate committee about the practice of blocking peer-to-peer traffic on the Internet , Martin said Comcast lied when it described its practices to the FCC.

Keith Regan
Networks Offer 99 Cent Downloads of Prime-Time Shows
11/08/05 9:53 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 658 Words

In separate announcements, NBC and CBS each said they would begin offering content for download, CBS sending its programs through Comcast's digital network and NBC distributing its shows via DirecTV . Individual show downloads will cost 99 cents a piece, include a...

Kirk L. Kroeker
RealNetworks Teams with Intel on Music Service
11/10/03 10:18 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 642 Words

This week RealNetworks announced a partnership with Comcast to distribute the service through Comcast's network . "By offering the Rhapsody service to Comcast high-speed Internet customers, we are providing our users the opportunity to enjoy an extensive collection of music on demand...

Richard Adhikari
What Net Neutrality's Repeal Means to E-Commerce SMBs
06/27/18 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 921 Words

SMBs Speak
"The worst-case scenario for a small business like mine basically goes like this: Comcast starts a wine club, and, when people search for one to join, instead of being shown Google's results first, they're shown Comcast's option," said...

Peter Suciu
Is Packaged Entertainment Media Really on the Way Out?
09/19/17 2:03 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1197 Words

Amazon and Comcast offer competing standards, for example.

"It is hard to play those films you buy as a Comcast subscriber if you leave Comcast. The whole thing has been bungled," Dixon said.

Must-Own Films
One reason that...

Jeff Kagan
Pay TV's Newest Innovation: Giving Users Control
11/21/16 11:19 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 559 Words

Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Verizon Go90
Comcast Xfinity now is working with Verizon Wireless to come up with a competitive response to the cable TV industry's loss of market share. What will Charter Spectrum do, since it is in the...

Jeff Kagan
Who's Riding the New TV Wave?
10/07/16 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 539 Words

Companies like Comcast , Charter and Cox are facing something new: new technological innovation and competition. Which companies will survive, and which will not? Traditional cable TV is on the verge of an extinction event that is very similar to other events we've...

David Jones
Regulators Impose Caveats on Charter TWC Merger Approval
04/27/16 11:18 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 689 Words

"If approved, the deal would create a new company whose dominance over access to the Internet is rivaled only by Comcast," said Joshua Stager, policy counsel for New America's Open Technology Institute . "The duopoly power of both companies is a...

Richard Adhikari
Customer Satisfaction With Pay-TV, ISPs Hits New Low
06/02/15 7:17 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 654 Words

Comcast, TWC Riling Customers the Most
Comcast , one of the lowest-scoring companies in the ACSI, lost another 10 percent in Q1 to hit a customer satisfaction score of 54 for its subscription-TV services.

Time Warner Cable has...

Jeff Kagan
Everything's Coming Up Broadband
12/04/14 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 787 Words

... is broadband doing as a market? The two largest providers in the United States are Comcast and AT&T. Broadband started as a service for people to surf the Web. Generally, it was a separate service offered by the telephone and cable television...

Richard Adhikari
Pols Besieged by Fast, Furious Messages on Internet Slowdown Day
09/10/14 2:21 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 631 Words

ISPs, led by Comcast and Verizon, argue they should be able to charge more for prioritized traffic.

Netflix has felt compelled to pay a premium to Comcast and other service providers in order to ensure its streaming video quality, which has...

John P. Mello Jr.
Godzilla Foreshadows Trouble for Internet of Things
06/16/14 10:47 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1449 Words

Every Home a Hotspot
Would you like your home to be a public WiFi hotspot? If you're a Comcast subscriber, you may not have much choice in the matter.

The cable provider last week turned 50,000 homes in Houston,...

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