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Erika Morphy
Comcast OK With Feds' Conditions for NBC Merger
01/19/11 10:35 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 881 Words

... a year-long review, the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice have approved Comcast's proposed merger with NBC Universal -- but only if a variety of conditions are met. Chief among them is that Comcast must give up management control...

Staff Writer
Comcast Takes on Eisner with $54 Billion Disney Bid
02/11/04 8:44 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 750 Words

... giant Comcast has announced that, despite being rebuffed by Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner, it will move ahead with a US$54 billion bid to acquire Disney. According to Comcast, its offer would be a tax-free transaction . In a public letter addressed...

Richard Adhikari
Comcast Takes the Wireless Plunge
09/21/16 12:55 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 608 Words

... Brian Roberts on Tuesday announced that Comcast will enter the wireless phone market by mid-2017 as a mobile virtual network operator. A 150-strong Comcast Wireless team, headed by Greg Butz, is "getting ready next year ... to launch a WiFi and MVNO-integrated...

Peter Suciu
Comcast Blithely Juggles Its Options
05/04/15 11:39 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 580 Words

... Comcast on Monday reported a 10 percent earnings hike for its first quarter, driven by growth in its high-speed Internet business. Its total revenue increased by 2.6 percent to US$17.9 billion for the quarter. Revenue increased 7.2 percent year-over-year, despite the $99...

Katherine Noyes
Comcast Blasts TWC Merger Foes
09/25/14 6:11 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 628 Words

... Comcast on Tuesday lashed out at critics of its US$45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable , including accusing Discovery Communications of making "extortionate demands." The proposed merger would result in increased investment, innovation and competition and so is pro-consumer and in...

Rob Spiegel
Level 3 Cries Foul Over Comcast Streaming Fee
11/30/10 12:20 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 657 Words

Level 3 Communications on Monday complained when Comcast demanded the content delivery network pay a recurring fee for transmitting online moves and games to Comcast customers. Level 3 said the move violates the principles of Net neutrality. Comcast notified Level 3 on November...

Erika Morphy
FCC Gives Comcast a Good Scolding
08/04/08 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 846 Words

... a vote of 3-2, the Federal Communications Commission has sharply rebuked Comcast for its network management practices. It found not only that Comcast's practices were invasive, but also that the company was likely motivated by anticompetitive issues. "The Commission found that Comcast...

Erika Morphy
Comcast's Bandwidth-Throttling Experiment: Wave of the Future?
06/09/08 2:34 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 809 Words

... Comcast has launched a trial this month in parts of Pennsylvania and Virginia to see how well its new approach to bandwidth management works. If the pilot is successful, the Internet service provider's customers nationwide may find themselves consuming bandwidth under new...

Fred J. Aun
Comcast to Give Users a Triple Play Control Panel
05/07/07 12:14 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 631 Words

... providers keep piling on the goodies in their quest to sell TV. Comcast's newest enticement is a Web-based dashboard that will allow its triple play customers to easily manage their communication tasks. The new service will be called the SmartZone communications...

Renay San Miguel
FCC to Hammer Comcast on Throttling Shenanigans
07/28/08 11:33 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 533 Words

... continue to circulate that the Federal Communications Commission has enough votes to rule that Comcast illegally blocked traffic between peer-to-peer Internet applications and that the government will soon set down guidelines for the Internet service provider that could serve as a precedent...

Chris Maxcer
Comcast Goes Full Throttle With Experimental Wideband Rollout
04/03/08 3:47 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 719 Words

... Comcast is now delivering super high-speed Internet services to households in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. -- up to 50 Mbps (megabits per second), significantly faster than typical low-end broadband, which comes in at 1.5 Mbps or less. The new speeds come...

Keith Regan
Comcast and BitTorrent Working It Out
03/27/08 12:00 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 701 Words

... months of battling over the extent to which Comcast was blocking user access to the peer-to-peer file-sharing service BitTorrent , the two companies said Thursday they would work together to craft solutions to ensure full access. Comcast plans to work directly with...

Chris Maxcer
FCC Wades Into Net Neutrality Swamp With Comcast Probe
01/15/08 2:49 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 698 Words

... group of public policy organizations has filed a petition and complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against Comcast over the way the Internet service provider has managed its Internet traffic . More specifically, the groups are comprised of the Free Press ,...

Jeff Kagan
It's Time for Comcast to Get Off the Wireless Fence
09/08/16 10:26 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 590 Words

... Comcast tried to give wireless a go several years ago. It failed. It pulled out of wireless, sold its spectrum and was done. Now, wireless has expanded and changed, and competitors like AT&T's U-verse and DirecTV are using wireless to deliver television...

Kris Holt
Netflix, Comcast Get Better Connected
02/24/14 11:47 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 474 Words

... users who subscribe to Comcast Internet services soon may enjoy much smoother streaming video. The companies have agreed to a "mutually beneficial interconnection agreement" with the goal of giving Comcast's U.S. broadband customers a high-quality experience when using Netflix's streaming video service.

Jeff Kagan
Comcast-TWC Merger Is All About Investors
02/20/14 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 971 Words

... most unexpected about the acquisition of Time Warner Cable is that the buyer is Comcast . Will the regulators give their blessing or block the deal? If approved, what changes can we expect as investors, customers and workers? If it is not...

Jeff Meisner
Comcast Revs Broadband Engine
10/23/08 2:44 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 630 Words

... Comcast announced late Wednesday that it will launch faster broadband Internet service speeds over the next few weeks to more than 10 million homes and businesses. The new service will give Comcast subscribers access to speeds of up to 50 megabits per...

Keith Regan
Net Neutrality Tornado Bearing Down on Comcast
02/28/08 2:25 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 797 Words

... appears to be rising days after a hearing that was meant to help clear the air over the flap involving Comcast's management of Internet traffic . Some groups claim the public was deliberately shut out of the hearing by Comcast, and...

Jennifer LeClaire
Disney, Comcast Ink Content Mega Deal
11/22/06 4:54 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 494 Words

Disney jumped into the video-on-demand cable arena on Tuesday in a mega deal with Comcast . The long-term distribution agreement, which includes 10 ABC-owned broadcast television stations and the Disney networks, extends the Disney-Comcast relationship into the next decade.

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Erika Morphy
Comcast Steers for High Ground With P2P Bill of Rights
04/16/08 4:19 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 493 Words

... aback by the intense outcry that arose over reports that it blocked or slowed down traffic to peer-to-peer file-sharing Web sites, Comcast has graciously offered to police itself. The company will begin testing technology from Pando Networks that's designed to smooth the...

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