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Keith Regan
FCC Net Neutrality Hearing Turns Up Heat on Comcast
02/25/08 2:56 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 825 Words

At the start of a day-long hearing on the topic of network traffic management -- a hearing spurred by controversy over Comcast's use of technology to manage traffic amid heavy demand for bandwidth from users of BitTorrent and other peer-to-peer networks --...

Keith Regan
Comcast Enters Video On-Demand Sweepstakes With Fancast
01/08/08 2:46 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 684 Words

... Comcast is launching an online video hub that will connect users with content in a variety of formats. With this effort, Comcast is joining a crush of companies aiming to leverage the Web to provide the ultimate on-demand experience. The cable giant's...

Jeff Kagan
Comcast Rolls the Dice With Xfinity Instant TV
05/24/17 2:29 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 583 Words

... Comcast has led the way in cable television ever since it acquired AT&T Broadband a decade ago. However, in recent years, new technologies -- like IPTV and wireless TV from new competitors like AT&T and DirecTV Now -- have been eating away...

Katherine Noyes
Comcast Rep Tears Into Fleeing Customer 'Like a Pit Bull on a Pork Chop'
07/15/14 3:10 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 695 Words

... Comcast on Tuesday was scrambling to repair the damage after a phone representative's rude treatment of a couple trying to disconnect their service went viral, thanks to a recording they posted on the Web. The couple -- former Engadget editor Ryan Block...

Jeff Kagan
Why AT&T and Comcast Are Changing Their Brands
08/12/10 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1353 Words

AT&T and Comcast have two of the strongest brand names in the business -- so why in the world are they both suddenly changing them? What are we, as customers and investors, not aware of? AT&T's new brand is "Rethink Possible" and Comcast's...

Erika Morphy
Comcast Rations Broadband Use at 250 GB per Month
08/29/08 12:26 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 660 Words

... Comcast has announced that it will impose a monthly cap of 250 GB on customers' Internet usage. The company acknowledged it has been evaluating a specific monthly data usage or bandwidth threshold for its Comcast High-Speed Internet residential customers for some time.

Keith Regan
Comcast, Congressman Take Stands on Opposite Sides of Neutrality Fence
02/13/08 11:47 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 804 Words

... carrier Comcast on Wednesday defended its practice of managing Web-based traffic over its network as legal and necessary, providing new fodder for the network neutrality debate even as a lawmaker revived legislation to require that all Internet traffic be treated equally. In...

Keith Regan
Comcast Shores Up Regional Strength With Patriot Buy
04/03/07 1:22 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 511 Words

... giant Comcast extended its regional reach Tuesday, announcing that it will buy privately held Patriot Media & Communications for around US$483 million in cash. The deal gives Comcast control of a tightly focused regional network with about 81,000 video subscribers mainly focused...

Quinten Plummer
Comcast, Time Warner Cable Deal Undone
04/23/15 4:05 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 729 Words

... Comcast has decided to abandon its plan to merge with Time Warner Cable, according to multiple press reports based on briefings with people familiar with the matter. The company is expected to make a formal announcement on Friday. About a week after...

Jeff Kagan
Comcast Joins Ultra-High-Speed Internet Race
04/09/15 9:18 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 768 Words

The trend started a few years ago with Google Fiber and AT&T Gigapower, and it is spreading among carriers and locations from coast to coast. Comcast's new 2-Gb service is starting in the Atlanta area next month. The company is planning to...

Katherine Noyes
Comcast Ad Tinkering Could Muck Up WiFi Security
09/10/14 10:47 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 643 Words

... Comcast has begun using JavaScript injection to serve ads for its services to devices connected to its publicly accessible Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the United States. The ads are fleeting, but they can appear roughly every seven minutes, according to Ars Technica,...

Richard Adhikari
Apple, Comcast Wade Into Streaming Content Talks
03/24/14 3:26 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 628 Words

... and Comcast are discussing a streaming-TV service that will go through an Apple set-top box, The Wall Street Journal reported. Apple apparently wants the service to be treated as a managed service, meaning it will run on cabling separate from that used...

John P. Mello Jr.
X2 Marks the Spot for Comcast's Cloud TV Initiative
06/13/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 679 Words

... Comcast this week announced new software for its set-top boxes, opening a window into how cable TV companies hope to retain customers tempted to move their eyeballs to online-only alternatives. Comcast X2, which debuted at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association's Cable...

Rachelle Dragani
Comcast to Pepper Neighborhoods With WiFi Hotspots
06/11/13 3:50 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 570 Words

... Comcast is rolling out a neighborhood WiFi initiative designed to allow its Xfinity Internet subscribers to log in to nearby wireless hotspots outside of their home. Subscribers to the service will essentially be the hosts for two separate WiFi networks. One will...

Erika Morphy
Skype Video-Calling Will Require Comcast Customers to Think Different About TV
06/15/11 11:30 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 587 Words

... new partnership between Comcast and Skype will let Comcast subscribers place video calls through their television sets. The new service will require some setup -- customers will need to install Comcast-provided equipment including an adapter box, video camera, and special remote with...

Erika Morphy
Opposition Pipes Up as Comcast/NBC Deal Goes Back to the Exam Table
07/08/10 2:49 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 661 Words

... Comcast's pending acquisition of General Electric's NBC Universal was put under the microscope again Thursday as the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and The Internet of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a field hearing to investigate...

Kimberly Hill
Comcast's Hazy Future as Internet Traffic Cop
04/08/10 3:12 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 704 Words

... Comcast's federal circuit court victory over the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week appears to have thrown a wide range of federal-level Internet plans into question. Only three weeks ago, the FCC announced its National Broadband Plan, with ambitious initiatives aimed...

Erika Morphy
FCC's Comcast Probe Could Spur Net Neutrality Regs
01/09/08 3:12 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 457 Words

... Federal Communications Commission will investigate claims made late last year that Comcast blocked customers from using file-sharing services , specifically BitTorrent. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show currently underway in Las Vegas. The move came in...

David Jones
FCC Slaps Comcast With $2.3M Overbilling Fine
10/13/16 2:14 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 582 Words

Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday announced that Comcast would pay a record US$2.3 million fine to settle its investigation into whether the cable operator improperly charged customers for services and equipment they never approved, a practice known as "zero billing option." Federal law...

Paul Hartsock
Comcast's New Broadcast Spectacle
12/04/09 9:55 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 2481 Words

... Comcast just bought itself a nice little present for the holidays: NBC Universal. The cable network will have a controlling stake in NBC once the deal is flattened out, and in return, it's giving General Electric US$6.5 billion along with $7.25 billion...

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