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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...

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...

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
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Jay Lyman
Comcast Cranks Up Broadband Speed
01/18/05 7:53 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 568 Words

... competition from the more widely available and less expensive DSL broadband Internet connections, Comcast has announced a speed increase in its residential cable broadband service. The cable giant said the speed bump -- which increases the current 3 megabits-per-second download speed up...

Renay San Miguel
FCC May Curb Comcast's Internet Choke-Chain Antics
07/11/08 1:50 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 348 Words

... of Net neutrality are preparing to chalk up their first victory following press reports that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin has recommended prohibiting cable giant Comcast from blocking Web traffic between peer-to-peer networks. The recommendation, which still requires action from the...

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...

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...

Jay Lyman
Despite DSL Pressure, Comcast Touts High-Speed Customer Gains
10/31/03 10:43 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 713 Words

... giant Comcast increased the amount of attention directed toward broadband Internet services this week by announcing it had picked up nearly a half-million high-speed Internet customers in the last quarter -- a 39 percent gain from last year's third quarter. Comcast credited...

Erika Morphy
Comcast Customer Sues to End P2P Interference
11/15/07 1:51 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 428 Words

... that Comcast is blocking Internet traffic to peer-to-peer (P2P) sites, namely BitTorrent and Gnutella , continue to bedevil the company. First, there was the media exposť, then the petition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by several consumer groups to enjoin Comcast...

Chris Maxcer
Study: Cox, Comcast Play Traffic Cop Day and Night
05/15/08 3:36 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 744 Words

Like Comcast , which was the first major cable Internet service provider (ISP) to be outed for throttling peer-to-peer data, Cox says it interferes with the traffic to ensure quality service for all of its customers. Comcast's Internet service tampering garnered the attention...

Jeff Meisner
Comcast Revs Its Engine in Broadband-Speed Race
12/11/08 2:58 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 674 Words

... giant Comcast announced Thursday it will roll out new ultra-fast broadband services in Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore and Fort Wayne, Ind., by the end of December. The service, called "Docsis 3.0," boasts Internet connection speeds of up to 50 megabits per second. Docsis...

Paul Hartsock
Xfinity TV Smooths Comcast's Rough Interface Complexion
12/02/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1067 Words

Xfinity TV, an app from Comcast , is available for free at the App Store.

Personal appearance can be a sensitive issue sometimes, but I'm going to have to risk hurting my TV cable box's feelings in order to get this out...

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