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Nora Macaluso
Stock Watch: Comcast Investment Lifts Global Sports
09/14/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 136 Words

... Sports Inc. (Nasdaq: GSPT) tacked on 13/32 to close at 8 29/32 Wednesday after Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSK) said it will invest $40.8 million in the Web-based sporting goods company. Comcast and its QVC unit will buy 5 million Global Sports shares...

Renay San Miguel
Comcast, Time Warner Push 'TV Everywhere' - for a Price
06/24/09 3:16 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 590 Words

... cable industry's new rallying cry may indeed be "TV Everywhere," as announced Wednesday by Comcast and Time Warner executives. However, TV arguably is already everywhere -- on the Web, on your smartphone, on your Xbox 360. Perhaps what Brian Roberts and Jeff...

Kurt Scherf and Anton Denissov
Are Web Video Providers on the Wrong Track?
10/15/08 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2221 Words

Comcast Pumps Up Fancast
Amy Banse, the president of Comcast Interactive Media, alluded to some of these challenges during her keynote at Connections in July. Comcast is a great example of an incumbent provider working hard at establishing new entertainment...

Peter Suciu
No Easy Decision: Choosing Between Pay-TV Services
05/03/19 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1795 Words

As a reporter who regularly covers pay-TV services of all varieties, I actually went the opposite direction and for some time have had both cable and satellite: Comcast Xfinity and Dish Network, to be specific.

It allowed me to relate to the...

Jeff Kagan
Cable TV, Wireless Phones and the Great Spectrum Hunt
03/15/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1662 Words

... Comcast has grown from a small cable television company in the 1990s to the largest conglomerate in the space, all thanks to Brian Roberts and his father Ralph Roberts. It was a real bootstrapping, entrepreneurial, family-run company that did many great things...

Jeff Kagan
Charter's Wireless Play
05/15/17 1:49 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 474 Words

... wonder how the cable television industry would get back into the wireless business? Charter Spectrum has announced it will resell Comcast's Xfinity Mobile wireless service to customers inside its region. The good news is that this deal lets Charter get quick...

Andrew K. Burger
Digital TV: A Changing Picture, Part 2
06/23/06 7:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1326 Words

The company announced last March an agreement to offer its DVR technology to consumers through Comcast's digital cable DVR platform . The first fruits of this partnership are expected to be seen at the end of this year or early next, just...

Andrew K. Burger
The Great Internet TV Race, Part 2
05/18/07 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1521 Words

Cable TV broadcasters such as Cablevision , Comcast and Time Warner got an early jump on their broadcast TV and telco counterparts, but with the ongoing development of triple play and quad play digital service packages, telcos such as Verizon and Sprint...

Jeff Kagan
Google Fiber: Internet, TV Will Never Be the Same
08/02/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1326 Words

My Pick of the Week Comcast Xfinity's much-improved customer service operation. You'll be surprised. Or maybe you won't.

Is Broadband the New Dial-Up?
Google Fiber is now turning the pressure up on current cable television and telephone companies. Most of...

Jeff Kagan
Shifting Cable-TV Landscape Demands New Strategies for Survival
09/10/19 10:26 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 670 Words

I spoke with Christian Nascimento, vice president product and premise services at Comcast about what the announcement means for the changing cable television industry. X1 for Business has new features that are useful to business customers. For example, one of the new features...

Jeff Meisner
Internet Congestion: ISPs Don Traffic Cop Uniforms
10/18/08 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 923 Words

There's just one problem: Broadband providers such as Comcast , Verizon and AT&T may be shy about actually implementing it.

P2P Causing Traffic Snares
Most broadband providers will tell anyone who will listen that users of P2P applications use a...

Erika Morphy
Net Neutrality Takes One on the Chin
04/06/10 11:53 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 576 Words

The court ruled that the Federal Communications Commission did not tie its assertion of "ancillary" authority to order Comcast to change it network management practices to a "statutorily mandated responsibility." Thus, it vacated the order.

According to one school of thought, all...

Rachelle Dragani
Cutting the Throttle: US ISPs Loosen Up With BitTorrent
10/24/11 11:05 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 571 Words

... research concerning ISPs' BitTorrent throttling habits indicates Comcast took the FCC's 2008 slap on the wrist seriously, dramatically reducing its practice of slowing BitTorrent data. Other ISPs such as Clearwire , Canada's Rogers Communications and some overseas providers were found to be...

Jeff Kagan
Cable TV's Chilly Customer Relationships
02/13/14 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 983 Words

I am a customer of both Comcast and Time Warner Cable and have noticed the issues, and it's safe to assume other cable-TV providers are having similar problems. This may cause further harm to the cable TV industry. Can it fix what is...

Richard Adhikari
Big-League ISPs Press FCC to Lower Bar on 'Broadband'
09/04/09 9:45 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 813 Words

Verizon , AT&T and Comcast are asking the government to define broadband transmissions as anything over 768 Kbps (kilobits per second) downstream and 200 Kbps upstream.

They were responding to an FCC call seeking definitions to help it develop a national broadband...

Renay San Miguel
Net Neutrality Will Score a Net Win in Congress
04/09/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1299 Words

The FCC had only the flimsiest of excuses for trying to regulate what Comcast did with its data traffic management regarding BitTorrent files in 2007. The commission can indeed just vote to bring ISPs like Comcast under its purview, but the appeals court...

Richard Adhikari
Data Caps and Web TV: Heading for a Clash?
05/06/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1240 Words

This follows similar measures Comcast imposed a few years ago. Whether or not other players join in is currently open to question.

The bandwidth restrictions have evoked the ire of Netflix -- no surprise there, as its streaming entertainment business could be...

Rachelle Dragani
Congressional Hearing Pits Small Fries Against Comm Giants on Spectrum Buy
03/22/12 11:32 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 700 Words

... from Verizon and Comcast went before a U.S. Senate judiciary subcommittee Wednesday to defend Verizon's plan to purchase US$3.6 billion worth of spectrum from cable industry joint venture SpectrumCo. They were met with opposition from other wireless providers and consumer advocacy groups.

Jeff Kagan
Net Neutrality and the Naked Internet
07/12/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1383 Words

Comcast was throttling down the speed of competitors. Customers and competitors complained. The FCC jumped in, punished Comcast, and set Net neutrality into play.

Now Verizon is weighing in, calling those same FCC rules arbitrary, capricious and unconstitutional.

We can...

Christopher J. Bucholtz
When Disaster Strikes, Customer Service Exceptions Are the Rule
11/08/12 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 718 Words

You can probably guess the perpetrators. Comcast , the perpetual punching bag of customer service pundits, again out-did itself. A pioneer in the realm of social media-enabled service with Comcast Cares, it also again ran foul of social media when the homeowner's...

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