Comcast Corporation

Type: Company
Name: Comcast Corporation
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 4 reports

Big ISPs to FCC on Net Neutrality: We're The Victim Here -

Historically, incumbent ISPs like to try and win debates by simply flipping arguments completely on their head, even if doing so frequently doesn't make any coherent sense. For example, if you're a cable company accused of violating free speech and net ... [Published Broadband Reports - 6 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 4 reports

Why Comcast's Net Neutrality Promises Mean Nothing -

We've already noted many times how despite the chorus of cries when they were struck down -- the FCC's original network neutrality rules didn't actually do much of anything. Crafted from language provided by AT&T, Google and Verizon , the rules contained ... [Published Broadband Reports - 10 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 5 reports

Comcast building out its all-fiber internet network, increasing residential customers' speeds

Comcast does not have a sterling reputation for customer-friendliness, something the cable behemoth struggled against even before a recording of one of its retention agents badgering a customer went viral...Related Stocks:Comcast does not have a sterling ... [Published Stock Nod - 6 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 4 reports

Comcast Steps Up Its Game on Internet Speeds

Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United StatesComcast has quietly begun extending fiber optic cable all the way to customers' homes in certain parts of its service area, a significant shift that could help the company better ... [Published Benton Foundation - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 4 reports

Broadband bullies: Cable companies, lawmakers gang up on local providers

You love your broadband provider, don't you? Right down to the Netflix slowdowns and inscrutable surcharges. You'd never, ever consider switching to faster, cheaper public broadband run by your local municipality.If Washington gets its way, you’ll never ... [Published InfoWorld - 16 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Comcast Employees Spill How Hellish Life Is on Their End of the Phone

Last week, the Comcast call heard 'round the world[1] struck a major chord with nearly everyone. We've all had that maddening phone call with a sales rep who just won't quit. What you might not realize is that as we're slamming our heads against our phones, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 4 reports

Behind Comcast’s truthy ad campaign for net neutrality

David Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast Corp., from left, Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut professor of law, communication, and computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania, Arthur Minson Jr., executive vice president and ... [Published Washington Post - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 3 reports

Comcast declares $0.225 dividend

14:46 ET | About: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) declares $0.225/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.Forward yield 1.63%Payable Oct. 22; for shareholders of record Oct. 1; ex-div Sept. 29. ... [Published Seeking Alpha - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Comcast Customer Service? Not Terrible But Nonexistent, Call Center Workers Say

When a painfully circular phone conversation between a journalist and a Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) representative went viral last week, it reminded everyone of a widely held fact: The world's largest pay-television company is not particularly ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

PONY World Series Joins Comcast Business to Bring Annual Event to the World

WASHINGTON, PA – World Series Tournaments, Inc. and Comcast Business today announced a unique collaboration that will enable the entirePONY World Series to be streamed live online, making the 62-year-old competition available worldwide for the first time ... [Published Fierce Cable - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Comcast Wins All the Battles but Risks Losing the War Against Internet Core

NEW YORK (TheStreet) --  Comcast  seems to win all the battles  when it's really losing the war.The war in question is between the Internet Core, represented by Google and Netflix , and the Internet Edge, represented by companies such as Comcast and  ... [Published Lebanon Daily News - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

St. Paul extends Comcast deal until Dec. 31

July 24--The city of St. Paul will continue business as usual with Comcast through at least the end of the year. The St. Paul City Council on Wednesday voted 5-0 to extend the existing cable franchise agreement held by Comcast until Dec.... ... [Published Street Sweeper - Jul 24 2014]

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"Even if broadband providers had an incentive to degrade their customers' online experience in some circumstances, they have no practical ability to act on such an incentive. Today's Internet ecosystem is dominated by a number of "hyper-giants" with growing power over key aspects of the Internet experience—including Google in search, Netflix and Google (YouTube) in online video, Amazon and eBay in e-commerce, and Facebook in social media. If a broadband provider were to approach one of these hyper-giants and threaten to block or degrade access to its site if it refused to pay a significant fee, such a strategy almost certainly would be self-defeating, in light of the immediately hostile reaction of consumers to such conduct. Indeed, it is more likely that these large edge providers would seek to extract payment from ISPs for delivery of video over last-mile networks." Related: an article at Gizmodo explains that it takes surprisingly little hardware to replicate (at least most of) Netflix's current online catalog in...
"There's no guarantee that we'll see something out of this game," she said. "But if the threat of competition forces your incumbent to do more, that's a win-win for everyone." Verizon plans to boost the Internet upload speed for nearly all of its FiOS service subscribers, meaning that they’ll be able to upload videos to YouTube...
...The cable/internet giant assures that the signal is separate from subscribers' private home networks, "keeping those personal networks secure from intrusion and letting customers give visitors Internet access without sharing a password or slowing down their own network" and that Xfinity customers aren’t charged for the additional usage of their routers
Larger carriers aside, Patison is buoyed by the gains MAVTV is making with smaller distributors: "The added growth of NCTC, NRTC and NTTC members is very encouraging as we expand our motorsports and automotive programming within America’s heartland.  Coinciding with the expansion of our distribution, is the addition of exciting new programming, including The Dave Despain Show , Speed Sport and Speed Sport Magazine , hosted by Ralph Sheheen in partnership with National Speed Sports News .”"

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Protect and preserve public access [Published New York Daily News - 17 mins ago]
Comcast – Xfinity Home Control [Published Fox 2 KASA - 28 mins ago]
Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Dema... [Published Slashdot - 35 mins ago]
Speedy gigabit Internet may arrive in L.A., but... [Published Los Angeles Times - 38 mins ago]
ISPs Say 'They Are Afraid' Netflix Will Start C... [Published DailyMe.Com - 1 hour ago]
Is Beaten Down Splunk a Good Buy? [Published Guru Focus - 4 hours ago]
Cable questions but not many answers [Published Lincoln Journal Star - 4 hours ago]
Comcast cancels promotional event at Kansas sen... [Published KansasCity.com - 4 hours ago]
Liberty Media Down on Senior Note Conversion Ra... [Published Zacks.com - 4 hours ago]
Divergent Fans Listen Up [Published Examiner.com - 5 hours ago]
Xfinity Wi-fi Hotspots Are a Hot Mess [Published Stranger - 5 hours ago]
Roll Call: Hearst, Maroon PR and the PRSA [Published Media Bistro - 5 hours ago]
MAVTV Drives More NCTC Rollouts [Published Multichannel Online - 5 hours ago]
Liberty Global Offers Concessions for Ziggo Deal [Published Zacks.com - 5 hours ago]
Charter borrows up to $9 billion to buy Comcast... [Published St Louis Business Journal - 5 hours ago]
Fangio: Justin Smith's shoulder limited his pla... [Published Comcast SportsNet - 6 hours ago]
Replacing Bowman could be a two-person job... [... [Published Comcast SportsNet - 6 hours ago]
Disney's Sequel Nightmare Is a Win for Twenty-F... [Published Motley Fool - 6 hours ago]
United States Commission on Civil Rights Announ... [Published CW Atlanta - 6 hours ago]
Big ISPs to FCC on Net Neutrality: We're The Vi... [Published Broadband Reports - 6 hours ago]
SEC Network adds TWC, BHN to carriage roster [Published CED Magazine - 6 hours ago]
The Potholes in Net Neutrality's Fast and Slow ... [Published Telepresence Options - 6 hours ago]
Holding onto the triple play: How costs, caps a... [Published GigaOM - 6 hours ago]
Board receives update on iPad initiative [Published Coastal Courier - 6 hours ago]
Comcast building out its all-fiber internet net... [Published Stock Nod - 6 hours ago]
Florists make nursing home residents happy with... [Published Florida Times-Union - 6 hours ago]
9News: Scam targets Comcast customers [Published Business First of Buffalo - 6 hours ago]
Silicon Valley’s 6 Biggest Net Neutrality Fanta... [Published Heartlander Magazine - 7 hours ago]
Letters to the Editor: 07/26/2014 [Published Record-Eagle - 7 hours ago]
Verizon FiOS re-establishes its superiority ove... [Published Fierce Cable - 7 hours ago]
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Net Neutrality Astroturfing Stirs Up Conflict B... [Published Techdirt - 10 hours ago]
We've written a few times about the highly cynical astroturfing practice in Washington DC, in which certain lobbyist groups basically have "deals" with certain public interest groups. The basic deal is that the lobbyists guarantee big cash donations from ...
Cable companies: We’re afraid Netflix will dema... [Published Ars Technica - 10 hours ago]
Should Netflix CEO Reed Hastings insist on payments from Comcast and Verizon? JD Lasica While the network neutrality debate has focused primarily on whether ISPs should be able to charge companies like Netflix for faster access to consumers, cable ...
Common Sense: When Media Mergers Limit More Tha... [Published Media Decoder - 13 hours ago]
Antitrust experts said that such a merger posed far more serious regulatory issues than Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal. ...
Comcast Ramps Up Ad Campaign Claiming To Suppor... [Published Techdirt - 14 hours ago]
We just wrote about how the FCC is now claiming that it will enforce its "transparency" rules that require some sort of truth in advertising. If that's the case, it might want to take a close look at Comcast's recent "truthy" advertising campaign, which ...
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Pandora's Second Quarter Loss Widens [Published Wall Street Journal Tech News Briefing - 17 hours ago]
A Robust Finish Today For The Stock Market [Published Wall Street Journal What's News - Jul 18 2014]
Coffee prices are headed higher. [Published Wall Street Journal What's News - Jun 04 2014]
Critics attack Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger [Published Reuters Video: Business - May 08 2014]
TECH PM -- Comcast And Charter Team Up [Published Wall Street Journal Tech News Briefing - Apr 28 2014]
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Pre-market Equity Watch on Media Industry -- Co... [Published Financial Services - Jul 22 2014]
Critical Alerts For Fred's, Yahoo!, Comcast, We... [Published Financial Services - Jul 18 2014]
Acquisitions, Achieving Lead Position, Launch o... [Published Financial Services - Jul 10 2014]
Winners Announcements, Corporate Statements, Co... [Published Financial Services - Jul 01 2014]
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