Comcast Rolls the Dice With Xfinity Instant TV


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 at Comcast’s growth. That’s why Comcast not only has introduced Xfinity Mobile, which is its new wireless service, but also is getting ready to launch its own IPTV service, Xfinity Instant TV. I congratulate Comcast on this forward thinking, but there are no guarantees that IPTV will work for Comcast.

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FCC Slaps Comcast With $2.3M Overbilling Fine


Comcast has agreed to pay a record $2.3 million fine to settle the FCC’s investigation into whether it improperly charged customers for services and equipment they never approved, a practice known as “zero billing option.” Federal law bans cable operators from charging customers for unauthorized equipment or services. “It is basic that a cable bill should include charges only for services and equipment ordered by the customer — nothing more and nothing less,” said Travis LeBlanc, chief of the FCC’s enforcement bureau.

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Comcast Takes the Wireless Plunge


CEO 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 product,” Roberts said at the Goldman Sachs Annual Communacopia Conference in New York. The idea is to sell Comcast’s “very best customers” — 28 million of them — “some sort of multi-package bundle” that will let the company sell them more products, he remarked.

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It's Time for Comcast to Get Off the Wireless Fence


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 programming. I’ll bet Comcast now wishes it never sold off its wireless spectrum. So, what can we expect from the company going forward in the wireless space? If it jumps in again, will it be successful this time around?
Comcast recently acknowledged it was weighing its options in wireless.

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Comcast Promises Data Cap Overages Won't Cost More Than $200 a Month

First, the good news: Comcast is upping its data cap for broadband Internet customers from 300MB to 1TB (terabyte) in the markets where it’s testing usage-based pricing.

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Comcast Seeks Customers' Good Graces Through Amazon Sales


Comcast on Monday announced that it would begin selling its Xfinity TV, phone and Internet services through Amazon. The services debuted on the new Amazon Cable Store Web page, which promises to help customers choose a cable TV plan. All of the plans offered include high-definition and DVR services, along with more than 30 Xfinity products and services, including Comcast’s flagship video product, Xfinity X1. Pricing offered on Amazon is identical to what customers can find via Comcast’s existing sales channels.

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Concerned about net neutrality, FCC probes Comcast, T-Mobile, & AT&T over data cap exemptions

Article Image The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has issued letters to Comcast, T-Mobile, and AT&T, asking for more information on perks that exempt some services from counting towards Internet users’ data caps.

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Comcast admits its data caps are a business decision, not an engineering requirement

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A Comcast executive has finally acknowledged what we’ve known for a while — the data caps the company imposes aren’t actually used for network quality of service.

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Comcast joins fray of online-only live TV services with Stream for iPhone, iPad & Web

Cable provider Comcast on Monday announced plans to launch Stream, an online subscription TV service offering a mix of live and on-demand content for $15 per month, accessible from both Apple’s iPhone and iPad, as well as the Web.

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Comcast flagged as new leading contender to buy out T-Mobile US

Deutsche Telekom now considers Comcast the leading candidate for a sale of T-Mobile U.S., reports said on Wednesday, potentially signalling a major shift in the American media landscape that could impact Apple.



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Charter, TWC Approval May Not Be Enough to Revitalize Cable


Will the Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable merger be approved? Comcast and Time Warner Cable decided to merge last year, but that deal eventually was blocked by regulators. After it fell apart last month, we all wondered what big deal might be next. Now we know. So will the Charter, TWC deal be approved? It’s way too early in the process to know for sure one way or the other. However, based on what we know so far, I believe this deal is very likely to meet regulators’ approval. In fact it could happen pretty quickly.

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Comcast Blithely Juggles Its Options


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 $17.9 billion for the quarter. Revenue increased 7.2 percent year-over-year, despite the $99 million in costs related to its failed $45 billion merger attempt. Comcast abandoned that deal last month, under pressure from regulators. Comcast was off to a great start for the year, CEO Brian L. Roberts said in a Monday morning conference call.

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Is Comcast, TWC Dead or Just Sleeping?


Now that the Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger deal has failed, what’s next? I think it’s likely that if Time Warner Cable is still around, the deal might be tried once again in a few years after the industry has transformed itself. Comcast obviously is still interested in expanding with Time Warner Cable and will try this merger dance again in a few years. This has worked before. Where, you ask? Think about AT&T over the last 10 to 15 years as one example. AT&T was the largest telephone company in the world during the last century.

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable Deal Undone


Comcast has decided to abandon its plan to merge with Time Warner Cable, according to multiple press reports. The company is expected to make a formal announcement on Friday. About a week after reports emerged indicating the U.S. Department of Justice was leaning against Comcast’s $45.2 billion dollar bid to absorb TWC, unnamed sources told several news outlets that the Federal Communications Commission was leaning in the same direction and could starve the deal with years of appeals.

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Comcast will end efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable – report

Facing scrutiny from the U.S. government, Comcast will apparently drop its plans to acquire competing cable operator Time Warner Cable, it was revealed on Thursday.



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Comcast Joins Ultra-High-Speed Internet Race


Comcast has joined the ultra-fast Internet race, starting with the rollout of its Gigabit Pro service. It looks like ultra-high-speed Internet services are really starting to catch on. 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 roll it out to other cities, but it has not yet named them or given a timetable. As for prices, nothing has been announced.

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Apple has not approached Comcast about Web television deal

Amid rumors of an Apple branded streaming television service, Comcast asserts it has not engaged in any discussions with the company about licensing NBCUniversal content to air alongside programs from potential partners ABC, CBS, Fox and more.



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This is why we need Internet regulation: Comcast blocks HBO Go app from working on PS4

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HBO Go is now available for the PS4, but not if you’re a Comcast subscriber. Both the PS3 and PS4 are currently blocked from using HBO’s streaming service.

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