Tagged with: Comcast

Netflix Wants the FCC to Re-Classify Verizon and Comcast as Public Utilities

Netflix Wants the FCC to Re-Classify Verizon and Comcast as Public Utilities

Netflix came out swinging in its submission to the FCC over proposed internet “fast lanes,” arguing Wednesday that this would be a bad idea and that the agency should instead focus on forcing broadband providers to deliver the speeds they promise to their customers. In its 28-page filing, which coincides with the close ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 27, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 27, 2014

Comcast recently launched a program that will turn each of its residential customers’ Xfinity routers into a public hotspot. Starting a few weeks ago in Houston, Comcast says the program will make its way to millions of homes across the country by the end of the year. The program lets any Comcast customer access any other ...

Comcast Could Soon Shake Up the Programmatic World

Comcast Could Soon Shake Up the Programmatic World

  When Comcast’s ad sales division Spotlight revealed a partner deal with Rubicon Project earlier this month, it underscored the multiple system operator’s (MSO) push to power the TV buy through both programmatic and direct sales channels. It was a pivotal moment for Comcast. Digital advertisers for the ...

Comcast is Turning its Customers’ Routers Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

Comcast is Turning its Customers’ Routers Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

In the coming weeks, Comcast is rolling out a new feature that turns residential customers' new Xfinity Wi-Fi routers into public hotspots. The rollout starts in Houston on Tuesday, and the company says it'll be in millions of homes across the country by the end of the year. That's a big hotspot!It's easy to have mixed ...

Netflix Streaming on FiOS Got Worse, Even After Their Deal

Netflix Streaming on FiOS Got Worse, Even After Their Deal

When Netflix agreed to pay Comcast for a direct connection to the ISP's network, video performance improved immediately. Verizon subscribers aren't so lucky. Although Netflix and Verizon confirmed on April 28 that they had struck a paid peering deal, performance continued to drop in May and could remain poor for months ...

Comcast’s ‘Project Infinity’ Will One Day Offer Any Content on Any Device at Any Time

Comcast’s ‘Project Infinity’ Will One Day Offer Any Content on Any Device at Any Time

Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts teased the idea of streaming-video services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime coming to Comcast, as part of a platform that sounds like the holy grail of home entertainment. In a Q&A session at the Recode technology conference in Palos Verdes, Calif., Roberts said the services could ...

Google Fiber Teams Up With Netflix Against Comcast and FCC

Google Fiber Teams Up With Netflix Against Comcast and FCC

Google fired a shot across the bow of big ISPs like Comcast and Verizon on Wednesday, stating in a blog post from its Fiber division that it would never charge a content company like Netflix fees for a direct interconnection with its network. This positions Google squarely behind Reed Hastings, who has argued that such ...

AT&T, Comcast and Snapchat Are Lax on Privacy Protection, Says EFF

AT&T, Comcast and Snapchat Are Lax on Privacy Protection, Says EFF

The results are in on the Electronic Frontier Foundation's fourth annual "Who Has Your Back" report on the tech sector's customer privacy practices. The highest ratings—companies given six stars—were handed to Apple, Credo Mobile, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Sonic, Twitter, and Yahoo. The report, released ...

Comcast Plans a 500 GB Data Cap for Customers Within 5 Years

Comcast Plans a 500 GB Data Cap for Customers Within 5 Years

A Comcast executive said he expects the company will roll out "usage-based billing"—what most people call "data caps"—to all of its customers within five years. Speaking with investors today (transcript), Comcast Executive VP David Cohen said, "I would predict that in five years Comcast at least would have a usage-based ...

Comcast and EA May Team Up to Stream Games to Your TV

Comcast and EA May Team Up to Stream Games to Your TV

Comcast may soon allow customers using its cloud-connected X1 cable box system to buy games from Electronic Arts through their televisions, according to five sources briefed on the plans. Such a partnership would come as the cable company seeks to protect its turf against a new wave of challengers. After two years of ...