Tagged with: Comcast

Report: Comcast is Working on a Mobile Phone Plan

Report: Comcast is Working on a Mobile Phone Plan

Comcast appears to have a new trick up its sleeve. The cable operator is reportedly looking to create a mobile phone service that would mostly rely on Wi-Fi, according to a report by The Information. The alleged service would use Wi-Fi from wireless routers and public hotspots in areas where those services are available; ...

Report: Apple is Working on Another Set-Top Box

Report: Apple is Working on Another Set-Top Box

Apple is working on a new set-top box besides its existing Apple TV, new documents reveal. A regulatory filing made by Comcast and Time Warner Cable to the US Federal Communications Commission pitching their planned merger specifically mentions that Apple is exploring the "development of an Apple set-top box". The filing ...

Comcast Says it Needs Time Warner to Compete With Netflix and Google

Comcast Says it Needs Time Warner to Compete With Netflix and Google

Comcast filed a 175-page "public interest statement" with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday to explain why its proposed $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable will be good for consumers. The country's largest cable and broadband Internet provider is already meeting opposition in its quest to buy the ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 27, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 27, 2014

If you’re a Comcast customer without a Netflix subscription who’s dying to know what the big deal is about “House of Cards,” you’re in luck. A recent deal between Comcast and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has given Comcast the rights to sell the Emmy Award-winning first season of “House of Cards” through ...

Report: Comcast Is (Mistakenly) Forcing Some ‘Extreme 105′ Customers to Rent a Router

Report: Comcast Is (Mistakenly) Forcing Some ‘Extreme 105′ Customers to Rent a Router

An outdated document and a customer complaint indicate that Comcast employees are (mistakenly) telling some customers of its Extreme 105 service that they cannot use their own modems and must instead rent equipment from Comcast. "So I purchased the Zoom 5341J to take advantage of the 8 downstream channels now available ...

WSJ: Apple and Comcast are Working on a Joint Streaming TV Service

WSJ: Apple and Comcast are Working on a Joint Streaming TV Service

Shares of Apple rose Monday on a report it is in talks with Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, about a joint streaming-television service using an Apple set-top box. The Wall Street Journal reported that the arrangement under discussion would have Comcast provide special treatment on its cable system to ensure ...

Comcast Won’t Need to Pay a Fee if Time Warner Merger Fails

Comcast Won’t Need to Pay a Fee if Time Warner Merger Fails

Comcast negotiated an easy escape hatch if regulators put too much heat on the $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, according to a regulatory filing Thursday. According to the S4 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Comcast will not owe Time Warner Cable a breakup fee if the deal falls ...

Netflix: We Shouldn’t Have Had to Sign That Comcast Deal

Netflix: We Shouldn’t Have Had to Sign That Comcast Deal

Remember last month, when Netflix and Comcast signed a deal to guarantee fast delivery of the video service’s streams to the cable company’s customers? That’s exactly the kind of deal Netflix shouldn’t have to sign, says Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. That’s the gist of the argument Hastings makes in an essay he has ...

Netflix Speeds on Comcast Noticeably Increase Following Deal

Netflix Speeds on Comcast Noticeably Increase Following Deal

Netflix performance on Comcast, which had been deteriorating for months, finally got a little better in February according to Netflix's latest speed rankings. Netflix streamed at an average of 1.68Mbps on Comcast in the US in February, up from 1.51Mbps in January. The average on Comcast was above 2Mbps as recently as ...

Comcast-Time Warner Merger Butt Slaps Content Kings

Comcast-Time Warner Merger Butt Slaps Content Kings

CBS and Viacom’s majority shareholder, Sumner Redstone, coined the phrase “content is king.” And the 90-year-old mogul has put his money where his mouth is by outrageously overpaying his content-producing kings Les Moonves , CEO of CBS, and Philippe Dauman, CEO of Viacom. Moonves and Dauman’s compensation in ...