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Comcast Ads Are Popping Up on Sites Through its Wi-Fi Hotspots

Comcast Ads Are Popping Up on Sites Through its Wi-Fi Hotspots

  Comcast's decision to inject data into websites raises security concerns and arguably cuts to the core of the ongoing net neutrality debate. A Comcast spokesman told Ars the program began months ago. One facet of it is designed to alert consumers that they are connected to Comcast's Xfinity service. Other ads ...

‘Xfinity on Campus’ Delivers TV Over Wi-Fi to Students

‘Xfinity on Campus’ Delivers TV Over Wi-Fi to Students

Comcast on Thursday formally announced a new service that will let college students at seven universities stream live TV and video on-demand programming across their personal laptops, smartphones, and tablets while connected to campus Wi-Fi. Dubbed Xfinity On Campus, the service is included as part of each student's room ...

Comcast to Give Away Up to 6 Months of Free Internet to New Subscribers

Comcast to Give Away Up to 6 Months of Free Internet to New Subscribers

After complaints about a program that offers cheap Internet service to poor people, Comcast on Monday announced it will provide "up to six months" of free Internet to new subscribers and an "amnesty" program for families with unpaid bills. Comcast's Internet Essentials, mandated by the federal government when Comcast ...

The “New” Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint

The “New” Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint

Over the next 18 months, proposed and pending mergers and acquisitions are going to completely change the media landscape. Even if only a few of them are completed, the impact will be felt across the value chain, Hollywood will be shaken to its core and we will live in a very different world. Here are just a few deals that, ...

The FCC Tells ISPs it is Watching Their ‘Speed Promises’

The FCC Tells ISPs it is Watching Their ‘Speed Promises’

U.S. communications regulators on Wednesday reminded Internet service providers to promise consumers only the speed and quality of service that they actually deliver, or face penalties. In an advisory, the Federal Communications Commission urged both fixed and wireless Internet service providers (ISPs) to comply with ...

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 ...