Xfinity
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 and board fees — which means Continue Reading →
Comcast
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 acquired NBCUniversal, gives $10-per-month Internet service Continue Reading →
FCC
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 regulations that say the companies must be clear and accurate Continue Reading →
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 Continue Reading →
Comcast
  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 first time could buy against 19 million Continue Reading →
Verizon and Netflix
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 while the companies upgrade Continue Reading →