Comcast came out on the losing end of two separate state-tax-related rulings in Oregon this week, each of which has significant impact on telecommunications in the state.
Comcast continues to respond to growing competitive pressure in the Minnesota/Twin Cities region, announcing a range of service enhancements that include the addition of 1,400 local Wi-Fi hot spots, cloud DVR service and a $15 million investment into the MSO's business services network.
New Jersey regulators are investigating a $9.95 HD charge Comcast has allegedly tacked onto skinny bundle services in several local markets.
Dycom reported $664.6 million in contract revenue for its fiscal third quarter, well ahead of Wall Street estimates and the $492.4 million it reported for the year-ago quarter. The company contributed much of that growth to top customers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon ramping up wireline deployments to meet increasing network capacity demands.
After upping the data limit in its usage-based pricing trial markets to 1 terabyte per month, Comcast is also limiting the amount of overage charges to $200.
In one of the most all-out offensives launched at the FCC's "Unlock the Box" set-top regulatory proposal, Comcast and the NCTA each filed searing reply commentary to the agency.
The cable industry's NCTA trade group held its annual INTX show in Boston last week, and wireless-- from Wi-Fi to 5G-- stood as a top theme.
With the Justice Department already investigating possible monopolistic practices by Comcast in the $5 billion spot advertising market, the MSO's top rival in that sector, Viamedia, has filed an anti-trust suit against it.
Outlining the corporate strategy for his company's $3.8 billion purchase of DreamWorks Animation, Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh said a key reason for the deal was to acquire DreamWork's kids TV animation business, which will be used to create SVOD content.
Comcast's Xfinity TV Everywhere app is now streaming live ABC and NBC programming outside of customers' homes in markets where Comcast has owned & operated (O&O) network affiliates.