By having its subscribers pay an average of about $8 a month to rent their cable modems rather than buy them, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) makes more in one quarter off modem rentals than it generated from the entire Sochi Winter Olympics.
Facing rampant competition from satellite and telco carriers, as well as what seemed like a never-ending rabbit hole of subscriber losses just a few years ago, Comcast has reinvented itself as a Philadelphia technology company with a "Silicon Valley vibe," one with a bright future of growth based on its X1 platform.
IBC, arguably the Continent's biggest broadcasting and media conference, can be a bit dizzying. Going over notes in the wake of a five-day whirlwind of conference sessions, meetings and networking events is a somewhat herculean task. But paging through two notebooks' worth of material revealed a few underlying trends at this year's event.
Subscription video on demand provider Netflix may have intentionally caused slowdowns of its own video stream during its well-publicized disputes with Verizon and Comcast, the director of a conservative technology organization said.
Cable operators Comcast and Liberty Global will allow one another's customers to roam on their respective Wi-Fi hotspots in the United States and Europe starting in 2015. The MSOs said they will first trial the Wi-Fi roaming service later this year.
Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) announced that it has closed on a $3.5 billion credit facility that will be used to help it finance its acquisition of 1.5 million subscribers from Time Warner...
Windstream today may not see cable as a major competitor in the larger business space that it plays in today, but the pending multi-billion dollar merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable could pose new challenges.
Determined to expand the global reach of their respective Wi-Fi networks to, among other things, better enable the effectiveness of TV Everywhere, Comcast and Liberty Global have forged an agreement that will let their subscribers access each other's Wi-Fi networks.
Netflix, Mozilla and a group of consumer advocates are showing their frustration over the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules, which could include the creation of Internet fast lanes, by holding Internet Slowdown Day.
Northwestern University students will have access to more than 130 channels of free TV streaming beginning in the fall quarter thanks to a partnership the school has entered with Comcast.