Time Warner Cable confirmed its rollout out of "TWCWiFi-Passpoint," a national Wi-Fi network that includes Hotspot 2.0 technology on most of its public access points as well as upgraded encryption.
Comcast will disclose how much corporate money it's using for political purposes, including contributions to political candidates and parties, payments to trade associations and money funneled into PACs. The disclosure is part of an agreement with one of the company's larger shareholders, the New York State Common Retirement Fund, which owns almost 8 million shares or about 1 percent of outstanding shares of Comcast stock.
The Washington Post editorial board has thrown its support behind Comcast's $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable with the proviso that "regulators will respond if big industry players begin to violate basic principles of market fairness."
The top execs at the nation's top MSO, Comcast, each pulled in more than $31 million in total compensation in 2013 with CEO Brian Roberts leading the way at $31.4 million and Steve Burke, now chief executive of NBCUniversal, gaining $31.1 million.
Comcast is planning to add Hotspot 2.0 technology to its growing, Xfinity-branded public Wi-Fi network, further evidence that the cable operator plans to leverage Wi-Fi as a way to sell service to smartphone and tablet customers--and thereby potentially cutting into a business currently dominated by wireless carriers like AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless.
Comcast and the University of Connecticut (UConn) have entered a pact to conduct computer security analysis by creating a new Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CS) at UConn's Storrs, Conn., campus.
Longtime collaborators Comcast and the University of Connecticut (UConn) have boosted their relationship by establishing the Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CS) at UConn's Storrs, Conn. campus.
Consumer-interest groups Common Cause, Consumers Union, Daily Kos, Demand Progress, Free Press and Working Families have gathered 400,000 signatures on a petition opposing Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. The organizations said the petition will be presented to the FCC and Department of Justice as those organizations review the proposed deal.
The nation's largest TV station owners have a good reason to support—or at least not oppose—a $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
Even as Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives put on a united front defending Comcast's $45.2 billion takeover of TWC, Charter Communications, a spurned suitor for the nation's second biggest MSO, is mulling a bidding war.