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Tight carrier budgets may lead to disappointing 600 MHz auction revenues for FCC

The FCC's upcoming auction of 600 MHz spectrum may net less money for the government than is expected, according to a report from Bloomberg Business. Pricing wars and slowing growth among wireless carriers "have left some potential bidders cash-constrained," the piece notes, and the auction may generate only $33 billion-- far short of estimates that have ranged from $45 billion to $85 billion.

Comcast's Xfinity home security product easy to beat with simple jamming device, firm says

A security firm has kicked the tires on Comcast's Xfinity Home automation and security products, saying they can be severely disrupted with a simple radio jamming device.

Comcast Business builds 10G fiber network to serve Huntsville, Ala. business sector

Comcast plans to give Huntsville, Ala., businesses a new option for fiber-based services with a 10 Gbps-capable fiber network.

Time Warner Inc. pushing 'stacking rights' for cable VOD

In order to better enable pay-TV VOD viewing, Time Warner Inc. is pushing the outside program vendors who sell shows to platforms including Turner Networks channels TNT and TBS to allow for full-season "stacking" rights.

Comcast tells Chicago customers they must convert to MPEG-4 set-tops to receive HD

Comcast customers with older MPEG-2 based set-tops in Chicago have been told they need to upgrade to newer boxes that support MPEG-4 in order to keep receiving HD channels.

Comcast wants to launch HDR-capable Xi6 set-top in time for Summer Olympics, insider says

LAS VEGAS-- Comcast product executives are quietly hoping to accelerate the launch of the company's HDR- and 4K-capable Xi6 set-top in time for NBCUniversal's coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, a source close to the device's development told  FierceCable.

Seeso poised to launch as NBCUniversal aims at online comedy fans

Comcast-owned NBCUniversal's first foray into subscription video on demand (SVOD) is set to launch this week with 2,000 hours of original comedy content available immediately to those who sign up for the $3.99 monthly service.

Comcast raises stakes against CenturyLink with 2 Gbps Launch in Twin Cities

Comcast has begun offering eligible consumers in Minnesota its 2 Gbps broadband service, creating a new ripple in the competitive FTTH landscape against CenturyLink and US Internet in the Twin Cities market.

Comcast fires back at CenturyLink, US Internet with 2 Gbps launch in Minneapolis

Comcast is now offering eligible consumers in Minnesota its 2 Gbps broadband service, raising the competitive FTTH stakes against CenturyLink and US Internet in the Twin Cities market.

CenturyLink to launch Prism TV in Vancouver, Wash., compete head-on with Comcast

After winning a cable franchise agreement with local lawmakers in Vancouver, Wash., CenturyLink has announced plans to compete head-on with Comcast by launching its Prism IPTV service in the region.