Unhappy sports fans won one in their antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, Comcast and DirecTV when a federal judge rejected an effort by the defendants to dismiss the case.
Always-on connectivity comes with a power-consumption cost, accommodated by personal financial costs. Basically, "always on" also means "always paying." Connectify's latest experiment with router equipment from its local cable provider, Comcast, highlights the impacts.
In the cable business, seeking regulatory and public approval on a $45 billion merger means you can never say you're sorry. Comcast is finding this out this out the hard way, with Vox Media-owned tech publication The Verge biting onto the "notoriously bad customer service" angle and refusing to let go.
So what are the chances that a combined Comcast and Time Warner Cable pass the antitrust portion of the merger's regulatory review? TechDirt provides a fairly practical framework using the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, the essential tool used in antitrust law to determine market concentration.
Ramping up efforts to serve low-income families as it seeks federal approval of its $45 billion proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast has formally announced a plan to offer six months of free Internet service to low-income families.
Comcast executive VP David. L. Cohen stridently defended his cable company's diversity record, advising lawmakers of the numerous Latino-focused independent channels Comcast has launched recently, while cautioning them not to be used by what he termed as "parochial business interests."
CSG Systems International has announced a renewal of its contract with Comcast through July 2019, a deal that expands the billing and customer care provider's Comcast residential portfolio by approximately 2.3 million subscribers.
In a rare case of collaboration between communications-industry giants, Verizon Digital Media Services and Comcast subsidiary thePlatform have announced a strategic alliance to create an end-to-end IP video solution.
Whether it's net neutrality, AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV or Sprint's desire to purchase T-Mobile US coming to fruition, it's clear that the FCC has a lot on its plate this year.
With ample deployments based on DOCSIS 3.0, Comcast is still very much committed to its hybrid fiber coax network. But the MSO's proposal to build a fiber-to-the-home network supporting 530 homes in Sun Valley, Fla., shows it also has plenty of interest in competing with Google and Verizon for fiber-based broadband services.