The FCC may have passed an order to explore how it can realign special access, or what it now calls Business Data Services (BDS) rules, but emerging business service providers like Comcast are fearful that new regulation could impede new competitors from growing.
In a move aimed at further boosting its thriving NBCUniversal film, consumer products and theme parks operations, Comcast said it will pay around $3.8 billion to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.
Comcast said its bumping up the ceiling in its controversial data-usage trials to 1 terabyte, effective June 1.
Comcast is in discussions to buy DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. in a deal valued at around $3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Comcast is preparing to participate in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum, which could pit the broadband behemoth against wireless carriers just as 5G technologies come to market. And Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh said the company has what it takes to make 5G work.
Reporting its 26th consecutive month of reduced churn, Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) added 53,000 Xfinity TV customers in the first quarter, along with 438,000 high-speed Internet users.
No. 2 cable industry CPE maker Technicolor said its TC4000 modem is part of the first major trial of DOCSIS 3.1 technology in the U.S., Comcast's gigabit-speed rollout in Atlanta.
Google Fiber may be in less than a handful of markets today, but it's clear that the service provider's presence is driving incumbent telcos and cable MSOs like AT&T and Comcast to rethink their pricing plans even for their lower speed tiers.
Comcast continues to vigorously defend its diversity record with the FCC, calling accusations that it launched figurehead channels to satisfy mandates associated with the 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal "rank speculation."
While cable operators are getting heat from the FCC on how business practices like leased set-tops and "most favored nation" (MFN) deals impact the realm of online video, they might brace themselves for a renewed regulatory assault regarding data caps.