Comcast New Media Acquisitions

Why should Comcast improve its reputation when it can just buy the blogs that bash it?

By on July 24, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Why should Comcast improve its reputation when it can just buy the blogs that bash it?

Following Verizon’s recent acquisition of AOL, the industry and readers at large are waiting to see if and how the deal might affect the news sites Verizon now owns, including Huffington PostTechCrunch and Engadget. Considering Verizon has long been one of net neutrality’s biggest enemies, the worries are fairly obvious.

If there’s one company that readers are likely even more concerned about, it’s Comcast, which has long been the subject of widespread Internet wrath do to complaints surrounding poor service and even worse customer service.

Now, it looks like Comcast is in talks to buy some of its biggest critics. More →

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Comcast Internet Subscribers

The Netflix effect: Comcast now has fewer pay TV subscribers than Internet subscribers

By on July 23, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

The Netflix effect: Comcast now has fewer pay TV subscribers than Internet subscribers

When companies willfully ignore viable and increasingly dangerous threats to their business, well, it typically doesn’t end well. Especially in the fast moving world of tech, being able to pinpoint strategic threats and address them quickly is imperative.

That said, Comcast’s seeming obliviousness to growing threats from like the likes of Netflix is so confounding.

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Comcast Vs Netflix

Comcast has created a monster… and its name is Netflix

By on July 23, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

Comcast has created a monster… and its name is Netflix

Oops. Netflix has quickly grown from a nifty little site that streams a bunch of old movies to a game-changing entertainment powerhouse that makes it easier than ever to cut the cord. Long story short, it has become pay TV providers’ worst nightmare. Users love Netflix, investors love Netflix, and the company’s future looks brighter than ever as the cord cutting trend picks up steam.

Typically, service providers try to downplay Netflix’s impact on their business. Of course, one need only look at cable company’s subscriber trends to see how seriously Netflix and similar services are affecting these companies’ bottom lines. In an interesting moment of candor, however, one top cable company lobbyist admitted that Netflix is indeed hurting its business. More →

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Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 10Gbps Market Trial

Comcast to start market trial of 10Gbps broadband tech in late 2015

By on July 23, 2015 at 11:50 AM.

Comcast to start market trial of 10Gbps broadband tech in late 2015

Comcast later this year is going to start a market trial of an incredibly promising new broadband technology capable of delivering maximum download speeds of 10Gbps and maximum upload speeds of 1Gbps. This news comes to us via Multichannel News’ Jeff Baumgartner and it was announced earlier on Thursday by Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit, who said Comcast would start the trial sometime in Q4 2015. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

What cord cutters? Comcast still has its head in the sand

By on July 22, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

What cord cutters? Comcast still has its head in the sand

Netflix-style content streaming is the future of television. The ability to binge-watch new shows the minute they come out is highly addictive, as Netflix fans have shown during marathon sessions of House of CardsOrange is the New BlackDaredevil, etc. Even though the transition to this new way of watching TV will be gradual, it’s also inevitable since it’s been embraced by more and more people aged 30 and under. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast 2Gbps Internet service pricing revealed… and it’s a giant disappointment

By on July 13, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Comcast 2Gbps Internet service pricing revealed… and it’s a giant disappointment

Oh, Comcast. Even when you do things that should be cool, you manage to make them massively disappointing. Our latest example is the pricing for the company’s new 2Gbps Internet service, which we now know will cost you $300 per month plus up to $1,000 in installation fees. A more Comcastic pricing scheme we could not imagine. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast has a TV streaming package for cord cutters and I can’t stop laughing at how bad it is

By on July 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Comcast has a TV streaming package for cord cutters and I can’t stop laughing at how bad it is

Comcast knows that kids these days love their hippity-hop and their crazy smartyphones. It also knows that they love cord cutting, a newfangled way of watching TV that doesn’t involve forking over hundreds of dollars every month for a cable package. To show the world that it’s just as hip as Netflix, Comcast has unveiled a new TV streaming package called Stream that costs $15 per month and is also nearly pointless. We’ll explain why below. More →

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Broadband Internet Competition

This Is What Life Might Be Like Without Broadband Monopolies

By on June 29, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

This Is What Life Might Be Like Without Broadband Monopolies

The United Kingdom is apparently a magical land where Scotch eggs can be found on every corner, the Queen’s Guard runs people over, and broadband subscribers actually have options when it comes to choosing a service provider for their home internet. Choices? What on Earth are those?! More →

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Comcast T-Mobile Merger Rumor Denied

Bullet Dodged: Bloomberg Reports Comcast Not Interested in Buying T-Mobile

By on June 17, 2015 at 3:41 PM.

Bullet Dodged: Bloomberg Reports Comcast Not Interested in Buying T-Mobile

Pheeeewwww. That was a close one. American wireless users’ hearts collectively seized earlier on Wednesday after reports came out claiming that T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom was in talks to unload the scrappy wireless carrier onto Comcast. Bloomberg is now reporting, however, that Comcast is apparently not interested in buying the “Un-carrier” and that Comcast is right now reluctant to put another massive merger deal in front of regulators after the collapse of its deal with Time Warner Cable. More →

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Pay TV Customer Service Rankings

Guess which two nationwide pay TV providers are the most hated in the country

By on June 1, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

Guess which two nationwide pay TV providers are the most hated in the country

If we only gave you one try to guess which two nationwide pay TV and Internet service providers are the most hated in the country when it comes to customers satisfaction, we would wager that almost all of our readers would nail it on the first try. That’s right, among all pay TV companies in the country, the two that received the lowest customer satisfaction ratings in Consumer Reports’ latest poll are indeed the usual suspects. More →

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Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger Failure

Comcast’s failed TWC merger may blow up in its face… again

By on May 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Comcast’s failed TWC merger may blow up in its face… again

Comcast’s decision to try to merge with Time Warner Cable last year might go down as one of the biggest strategic blunders of the decade. Not only was Comcast forced to embarrassingly withdraw its bid for the cable company but it also opened itself up to investigations about whether it’s actually lived up to promises it made to get its last mega-merger with NBCUniversal approved by regulators. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast’s plan for revenge starts to take shape

By on May 27, 2015 at 12:49 PM.

Comcast’s plan for revenge starts to take shape

The past year has been a very bad one for Comcast. It’s been regularly humiliated by stories about its atrocious customer service, it’s lost a high-profile net neutrality fight with the Federal Communications Commission and it’s seen its proposed megamerger with Time Warner Cable essentially blocked. However, Comcast isn’t one to take such slights lying down and now its plan to get back at its haters and critics has started to take shape. More →

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