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  • Comcast Agrees To $50M Settlement In Overcharging Case

    Comcast Agrees To $50M Settlement In Overcharging Case

    Comcast has agreed to a $50 million settlement to a case regarding customers in the Philadelphia area. The lawsuit was filed more than a decade ago. Comcast continues to deny the allegations. The original case failed before the Supreme Court, leading to a reduction in its scale. The $50 million includes a $16.7 million cash amount, and $33.3 million in “Settlement Credits” that… Read More

  • Doctor On Demand Raises $21M Series A And Adds Comcast As A Customer

    Doctor On Demand Raises $21M Series A And Adds Comcast As A Customer

    Doctor on Demand, the service that lets you video connect with a U.S. physician on Android and iOS for $40, closed a $21 million Series A round led by Venrock, Shasta Ventures and angel investor Sir Richard Branson. With the announcement, Doctor on Demand is available as a web-based app on desktops computers. Read More

  • WTF
    Product Guy Tries To Cancel Comcast Service, Hilarity Ensues

    Product Guy Tries To Cancel Comcast Service, Hilarity Ensues

    If there’s one guy in the world who knows whether or not he wants to cancel his Comcast service, it’s Ryan Block. The former head of Engadget, founder of GDGT, and now product dude at AOL, Block probably knows exactly why he wants to cancel his Comcast service and, presumably, he’s not going to tell you or a Comcast service rep who refuses to take “No” for an answer. Read More

  • Comcast Acquired PowerCloud Systems, Gears Up For Smart Home Play

    Comcast Acquired PowerCloud Systems, Gears Up For Smart Home Play

    Update. I have now confirmed that Comcast has indeed acquired PowerCloud Systems, a spinoff from PARC that developed hardware and software to monitor broadband usage in your home or office. From what I understand, the deal was mainly an acquihire and small in Comcast terms, at under $50 million. Comcast will not be resuscitating Skydog (a home WiFi monitoring hardware and app) or other… Read More

  • The FCC Is Investigating The Netflix-Verizon Scrap

    The FCC Is Investigating The Netflix-Verizon Scrap

    The FCC is investigating the fight between content companies and ISPs, which has seen Netflix warn its customers that Verizon’s network is “crowded” at certain times, Verizon fire back that the fault is Netflix’s, and the content company respond by making a Chris Christie-esque pronouncement that the ISP is closing lanes during rush hour. Read More

  • Comcast Is Turning The US Into Its Own Private Hotspot

    Comcast Is Turning The US Into Its Own Private Hotspot

    On paper it looks like a win-win: in the next few days, Comcast is quietly turning on public hotspots in its customers’ routers, essentially turning private homes into public hotspots. Comcast customers get free Wi-Fi wherever there is a Comcast box and the company gets to build out a private network to compete with telecoms. Win-win. Read More

  • House Republican Efforts To Curb FCC Authority Mirror Cable Industry Lobbying

    House Republican Efforts To Curb FCC Authority Mirror Cable Industry Lobbying

    A bill introduced to the House of Representatives on Wednesday evening by Rep. Bob Latta would “limit” the FCC’s ability to regulate the telecom industry by prohibiting it from classifying broadband as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act. Latta’s argument against regulating broadband as a public utility is that it would create… Read More

  • Comcast CEO Defends Time Warner Cable Acquisition, Downplays Netflix Concerns

    Comcast CEO Defends Time Warner Cable Acquisition, Downplays Netflix Concerns

    Comcast is trying to win public support for its planned $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, which the company announced earlier this year. Today at the CODE Conference, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said there’s enough competition in the market to support its plans, while downplaying concerns raised by Netflix and others. Read More

  • Rep. Matsui Calls For Congressional Oversight Of AT&T And Comcast Deals

    Rep. Matsui Calls For Congressional Oversight Of AT&T And Comcast Deals

    Earlier today Rep. Doris Matsui called for a Congressional hearing on the proposed deals between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and AT&T and DirecTV. The massive deals would further consolidate the pay-TV and broadband industries. The proposed transactions are quite controversial. The arguments are the usual fare: Allowing the firms to combine will allow for efficiencies to be exploited… Read More

  • Comcast CEO Neil Smit Says Improving Customer Service Is His Top Priority

    Comcast CEO Neil Smit Says Improving Customer Service Is His Top Priority

    Comcast Cable President and CEO Neil Smit spoke at Disrupt New York today, discussing his company’s recent deal with Netflix, his thoughts on Aereo, and more. “I think if there’s one thing to disrupt in our business, it’s customer service,” Smit said in response to TechCrunch writer Ryan Lawler mentioning that Comcast was recently voted the worst company in America. Read More

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