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Comcast

Comcast is an American mass media company providing video, high-speed Internet, fixed-line phone, and mobile services to residential customers. Comcast's subsidiary, NBCUniversal, also owns and operates a number of news and entertainment broadcast and cable television networks and brands.

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March 1, 2021
Comcast announces the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, providing $5 million dollars of grants to hundreds of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses in five cities nationwide, including $1 million in Philadelphia and the City of Chester.
February 1, 2021
Comcast opens four WiFi-connected Lift Zones at the Catholic Youth Organization of Mercer County and Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County facilities in Trenton and Lawrenceville.

December 21, 2020
Comcast launches 10 WiFi-Connected "Lift Zones.

As part of its ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the Internet so they can fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy, Comcast today announced plans to equip 10 different locations in the Boston area with WiFi-connected "Lift Zones" over the next few months.

November 24, 2020
Comcast announces it will roll out its 1.2 terabyte Wi-Fi data plan to all remaining Xfinity customers.
November 9, 2020
Comcast announces the launch of Self Protection, a $10-per-month program available to all Xfinity customers with an xFi Gateway.
July 24, 2020
Comcast and Sinclair Broadcast Group announce the companies have reached a multi-year renewal on their content carriage agreement that includes continued retransmission consent of 78 Sinclair television stations in 51 major markets across Comcast's cable television footprint, as well as continued distribution of the Tennis Channel, 18 Fox-branded regional sports networks, and YES Network for Xfinity TV customers.
June 25, 2020
Comcast partners with Mozilla to deploy encrypted DNS lookups on the Firefox browser.

March 11, 2020
Comcast accidentally publishe 200,000 "unlisted" phone numbers

This is similar to a mistake in the early 2010s that resulted in Comcast paying a $33 million settlement in 2015.

2020
Comcast announces it is investing $2 billion in Peacock throughout 2020 and 2021, and will break even by year five.
March 21, 2019
Comcast to launch new streaming video service

Comcast Corp said it will launch a new internet streaming video service called Xfinity Flex.

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August 27, 2021
WebWire
Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Noomi Rapace, Nicholas Pinnock and Lisa Vicari David Evans, Enrico Maria Artale joining Francesca Comencini in the directors' team A set of first-look images from Django, the high-concept reimagining of the classic Western, has been released today as production continues in Romania. Matthias Schoenaerts stars as the eponymous Django, along with Nicholas Pinnock as John Ellis, Django's antagonist, and Noomi Rapace in the role of Ellis' powerful...
Sarah Perez
August 3, 2021
TechCrunch
Last year, movie ticketing and discovery business Fandango, a division of NBCUniversal, bought the on-demand video streaming service Vudu from Walmart, after the retailer had failed to capitalize on the service it had first acquired in 2010 for $100 million. Today, Fandango is taking the next steps with Vudu by merging the service with its [...]
Jon Brodkin
July 22, 2021
Ars Technica
AT&T, the only ISP available, kept canceling installs until she contacted news media.
Steve Gillmor
July 8, 2021
TechCrunch
The Gang spends a lot of time these days on the streaming wars, so it seems appropriate that Congress wants to get into it. With Netflix's success at overturning the structure of Hollywood's broadcast television production and advertising processes, consumers are taking advantage of a Golden Age of choices. Senator Elizabeth Warren is resuscitating her [...]
June 29, 2021
WebWire
Sky Documentaries announces a Sky Original feature length documentary that will explore one of the most memorable sagas in recent footballing history, the rise and rapid fall of the European Super League (ESL). Produced by award-winning production company, Fulwell 73 ( Sunderland 'Til I Die, The Class of 92, I Am Bolt), in association with Sky Studios, the 1x90 minute film will air on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW later this year. The documentary will chart the dramatic eve...
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