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Comcast

Comcast is an american mass media company founded by Ralph J. Roberts.

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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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Heather Landi
October 12, 2020
FierceHealthcare
Digital health company Quil Health is expanding its reach into home health care with a new sensor-based technology platform aimed at aging seniors and their caregivers. Quil Health CEO Carina Edwards explains why she believes digital health tools will play a large role in home-based care in the future.
Jon Brodkin
October 8, 2020
Ars Technica
Comcast begins trial of symmetrical 1.25Gbps--no word on commercial availability.
Jim Salter
October 1, 2020
Ars Technica
Comcast users in dense apartments will especially benefit from the new design.
Jon Brodkin
September 18, 2020
Ars Technica
Comcast says Denver company resold Comcast service without permission.
Jon Brodkin
August 11, 2020
Ars Technica
Charter petitioned FCC to eliminate merger condition that forbids data caps.
Jon Brodkin
July 30, 2020
Ars Technica
Broadband is up but TV revenue dropped 3.2%, and overall revenue is down 11.7%.
July 24, 2020
WebWire
Comcast and Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today 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. In addition, Xfinity TV customers in the Chicagoland area will be a...
Brooks Barnes and Nicole Sperling
July 15, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The entertainment business is a big advertiser but has been noticeably silent as other industries protest the social network's handling of hate speech.
Jared Newman
July 9, 2020
TechHive
A look on the bright side after an especially tough week.
Jon Brodkin
June 30, 2020
Ars Technica
ISPs can also re-impose late fees and disconnect customers as FCC pledge expires.
Jon Brodkin
June 25, 2020
Ars Technica
Comcast/Mozilla deal follows dispute over ISP snooping and DNS encryption.
June 25, 2020
WebWire
, , , , • Record breaking show produced by Pulse Films in association with SISTER for Sky Studios , , • AMC boards as co-producer for second series , , , , , , The inner workings of the largest criminal organisation in London are set to be unearthed again as Sky announces series two of its record-breaking Sky Original drama, Gangs of London. The series has been praised for its contemporary take on the gangster genre and cinematic fight sequences. The Times described it as an "outrageously...
Reuters Editorial
June 16, 2020
U.S.
Italy's top pay-TV operator SKY said on Tuesday it was providing a wider range of services to households as it added a broadband connection in its offering of movies, sport and other content, to boost revenues in the crowded telecoms market.
Jon Brodkin
June 4, 2020
Ars Technica
Antietam Broadband cancels cap--Comcast, AT&T only waived caps through June 30.
Glenn Fleishman
May 25, 2020
Macworld
If your email provider changes how it marks messages as spam, they have to provide controls, too.
Jon Brodkin
May 7, 2020
Ars Technica
"Comcast's excuse simply does not add up," three US senators say.
May 5, 2020
Business Insider
Tim Bray, an Amazon VP and engineer, caused a stir on Monday with the announcement of his resignation from the company.In a blog post explaining his resignation,
Klint Finley
May 5, 2020
Wired
ISPs shouldn't be able to block some sorts of data and prioritize others--here's what to know about the struggle to treat information on the internet the same.
Klint Finley
May 4, 2020
Wired
Network speeds are holding up despite the crush of internet traffic. Freed from rules, broadband providers have cut investment in their systems.
David Shepardson
April 28, 2020
IN
Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc, the two largest U.S. wireless carriers, as well as cable giant Comcast Corp said on Monday they will extend a commitment through June 30 not to cancel service or charge late fees to customers who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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