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Comcast-Level 3 fight goes public: Is this really about Net Neutrality?

On the surface, this Comcast-Level 3 dispute - which is quickly being moved into the court of public opinion - appears to be a slap-in-the-face challenge to Net Neutrality, the movement to ensure a free and open Internet.After all, to hear Level 3 tell the story, big bad Comcast is suddenly shaking down the content delivery network for a recurring fee at the "toll booth at the borders of its broadband Internet access network.

November 30, 2010 by

Comcast to send infected-PC alerts

Comcast is launching a trial of a new automated service that will warn broadband customers of possible virus infections, if the computers are behaving as if they have been compromised by malware.

October 8, 2009 by

Telecoms want cheap spectrum, low standards

The United States is ranked 19th in broadband speeds with an average advertised rate of 9.6 megabytes per second, Compare that to Japan with 92.8 mbps, Korea with 80.8 mbps and France with 51 mbps. The industry is calling out for more spectrum to be sold off to businesses, more spectrum auctions. But when it comes to defining standards, Verizon, AT&T and Comcast want the bar set very low.

September 2, 2009 by

Comcast conducting tests on free Wi-Fi for its subscribers

Following in the footsteps of Cablevision's Wi-Fi trials in Long Island, cable giant Comcast is now testing a free Wi-Fi service for its broadband customers in northern New Jersey, putting equipment in approximately 100 New Jersey Transit stations.According to a report by The Associated Press, Comcast is promising data speeds of 1.

January 30, 2009 by

Comcast winning broadband scrum vs. telcos

Comcast continues to add broadband Internet subscribers as telecom giants like AT&T and Verizon trail.Comcast's third quarter earnings Wednesday tell the tale of a company weathering the downturn pretty well--but not well enough to excite Wall Street.

October 28, 2008 by

35.3 mln cable and 29.7 mln DSL subscribers in the US in Q2 2008

The 20 largest cable and telephone companies added a net 887,000 high-speed Internet subscribers in Q2 2008, according to Leichtman Research Group. Cable companies now have 35.3 mln broadband customers, compared with 29.7 mln at the phone companies. AT&T remains the country’s largest Internet service provider, with 14.7 mln customers, ahead of Comcast with 14.4 [...]

August 11, 2008

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