However, Comcast does not endorse the "reclassification of broadband as a telecommunications service."
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Netflix will pay Comcast to access their broadband networks directly. The agreement spans multiple years and should improve Netflix performance for Comcast subscribers.
Comcast released a progress report about its low-cost Internet broadband initiative, which has reached approximately an estimated 160,000 Americans already.
Comcast and the FCC are challenging the industry to promote broadband adoption, starting with programs tailored for low-income households with children.
Comcast is rolling out broadband to low-income families, with kids who receive free school meals, as a result of regulator requirements.
Comcast CFO Mike Angelakis said the broadband provider has no plans for usage based pricing even as some companies---especially in wireless---tinker with the concept.
In an effort to expand its broadband portfolio for mid-sized businesses, Comcast has introduced Metro Ethernet Services that deliver broadband performance speeds ranging from 1Mbps up to 10Gbps.
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.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski appears at Web 2.0 Summit and talks about Net Neutrality, Broadband adoption and the Google-Verizon agreement.
Comcast added 118,000 broadband Internet customers in the second quarter, a tally that was lower than some expectations. Executives said Comcast was seeing tougher competition from fiber-optic rivals Verizon and AT&T and economic doldrums.
Comcast has started rolling out its promised broadband meters to customers nationwide.
The U.S. Senate convened a hearing (Consumers, Competition, and Consolidation in the Video and Broadband Market) today regarding the NBC Universal - Comcast merger. It wasn't a free for all many expected. Comcast faced difficult questions. Net Neutrality suggested as a precondition to approval.
Comcast reported better-than-expected fourth quarter results as it continued to poach telephone customers from incumbent carriers and bolstered its high-speed Internet subscriber base.
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.
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.
Comcast will partner with Clearwire to offer a new Internet package that will bundle Clearwire's WiMAX mobile broadband with Comcast's cable Internet, according to a report from CNET's Maggie Reardon.
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.
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.
Comcast will implement a 250 GB data monthly cap on customers starting Oct. 1.
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 [...]
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