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Comcast Bumps Performance Pro, Blast Pro Speeds in Many Markets

Comcast continues to slowly deploy its latest round of speed upgrades, this week boosting tier speeds in a number of new areas at no additional charge (for the time being). According to a flurry of Comcast announcements, Comcast is boosting the speed of its Performance Pro and Blast Pro tiers in Kansas City, Minnesota and…

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New Comcast Wireless Service Will Piggyback On Your Home Gateway

Comcast today confirmed long-rumored plans that the company will be getting into the wireless business. Speaking to attendees of the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts confirmed plans that the company would be launching its long-awaited wireless service sometime in the middle of 2017. Much as rumors had…

Users Still Complaing About Inaccurate Comcast Usage Meters

Can Comcast’s usage meter be trusted? Last year we pointed out how Comcast had managed to somehow swap a user’s MAC address in their records and bill them for other customers usage. When Comcast’s meters expanded to Florida users complained that the company’s meter tracked usage that never happened. The FCC has received 13,000 complaints…

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Comcast Expands Usage Caps, Again

Despite massive public backlash Comcast continues to expand the company’s broadband usage caps and overage fees. The latest market to be capped is Chicacgo, where Comcast customers this week received a notice informing them that the Comcast “Terabyte Internet Experience” is coming (as if that’s a good thing). According to the memo, the usage caps…

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Comcast is Gobbling up AT&T, Verizon’s Unwanted DSL Customers

Comcast’s latest earnings report indicate that the company managed to add 53,000 video subscribers in the first quarter of 2016, compared to a loss of 8,000 video subscribers during the first quarter of last year. Comcast’s accomplishing the subscriber growth in three ways: like Dish it’s now including its $15 Stream TV customers in its…

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Wave Broadband Offers $80 Gigabit Service in Portland

Wave broadband has beaten Google Fiber to the punch by announcing its now offering symmetrical gigabit broadband to some Portland residents for $80 a month. Like most gigabit deployments these days availability is anything but uniform; the company’s announcement makes it clear that the service will be initially be made available to a scattered number of…

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Consumer Complaints About Broadband Caps Are Soaring

Consumer complaints to the Federal Communications Commission about broadband data caps rose to 7,904 in the second half of 2015 from 863 in the first half, notes a new report by the Wall Street Journal. The Journal filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the agency to obtain the data on complaints, which have…

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Comcast Preventing New Starz App From Working for Comcast Users

Starz recently unveiled a new streaming app that offers Starz content for $9 a month if you’re not a cable customer, but free if you already pay for Starz through a traditional cable provider. And while most cable operators have quickly enabled the relatively-simple authentication needed to access the app work, Comcast is once again…

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FCC Boss Says No Timetable on Review of Caps, Zero Rating

Both Comcast and Verizon are now giving their own content a notable market advantage by exempting it from each company’s usage caps. Many people see this as a clear net neutrality violation and an act of anti-competitive behavior, yet the FCC so far has taken a rather glacial tact when deciding whether or not to…

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Comcast Job Listings Hint at Wireless Plans

Comcast has been working on a wireless product for a while, recently reaching out to Verizon to rework a 2011 spectrum-sharing deal. Such a deal could involve Comcast offering a Wi-Fi focused wireless service that leans heavily on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. But company executives have also indicated that they plan to bid at the…