Comcast has locked in an integral element in its Xfinity Home platform by adding the Kwikset SmartCode 914 touchpad electronic deadbolt to its features list. Xfinity Home customers outfitted with the deadbolt--suggested retail price $219.99--will be able to lock and unlock their doors remotely via the Xfinity Home app or an Internet connected smartphone, tablet or computer.
A recently resolved dispute between Comcast and Chickamauga, Ga., revisits the need for grassroots infrastructure in cable system operations. In this case, the dispute revolved around the age-old problem of pole attachment fees and how much Comcast should pay.
Comcast Business is looking to make a dent in the Colorado business services market that's been traditionally dominated by local telco CenturyLink by investing more than $10 million to build a fiber-based Ethernet network in the Denver metro area.
Value-added monitoring services may still be in the development stage, but recent research conducted by Parks Associates reveals that about 25 percent of U.S. households that have a broadband connection see utility in value-added monitoring services.
Cable MSOs continue to expand their wholesale access service portfolios, providing services to a mix of traditional carriers and wireless operators. Having a wholesale channel is another way cable can offset residential video subscriber losses. But the cable wholesale services market could be shaken up if two major multi-billion dollar deals are approved: Comcast/Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications/Bright House Networks.
Signaling a major expansion to its relationship with the biggest U.S. pay-TV operator, Elemental Technologies says its video processing software is now being used to power Comcast's X1 in-home streaming and cloud-based DVR services.
Pay-TV operators like Comcast, Dish Network and Liberty Global, which have been ahead of the curve in integrating over-the-top services into their portfolios, are best positioned among MVPDs to maintain growth as the overall pay-TV market stagnates over the next five years.
With the FCC and Justice Department entering the last third of their review of Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable, Comcast is back on offense.
Comcast Business is taking new aim at businesses that reside in three business parks in the Northern California towns of Pleasanton, Hayward and Fremont through a $2 million expansion project of its fiber and Ethernet networks.
Comcast is seeing Google Fiber's 1 Gbps broadband service and raising it. The cable conglomerate announced Thursday that it will offer symmetrical 2 Gbps service to 1.5 million customers in Atlanta starting in May, with eventual plans to to extend the service to 18 million residences by the end of this year.