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Comcast Business extends 10G-scalable fiber to Chico, Calif. business park

Comcast Business is deepening its fiber network presence in the California market, announcing that it has invested over $350,000 to bring its facilities to the Meyers Business Park in Chico.

BlackArrow acquired by Cross MediaWorks in latest ad-tech M&A deal

BlackArrow, the ad tech company working with cable-industry joint venture Canoe to grow pay-TV's dynamic ad-insertion (DAI) business, has been acquired by Cross MediaWorks.

Comcast: We'll cover our entire footprint with 10 Gpbs-capable DOCSIS 3.1 tech as soon as 2018

A top Comcast executive said the company is hoping to upgrade its entire cable network footprint with DOCSIS 3.1 technology within the next two years. The company plans to begin market trials of the technology, which can support maximum speeds of 10 Gpbs, later this year.

Cablevision sued for using customer's home gateway for public hotspot

A Cablevision customer is suing the MSO for turning his residential home gateway into a public Wi-Fi hotspot. Paul Jensen, the plaintiff in the case, claims Cablevision's strategy violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act because the cable firm never asked for Jensen's permission before modifying the software on his rented router and opening up the public SSID.

Comcast or Charter will likely buy T-Mobile, Oppenheimer analyst says

All four Tier 1 wireless operators will either partner, acquire or be acquired by a pay-TV provider, according to Tim Horan, an analyst with Oppenheimer. Specifically Horan theorizes that either Comcast or Charter will purchase T-Mobile US.

With more than 500,000 Xfinity Home customers, Comcast's smart home biz 'ready to take off'

Comcast said it now counts more than half a million customers on its Xfinity Home smart home offering. The company, which counts more than 22 million total customers across the United States, introduced the smart home service in 2010 and recently has been working to expand the platform to support a wider range of third-party products and services. Thus, said a top Comcast executive, Xfinity Home now has the potential to be a "comprehensive solution" in the smart home market.

Following loss of Verizon's FiOS, Weather Channel reportedly seeking sale at $3B value, report says

The Weather Channel is reportedly moving ahead with a sale of the company that could split the business into a cable channel and a much more valuable digital operation, according to a report from Bloomberg. The move comes as pay-TV operators including Verizon have declined to carry the Weather Channel, noting that more and more users are obtaining weather information from the Internet.

Comcast tests $10 per month broadband plan for low-income seniors

Comcast is testing a new $10 per month broadband plan for low-income seniors that will provide broadband service, a free modem and a Wi-Fi router as well as access to digital literacy training materials. The service is being piloted in San Francisco and Palm Beach, Fla., and does not require a contract, installation fee or credit chec

Cox quietly challenges Comcast, Amazon and others with flarePlay gaming subscription service

Cox Communications, the nation's sixth largest pay-TV operator, quietly entered the video game space last year with its flarePlay video game subscription package. The offering is notable considering Comcast recently made a noisy-- albeit poorly received-- splash into the streaming video game business with its Xfinity Games service, which offers users access to a handful of EA games.

Will Comcast's X1 platform actually help it be relevant in a cloud-based, digital world?

Comcast's X1 video platform may be enduring the longest launch of any media technology product in history. And that's leaving a lot of questions unanswered.  Special report