Comcast Business has been awarded a Schedule 70 contract with the General Services Administration (GSA), enabling it to sell directly to federal, state and local government customers in its serving regions.
There's no joy at Netflix today: The FCC rejected CEO Reed Hastings' request to regulate interconnects between the various networks that make up today's Internet. The online video provider had pushed for the expanded net neutrality rules so that it would no longer have to pay a toll to access Comcast's network.
Samsung has built a prototype set-top for Comcast's Xfinity service which can support Bluetooth and contains a system-on-a-chip from GreenPeak Technology that can be used to power smart home devices using the ZigBee wireless specification, according to a test report released by the FCC earlier this month.
Former Comcast EVP of External Affairs Joe Waz has been named senior counselor of creative content protection at the company's NBCUniversal subsidiary.
FCC commissioners agreed to open up 100 MHz of spectrum in the 5 GHz band available for use with Wi-Fi services, in a big win for Comcast and other broadband providers that have said they need more unlicensed spectrum to support advanced services.
New Charter Communications SVP of Video Products Gary Schanman will see several familiar faces at his new job, as he is one of at least six Cablevision veterans to join CEO Tom Rutledge at the MSO.
Bright House Networks and DirecTV were the top two pay TV distributors in Temkin Group's annual customer service rankings, while Comcast and Charter Communications received the lowest ratings in the sector.
Comcast rolled out its network-based cloud DVR technology in Philadelphia this week and plans to launch the technology in Chicago next week. Speaking at the Light Reading Cable Next-gen Strategies & Technologies event here, Comcast VP of IP Video Engineering Allen Broome said that the MSO's cloud DVR service is part of the company's bigger migration to IP video and its X1 platform.
Comcast might not be able to close the Time Warner Cable acquisition until the end of 2015, and even if it succeeds, the value of Comcast stock may be "reduced and uncertain," Charter Communications said in a proxy statement aimed at convincing TWC investors to reject the Comcast offer.
An outdated document and a misinformed customer service rep led to some online squealing that Comcast won't let subscribers buy their own cable modems to access its Extreme 105 service.