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Probing the security threat posed by AT&T and Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots

The free Wi-Fi hotspots being rolled out across the nation by AT&T and Comcast help ease the consumption of cellular data, while providing better network speeds than what is typically delivered over 4G connection.

Comcast launches TV Everywhere support for Google Chrome

Comcast on Monday announced that its TV Everywhere services will viewable through Google's Chrome browser … and by extension, the popular Chromecast player dongle.

Report: Consumers aren't happy about the Comcast-Time Warner Cable tie-up

A new Consumer Reports survey reveals that most consumers--56 percent--don't think the mega merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable is a good idea.

Consumers opposed to Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, survey says

A majority of consumers in the U.S.--56 percent--oppose the proposed mega-merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a new survey from Consumer Reports.

Frontier lashes out at Comcast's consumer public Wi-Fi hot spot initiative

Frontier has taken another competitive shot against its main cable competitor Comcast. This time it is criticizing the cable MSO's ongoing initiative to turn its customers' broadband modems into public Wi-Fi hot spots, calling the initiative "disrespectful."

No hearings on pay-TV giants' mergers, House committee chair says

The top House Republican on telecom issues Wednesday said there are no plans to hold hearings on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-DirecTV mergers, giving these proposed pay-TV industry mega-weddings one less key regulatory hurdle to overcome.

Report: Comcast building its own YouTube-like platform for X1

Looking to reduce churn by servicing the many disparate parts of its fragmented subscriber base, Comcast is developing a YouTube-like online video platform for its new X1 set-top boxes.

RDK expands into Europe with DVB support for set top boxes

The cable-consortium-created Reference Design Kit has integrated support for the Digital Video Broadcasting standard and will now be used in European IP-capable set-tops, as well as those deployed in other parts of the world.

Rayburn: Netflix's ISP complaints may just be hot air

Netflix's continuing assertions that ISPs such as Verizon and Comcast are to blame for poor streaming performance aren't passing the smell test for at least one analyst.

The perils of Netflix

Netflix is sitting on top of the online video hill right now, but a host of challengers threaten to knock it off. From growing competition to bandwidth pressures to disgruntled shareholders looking for a leadership change, the path ahead holds many dangers.