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Comcast customers in Boston hit with overnight outage

Comcast said an overnight network outage affecting the Boston area was caused by routine maintenance.

New Street: Cable companies could take 20% of the wireless market in 5 years

U.S. carriers are a risky investment as cable operators plot to elbow their way into the wireless market, according to analysts at New Street Research.  

Massachusetts official backs Comcast cable over fiber for rural expansion project

The commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications Cable is throwing her support to Comcast cable over another fiber-based proposal in a battle to win state grants for rural broadband expansion.

Comcast's Q2 video subscriber numbers should benefit from Verizon strike, analyst says

Comcast's second-quarter video and broadband subscriber number estimates got a slight bump from Jefferies analysts, who credited the increase in part to Verizon's now-resolved wireline worker strike with the CWA and IBEW unions.

Smart home devices slow to catch on in U.S. broadband households

Comcast's recent purchase of iControl may be a signal that service providers are trying to get a piece of the smart home services market, but in reality these services aren't resonating with consumers.

Comcast, Charter, others under fire at Senate hearing; reports blast cable, satellite customer service

The cable and satellite TV industries came under heavy fire today during a Senate hearing on customer service and billing in the industry, an event underscored by the release of a pair of lengthy Senate investigations into the issues. Executives from Comcast, Charter Communications and other providers sought to downplay and deflect criticisms of their business practices, while also acknowledging they have work to do to improve their practices and reputations.

Comcast acquires Xfinity Home vendor Icontrol Networks, will maintain Austin offices

Comcast announced today it purchased Icontrol Networks Inc., an Austin, Texas-based company that developed key technologies for Comcast's Xfinity Home service. The company said the Icontrol employees in Austin joining Comcast "will make up a new Comcast engineering center of excellence in Austin that can take advantage of the great energy and talent that city has to offer."

Verizon asked by panel to modify FiOS speed, picture quality claims

Verizon has been asked by the National Advertising Review Board to revise a number of its FiOS ads following a complaint by Comcast.

Comcast kicking the tires on iControl purchase, report says

Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is contemplating a joint purchase of one of its key home automation vendors, iControl. According to Medium, Comcast may purchase a piece of the iControl, which supplies...

CenturyLink: Cable operators have 22 times more Ethernet-capable locations than BDS data lists

CenturyLink has filed a motion to strike what it says is an "irretrievably flawed" data framework in the FCC's recent business data services (BDS) proposal, saying that cable operators understated their capabilities to serve the Ethernet services market.
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