Comcast said that the actual deployment of the FCC's "AllVid" proposal would cost consumers $1.6 billion each year in additional energy expenses.
Comcast said it is working to support HTML5 apps from third-party vendors on its X1 platform. The company currently supports a handful of third-party services on its X1-- such as games from EA-- but the company said that adding HTML5 support to X1 will allow it to "support a wider range of third-party apps."
Comcast has increased Internet speeds on select tiers in a dozen Western U.S. states.
Comcast said it is now selling products from third parties that work with its Xfinity Home security and home automation platform. The company announced its intent to integrate third-party products into the offering in May, and today the company said it is now selling its initial batch of integrated products.
Netflix may be holding fast to retaining its independent company status, but that's not preventing analysts from speculating that it could be an acquisition target for a host of content and cable providers.
About a month ago, Paolo Pescatore, an analyst with CCS Insight outlined the idea that Netflix may be a shiny acquisition target. While the thought seems a little far-fetched-- Netflix almost certainly has no interest in being bought-- it isn't the first time this possibility has been floated, and now other outlets have picked up the ball and are outlaying cases for acquiring Netflix.
CenturyLink is the latest telco to join the chorus of protest against a proposal made by Birch, BT and Level 3 asking the FCC to reform special access pricing.
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and the Florida Keys have today officially joined what Comcast refers to as its "data usage trials."
Cable operators are turning to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization to virtualize more parts of their networks, a trend that will be on display during this year's SCTE event in New Orleans. I'll be hosting a FierceTelecom and FierceCable breakfast panel during the event.
Comcast has introduced a beta version of its new ad-supported short-form video service, Watchable. The service is available for free, without a Comcast subscription, for users of Apple iOS mobile devices, and is also viewable on the watchable.com site as well as Comcast's X1 video platform.