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TiVo remains on the fence about Comcast-TWC deal

The sides are lining up on whether to support or oppose the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, with Netflix coming out against the merger. The American Cable Association isn't necessarily against the merger but it is mulling provisions to make sure its members aren't disadvantaged. And TiVo is still mulling its position on the merger--but it does want the FCC to pursue rules that would establish a successor to the disparaged CableCARD.

Comcast's Cohen: Company will roll out usage-based pricing when trials are complete

A Comcast executive said that he is confident the company will roll out usage-based data pricing nationwide once it completes a series of "robust" trials it is currently conducting in several markets. Speaking at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit today in New York City, David Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast, said that the company is moving slowly with its usage-based data trials to avoid alienating consumers. "We don't want to blow up our high-speed data business," he said.

8x8 takes top spot in UC market, says Infonetics

8X8, a competitive VoIP and cloud services provider, has taken the top spot on the Infonetics Research top hosted unified communications scorecard, beating out West IP Communications, Comcast and Verizon.

Comcast jumps to No. 3 in Netflix's speed rankings, but Canadian telcos surpass U.S. broadband speeds

Comcast continues to make a more dominant presence on Netflix's monthly Speed Index, rising from No. 4 to No. 3 in average streaming speeds among major U.S. Internet service providers for April, reports  FierceOnlineVideo.

Comcast cuts full-access on demand deal with Turner

Comcast Corp. and Turner Broadcasting System have cut a deal that will give Comcast customers on demand access to full seasons of several Turner TV shows including TNT's The Last Ship, a Michael Bay drama.

Comcast hits No. 3 spot in Netflix rankings, but Canadian ISPs trump U.S. speeds

In this week's "wouldya look at that" category, Comcast's ranking on the monthly Netflix Speed Index rose yet again, climbing from No. 4 to No. 3 in average streaming speeds among major U.S. Internet service providers for April. The MSO's ranking leapt from its near-basement ranking of 11 th place after signing a peering deal with the online video service in late February.

Musical chairs at Cisco, Cablevision, Comcast

Yvette Kanouff is reportedly leaving Cablevision Systems to serve as senior vice president in charge of Cisco's service provider video group. Her departure from Cablevision takes Yanouff back to the supplier side of the business.

Comcast partners with KDDI, Taiwan Mobile for Wi-Fi roaming

In an effort to extend its global influence, Comcast is extending its Wi-Fi roaming partnerships to Japan's KDDI and Taiwan Mobile as part of a trial that will allow customers of KDDI and Taiwan Mobile to use Comcast's Wi-Fi hotspots at discounted rates when visiting the U.S. Both Asian carriers operate cellular and Wi-Fi networks in their home countries, according to FierceWirelessTech.

Comcast extends Wi-Fi roaming to KDDI, Taiwan Mobile

Comcast is extending its Wi-Fi influence globally under trial roaming partnerships signed earlier this year with Japan's KDDI and Taiwan Mobile.

Comcast takes bipartisan heat in House Judiciary hearing on TWC merger

Members from both sides of the U.S. House of Representatives expressed concerns about Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable during a Judiciary Committee hearing.