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Select HBO Shows Goes Online Today with New Comcast Service (video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Comcast's much anticipated launch of its its "TV Everywhere" service, which allows subscribers to Comcast to watch selected videos on their comput...

Timothy Stenovec

Why Roku Doesn't Want To Kill Cable | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology

The cable bill is not going away anytime soon. There was a glimmer of hope that subscription services like Hulu Plus, Netflix and Amazon Prime Inst...

ALEC & Your Communications: Part 1: How AT&T, ALEC and the Other Communications Companies Created Model State Legislation to Harm You

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The incumbent phone companies were supposed to compete with each other for wireline/broadband services as each merger to make these companies larger was based on commitments to compete out of region. Now it's all one, big, happy family.

The Corporations Have Won: Comcast, SCOTUS and the End of Class Actions

Jonathan Valania | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Jonathan Valania

A study recently found that the Roberts Court is the most business-friendly of any court in at least the last 65 years. More alarmingly, the top two justices most likely to vote in favor of big business -- out of all justices since 1946 -- are Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.

Corporate Civic Engagement Goes Big: Thousands of Comcast Volunteers Unite to Revitalize Communities

Michael Brown | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Michael Brown

On Saturday, April 27, more than 70,000 volunteers in cities from Boston to Los Angeles, will pick up their paintbrushes and hammers for a remarkable day of service, Comcast Cares Day. It is the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a model of how a company can give back to its community.

Adobe Launches Primetime, Inks Deals with Comcast, NBC Sports

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

CANNES - Viewership of TV programming by cable subscribers on their digital devices is accelerating quickly , says Adobe's Campbell Foster in this vi...

Hunter Stuart

Comcast Bans Commercial For Showing Guns, Archery | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.01.2013 | Small Business

Comcast recently banned commercials featuring some kinds of guns, but does it really have a problem with archery, too? Just ask Bob's Little Spor...

Regulatory Capture of the FCC -- Time to Clean House

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T, with the help of Verizon and the cable companies have 'captured' the FCC -- and have been able to get the federal agency to create and shape a working group designed specifically to remove all regulations and obligations.

How Comcast's $4.4B Investment In The Olympics Will Pay Off Big-Time | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media

Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts said Thursday that Comcast doesn't expect to make a giant profit from the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro but defe...

We Don't Need Six Strikes

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology
John Tarnoff

Last month, audiovisual content rights holders announced the new Copyright Alert System, a.k.a. "Six Strikes" that they and ISPs have put in place to discourage peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted files. Good luck!

Illegal Downloaders, Get Ready For A Crackdown

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.25.2013 | Technology

A controversial strategy to combat Internet piracy took effect Monday, meaning subscribers who illegally share movies or songs could be punished by lo...

AT&T Among Internet Providers Not Delivering The Speeds They Advertise: FCC

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.15.2013 | Technology

Some Internet providers, notably AT&T, are still not delivering the speeds they advertise to consumers, according to a new report by the Federal Commu...

BOMBSHELL: Comcast Buying All Of NBC

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 04.14.2013 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Comcast is buying the rest of NBCUniversal from General Electric several years ahead of schedule to take advantage of low interest...

WATCH: Digital Divide Creates 'Two Americas'

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media
Bill Moyers

Susan Crawford, former special assistant to President Obama for science, technology and innovation, explains how our government has allowed a few powerful media conglomerates to put profit ahead of the public interest.

A Call to Action for Our Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 04.03.2013 | Technology
Timothy Karr

As our Internet grows up, we need to look to the future and figure out ways to make it better. There is a role for activism and advocacy, but also one for our government to promote the public interest by ensuring that every American can participate in a free and fair communications market.

The FCC Chief Is Awesome at His Job if You Own a Big Cable Company

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

Local businesses get it. Mayors get it. City councils get it. And unlike Chairman Genachowski, they know what the problem is: little incentive for massive, established cable monopolies to invest in networks when they are harvesting record profits and subscribers have no other choices.

Gerry Smith

Internet Pirates Beware | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.11.2013 | Technology

Guilty of online piracy? Verizon may slow your high-speed Internet service to a crawl. The company is considering punishing subscribers who illeg...

U.S. Internet Suffers When the Refs Blow the Calls

Art Brodsky | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Broadband access has devolved into an industry that functions at the whim of a few big corporations "regulated" by the equivalent of replacement refs who have allowed an industry to get out of control, and allow companies to do what they want regardless of the harm to society.

15 Companies With Impossibly Terrible Customer Service

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Nothing puts people in a worse mood than having a problem with a product, except waiting on hold for hours with no sign of help or humanity. The A...

Gerry Smith

Cable Industry Draws Scrutiny For Putting Web Users On A Scale | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

The cable industry wants Internet users to go on a diet. Cable companies have been testing a new business model that charges customers based on how...

How Corruption Is Strangling US Innovation

James Allworth | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
James Allworth

Netflix. Uber. Airbnb. Tesla. Fisker. Most economies would kill to have a set of innovators such as these. And yet at every turn, these companies are running headlong into regulation (or lack thereof) that seems designed to benefit incumbents.

Gerry Smith

Free Broadband Internet Service Challenges Major Providers | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology

For people tired of paying $40 or more a month for Internet, a new startup offers enticing tradeoff: free service with limits on how much YouTube or N...

A Cable Company Is Going To Let You Watch TV Away From Home

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 02.12.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast, the country's largest cable company, says its tablet and phone app now lets subscribers download and store movies and TV sh...

One Man Says Comcast Error Cost Him $26,000

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2012 | Money

For most, canceling your cable doesn’t go farther than a phone call. But for one man in Washington, D.C., the decision has taken him all the way to ...

Comcast To Sandy Victim: We Want Our Cable Box Back

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.02.2012 | Money

Your house may be in danger of exploding, but that apparently would not stop Comcast from asking for its cable box back. Blogger Seth Clifford writ...