How to Turn Off Comcast Home Hotspot Feature

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Today Comcast is extending its roll out of the public Comcast Home Hotspot feature to Houston, Texas. For those who haven’t been paying attention, Comcast is turning homes and small businesses into WiFi hotspots. The technology in the Arris Touchstone Telephony Wireless Gateway Modems allows Comcast to turn your home into a public WiFi hotspot and the […]

AT&T to Acquire DirecTV: What’s It Mean For Consumers

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As expected the boards of AT&T and DirecTV have approved a deal for AT&T to acquire the sateillte TV company to the tune of about $48.5 billion. The deal will be a stock and cash deal. Assuming the deal passes the approval of regulators AT&T will add DirecTV subscribers under its umbrella giving it a […]

How to Check Your Comcast Data Cap Usage

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Comcast has been testing data caps for awhile now. Comcast doesn’t call it a data cap, instead calling it “usage-based billing.” The idea is those who use more data would pay more. Comcast’s intention is to use data gathered from its test markets to make this system-wide at some point in the future. Speaking to […]

Netflix Price Hike: Current Users Guaranteed 2 Years at $7.99

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How do you define “a generous period of time?” The answer is two years according to Netflix. As expected Netflix has increased prices for new users. The price hike went live today with a $1 price increase for any new subscribers. That means new users will be paying $8.99 a month instead of the current […]

Netflix Signs a Comcast Like Deal with Verizon

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Some heads are probably spinning among the streaming video market watchers, but at least Verizon broadband customers will probably experience less buffering when it comes to watching Netflix in the future. In what was a somewhat expected move, Netflix and Verizon announced an agreement today wherein Netflix will pay Verizon for direct access through Verizon’s […]

Netflix and Comcast Keep Bashing Each Other, You’ll Pay the Price

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The gloves are off and a battle is raging between Comcast and Netflix. Both traded blows in corporate blog posts today making highly charged statements essentially calling each other liars. To say that the corporate-speak gloves are off is not only an understatement it is a colossal one. If words were swords, Comcast and Netflix […]

FCC Proposal Tucks Head Up Butt and Kisses Your Net Neutrality Goodbye

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Capitulation. Surrender. Submission. Pick your synonym for cowardly action and pin it on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Today came word that new draft Open Internet Rules will be submitted for review and a vote by the FCC commissioners. Coming after its last feeble and ill conceived attempt was shot down unceremoniously in Federal Court […]

Netflix and Comcast Throw Stones and Consumers Get Bruised

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Streaming media, like its predecessors broadcast and cable television, is big business as we all know. Its such a big business that any move by any company is eagerly watched by consumers, their watchdogs, and theoretically regulators. When head to head corporate combat breaks out in the open between the companies that control the content […]

Microsoft and Yahoo Want Their Own House of Cards

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The history of marketing and business models is full of those that follow the leader. No where is that more true than when it comes to TV and film content. Someone makes money with a hit and you can be sure there will be copycats and sequels ordered up. Apparently that same model is in […]

Comcast Gets In on Apple TV Rumors

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A new Apple TV has been rumored for quite some time, but Comcast has re-enforced these rumors by referencing the “development of an Apple set-top box” in a blog post about the Comcast/Time Warner merger on the company’s corporate blog. While discussing what the competition is doing in the television market, Comcast mentions that “Apple […]

Apple TV Comcast Deal Reportedly in the Works for Streaming TV Service

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Apple is said to be in talks with Comcast to provide a streaming television service for the next-generation Apple TV, according to the Wall Street Journal. The deal would apparently give Apple TV owners the ability to watch a number of Comcast channels and would get special treatment for those already Comcast cable subscribers, such […]

Comcast Will Turn Your Chicago Home into a Public WiFi Hotspot

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Sometimes finding a WiFi signal to log onto seems like a breath of fresh air. If Comcast has its way those living in Chicago and searching for a signal will be breathing a little easier, courtesy of those who have Comcast service in their homes. Comcast has begun rolling out a neighborhood hotspot initiative using […]

Netflix and Comcast Strike a Deal and Other Toll Gates Will Follow

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For the last several months Netflix customers have been noticing their video streams have not been flowing that smoothly. Simultaneously there have been unconfirmed rumors that companies like Verizon and Comcast have been throttling Netflix speeds. Add to that mix that a recent court ruling against the FCC essentially opened the door for ISPs to […]

Google Fiber Expansion Could Put Pressure on Comcast

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Google has announced today a list of 34 cities within nine metropolitan areas that it wants to install Google Fiber in. These metro areas consist of Portland, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, San Antonio, Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham. Don’t get too excited just yet, as the company is merely just “exploring” the idea […]

Comcast Buying Time Warner Cable

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The cable world just might be getting a bit smaller as the largest cable provider gets larger. According to CNBC’s David Farber (in a tweet) Comcast will announce a deal tomorrow to buy Time Warner Cable. The Wall St. Journal is also confirming the deal. Comcast is the largest US cable provider with 33 million […]

Xfinity TV Go iOS App is Now Live for Live TV Streaming

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We posted last week this was coming, and now it is available. Comcast has just released the iOS Xfinity TV Go App which allows Comcast customers to live stream content anywhere they can find a WiFi connection. Actually the Xfinity TV Go App is a revamping and rebranding of the Xfinity TV Player App. With the […]

Comcast to Make Live Streaming of TV Easier with Xfinity TV Go

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Just don’t call it place shifting. Comcast is going to make quite a few users happy with its rebranding of its mobile video app, changing the title from Xfinity TV Player to Xfinity TV Go. It’s not just a name change. Comcast subscribers will be able to stream and view approximately 35 TV channels, in […]

How to Watch Live TV on the iPad & iPad mini

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It’s easy to watch live TV on the iPad and iPad mini thanks to a great collection of apps and services updated for 2012. Most of the apps for watching live TV on the iPad and iPad mini are free to download, but need a cable or satellite subscription. Several apps only work on a […]