Comcast gigabit cable ($105 with 1TB data cap) now available in 39 states

Enlarge / A Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 modem. (credit: Comcast) Comcast’s gigabit cable service is now available to nearly all of the 58 million homes and businesses in the company’s US territory, Comcast announced yesterday. Comcast, the nation’s largest ISP with more than 26 million subscribers, began rolling out gigabit cable in early 2016. It’s now […]

Comcast complains it will make less money under Calif. net neutrality law

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) California’s net neutrality law will cause “significant lost revenues” for Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company said in a court filing this month. Comcast described the net neutrality law’s potential impact on its ability to charge online service providers and network operators for network interconnection. “The paid interconnection provisions will harm […]

Comcast adds three more ESPN networks to Xfinity X1

Comcast is bringing three new ESPN networks to Xfinity X1 just in time for the college football season. ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and SEC Network + are available on Xfinity X1 now, bringing with them coverage of over 150 live college football games as well as thousands of other events. The three networks will cover […]

FCC sides with Google Fiber over Comcast with new pro-competition rule

Enlarge / Boxes of equipment needed to install Google Fiber broadband network sit on a couch at the home of customer Becki Sherwood in Kansas City, Kansas. (credit: Julie Denesha/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The Federal Communications Commission today approved new rules that could let Google Fiber and other new Internet service providers gain faster access to […]

Comcast will limit Xfinity Mobile video streaming resolution

Xfinity Mobile customers will soon see a change to their video streams. In the coming weeks, videos streamed using cellular data will be limited to 480p resolution, a move that other carriers including T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint have implemented for certain plans in the past. Videos streamed over WiFi won’t be affected by the change […]

Sorry, Comcast: Fox and Disney sign new merger deal, rejecting Comcast bid

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox have struck a new merger agreement, with Fox’s leadership having rejected Comcast’s attempt to outbid Disney. Under the amended acquisition agreement announced today, Disney would buy Fox for $ 71.3 billion in cash and stock. This comes one week after […]

Comcast offers $65 billion for Fox, says government won’t stop merger

(credit: Comcast) Comcast today made a $ 65 billion offer to buy major portions of 21st Century Fox, setting up a potential bidding war with Walt Disney Company. Disney already struck a $ 52.4 billion all-stock deal to buy the Fox properties, but Comcast announced that it is making an all-cash offer to “provide [Fox] […]