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  • Helpless telecom giant asks court for protection from not very much

    Posted January 21, 2011 - 2:48 pm

    Verizon isn't satisfied the sheriff responsible for enforcing net neutrality is blind, deaf and unarmed; it wants the law run out of town.
  • Data shows Comcast really is the villain in Netflix case

    Posted December 17, 2010 - 4:17 pm

    Comcast throttled Netflix traffic because it took up too much bandwidth; if Comcast were delivering the bandwidth it promised, that shouldn't be a problem.
  • Comcast hopes to slay Google TV with Xcalibur

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 12:25 pm

    Comcast is testing a new set-top video box code-named Xcalibur that includes DVR capability, robust search capabilities and limited Web access, according to The Wall Street Journal. The new service will let users search for live, on demand and recorded television, offer social networking access, as well as a limited number of online videos. From the sound of it, Comcast is hoping to do what it always does: deliver preselected content to your television with limited user choice.
  • Resentment of Netflix by carriers, media companies grows

    Posted December 13, 2010 - 3:57 pm

    It's very clear that Netflix, with its current market capitalization of $9.8 billion, has been picking on companies such as Comcast ($44 billion) and Time Warner ($35.3 billion) by offering consumers the programming they want -- and only the programming they want! -- when they want it. What kind of crazy business model is that?
  • Netflix shares rise despite Comcast-Level 3 imbroglio

    Posted November 30, 2010 - 8:15 pm

    Shares of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) jumped 6.98, or 3.5 percent, to 205.90 on Tuesday -- despite a nasty dispute between Comcast and broadband backbone provider Level 3 Communications that potentially could hurt the video-on-demand company's business. Earlier in the day Netflix shares reached another all-time high of 206.80.
  • Facebook, others move to boost social net innovation

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    Several Internet companies, including Facebook, Zynga, Amazon.com AOL and Comcast, have created a $250M fund that will be used to help guide social networking firms through their early days.
  • Comcast begins DNS security rollout

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    Comcast has begun migrating its customers to a new Internet security mechanism that will help protect them from being inadvertently routed to phony Web pages for pharming attacks, identity theft and other scams.
  • Five Obstacles to Google TV

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 9:57 pm

    Google TV arrives trying to trump previous attempts. I wish them luck.
  • Comcast signs first IPv6 corporate customer

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 3:36 pm

    Comcast last week installed the first corporate customer for its new native dual-stack service, which supports both IPv4, the current version of the Internet Protocol, and the long-anticipated upgrade known as IPv6.
  • Changing the channel on your cable box? There's an app for that.

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 7:44 am

    Yesterday Comcast introduced the Xfinity Remote, an app (for various devices) that'll help you find something to watch on TV, change the channel to the right station, and invite a friend to watch, too.
  • Comcast May Now Regret Suing the FCC Over Net Neutrality

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 11:25 am

    Comcast may now be wondering whether suing the FCC to fight net neutrality was such a good idea, for while it won the lawsuit, it now stands to lose the battle in a very big way.
  • Critic: Customers should reject Comcast throttling deal

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 8:21 pm

    Comcast customers should reject a proposed settlement in a lawsuit filed against the broadband provider for throttling some Internet traffic, a critic of the company said Thursday.
  • The Death of Net Neutrality Means ISP Slavery

    Posted April 12, 2010 - 11:39 pm

    It was nice while it was there, but after the 9th Circuit Court's murder of net neutrality, the Internet as we knew it is over.
  • Comcast Wins FCC Challenge, Your Move Congress

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 10:02 pm

    A DC Circuit Court decision against the FCC today is the "shot heard 'round the world" in the battle over net neutrality. Comcast emerges victorious in challenging the authority of the FCC to impose sanctions for discriminating against peer-to-peer network traffic in an attempt to limit bandwidth consumption and manage its network.
  • Court rules against FCC's Comcast net neutrality decision

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    A U.S. appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission did not have the authority to order Comcast to stop throttling peer-to-peer traffic in the name of network management.
  • Comcast: Your New Overlord

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 1:19 pm

    You thought the cable company was going to provide much needed competition in the broadband world. Sadly, Comcast has learned much from the wizards of customer control: Apple.
  • Comcast, ISC offer IPv6 transition tool

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 1:52 pm

    Comcast and Internet Systems Consortium have released open source software to help carriers and enterprises migrate to IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.
  • Comcast launches first public U.S. trial of advanced DNS security

    Posted February 23, 2010 - 2:34 pm

    Comcast unveiled on Tuesday an aggressive plan to deploy new DNS security mechanisms that are designed to protect Web site operators and consumers from a specific type of hacking attack that involves hijacking Web traffic and redirecting it to bogus sites.
  • Blowing past Comcast's bandwidth cap

    Posted September 21, 2009 - 9:59 pm

    In all the heady excitement of backing up all my computers over the Internet after writing my comprehensive review of online backup services for Macworld, I forgot one tiny but massively important fact: some Internet service providers limit the amount of data you can transfer every month. Including mine.
  • Comcast begins deploying wireless data network

    Posted June 29, 2009 - 7:47 pm

    Cable television and broadband provider Comcast launched a high-speed wireless data service in Portland, Monday, with plans to bring the service to Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia by the end of 2009.
  • Comcast lengthens IPv6 lead

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 4:44 pm

    Last week, Comcast was among the first carriers to demonstrate end-to-end IPv6 transmission for residential broadband customers.
  • Comcast open for IPv6 business

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 4:47 pm

    Comcast made big strides toward transitioning to IPv6 this week by announcing that it was making IPv6 transit available for any wholesale customers that connect to the company’s fiber network.
  • FBI used spyware to catch cable-cutting extortionist

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 10:36 am

    The FBI used spyware to catch a Massachusetts man who tried to extort Verizon and Comcast by cutting 18 data- and voice-carrying cables in 2005, documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Wired.com revealed yesterday.
  • Comcast, DirectTV pay telemarketing fines

    Posted April 16, 2009 - 9:38 pm

    Comcast and DirecTV have agreed to pay $3.2 million to settle separate charges that they violated the do-not-call provisions of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Telemarketing Sales Rule, including calling consumers who asked not to be called again, the FTC said Thursday.
  • Comcast e-mail outage sparks Twitter updates galore

    Posted April 5, 2009 - 9:22 pm

    Comcast.net e-mail went down for potentially millions of subscribers the better part of the day Saturday.
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