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Comcast’s “limitless” mobile strategy now costs $20 additional for HD video

Comcast’s “limitless” mobile strategy now costs $20 additional for HD video

Enlarge / An Xfinity Mobile phone. Comcast Comcast's mobile division is now charging $20 a month extra to watch HD video on unlimited data plans. Xfinity Mobile's unlimited data plan costs $45 per line per month, but video streams are generally limited to 480p resolution. Comcast yesterday announced a new $20-per-month HD Pass "for an…
Cable television business can conserve loan now that DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade is primarily done

Cable television business can conserve loan now that DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade...

Enlarge / A Comcast van in Sunnyvale, California, in November 2018. Getty Images | Andrei Stanescu Cable-company spending on network equipment is dropping as major providers like Comcast and Charter finish up their nationwide DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts. Equipment vendors that sell to cable companies such as Arris/CommScope and Casa Systems are reporting drops in cable-related…
Comcast’s battle versus racial-bias claim is used up by Supreme Court

Comcast’s battle versus racial-bias claim is used up by Supreme Court

Enlarge / A Comcast sign at the Comcast offices in Philadelphia. The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a Comcast appeal in a case centering on whether the telecommunications giant discriminated against an African American-owned TV network operator by refusing to carry the company's channels on its cable service. The case involves Byron Allen's…
Comcast broke law 445,000 times in plan to pump up costs, judge discovers

Comcast broke law 445,000 times in plan to pump up costs,...

Enlarge / A Comcast van in Sunnyvale, California, in November 2018. Getty Images | Andrei Stanescu Comcast yesterday was ordered to refund nearly 50,000 customers and pay a $9.1 million fine when a judge ruled that it violated Washington state consumer protection law hundreds of thousands of times. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued…
Comcast is making an at home health tracking gadget

Comcast is making an at home health tracking gadget

Comcast is working on a health tracking device. SOPA Images/Getty Images Comcast is developing an in-home health monitoring device. The company has been working on the product for over a year, according to a Tuesday CNBC report, and plans to start doing pilot tests later this year. A company representative confirmed the report and said…
Comcast use skyrockets 34% to 200 GB a month, pressing users better to information cap

Comcast use skyrockets 34% to 200 GB a month, pressing users...

Enlarge / A Comcast van in Sunnyvale, California, in November 2018. Getty Images | Andrei Stanescu Comcast said its customers' monthly Internet data usage increased 34 percent between Q1 2018 and Q1 2019, rising to a median of 200GB. The rise is being driven by streaming video, and, in particular, 4K video, Comcast said. "Our…
AT&T and Comcast declare “anti-robocalling turning point” with brand-new Caller ID tech

AT&T and Comcast declare “anti-robocalling turning point” with brand-new Caller ID...

Enlarge / The AT&T logo is displayed at a retail store in Washington, DC, on Monday, March 21, 2011. AT&T and Comcast today said they've completed a successful cross-network test of a new Caller ID authentication system, and they plan to roll out the technology to consumers later this year. AT&T and Comcast are among…
Comcast set mobile pins to “0000,” assisting assaulters take telephone number

Comcast set mobile pins to “0000,” assisting assaulters take telephone number

Enlarge / A smartphone connected to the Xfinity Mobile service. Comcast A bad security decision by Comcast on the company's mobile phone service made it easier for attackers to port victims' cell phone numbers to different carriers. Comcast in 2017 launched Xfinity Mobile, a cellular service that uses the Verizon Wireless network and Comcast Wi-Fi…
Sorry, Ajit: Comcast reduced cable television financial investment regardless of net neutrality repeal

Sorry, Ajit: Comcast reduced cable television financial investment regardless of net...

Enlarge / A Comcast service vehicle in Indianapolis, Indiana, in March 2016. Getty Images | jetcityimage Comcast's cable division spent 3 percent less on capital expenditures last year, despite promises that the repeal of net neutrality rules would boost broadband network investment. Comcast's cable division spent $7.95 billion on capital expenditures during calendar year 2017,…
The lies Comcast apparently informed consumers to conceal complete expense of service

The lies Comcast apparently informed consumers to conceal complete expense of...

Enlarge / A Comcast Service Vehicle in Indianapolis, Indiana, in March 2016. Getty Images | jetcityimage A new lawsuit filed against Comcast details an extensive list of lies the cable company allegedly told customers in order to hide the full cost of service. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued Comcast in Hennepin County District Court…
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