Why choose Comcast?

Comcast is planning to introduce a new service that will be appealing to households with low income. As per the program, customers can sign up for internet and television services for a period of seven days or thirty days. This plan is surely introduced to attract low-income households to their services. The plan is called “Xfinity Prepaid” services and under this plan, the users need to pay a one-time equipment fee and they get chance to refill the service as and when needed. The best part, there is no limitation on the number of times a user can renew the service.

The Xfinity Prepaid service does not need a credit check or contract. The service will be made available in Illinois, Georgia, Michigan, Indiana, and Florida. Comcast is also planning to extend the services to their complete customer base by the end of 2017. Comcast recently signed an agreement with the no-contract wireless brand Boost Mobile of Sprint, in order to offer prepaid services at 4,400 locations of Boost Mobile with Comcast footprint. However, Comcast has not released the financial details of the arrangement yet.

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“We want to create an easy, pay-as-you-go option for people who want more flexibility and predictability when buying our services,” Marcien Jenckes, executive vice president of consumer services at Comcast Cable, said in a statement. Reports show that out of the 20 million US households that do not pay for TV, around 16 million fall short to pass the credit checks to be eligible for the services. This means that the new offering from Comcast will be appealing to such customers, who will otherwise go for over-the-top video services and cable TV alternatives.

This new plan is released when the future of pay TV is uncertain, as users cut cords and go for skinny packages and internet TV services. Experts doubt that if services like this will encourage cord cutting among the users, as they can sign up for the services again for a short period to watch events like NBA. “Certainly that is a possibility, but I don’t think that is our expectation,” said Comcast representative, Steven Restivo. “While the service is primarily geared toward people making tough decisions on a monthly basis about finances, consumers with vacation homes could use the prepaid option to toggle their cable on and off,” he added.

The Reason behind Game of Thrones’ Early Leak on TV Revealed

Despite everything HBO® had tried to prevent the leak of “Game of Thrones”, the show’s Season 8, Episode 1, was still released around four hours before its scheduled time slot. GoT Season 8’s premiere was released by accident by DIRECTV®, AT&T’s subsidiary. For an uninitiated, HBO® is owned by Warner Media, which is the renamed Time Warner® acquired by AT&T® in one of the best cable deals last year. The scheduled time slot for the show’s premiere was 09:00 pm E.T. on April 14, 2019. About 05:00 pm on Sunday, DIRECTV® sent a push notification to some users, which informed them that they had access to Game of Thrones hours before others around the world. Are you wondering how this
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The Sale of HBO® Europe Now in the Pipeline

AT&T® has held discussions about selling HBO® Europe, as the Dallas-based telecommunications company tries to cut their $170 billion debt load, as per many former and present senior executives. Once HBO® was Time Warner’s media asset, but it became AT&T’s when the Telco giant acquired the media empire in 2018. However, there has been discord between the Texas-based fastest internet provider and the New York-based executives of it, which has led to the exits of HBO’s COO Simon Sutton and CEO Richard Plepler. HBO® Europe is part of the many assets the company has considered selling, as per people close to the matter. HBO® also has divisions in Asia and Latin America. It has operated for decades in Europe, licensing
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Clarke County Received Grant to Expand Broadband Service to White Post

Clarke County has been awarded a grant of 209,513 dollars by VATI (Virginia Telecommunications Initiative) to help Comcast® expand broadband internet to White Post. VATI gives funds to expand broadband to areas that are not served by any internet provider, as per a press release from the Virginia Governor’s office. As per Brandon Stidham, Clarke County’s Director of Planning, the state money would be coupled with 119,463 dollars from Comcast® for an overall project cost of 328,976 dollars. The money will allow the fastest internet provider to give the DSL service of it to 97 commercial and residential locations in White Post. The specific area that is to be served was selected based on many consultations among Clarke County, the
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Comcast® to Launch 7th Annual Watchathon on April 08, 2019

Comcast® is one of the best cable providers in the United States of America who often comes up with the best cable deals for both their residential and commercial subscribers. On April 02, 2019, the Telco giant announced about the launching of their 7th annual Watchathon from April 08 to 14, 2019. This weeklong event will offer free access to thousands of movies, shows, and more than 200 series including the Game of Thrones, Billions, 60 Days, Manhunt, The Hills, and This is Us, etc., to their Xfinity customers. In addition, X1 customers can enjoy free access to more than 70 networks and streaming services free of cost. The Vice President of the Video Entertainment Services wing at Comcast®, Daniel
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Real Vision is Made Available to More Subscribers in the US

Customers of Comcast XFINITY® having X1 can subscribe to the new service to its VoD lineup: “Real Vision”. It is a video-on-demand (VoD) service for traders, investors, and entrepreneurs. A subscription to the VoD service costs 14.99 dollars a month, and it comes with many perks. There are a couple of things that make this one of the best cable deals of recent times. Firstly, a Comcast® customer can subscribe to the service through the X1 platform. Secondly, it is offered free for the first seven days to the subscribers of the cable cum fastest internet provider. Real Vision went live upon the X1 platform in the last week of March 2019. The Comcast® lineup of VoD services available through
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Why Fast Wireless Alternatives Cannot Compete with Big ISPs

The biggest reason why the home internet services in the US are not functioning properly is the lack of competition. At most of the places, customers only have a few broadband options for a high-speed internet connection. When it comes to the broadband services at the rural areas, the number gets even lower, and hence, there is no way for the customers to move from the regular data caps, price hikes, weak privacy protections, and overage charges. Even though the major internet providers in the United States claim to offer 5G internet speeds, it is very hard to maintain a wireless home internet service at most parts of the country. This would be clearly evident from the struggles of various
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Telecom Giant Has its Eyes Set on $10b Annual Revenue

Major telecom giant, Comcast® has set its sight on the $10 billion mark in terms of growth in annual revenue. The company’s CEO, Dave Watson, revealed the firm’s intentions at the recent Deutsche Bank Investors Conference. He remarked that the company is poised to reach the $10 billion mark after 11 consecutive quarters of two-digit growth. “This is a $40 billion opportunity within our footprint,” Watson commented. The Philadelphia-based company underwent huge business growth in the last few years. They even shifted their main attention from video to broadband domain. Furthermore, it has always remained in the growth path with regards to the fiber network aimed at its business customers and their marketing requirements. Comcast® Business brought $7.1 billion in
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Telecom Giant Introduces Video Platform to All Subscribers

Comcast® has allowed its business video subscribers to access the X1 platform. This service includes simple search and navigation, pictures, voice controls, and sports content named X1 Sports app. This application had team and player whereabouts, game data, and statistics too. The additional voice-enabled TV feature allows the users to read the program aloud. This includes schedules, networks, and program titles. These features were added with the motive of helping visually impaired users. Furthermore, the fastest internet provider is planning to launch the X1 for Business at the same time as the NCAA Basketball Tournament. This has been decided on the grounds that a majority of Comcast’s business video customers are restaurants and bars. A large proportion of Comcast’s subscribers,
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Advertisers From Around the World to Get a Video Advertising Platform

In September 2018, Comcast® acquired the European satellite company, Sky, for 39 billion dollars, and since then, analysts have asked how the Philadelphia-based telecommunications company could justify the cost of the buyout. Recently, the cable cum fastest internet provider has announced a potential answer to that. For an uninitiated, NBCUniversal is a media conglomerate owned by Comcast®. Recently, NBCU said it is unifying the advertising services of it with those of Sky and is ramping up digital technology across both companies in a bid to create a universal ad structure. The move fuses the powers of NBCU and Sky’s targeted advertising platforms, namely “Audience Studio” and “AdSmart” respectively, under the latter name, in order to create a service that allows
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Telecom Giant Planning to Step into Smart Home Management Services

Expecting to step into more responsible roles, Charter Communications® now has a smart home platform in the pipeline. It is hoping to release the new service in the coming fall, and expects to be influential in the market during the coming years. Tom Rutledge, Charter®’s chairman and CEO, announced recently that the company’s smart home platform would be launched in Austin, Texas this year. “My sense is that, over the next few years, it’ll roll everywhere,” he said. The best internet provider has not revealed the whereabouts regarding the product. However, the company is in discussions with several companies of the smart home sphere, such as Nest® and Arena®, regarding the possibilities in self-installed operations techniques. Charter® has also been
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The Reason behind Game of Thrones’ Early Leak on TV Revealed

Despite everything HBO® had tried to prevent the leak of “Game of Thrones”, the show’s Season 8, Episode 1, was still released around four hours before its scheduled time slot. GoT Season 8’s premiere was released by accident by DIRECTV®, AT&T’s subsidiary. For an uninitiated, HBO® is owned by Warner Media, which is the renamed Time Warner® acquired by AT&T® in one of the best cable deals last year. The scheduled time slot for the show’s premiere was 09:00 pm E.T. on April 14, 2019. About 05:00 pm on Sunday, DIRECTV® sent a push notification to some users, which informed them that they had access to Game of Thrones hours before others around the world. Are you wondering how this
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The Sale of HBO® Europe Now in the Pipeline

AT&T® has held discussions about selling HBO® Europe, as the Dallas-based telecommunications company tries to cut their $170 billion debt load, as per many former and present senior executives. Once HBO® was Time Warner’s media asset, but it became AT&T’s when the Telco giant acquired the media empire in 2018. However, there has been discord between the Texas-based fastest internet provider and the New York-based executives of it, which has led to the exits of HBO’s COO Simon Sutton and CEO Richard Plepler. HBO® Europe is part of the many assets the company has considered selling, as per people close to the matter. HBO® also has divisions in Asia and Latin America. It has operated for decades in Europe, licensing
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Clarke County Received Grant to Expand Broadband Service to White Post

Clarke County has been awarded a grant of 209,513 dollars by VATI (Virginia Telecommunications Initiative) to help Comcast® expand broadband internet to White Post. VATI gives funds to expand broadband to areas that are not served by any internet provider, as per a press release from the Virginia Governor’s office. As per Brandon Stidham, Clarke County’s Director of Planning, the state money would be coupled with 119,463 dollars from Comcast® for an overall project cost of 328,976 dollars. The money will allow the fastest internet provider to give the DSL service of it to 97 commercial and residential locations in White Post. The specific area that is to be served was selected based on many consultations among Clarke County, the
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comcast® to Launch 7th Annual Watchathon on April 08, 2019

Comcast® is one of the best cable providers in the United States of America who often comes up with the best cable deals for both their residential and commercial subscribers. On April 02, 2019, the Telco giant announced about the launching of their 7th annual Watchathon from April 08 to 14, 2019. This weeklong event will offer free access to thousands of movies, shows, and more than 200 series including the Game of Thrones, Billions, 60 Days, Manhunt, The Hills, and This is Us, etc., to their Xfinity customers. In addition, X1 customers can enjoy free access to more than 70 networks and streaming services free of cost. The Vice President of the Video Entertainment Services wing at Comcast®, Daniel
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Real Vision is Made Available to More Subscribers in the US

Customers of Comcast XFINITY® having X1 can subscribe to the new service to its VoD lineup: “Real Vision”. It is a video-on-demand (VoD) service for traders, investors, and entrepreneurs. A subscription to the VoD service costs 14.99 dollars a month, and it comes with many perks. There are a couple of things that make this one of the best cable deals of recent times. Firstly, a Comcast® customer can subscribe to the service through the X1 platform. Secondly, it is offered free for the first seven days to the subscribers of the cable cum fastest internet provider. Real Vision went live upon the X1 platform in the last week of March 2019. The Comcast® lineup of VoD services available through
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Why Fast Wireless Alternatives Cannot Compete with Big ISPs

The biggest reason why the home internet services in the US are not functioning properly is the lack of competition. At most of the places, customers only have a few broadband options for a high-speed internet connection. When it comes to the broadband services at the rural areas, the number gets even lower, and hence, there is no way for the customers to move from the regular data caps, price hikes, weak privacy protections, and overage charges. Even though the major internet providers in the United States claim to offer 5G internet speeds, it is very hard to maintain a wireless home internet service at most parts of the country. This would be clearly evident from the struggles of various
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Telecom Giant Has its Eyes Set on $10b Annual Revenue

Major telecom giant, Comcast® has set its sight on the $10 billion mark in terms of growth in annual revenue. The company’s CEO, Dave Watson, revealed the firm’s intentions at the recent Deutsche Bank Investors Conference. He remarked that the company is poised to reach the $10 billion mark after 11 consecutive quarters of two-digit growth. “This is a $40 billion opportunity within our footprint,” Watson commented. The Philadelphia-based company underwent huge business growth in the last few years. They even shifted their main attention from video to broadband domain. Furthermore, it has always remained in the growth path with regards to the fiber network aimed at its business customers and their marketing requirements. Comcast® Business brought $7.1 billion in
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Telecom Giant Introduces Video Platform to All Subscribers

Comcast® has allowed its business video subscribers to access the X1 platform. This service includes simple search and navigation, pictures, voice controls, and sports content named X1 Sports app. This application had team and player whereabouts, game data, and statistics too. The additional voice-enabled TV feature allows the users to read the program aloud. This includes schedules, networks, and program titles. These features were added with the motive of helping visually impaired users. Furthermore, the fastest internet provider is planning to launch the X1 for Business at the same time as the NCAA Basketball Tournament. This has been decided on the grounds that a majority of Comcast’s business video customers are restaurants and bars. A large proportion of Comcast’s subscribers,
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Advertisers From Around the World to Get a Video Advertising Platform

In September 2018, Comcast® acquired the European satellite company, Sky, for 39 billion dollars, and since then, analysts have asked how the Philadelphia-based telecommunications company could justify the cost of the buyout. Recently, the cable cum fastest internet provider has announced a potential answer to that. For an uninitiated, NBCUniversal is a media conglomerate owned by Comcast®. Recently, NBCU said it is unifying the advertising services of it with those of Sky and is ramping up digital technology across both companies in a bid to create a universal ad structure. The move fuses the powers of NBCU and Sky’s targeted advertising platforms, namely “Audience Studio” and “AdSmart” respectively, under the latter name, in order to create a service that allows
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Telecom Giant Planning to Step into Smart Home Management Services

Expecting to step into more responsible roles, Charter Communications® now has a smart home platform in the pipeline. It is hoping to release the new service in the coming fall, and expects to be influential in the market during the coming years. Tom Rutledge, Charter®’s chairman and CEO, announced recently that the company’s smart home platform would be launched in Austin, Texas this year. “My sense is that, over the next few years, it’ll roll everywhere,” he said. The best internet provider has not revealed the whereabouts regarding the product. However, the company is in discussions with several companies of the smart home sphere, such as Nest® and Arena®, regarding the possibilities in self-installed operations techniques. Charter® has also been
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