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.

Comcast® Signs a 10-Year Cable Franchise Agreement with Rochester City Council

Comcast® would soon upgrade their cable and internet service for the customers in Rochester now that the city council has approved a decade-long cable franchise alliance with the company on a 12 to 1 vote. Comcast Xfinity® is going to be available in Rochester and the Telco plans to improve the service center stores in more places in the city to deliver the competitive service. “We welcome and applaud Comcast’s commitment to serve Rochester with its innovative services, and we are exceptionally pleased that Rochester will soon be able to offer another choice of television, internet and phone providers to our residents and growing list of business owners,” said the Rochester City Manager, Daniel Fitzpatrick. Recent reports indicate that Fitzpatrick
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Comcast® Allies With iHeartMedia to Offer iHeartRadio on Xfinity® X1 Platform

Comcast® has announced a new collaboration with iHeartMedia to make available its digital music, podcast and live streaming radio service, iHeartsRadio on its Xfinity® X1 platform. This new addition is one of the best deals offered by Comcast® that enables Xfinity® X1 customers to directly access more than 1000 live radio stations broadcasted in the country right on their TV sets. The iHeartRadio will be rolled out across X1 set-top boxes shortly. Customers can directly access the iHeartRadio service on their TV using their voice remote. Meanwhile, it also allows the customers to sort out and select stations available in the Xfinity On Demand service. Michele Laven, President of Strategic Partnerships Group for iHeartMedia said, “We are excited to team
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Comcast® Might Offer Paid Fast Lanes after Repeal of Net Neutrality

Comcast®, one of the best internet providers of the country, has been promising for years that they will not violate net neutrality principles, regardless of whether the federal government imposing any rules on net neutrality. This means that the service provider will not throttle or block internet traffic and that they will not make fast lanes to collect extra charges and tolls from website businesses who wish to have priority access on the Comcast® network. This promise from Comcast® was one of the many ways in which they strongly argued that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should not reclassify broadband internet service providers as common carriers, a designation forcing the internet providers to treat customers fairly. Comcast® and many other
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Comcast® and NBC Say Consumers can Now Vote for Artists Appearing on ‘The Voice’

Comcast® and NBC recently said that the consumers of Xfinity® X1 would be able to use the voice remote for casting votes for the artist appearing on ‘The Voice’, a music reality show broadcast on NBC. In fact, the consumers can vote for the artist they like directly from the TV as they watch the Emmy award winning show. To cast vote on artists, all the fans of the show need to do is say “Vote for The Voice,” or press the info button on the X1 remote. Upon the input, a panel would pop up on the right side of the TV’s screen, which classifies the artists by competing team, thus allowing the users to toggle the menus and
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Comcast® Launches RealTime Assist to Xfinity® Subscribers in the US

Comcast® recently unveiled RealTime Assist, a customized service messaging tool, as part of their mission to serve the customers and ease out their accessibility to Comcast® Xfinity. In fact, RealTime Assist gives service info regarding technician appointments, planned outages, upgrades in the network, and updates to equipment. Xfinity® subscribers would get the service info to their mobile devices, having the Xfinity® My Account app, or to the Xfinity® X1 in a few weeks. “The launch of RealTime Assist will help us fit into our customers’ lives by providing customers the right information at the right time. Customers have told us they don’t want to call us to confirm their appointment or have to ask when their new equipment will arrive,
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Sling TV® And SpotX Launche Addressable Consumer Segments for Programmatic Advertisers

Sling TV® and SpotX, a video ad-serving platform has launched two new addressable consumer segments concentrating on the holiday shopping demand. Known as “Holiday Shoppers” and “Luxury Shoppers”, these segments are available via SpotX. With these custom private marketplaces, advertisers are provided with the means to offer targeted seasonal campaigns to the viewers of Sling TV® on connected TVs and other streaming devices. Adam Lowy, Head of Advertising Sales for Sling TV® stated, “We’ve made it easy for brands to reach consumers working their way through their holiday shopping lists. More and more, brands have gravitated to these marketplaces for real-time access to targeted TV audiences like vacationers during the summer and back-to-school shoppers during the fall.” For “Luxury Shopper”
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Xfinity® Home from Comcast® Joins IoT Trade Organizations

The smarthome and security unit from Comcast®, Xfinity® Home is now a member of the Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC). With this move, Xfinity® Home is diving deep into the IoT sector. The IoTC is not a technical standards body, but is a trade group/association that offers a forum focused on business for small and large businesses in the industry. Some of the other members of IoTC include ADT, Verizon®, Fox, Greenwave Systems, The Weather Company, Cox Communications®, MasterCard, T-Mobile®, Nielsen, Turner, and LG Electronics. August, who is the maker of the smart locks that are integrated into the Xfinity® Home platform of Comcast®, and Stringify, which is an IoT automation startup acquired by Comcast®, are also part of the
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Sling TV® is Available on Selected Samsung Smart TVs

Sling TV®, the online streaming service of one of the leading TV service providers, Dish Network® recently became the first on-demand and live over-the-top (OTT) service that is available on selected Samsung Smart TVs. Reports from several reliable sources indicate that the launch of the streaming service in this new platform will enable Sling TV® to boost their leadership in device compatibility. Sling TV® is currently available on gaming consoles, smartphones, tablets, smart televisions, and more. The Vice President of Product Management for Sling TV®, Jimshade Chaudhari, said, “With football season in full swing, we know our customers want to catch every play on the biggest screen possible. Integrating Sling TV® into select Samsung TVs creates a seamless experience for
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AT&T® Unveils Fixed Wireless Internet Service in Parts of Mississippi

AT&T® recently expanded their Fixed Wireless Internet service to rural areas of Lafayette County and Yalobusha County. The high-speed internet service from the Telco comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on the subscribers’ homes or on businesses residing in and around the neighborhood. AT&T® Fixed Wireless Internet promises to deliver a residential internet connection with download speeds of 10 Mbps at the least. “Customers can stream TV shows or movies, do online classes, or just browse the web,” said Mayo Flynt, the president of AT&T® Mississippi. Flynt and other representatives of the Telco unveiled the Fixed Wireless Internet program recently at the AT&T® cellular tower off Highway 9 in Gault area. Also present in the occasion were
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Judge Orders CenturyLink® to be More Transparent with the Users in Minnesota

An Anoka County judge recently ordered CenturyLink® to be more transparent about their fees and prices. The order from the Anoka County Chief Judge Douglas Meslow came because of a lawsuit filed in July by an Attorney General in Minnesota named Lori Swanson. The order from the judge, written with inputs from both CenturyLink® and Swanson attorneys, is not enough to judge whether CenturyLink® or other internet providers engaged in unlawful practices in their business. The lawsuit filed by the DFL Attorney General Lori Swanson compiled thirty-seven stories from around “hundreds” of people that she said contacted her office complaining about CenturyLink® trying to bill them for charges that they had not agreed to or refusal to honor and provide
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Comcast® Signs a 10-Year Cable Franchise Agreement with Rochester City Council

Comcast® would soon upgrade their cable and internet service for the customers in Rochester now that the city council has approved a decade-long cable franchise alliance with the company on a 12 to 1 vote. Comcast Xfinity® is going to be available in Rochester and the Telco plans to improve the service center stores in more places in the city to deliver the competitive service. “We welcome and applaud Comcast’s commitment to serve Rochester with its innovative services, and we are exceptionally pleased that Rochester will soon be able to offer another choice of television, internet and phone providers to our residents and growing list of business owners,” said the Rochester City Manager, Daniel Fitzpatrick. Recent reports indicate that Fitzpatrick
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Comcast® Allies With iHeartMedia to Offer iHeartRadio on Xfinity® X1 Platform

Comcast® has announced a new collaboration with iHeartMedia to make available its digital music, podcast and live streaming radio service, iHeartsRadio on its Xfinity® X1 platform. This new addition is one of the best deals offered by Comcast® that enables Xfinity® X1 customers to directly access more than 1000 live radio stations broadcasted in the country right on their TV sets. The iHeartRadio will be rolled out across X1 set-top boxes shortly. Customers can directly access the iHeartRadio service on their TV using their voice remote. Meanwhile, it also allows the customers to sort out and select stations available in the Xfinity On Demand service. Michele Laven, President of Strategic Partnerships Group for iHeartMedia said, “We are excited to team
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Comcast® Might Offer Paid Fast Lanes after Repeal of Net Neutrality

Comcast®, one of the best internet providers of the country, has been promising for years that they will not violate net neutrality principles, regardless of whether the federal government imposing any rules on net neutrality. This means that the service provider will not throttle or block internet traffic and that they will not make fast lanes to collect extra charges and tolls from website businesses who wish to have priority access on the Comcast® network. This promise from Comcast® was one of the many ways in which they strongly argued that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should not reclassify broadband internet service providers as common carriers, a designation forcing the internet providers to treat customers fairly. Comcast® and many other
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Comcast® and NBC Say Consumers can Now Vote for Artists Appearing on ‘The Voice’

Comcast® and NBC recently said that the consumers of Xfinity® X1 would be able to use the voice remote for casting votes for the artist appearing on ‘The Voice’, a music reality show broadcast on NBC. In fact, the consumers can vote for the artist they like directly from the TV as they watch the Emmy award winning show. To cast vote on artists, all the fans of the show need to do is say “Vote for The Voice,” or press the info button on the X1 remote. Upon the input, a panel would pop up on the right side of the TV’s screen, which classifies the artists by competing team, thus allowing the users to toggle the menus and
Posted in Comcast Xfinity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comcast® Launches RealTime Assist to Xfinity® Subscribers in the US

Comcast® recently unveiled RealTime Assist, a customized service messaging tool, as part of their mission to serve the customers and ease out their accessibility to Comcast® Xfinity. In fact, RealTime Assist gives service info regarding technician appointments, planned outages, upgrades in the network, and updates to equipment. Xfinity® subscribers would get the service info to their mobile devices, having the Xfinity® My Account app, or to the Xfinity® X1 in a few weeks. “The launch of RealTime Assist will help us fit into our customers’ lives by providing customers the right information at the right time. Customers have told us they don’t want to call us to confirm their appointment or have to ask when their new equipment will arrive,
Posted in Comcast Xfinity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sling TV® And SpotX Launche Addressable Consumer Segments for Programmatic Advertisers

Sling TV® and SpotX, a video ad-serving platform has launched two new addressable consumer segments concentrating on the holiday shopping demand. Known as “Holiday Shoppers” and “Luxury Shoppers”, these segments are available via SpotX. With these custom private marketplaces, advertisers are provided with the means to offer targeted seasonal campaigns to the viewers of Sling TV® on connected TVs and other streaming devices. Adam Lowy, Head of Advertising Sales for Sling TV® stated, “We’ve made it easy for brands to reach consumers working their way through their holiday shopping lists. More and more, brands have gravitated to these marketplaces for real-time access to targeted TV audiences like vacationers during the summer and back-to-school shoppers during the fall.” For “Luxury Shopper”
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Xfinity® Home from Comcast® Joins IoT Trade Organizations

The smarthome and security unit from Comcast®, Xfinity® Home is now a member of the Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC). With this move, Xfinity® Home is diving deep into the IoT sector. The IoTC is not a technical standards body, but is a trade group/association that offers a forum focused on business for small and large businesses in the industry. Some of the other members of IoTC include ADT, Verizon®, Fox, Greenwave Systems, The Weather Company, Cox Communications®, MasterCard, T-Mobile®, Nielsen, Turner, and LG Electronics. August, who is the maker of the smart locks that are integrated into the Xfinity® Home platform of Comcast®, and Stringify, which is an IoT automation startup acquired by Comcast®, are also part of the
Posted in Comcast Xfinity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sling TV® is Available on Selected Samsung Smart TVs

Sling TV®, the online streaming service of one of the leading TV service providers, Dish Network® recently became the first on-demand and live over-the-top (OTT) service that is available on selected Samsung Smart TVs. Reports from several reliable sources indicate that the launch of the streaming service in this new platform will enable Sling TV® to boost their leadership in device compatibility. Sling TV® is currently available on gaming consoles, smartphones, tablets, smart televisions, and more. The Vice President of Product Management for Sling TV®, Jimshade Chaudhari, said, “With football season in full swing, we know our customers want to catch every play on the biggest screen possible. Integrating Sling TV® into select Samsung TVs creates a seamless experience for
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AT&T® Unveils Fixed Wireless Internet Service in Parts of Mississippi

AT&T® recently expanded their Fixed Wireless Internet service to rural areas of Lafayette County and Yalobusha County. The high-speed internet service from the Telco comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on the subscribers’ homes or on businesses residing in and around the neighborhood. AT&T® Fixed Wireless Internet promises to deliver a residential internet connection with download speeds of 10 Mbps at the least. “Customers can stream TV shows or movies, do online classes, or just browse the web,” said Mayo Flynt, the president of AT&T® Mississippi. Flynt and other representatives of the Telco unveiled the Fixed Wireless Internet program recently at the AT&T® cellular tower off Highway 9 in Gault area. Also present in the occasion were
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Judge Orders CenturyLink® to be More Transparent with the Users in Minnesota

An Anoka County judge recently ordered CenturyLink® to be more transparent about their fees and prices. The order from the Anoka County Chief Judge Douglas Meslow came because of a lawsuit filed in July by an Attorney General in Minnesota named Lori Swanson. The order from the judge, written with inputs from both CenturyLink® and Swanson attorneys, is not enough to judge whether CenturyLink® or other internet providers engaged in unlawful practices in their business. The lawsuit filed by the DFL Attorney General Lori Swanson compiled thirty-seven stories from around “hundreds” of people that she said contacted her office complaining about CenturyLink® trying to bill them for charges that they had not agreed to or refusal to honor and provide
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