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.

Dish Network® Buys Denver-Based Tech Startup ParkiFi

Dish Network® has acquired ParkiFi, a tech company that offers parking sensors that work over a cloud-based platform. The acquisition has more to do with Dish Network’s future as a wireless provider and has little to do with their satellite TV offering. “I think 80 percent of the ParkiFi team’s experience goes beyond parking,” said Tom Cullen, the Executive Vice President of Dish®, who also oversees their wireless space. “Once we started talking, our research showed that parking is a big market and an adequate opportunity for us to compete in. But beyond parking, there’s a number of other applications and verticals that internet of things can address and their expertise from design, development and IP development can influence or
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DirecTV Now® Earns Record 1.2 Million Subscribers in 2017

It was recently reported that DirecTV Now®, AT&T’s internet pay-TV service, has earned about 1.2 million subscribers by the end of 2017. This record growth of subscribers comes after AT&T® launched this service in November 2016. In spite of this record increase in subscribers, there is a decline in DirecTV’s satellite service customers. The service experienced a dwindling in customer rates with a loss of around 147,000 customers during the fourth quarter of 2017. U-Verse®, another TV service provided by AT&T®, also had a steep decline with 60,000 dropouts of subscribers during the fourth quarter of the year. AT&T® is one of the major cable providers in the country and had about 25.5 million TV subscribers last year. AT&T® released
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CenturyLink® Equips US Bank Stadium Network for Super Bowl

CenturyLink® is responsible for the technology upgrades at Minneapolis’s US Bank Stadium everything from the large-screen TV to the Wi-Fi facility and video streams. If you are an NFL fan in the stadium for the Super Bowl event on Sunday or around its premises, you can access the network equipped by the fastest internet provider. “It’s been an extremely exciting project,” said Jesse Sullivan, the Director of Smart Solutions of CenturyLink®. “The biggest thing now is getting everything perfect for Super Bowl Sunday.” Referring to the power outage that occurred amidst the Baltimore Ravens versus San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl in 2013 held at the Superdome Stadium in New Orleans, Sullivan said, “We don’t want the lights to go out,”
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Comcast® to Offer High-Speed Internet Service in West Michigan

One of the best internet providers in the United States, Comcast Corporation® recently announced that they would be offering a faster internet service to their customers in West Michigan by the end of this month. The officials from the telecom giant also announced that the new internet service would deliver a maximum internet speed of 1 Gigabit-per-second to both business and residential customers in the area. In addition to that, Comcast® also stated that the announced speeds are among the fastest and will also be available to all their customers. Reports from several reliable sources indicate that the latest high-speed internet service is available across most of the service areas covered by Comcast® in West Michigan, including Grand Rapids. In
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Charter® Responds to the Statements of FCC Chairman

The fourth-largest cable company in the United States, Charter Communications® recently offered an argument for the Washington DC regulators. In addition to that, the officials from Charter® also added that they are testing their 5G wireless technology in about 6 different markets. In a press release announcing the initiative, Charter Communications® said, “Charter® believes fixed wireless access technologies at lower frequencies could be suitable for rural broadband, providing wireline-like broadband connectivity and speeds, and is conducting trials in the 3.5 GHz band. Accordingly, with the FCC in the midst of proceedings to examine the steps it can take to facilitate the deployment of broadband, and Congress and the Administration working on ways to enhance America’s broadband infrastructure, it is important
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Comcast® Forges New Deal with Amazon Web Services to Leverage its Cloud Facilities

Comcast® Cable, a major subsidiary of Comcast Corporation®, has announced a new collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This will enable Amazon Web Services to become the preferred cloud provider of Comcast® that will further promote a strategic relationship between the two companies. According to the announcement, Comcast® will rely on the facilities offered by Amazon Web Services for all its future applications. The cable provider is planning to use the cloud facilities for developing many of its latest products. Comcast® Cable has been increasingly focusing on developing its X1 Voice Remote technology centered on cloud services. This will have numerous applications rather than for the pay TV such as in the xFi Wi-Fi management tools of Comcast® and its
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Comcast® Equips Xfinity® X1 Dashboard with New Features for PyeongChang 2018

The best internet provider Comcast® recently said that Xfinity® TV customers can experience 2018’s Winter Olympics on the TV and across virtual platforms. The Winter Olympic Games will be hosted by PyeongChang County of South Korea starting February 9, 2018. After the successful Rio Olympics two years ago, Comcast® rolls out some new features on X1 dashboard, Stream App and web channels so that customers can personalize how they will want to view PyeongChang 2018, and enjoy Olympics virtually real-time. “Our goal is to raise the bar for the modern-day Olympics viewing experience across platforms, and experiment with new features and functionality that will surprise and delight our customers in exciting new ways,” said Matt Strauss, Executive VP of Comcast
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Cox® Extends Gigabit Internet Services Across 40 Percent of its Footprint

Cox Communications® has announced a major breakthrough in its gigabit internet services with its coverage extended to around 40 percent of the customers across its entire service footprint. This is a significant turnover for Cox®, as the expansion of its gigabit DOCSIS 3.1 internet services will help in consolidating its position as the fastest internet provider and Telco in the country. Cox® has made this announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) show in Las Vegas. With this new improvement in coverage, Cox® expects to further expand its coverage with 1-gig service across 90 percent of its footprint by the end of 2019. With this expansion, customers can access residential gigabit internet speeds termed GIGABLAST in all its key markets
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AT&T® Tests Structure Monitoring System to Improve Infrastructure and Commuting

AT&T® recently tested a structure monitoring system considering the present infrastructure in the US and in part of their Smart Cities offerings focused on Internet of Things. The representatives of AT&T® reckon that around half of the bridges in America are over 5 decades old, and that many of the railways and roadways are seldom accessed because they reside in remote areas. That is why the fastest internet provider is planning to improve the roadways and railways infrastructure. The reps of AT&T® spoke about this need at the CES event held in Las Vegas. The Telco said that most bridges could be monitored with their IoT based solution. “Safety is a top concern of citizens and cities alike. This concern
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DirecTV Now® Offering Free Apple TV 4K With Four Months Upfront Payment

DirecTV Now® is offering its customers free Apple TV 4K set-top streaming media box with the condition of pre-paying for DirecTV Now® subscription for at least four months. Customers can opt for this new offering by subscribing for any of the four tiers of DirecTV Now’s subscription offers such as ‘Live a Little’, ‘Just Right’, ‘Go Big’, and ‘Gotta Have’ packages. Thus, a customer can get access to Apple TV 4K costing about $179.99 to $199 by just subscribing into even the low cost ‘Live a Little’ plan of DirecTV® that is priced at $35. With this DirecTV® is providing a chance for customers who wish to try streaming media and ultra quality 4K content on their television. By subscribing
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Dish Network® Buys Denver-Based Tech Startup ParkiFi

Dish Network® has acquired ParkiFi, a tech company that offers parking sensors that work over a cloud-based platform. The acquisition has more to do with Dish Network’s future as a wireless provider and has little to do with their satellite TV offering. “I think 80 percent of the ParkiFi team’s experience goes beyond parking,” said Tom Cullen, the Executive Vice President of Dish®, who also oversees their wireless space. “Once we started talking, our research showed that parking is a big market and an adequate opportunity for us to compete in. But beyond parking, there’s a number of other applications and verticals that internet of things can address and their expertise from design, development and IP development can influence or
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DirecTV Now® Earns Record 1.2 Million Subscribers in 2017

It was recently reported that DirecTV Now®, AT&T’s internet pay-TV service, has earned about 1.2 million subscribers by the end of 2017. This record growth of subscribers comes after AT&T® launched this service in November 2016. In spite of this record increase in subscribers, there is a decline in DirecTV’s satellite service customers. The service experienced a dwindling in customer rates with a loss of around 147,000 customers during the fourth quarter of 2017. U-Verse®, another TV service provided by AT&T®, also had a steep decline with 60,000 dropouts of subscribers during the fourth quarter of the year. AT&T® is one of the major cable providers in the country and had about 25.5 million TV subscribers last year. AT&T® released
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CenturyLink® Equips US Bank Stadium Network for Super Bowl

CenturyLink® is responsible for the technology upgrades at Minneapolis’s US Bank Stadium everything from the large-screen TV to the Wi-Fi facility and video streams. If you are an NFL fan in the stadium for the Super Bowl event on Sunday or around its premises, you can access the network equipped by the fastest internet provider. “It’s been an extremely exciting project,” said Jesse Sullivan, the Director of Smart Solutions of CenturyLink®. “The biggest thing now is getting everything perfect for Super Bowl Sunday.” Referring to the power outage that occurred amidst the Baltimore Ravens versus San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl in 2013 held at the Superdome Stadium in New Orleans, Sullivan said, “We don’t want the lights to go out,”
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Comcast® to Offer High-Speed Internet Service in West Michigan

One of the best internet providers in the United States, Comcast Corporation® recently announced that they would be offering a faster internet service to their customers in West Michigan by the end of this month. The officials from the telecom giant also announced that the new internet service would deliver a maximum internet speed of 1 Gigabit-per-second to both business and residential customers in the area. In addition to that, Comcast® also stated that the announced speeds are among the fastest and will also be available to all their customers. Reports from several reliable sources indicate that the latest high-speed internet service is available across most of the service areas covered by Comcast® in West Michigan, including Grand Rapids. In
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Charter® Responds to the Statements of FCC Chairman

The fourth-largest cable company in the United States, Charter Communications® recently offered an argument for the Washington DC regulators. In addition to that, the officials from Charter® also added that they are testing their 5G wireless technology in about 6 different markets. In a press release announcing the initiative, Charter Communications® said, “Charter® believes fixed wireless access technologies at lower frequencies could be suitable for rural broadband, providing wireline-like broadband connectivity and speeds, and is conducting trials in the 3.5 GHz band. Accordingly, with the FCC in the midst of proceedings to examine the steps it can take to facilitate the deployment of broadband, and Congress and the Administration working on ways to enhance America’s broadband infrastructure, it is important
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comcast® Forges New Deal with Amazon Web Services to Leverage its Cloud Facilities

Comcast® Cable, a major subsidiary of Comcast Corporation®, has announced a new collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This will enable Amazon Web Services to become the preferred cloud provider of Comcast® that will further promote a strategic relationship between the two companies. According to the announcement, Comcast® will rely on the facilities offered by Amazon Web Services for all its future applications. The cable provider is planning to use the cloud facilities for developing many of its latest products. Comcast® Cable has been increasingly focusing on developing its X1 Voice Remote technology centered on cloud services. This will have numerous applications rather than for the pay TV such as in the xFi Wi-Fi management tools of Comcast® and its
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comcast® Equips Xfinity® X1 Dashboard with New Features for PyeongChang 2018

The best internet provider Comcast® recently said that Xfinity® TV customers can experience 2018’s Winter Olympics on the TV and across virtual platforms. The Winter Olympic Games will be hosted by PyeongChang County of South Korea starting February 9, 2018. After the successful Rio Olympics two years ago, Comcast® rolls out some new features on X1 dashboard, Stream App and web channels so that customers can personalize how they will want to view PyeongChang 2018, and enjoy Olympics virtually real-time. “Our goal is to raise the bar for the modern-day Olympics viewing experience across platforms, and experiment with new features and functionality that will surprise and delight our customers in exciting new ways,” said Matt Strauss, Executive VP of Comcast
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Cox® Extends Gigabit Internet Services Across 40 Percent of its Footprint

Cox Communications® has announced a major breakthrough in its gigabit internet services with its coverage extended to around 40 percent of the customers across its entire service footprint. This is a significant turnover for Cox®, as the expansion of its gigabit DOCSIS 3.1 internet services will help in consolidating its position as the fastest internet provider and Telco in the country. Cox® has made this announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) show in Las Vegas. With this new improvement in coverage, Cox® expects to further expand its coverage with 1-gig service across 90 percent of its footprint by the end of 2019. With this expansion, customers can access residential gigabit internet speeds termed GIGABLAST in all its key markets
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AT&T® Tests Structure Monitoring System to Improve Infrastructure and Commuting

AT&T® recently tested a structure monitoring system considering the present infrastructure in the US and in part of their Smart Cities offerings focused on Internet of Things. The representatives of AT&T® reckon that around half of the bridges in America are over 5 decades old, and that many of the railways and roadways are seldom accessed because they reside in remote areas. That is why the fastest internet provider is planning to improve the roadways and railways infrastructure. The reps of AT&T® spoke about this need at the CES event held in Las Vegas. The Telco said that most bridges could be monitored with their IoT based solution. “Safety is a top concern of citizens and cities alike. This concern
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

DirecTV Now® Offering Free Apple TV 4K With Four Months Upfront Payment

DirecTV Now® is offering its customers free Apple TV 4K set-top streaming media box with the condition of pre-paying for DirecTV Now® subscription for at least four months. Customers can opt for this new offering by subscribing for any of the four tiers of DirecTV Now’s subscription offers such as ‘Live a Little’, ‘Just Right’, ‘Go Big’, and ‘Gotta Have’ packages. Thus, a customer can get access to Apple TV 4K costing about $179.99 to $199 by just subscribing into even the low cost ‘Live a Little’ plan of DirecTV® that is priced at $35. With this DirecTV® is providing a chance for customers who wish to try streaming media and ultra quality 4K content on their television. By subscribing
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