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.

AT&T Joins Unlimited Data Wars

AT&T is the last member to take part in the war of unlimited data plans that recently stirred up mobile service providers in the US. AT&T is following the competitors T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint, in letting the users sign up for unlimited data plans. Experts say that this is not the first unlimited plan from AT&T. They previously offered the customers of either Direct TV or DirecTV U-Verse with the option to sign up for unlimited data plans. However, this is now effectively waived for all the subscribers of AT&T and DirecTV packages. Yet experts believe that the offer will not be an appealing one for the mobile users, as there are many new options available for them already. The
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Sling TV Offering Best Packages To View The 89th Academy Awards

The 89th Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 26 to honor the best talents in all areas of the film industry. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the awards will be conferred upon the year’s top nominated films like La La Land, Arrival, and Moonlight. Many popular names from Hollywood’s lineup of actors like Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling, Meryl Streep, and Natalie Portman are nominated for their outstanding performances in the films released last year. Many other categories like screenplay, music, cinematography, editing, costume design, etc., will also be presented awards at the event. This year’s Academy Awards will feature intense competition from the nominated films, as each one of them is truly outstanding in one or the other aspect.
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Comcast Rolling Out Xfinity Stream App For Customers

Comcast Corp. has finally announced that they will launch the new Xfinity Stream app on February 28. The app is a direct successor to the previously released Xfinity TV App and is expected to offer a unified content experience for the users. It provides a host of other features with the MSO’s X1 video service on set-top boxes. The free app is available for both iOS and Android devices, as well as on web. It will enable Comcast pay TV subscriber’s full access to the in-home TV services and provides out-of-home access to more than 200 live channels. It also offers the users the ability for accessing and programming DVR and the VOD library content. Comcast declared that the apps
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Sling TV Expands Cloud DVR Testing To More OTT Platforms

The OTT service offering from Dish Network, Sling TV will be expanding access of their cloud DVR beta trial to Android TV devices, Amazon Fire TV sticks and boxes, smartphones and tablets that are powered by the Android operating system, and follow with support for the Apple TV boxes. Sling TV recently celebrated the two-year anniversary of their national service launch and they announced their plans to expand the testing in the event. They had already started the cloud DVR beta trial in December 2016 on the Roku platform. The cloud DVR service of Sling TV will reach the rest of the Sling TV device ecosystem “within a few months,” said Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch in a presentation and
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Comcast Releases Xfinity TV App For Roku Devices

Comcast Corporation has recently released an Xfinity app for Roku devices. This app enabled Xfinity TV subscribers to access all the contents offered by the cable provider on their Roku devices. Comcast stated that the new Xfinity TV beta app allows their subscribers to effectively use the beta Roku channels, while the company is still trying to improve and test its performance. Comcast also revealed their plans to launch a new Xfinity TV app for their Xfinity subscribers later this year. In a recent statement, Comcast said that, “The app will allow Xfinity TV customers to watch live and on demand programming, including local broadcast and Public Educational and Governmental channels, as well as their cloud DVR recordings, delivered over
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Sling TV Adds French Channel Packages

With TV providers like Comcast showing interest in their international programming, Sling TV has recently announced the addition of two French add-on packages. Sling Television is aiming to bring the best of French TV directly to fans of French programming in the United States. Rather than offering a one size fits all French package, Sling has made two options to the customers, so that they can choose the one that best fits their viewing preferences and needs. The two French packs are the French Bouquet and the Français Extra. French Bouquet The French Bouquet pack is designed for those viewers who wish to have a wide variety of French channels that span from news, movies, lifestyle, sports, kids, and general
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AT&T To Trial Multi Gigabit Wireless Over Power Lines In Fall

AT&T said that they are in advanced discussion with the power companies to start the trials of their latest broadband technology by this fall. It is rumored that the trials will be conducted in at least two locations by fall. This is a part of the project AirGig that was announced by AT&T in September 2016. AirGig is a wireless technology even though it depends on the power lines to work. Antennas are placed on utility poles and these antennas send wireless signals to each other. AT&T said that the power lines “serve as a guide for the signals,” making sure that the signals reaches their destination. AT&T said that these wireless signals could be used to deliver internet services
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Comcast Helps CU Denver To Launch A New Academic Facility

The $5 million donation from Comcast Corporation to the University of Colorado was used by the University to launch an innovative academic facility, which is dedicated to technology and media. Philadelphia-based Comcast Corporation is the largest cable service provider in Colorado region, and employs over 8,000 people in this region. Comcast offered the fund to the University to invest in their future workforce. However, this latest academic facility will also help the students to mix skills. The officials at Comcast Corporation believe that students should learn to mix skills, as it will come in handy in the real world. The senior vice president and general manager of Comcast Technology Solutions, Matt McConnell said, “At the core, the value to us
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Xfinity Home From Comcast Integrates Smart Thermostat From Zen

As part of a plan to let users save energy and manage green homes, Xfinity Home service from Comcast has made a partnership and integration deal with Zen Ecosystems, who is the maker of new connected thermostat. The connected thermostat is a core part in the Xfinity Home ecosystem and it is another big step towards the re-launch of the “EcoSaver” technology/platform, which aims to decrease the home energy usage by optimizing the home cooling and heating making use of real time weather analytics. “At Xfinity Home, we are always looking for new ways to delight our customers and add value to our services,” said Daniel Herscovici, who is the senior vice president and general manager of Xfinity Home. “We
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Sling TV Adds More Channels From SPI International

Since its launch in 2015, Sling TV has been trying to add more and more channels to their offering to attract subscribers, and now, they have added six channels of SIP International network to their packages. This has been confirmed by the representatives of SIP International. The newly added SIP international channels are FightBox HD, DocuBox HD, Fast&FunBox HD, FashionBox HD, NatureVision TV, and 360TuneBox. Sling TV representatives said that DocuBox, FashionBox, NatureVision, and 360 TuneBox have been added to the English Bonus Pack offering from Sling TV that is for the international users. Fast&FunBox and FightBox are part of the World Sports package from SlingTV, whereas FightBox (with Polish audio) and DocuBox have been added to the Polish Mosaic
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AT&T Joins Unlimited Data Wars

AT&T is the last member to take part in the war of unlimited data plans that recently stirred up mobile service providers in the US. AT&T is following the competitors T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint, in letting the users sign up for unlimited data plans. Experts say that this is not the first unlimited plan from AT&T. They previously offered the customers of either Direct TV or DirecTV U-Verse with the option to sign up for unlimited data plans. However, this is now effectively waived for all the subscribers of AT&T and DirecTV packages. Yet experts believe that the offer will not be an appealing one for the mobile users, as there are many new options available for them already. The
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Sling TV Offering Best Packages To View The 89th Academy Awards

The 89th Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 26 to honor the best talents in all areas of the film industry. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the awards will be conferred upon the year’s top nominated films like La La Land, Arrival, and Moonlight. Many popular names from Hollywood’s lineup of actors like Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling, Meryl Streep, and Natalie Portman are nominated for their outstanding performances in the films released last year. Many other categories like screenplay, music, cinematography, editing, costume design, etc., will also be presented awards at the event. This year’s Academy Awards will feature intense competition from the nominated films, as each one of them is truly outstanding in one or the other aspect.
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Comcast Rolling Out Xfinity Stream App For Customers

Comcast Corp. has finally announced that they will launch the new Xfinity Stream app on February 28. The app is a direct successor to the previously released Xfinity TV App and is expected to offer a unified content experience for the users. It provides a host of other features with the MSO’s X1 video service on set-top boxes. The free app is available for both iOS and Android devices, as well as on web. It will enable Comcast pay TV subscriber’s full access to the in-home TV services and provides out-of-home access to more than 200 live channels. It also offers the users the ability for accessing and programming DVR and the VOD library content. Comcast declared that the apps
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Sling TV Expands Cloud DVR Testing To More OTT Platforms

The OTT service offering from Dish Network, Sling TV will be expanding access of their cloud DVR beta trial to Android TV devices, Amazon Fire TV sticks and boxes, smartphones and tablets that are powered by the Android operating system, and follow with support for the Apple TV boxes. Sling TV recently celebrated the two-year anniversary of their national service launch and they announced their plans to expand the testing in the event. They had already started the cloud DVR beta trial in December 2016 on the Roku platform. The cloud DVR service of Sling TV will reach the rest of the Sling TV device ecosystem “within a few months,” said Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch in a presentation and
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Comcast Releases Xfinity TV App For Roku Devices

Comcast Corporation has recently released an Xfinity app for Roku devices. This app enabled Xfinity TV subscribers to access all the contents offered by the cable provider on their Roku devices. Comcast stated that the new Xfinity TV beta app allows their subscribers to effectively use the beta Roku channels, while the company is still trying to improve and test its performance. Comcast also revealed their plans to launch a new Xfinity TV app for their Xfinity subscribers later this year. In a recent statement, Comcast said that, “The app will allow Xfinity TV customers to watch live and on demand programming, including local broadcast and Public Educational and Governmental channels, as well as their cloud DVR recordings, delivered over
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Sling TV Adds French Channel Packages

With TV providers like Comcast showing interest in their international programming, Sling TV has recently announced the addition of two French add-on packages. Sling Television is aiming to bring the best of French TV directly to fans of French programming in the United States. Rather than offering a one size fits all French package, Sling has made two options to the customers, so that they can choose the one that best fits their viewing preferences and needs. The two French packs are the French Bouquet and the Français Extra. French Bouquet The French Bouquet pack is designed for those viewers who wish to have a wide variety of French channels that span from news, movies, lifestyle, sports, kids, and general
Posted in Sling TV | Tagged , | Leave a comment

AT&T To Trial Multi Gigabit Wireless Over Power Lines In Fall

AT&T said that they are in advanced discussion with the power companies to start the trials of their latest broadband technology by this fall. It is rumored that the trials will be conducted in at least two locations by fall. This is a part of the project AirGig that was announced by AT&T in September 2016. AirGig is a wireless technology even though it depends on the power lines to work. Antennas are placed on utility poles and these antennas send wireless signals to each other. AT&T said that the power lines “serve as a guide for the signals,” making sure that the signals reaches their destination. AT&T said that these wireless signals could be used to deliver internet services
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Comcast Helps CU Denver To Launch A New Academic Facility

The $5 million donation from Comcast Corporation to the University of Colorado was used by the University to launch an innovative academic facility, which is dedicated to technology and media. Philadelphia-based Comcast Corporation is the largest cable service provider in Colorado region, and employs over 8,000 people in this region. Comcast offered the fund to the University to invest in their future workforce. However, this latest academic facility will also help the students to mix skills. The officials at Comcast Corporation believe that students should learn to mix skills, as it will come in handy in the real world. The senior vice president and general manager of Comcast Technology Solutions, Matt McConnell said, “At the core, the value to us
Posted in Comcast Xfinity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Xfinity Home From Comcast Integrates Smart Thermostat From Zen

As part of a plan to let users save energy and manage green homes, Xfinity Home service from Comcast has made a partnership and integration deal with Zen Ecosystems, who is the maker of new connected thermostat. The connected thermostat is a core part in the Xfinity Home ecosystem and it is another big step towards the re-launch of the “EcoSaver” technology/platform, which aims to decrease the home energy usage by optimizing the home cooling and heating making use of real time weather analytics. “At Xfinity Home, we are always looking for new ways to delight our customers and add value to our services,” said Daniel Herscovici, who is the senior vice president and general manager of Xfinity Home. “We
Posted in Comcast Xfinity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sling TV Adds More Channels From SPI International

Since its launch in 2015, Sling TV has been trying to add more and more channels to their offering to attract subscribers, and now, they have added six channels of SIP International network to their packages. This has been confirmed by the representatives of SIP International. The newly added SIP international channels are FightBox HD, DocuBox HD, Fast&FunBox HD, FashionBox HD, NatureVision TV, and 360TuneBox. Sling TV representatives said that DocuBox, FashionBox, NatureVision, and 360 TuneBox have been added to the English Bonus Pack offering from Sling TV that is for the international users. Fast&FunBox and FightBox are part of the World Sports package from SlingTV, whereas FightBox (with Polish audio) and DocuBox have been added to the Polish Mosaic
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