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.

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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Jeremy Darroch Opens on the Cable Deal Benefits in London Conference

Comcast® completed its acquisition of Sky® in 2018, but the benefits of the deal are already coming to the acquired and the buyer, said Jeremy Darroch, who is the pay-TV giant’s CEO. “Just a few months after coming together, we are already starting to see benefits flowing in both directions,” Jeremy Darroch said at the “Media & Telecoms 2019 & Beyond”, a conference held in London. “So we will be bringing Comcast’s voice interface to Sky® Q later this year, and our broadband customers in Italy will benefit from Comcast’s XFi product. When NBCUniversal an advertising VOD service in the U.S. next year, it will be Sky®’s OTT technology platform, developed here down the road
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Cell Site Opens in Baltimore County for Public Safety

A new cell site has been added upon Hazelwood Avenue that will help to extend communications coverage during everyday needs, emergencies, or special events. The upgrade is part of FirstNet®, a public safety network being built out around the nation by AT&T®. Formed through a public-private deal, FirstNet® is designed to develop public safety communications. Maryland opted in the public safety network in 2017 to help first responders communicate. The FirstNet® effort comprises deploying Band 14, the LTE spectrum that is exclusively set aside for first responders and public safety officials. The cell sites in the US can help enhance connectivity for firefighters, police officers, and other first responders. In rural allocations, that might mean bridging the coverage gap. In
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Oakland Raiders Found a Partner to Make its Stadium “Most Connected”

Oakland Raiders has entered into a ten-year deal with Cox Communications®. Part of the deal includes Cox® providing its multiple gigabit bandwidth internet to both fans of American football and for operations at the under-construction stadium in Las Vegas. “We have the advantage of being one of the last franchises to build a new stadium,” Marc Badain, the President of Oakland Raiders, said. “We engaged with every single team to see what has done well and what they could have done better. We can pretty much incorporate best practices and best of show from all the buildings and bring them here to Las Vegas to ensure our fans have the best experience in the league.” The cable cum best internet
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More OTT Services Now Available to Internet Users

Charter Communications®, who offers the best cable deals to its customers, recently announced that they are now planning to launch a new OTT service for their internet users. Named Spectrum® TV Essentials, the video streaming service will be offering live as well as On Demand content from various entertainment and news networks. Reports say that the service would be priced at $15 a month, and will not contain any sports channels. TV programming from the most popular networks including Discovery, A+E Networks, Viacom, Crown Media, and AMC Networks would be offered in the OTT service at the start. Executives from Charter Communications® said that users would also be able to access Spectrum® Originals via the streaming service from May onward.
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Another Telecom Giant to Launch Streaming Video Services

Charter Communications®, one of the fastest internet provider in the country, has announced that it is planning to launch a high tech streaming video service within 2 – 3 months. The company is apparently attempting to reclaim its pay TV subscribers and reinforce its strength in the industry. The service is called “TV Essentials” and it will be available to Charter® broadband customers at a monthly rate of $14.99. Reports say that the program will include 60 live TV channels and On Demand content from American networks such as AMC, Viacom, Hallmark, Networks, and Discovery. The service will not feature sports as of now, but focuse on news programming and entertainment. TV Essentials has been released after another of the
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Telecom Giant Sues Another for False Marketing Claims

Sprint®, one of the top telecom companies in the US, is set to sue AT&T® for labeling its network as 5G when it is actually 4G. This is a complaint that is set to standardize the proceedings in the space of 5G, which is set to make its entry on a large scale worldwide. It would also demean AT&T® badly if the verdict goes against them. Sprint® demands that AT&T® refrains from the use of terms “5G E”, “5GE”, “5G Evolution”, or any usages that contain the term 5G for ongoing packages. Meanwhile, AT&T® CEO Randall Stephenson commented that, “We feel very comfortable with how we’ve characterized the new service that we’re launching.” Sprint® is moving legally against AT&T® for
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Major Telecom Companies Point to the Use of CBRS

With the CBRS space showing more signs of improvement and overall scale up, more companies like T-Mobile® and Verizon Communications® expressed their intentions of adding the services in their band. In this, Verizon® is planning to inculcate the spectrum to their system to improve and speed up the services for their customers. “It’s clearly another tool to help augment capacity,” said Mike Haberman, VP of Verizon’s network engineering. He also dropped a clue regarding Verizon’s use of unlicensed 3.5GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service band just like it is currently using 5GHz band via Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) “You can transmit more power with CBRS than you can with LAA. So it helps out from that perspective,” Haberman said. “The negative though
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Is There a Telecom Clash on the Horizon?

This year will witness one of the biggest telecom battles in recent times as AT&T® prepares to roll out its new streaming OTT product to combat Disney’s new release. However, AT&T® does not consider the OTT product as the final frontier of supremacy in one of the best cable deals that is on the cards. The unnamed application will feature content from HBO®, the Warner Bros. library, and many more. It is going to be a three-tiered service. The first core with movies, the second with blockbuster movies and original programming, and the third layer with the library’s content. Turner chief Kevin Reilly said, “Our initial launch will be a beta product in Q4, and we’ll ramp up and refine
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Amy Poehler Shines through Internet and Technology Ads

Amy Poehler, the star of the “Parks and Recreation” show, is featured in a series of advertisements for the fastest internet provider, Comcast®. The multitalented actress said it was fun filming the XFINITY® commercials. The year-long ad campaign ‘Simple, Easy, Awesome – starring Amy Poehler’ makes use of her humor sense to highlight Comcast’s product advantages, across XFINITY® TV, XFINITY Mobile®, and XFINITY® Internet services. An ad titled ‘Make Yourself at Home’ sees Amy using the voice activation feature of XFINITY® to look at cute baby sloth videos. We also see that the actress has made herself at ease on a couch in an outlet, surrounded by shoppers and staff. The retail store is that of the cable cum best
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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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Jeremy Darroch Opens on the Cable Deal Benefits in London Conference

Comcast® completed its acquisition of Sky® in 2018, but the benefits of the deal are already coming to the acquired and the buyer, said Jeremy Darroch, who is the pay-TV giant’s CEO. “Just a few months after coming together, we are already starting to see benefits flowing in both directions,” Jeremy Darroch said at the “Media & Telecoms 2019 & Beyond”, a conference held in London. “So we will be bringing Comcast’s voice interface to Sky® Q later this year, and our broadband customers in Italy will benefit from Comcast’s XFi product. When NBCUniversal an advertising VOD service in the U.S. next year, it will be Sky®’s OTT technology platform, developed here down the road
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Cell Site Opens in Baltimore County for Public Safety

A new cell site has been added upon Hazelwood Avenue that will help to extend communications coverage during everyday needs, emergencies, or special events. The upgrade is part of FirstNet®, a public safety network being built out around the nation by AT&T®. Formed through a public-private deal, FirstNet® is designed to develop public safety communications. Maryland opted in the public safety network in 2017 to help first responders communicate. The FirstNet® effort comprises deploying Band 14, the LTE spectrum that is exclusively set aside for first responders and public safety officials. The cell sites in the US can help enhance connectivity for firefighters, police officers, and other first responders. In rural allocations, that might mean bridging the coverage gap. In
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Oakland Raiders Found a Partner to Make its Stadium “Most Connected”

Oakland Raiders has entered into a ten-year deal with Cox Communications®. Part of the deal includes Cox® providing its multiple gigabit bandwidth internet to both fans of American football and for operations at the under-construction stadium in Las Vegas. “We have the advantage of being one of the last franchises to build a new stadium,” Marc Badain, the President of Oakland Raiders, said. “We engaged with every single team to see what has done well and what they could have done better. We can pretty much incorporate best practices and best of show from all the buildings and bring them here to Las Vegas to ensure our fans have the best experience in the league.” The cable cum best internet
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

More OTT Services Now Available to Internet Users

Charter Communications®, who offers the best cable deals to its customers, recently announced that they are now planning to launch a new OTT service for their internet users. Named Spectrum® TV Essentials, the video streaming service will be offering live as well as On Demand content from various entertainment and news networks. Reports say that the service would be priced at $15 a month, and will not contain any sports channels. TV programming from the most popular networks including Discovery, A+E Networks, Viacom, Crown Media, and AMC Networks would be offered in the OTT service at the start. Executives from Charter Communications® said that users would also be able to access Spectrum® Originals via the streaming service from May onward.
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Another Telecom Giant to Launch Streaming Video Services

Charter Communications®, one of the fastest internet provider in the country, has announced that it is planning to launch a high tech streaming video service within 2 – 3 months. The company is apparently attempting to reclaim its pay TV subscribers and reinforce its strength in the industry. The service is called “TV Essentials” and it will be available to Charter® broadband customers at a monthly rate of $14.99. Reports say that the program will include 60 live TV channels and On Demand content from American networks such as AMC, Viacom, Hallmark, Networks, and Discovery. The service will not feature sports as of now, but focuse on news programming and entertainment. TV Essentials has been released after another of the
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Telecom Giant Sues Another for False Marketing Claims

Sprint®, one of the top telecom companies in the US, is set to sue AT&T® for labeling its network as 5G when it is actually 4G. This is a complaint that is set to standardize the proceedings in the space of 5G, which is set to make its entry on a large scale worldwide. It would also demean AT&T® badly if the verdict goes against them. Sprint® demands that AT&T® refrains from the use of terms “5G E”, “5GE”, “5G Evolution”, or any usages that contain the term 5G for ongoing packages. Meanwhile, AT&T® CEO Randall Stephenson commented that, “We feel very comfortable with how we’ve characterized the new service that we’re launching.” Sprint® is moving legally against AT&T® for
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Major Telecom Companies Point to the Use of CBRS

With the CBRS space showing more signs of improvement and overall scale up, more companies like T-Mobile® and Verizon Communications® expressed their intentions of adding the services in their band. In this, Verizon® is planning to inculcate the spectrum to their system to improve and speed up the services for their customers. “It’s clearly another tool to help augment capacity,” said Mike Haberman, VP of Verizon’s network engineering. He also dropped a clue regarding Verizon’s use of unlicensed 3.5GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service band just like it is currently using 5GHz band via Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) “You can transmit more power with CBRS than you can with LAA. So it helps out from that perspective,” Haberman said. “The negative though
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Is There a Telecom Clash on the Horizon?

This year will witness one of the biggest telecom battles in recent times as AT&T® prepares to roll out its new streaming OTT product to combat Disney’s new release. However, AT&T® does not consider the OTT product as the final frontier of supremacy in one of the best cable deals that is on the cards. The unnamed application will feature content from HBO®, the Warner Bros. library, and many more. It is going to be a three-tiered service. The first core with movies, the second with blockbuster movies and original programming, and the third layer with the library’s content. Turner chief Kevin Reilly said, “Our initial launch will be a beta product in Q4, and we’ll ramp up and refine
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Amy Poehler Shines through Internet and Technology Ads

Amy Poehler, the star of the “Parks and Recreation” show, is featured in a series of advertisements for the fastest internet provider, Comcast®. The multitalented actress said it was fun filming the XFINITY® commercials. The year-long ad campaign ‘Simple, Easy, Awesome – starring Amy Poehler’ makes use of her humor sense to highlight Comcast’s product advantages, across XFINITY® TV, XFINITY Mobile®, and XFINITY® Internet services. An ad titled ‘Make Yourself at Home’ sees Amy using the voice activation feature of XFINITY® to look at cute baby sloth videos. We also see that the actress has made herself at ease on a couch in an outlet, surrounded by shoppers and staff. The retail store is that of the cable cum best
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