Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $84,552
Woo hoo!! And now over 96%!! Less than $3.5k to go!! Let's git 'er done.

Keyword: comcast

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Disney and Fox are closing in on deal, could be announced next week: Sources

    12/05/2017 7:33:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 7, 2017 | David Faber
    Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox are closing in on a deal, and it could come as soon as next week, according to sources familiar with the matter. CNBC has been reporting that Disney has held talks with the Rupert Murdoch-controlled media company to acquire its studio and television production assets, leaving Fox with its news and sports assets. Fox is also talking with CNBC parent company Comcast, but the talks with Disney have progressed more significantly.
  • Anyone else having Comcast DNS Problems again this week?

    11/11/2017 6:55:37 AM PST · by usconservative · 40 replies
    Self ^ | 11/11/2017 | USConservative
    Third time in this week Comcast's DNS is messing up big time. First they blamed Century One earlier this week then their connectivity to CL's backbone was experiencing issues, now Comcrap is blaming "local service outages." Getting really sick of Comcrap, unfortunately they're the only option in my area. Anyone else on Comcrap having issues? Where are you? Is this another nationwide event that they're trying to squelch? Chicago area here. (Spare me the Chicago jokes, I've either heard 'em all, repeated 'em all, or made my fair share up about Chicago and living near the murder capital of these...
  • Massive Outage Hits Comcast, Spectrum and Level 3 Communications (1:24 min)

    11/06/2017 1:39:33 PM PST · by ransomnote · 47 replies ^ | November 6, 2017 | Youtube vlogger DAHBOO77
    Video at link is 1:24 minutes in length and was uploaded around 12:50 PST. The video displays a map of regions of outages all occurring in the same place for 3 separate entities (Comcast, Spectrum, Level 3). The vlogger provided the following link for use in learning more about the outages: You can change the company viewed but the link is currently set to Comcast-Xfinity.
  • Comcast experiencing internet outage across U.S.

    11/06/2017 12:12:09 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 56 replies ^ | Nov 6 2017
    DENVER — Comcast’s internet service, Xfinity, is reportedly experiencing outages across the country, according to multiple reports. A look at the map on shows the outage hitting major cities like San Francisco, Boston, and Seattle.
  • ESPN Lost 480,000 Subscribers in October

    10/31/2017 8:46:13 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    There are a variety of ways, in which businesses judge whether they’re having a successful business day. However, if you’re losing over 15,000 customers a day, that is generally frowned upon.
  • Comcast Xfinity Sees Huge Subscriber Loss, Shares Plunge

    09/13/2017 6:08:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 10 Sep 2017
    Comcast, the parent company of MSNBC, saw its shares plunge this past week as the company said it expected a record drop-off of subscribers for its Xfinity cable and internet service. The selloff of shares began on Thursday when Matthew Strauss, a Comcast vice-president for Xfinity, told a Merrill Lynch media conference that the company was bracing for a dramatic loss of 100,000 to 150,000 subscribers in the third quarter of this year. Shares had closed Wednesday at over $41 a share, but Thursday’s announcement led to a 7 percent price decline -- the biggest drop in share price since...
  • Comcast Cable TV Not Working

    08/08/2017 7:51:42 PM PDT · by Steve_Seattle · 47 replies
    Self/Vanity | 8/8/2017 | Stephen Triesch
    I live in the Seattle area and just lost all TV connection via Comcast. Is anyone anywhere having similar problems?
  • Comcast Problems? (Vanity)

    06/26/2017 11:40:08 PM PDT · by be-baw · 40 replies
    Casa be-baw | Today | be-baw
    Lost cable TV, internet, and phone service from Comcast around 1:30 am. I'm in Lansing, Mi. Anyone else having problems.
  • Comcast creates 600 jobs in Broward County (Florida)

    04/14/2017 12:06:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The South Florida Journal ^ | April 13, 2017 | Emon Reiser, digital producer
    Comcast Corp. on Thursday announced 600 new jobs for its base in Miramar. The Philadelphia-based telecommunications giant (Nasdaq: CMCSA) said it aims to focus on improving its customer service by adding 5,500 customer service jobs across the country. A direct beneficiary of the plan, South Florida will be the base of Comcast's beefed up customer care team at 15800 S.W. 25th St. Among the hundreds of new sales and customer care jobs coming to Broward County, the Fortune 50 company will have 160 representatives dedicated to technical support for Comcast Business' small- and medium-business customers as well. "Today’s announcement shows...
  • Comcast staffers join walkout over Trump's immigration crackdown

    02/03/2017 7:30:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | 2/3/17 | Shuan Nichols
    Add Comcast to the ranks of companies whose workers have come out against President Trump's crackdown on Muslim immigrants. The cable giant on Thursday saw workers from multiple offices walking out to join protests over the President's travel restrictions on seven countries. Employees from Comcast offices in Philadelphia, Sunnyvale, California, Washington, DC, and New York City (SoHo) all took their leave Thursday to participate in rallies. According to Philadelphia blog Billy Penn, the Philly rally in particular drew a large crowd, as hundreds of employees from Comcast's main office walked out to take part in protests at City Hall. Workers...
  • Comcast employees get paid time off to protest Trump travel ban

    02/02/2017 8:11:21 AM PST · by RummyChick · 28 replies ^ | 2/2/17 | By Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for
    TRENTON -- President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily restricting travel from seven majority-Muslim countries prompted Comcast to give its employees paid time off to protest. Trump's order sparked protests around the country and elicited rebukes from a handful of CEOs of companies that employ tens of thousands of U.S. workers, including Bill Ford, CEO of Ford Motor Company, who took to the airwaves to say the ban "goes against our values as a company." Comcast, one of the nation's largest telecommunications and media conglomerates, went a step further by giving employees the opportunity to protest.
  • Cable Cutting Rant - Vanity

    01/13/2017 3:13:52 PM PST · by Weeble · 54 replies
    Vanity | 1/13/2017 | Weeble
    I've seen several posts here about cable cutting and thought I'd chime in and rant. I have been considering cutting the cable and am salivating over switching to Sling or PlayStation Vue. I already have Kodi. Content isn't the problem, internet is the problem (though my Dish bill has skyrocket over the years). My DSL from CenturyLink has increased 75% over the past few years. I have the fastest speed they offer in my area, a blistering 5 mbps, though I am paying for their 12 mbps service, which isn't available because they haven't laid the fiber optic in my...
  • Watch lazy Comcast workers cause a bunch of traffic pileups

    12/15/2016 8:09:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 79 replies ^ | December 14, 2016 | Chris Mills
    When you hear people complaining about Comcast, it’s normally something to do with bad service or price hikes. But this repair tech found a whole new way to make people mad about Comcast: park your truck right over a blind hill in the middle of a snowstorm, cause multiple cars to bail into a ditch, then drive off while blaming everyone else. The video shows a pair of Comcast trucks carrying out repairs along a 40mph road in a rural area, in the middle of a snowstorm. Where the trucks are stopped is just over a blind hill, so the...
  • UPDATED: Comcast Workers Don’t Seem To Care That Their Truck May Have Caused Half-Dozen Accidents

    12/14/2016 3:33:36 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 62 replies ^ | December 14th, 2016 | Kate Cox
    Comcast has issued a statement apologizing for this week’s incident. “When I watched this video I was very concerned by what I saw,” says Ed Marchetti, SVP of Technical Operations, Comcast Cable, in a statement emailed to Consumerist. “Our employees should always protect people and treat them with respect no matter what the situation. Safety matters most – especially in dangerous weather conditions like this. “We are actively investigating what happened when our technicians were on site to restore services during an outage and we will reach out to those who were impacted by this incident. “Within the next 24-48...
  • My F'n Optimum Internet Service is like Electricity in Yugoslavia

    08/21/2016 11:12:53 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 45 replies
    Aug 21, 2016 | ML/NJ (Complete Vanity !)
    Well, my Internet "Service" must be back on or I wouldn't be able to post this. I pay nearly $200 a month for Internet/Phone/Cable to Optimum/Cablevison a month. Ans sometimes it works. It reminds me of the stories I used to here from folks at a worksite in Yugoslavia. The electricity there was on from about 1 PM to 4 PM almost daily. I tried to call Optimum Friday night to complain when my Internet (and phone) went out. Fifteen minutes of annoying PRESS ONE FOR ENGLISH, ENTER YOUR PHONE NUMBER FOLLOWED BY THE POUND SIGN, WOULD YOU LIKE TO...
  • AT&T offering $5 internet to low-income families (under deal with FCC)

    05/02/2016 9:12:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | April 22, 2016 | Heather Kelly
    Any home where at least one person receives food stamps will be eligible for the new program, called Access from AT&T. The offering is part of an agreement AT&T (T, Tech30) made with the FCC as part of last year's DirectTV merger and will be available until 2020. The company is the latest to offer discounted internet to low-income households in the United States, joining Comcast (CCV), Google Fiber, and some local government and nonprofit. These programs help close the so-called "digital divide" for families who would otherwise be forced to rely on school connections or cell phones. A lack...
  • Comcast CFO Cavanagh gets $41 million in 2015

    04/09/2016 2:40:55 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 04/09/2016 | Bob Fernandez
    Comcast's new chief financial officer, Mike Cavanagh, knocked it out of the ballpark with compensation in 2015 of $40.6 million. He officially began his job as CFO on July 1. --SNIP--- Comcast's six highest-paid executives - Cavanagh, Roberts, Burke, and Comcast Cable division CEO Neil Smit, senior executive vice president David L. Cohen, and former CFO Michael Angelakis - were compensated a total of $176.5 million in 2015.
  • Comcast Outage Nationwide

    02/15/2016 8:42:36 AM PST · by MrMarbles · 87 replies
    Who else is having problems today with their Comcast TV? From what I'm seeing online it looks like a nationwide problem. I can't get through to anyone in customer support. Does anyone have any information from Comcast about this issue? Thanks.
  • UCL sets new digital data speed record: 50,000 times faster than today's superfast internet

    02/14/2016 6:24:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Cosmos ^ | February 12, 2016 | Viviane Richter
    Imagine downloading Game of Thrones - all seasons, in HD - within a single second. That's what a next-generation optical transmission system developed by University College London scientists could do. Their system can handle a rate of 1.125 terabit per second - that's 50,000 times faster than the average "superfast" broadband connection in the UK. The team set the record for the fastest ever data rate for digital information. The infrastructure itself isn't revolutionary. The system uses optical fibres, which are already used to carry binary code as light signals through thousands of kilometres of wire. What has made the...
  • It's time to kill the cable box with apps

    01/31/2016 6:25:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    CNET ^ | 01/31/16 | David Katzmaier
    Commentary: A proposal by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler calls for cable companies like Comcast to "unlock the set-top box." Unlocking isn't enough. The box should die, once and for all, and be replaced by apps. There's no technological reason that Comcast, or Time Warner Cable, or Charter or any other cable TV provider needs to provide physical hardware at all. There's no need for warehouses full of cable boxes or arduous "service windows" where the technician supposedly shows up "sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m."-- or not--to fix (or more likely just replace) your device. Full-fledged pay...