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  • NBCUniversal Executive Hosts Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton (Comcast, NBC & MSNBC)

    11/07/2015 4:33:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/05/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    An NBCUniversal executive, Joe Waz, is hosting a fundraiser today for Hillary Clinton. "Clinton has arrived at her first fundraiser of the day. NBCUniversal executive Joe Waz, and his wife Cynthia Telles, are hosting the event," Dan Merica of CNN reports on Twitter. NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast, operates NBC and MSNBC, among other television networks.
  • The Presidential Cage Match

    10/31/2015 12:01:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/15 | Obie Usategui
    In summary, I thought the so-called debate was no more than a “Cage-Match” promoted by CNBC, owned by NBC, a division of Comcast and one of the nation’s leading liberal networks You know, as the sun set on Wednesday night, October 28th, I realized that my night was, potentially speaking, full of great things to watch on T.V., all of which had the makings of a very entertaining evening. A lot there to choose from, I should say. There was that first game of baseball’s World Series, between the N.Y. Mets and the Kansas City Royals; there was my long-awaited...
  • Comcast hacked my browser?

    10/09/2015 6:41:30 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    meshuge mikey ^ | October 9, 2015 | Meshuge Mikey
    when trying to access Free Republic Frun Section on My Chrome browser....it defaults to a Comcast Activation Page. Id be very careful about using this link f youre a COMCAST CUSTOMER.. https://activate.comcast.com/RoutingEngine/accountlookup.do Yes Id be very careful about using this link f youre a COMCAST CUSTOMER..as Id hate to see anyone stuck in this partiular loop de loop I changed service today..got a new modem...got activated...and all was seemingly well until I tried to log on the Free Republic....with my CHROME Browser. My safari browser hasnt been hijacked oddly enough. the people at comcast. have NO IDEA why this happened....
  • Comcast Rolls Over for Hillary

    10/09/2015 8:12:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Tim Graham. In June, Comcast executive vice president David Cohen hosted a $2,700-a-plate fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. On the first weekend in October, the NBC Universal in-kind contributions really kicked in: a star turn on "Saturday Night Live," a Sunday morning interview with Rev. Al Sharpton, and a Monday town hall meeting on the "Today" program. The Daily Beast was blunt in a headline: "'Saturday Night Live' Premiere Basically a Hillary Clinton Campaign Ad." Writer Kevin Fallon documented how the aid and comfort for Clinton wasn't just in the skit where...
  • The New York Times and the rehabilitation of Steven Rattner

    10/06/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2013 | Ryan Chittum
    The New York Times is declaring that disgraced private equity mogul Steven Rattner has gotten his reputation back in the Manhattan lunch circles that matter. This was probably only a matter of time given that it was the Times itself that played a leading role in his rehabilitation. Its Andrew Ross Sorkin, naturally, who pronounces the cleansing complete, even wondering aloud if Rattner could be a Treasury secretary someday. This about a guy who just two years ago paid $16 million to settle SEC and New York lawsuits against him for taking part in a kickback scheme with public officials...
  • Comcast Users Now Need To Pay A $30 Premium If They Want To Avoid Usage Caps

    09/02/2015 5:03:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 09/01/15 | Karl Bode
    Comcast has slowly but surely been expanding the company's usage cap trials since around 2012, largely focusing them on less competitive markets where annoyed users can't vote with their wallets. In these seventeen (and counting) trial markets, Comcast broadband customers face a monthly usage cap of 300 gigabytes. After that, users need to shell out $10 for each additional 50 gigabytes of data consumed. The trials have expanded slowly but surely in the hopes of minimizing user backlash. Basically, Comcast is the hot water slowly coming to a boil, and you're the frog. It appears that Comcast has now added...
  • Is St. Louis under a cyber attack? Threat map points to China

    07/08/2015 2:01:03 PM PDT · by mojito · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/8/2015 | Joe Millizter
    Is St. Louis at the center of a cyber attack from China? A company that monitors threats on the internet shows a large amount of traffic headed into the area from China. According to Norsecorps Twitter profile they offer, Live threat intelligence & unmatched visibility into the darkest corners of the Internet. A map on the companys website shows a lot of activity coming from locations in china to IP addresses located mostly in St. Louis, Kirksville and Seattle. The majority of targets listed in the map are located in the US with origins in China.
  • Comcast exec to hold fundraiser for Hillary Clinton ($1000 per hour)

    06/13/2015 12:24:24 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | 06/12/2015 | Dan Norton
    Comcast executive vice president David L. Cohen will host a fundraising event at his home with Hillary Clinton on June 26. The Philadelphia Inquirer obtained a copy of the invitation, which prices tickets at $2,700 per person. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The mid-day fundraiser is not the first time Cohen has made efforts to help candidates raise money as they run for office.
  • SHARPTON to Hold March on Washington To Demand DOJ Takeover of US Police Departments

    05/01/2015 3:42:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 30, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Sharpton calls for Justice Department Takeover of US Police. The Rev. Al Sharpton in Baltimore Thursday called for the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in the United States and hold bad officers accountable. From the video Al Sharpton announced Thursday he will hold a march to Washington to push for Justice Department takeover of the US police. Thats why were going to do this march from here to Washington. We need the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in this country.(continued)
  • Al Sharpton to visit city, plan march to Washington over Gray's death

    04/28/2015 2:28:41 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 27, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    The New York-based civil rights activist also wants to plan a two-day march in May from Baltimore to Washington, expressing frustration in the lack of answers into Gray's death. Gray, who died April 19 after suffering a spinal cord injury while in police custody, was buried Monday. "I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since Day 1 to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement," Sharpton said in a statement.
  • Al Sharpton to visit Baltimore, seek answers in Freddie Gray's death

    04/27/2015 2:59:51 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 59 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 27 | Yvonne Wenge
    Civil rights leader, the Rev. Al Sharpton, said Monday he plans to visit Baltimore this week to help push police for answers in the death of Freddie Gray.
  • Collapse of Time Warner-Comcast merger could extend Dodgers TV impasse indefinitely

    04/24/2015 1:25:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Lev
    It appears the long, frustrating wait for Dodgers fans hoping to see their team on TV will continue indefinitely. Multiple reports Thursday indicated the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable distributor of the Dodgers-owned SportsNet LA was on the verge of collapsing. The merger between the companies had been viewed as a potential solution to the distribution impasse that has prevented about 70 percent of the local market from seeing the majority of Dodgers games since the start of last season. The collapse of that deal means "the status quo remains in place," said sports-media consultant...
  • Comcast Is Said to End $45 Billion Bid for Time Warner Cable

    04/23/2015 6:47:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Facing intense regulatory scrutiny, Comcast is planning to abandon its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, people briefed on the matter said on Thursday, ending a bid that would have united the countrys two largest cable operators and reshaped the rapidly evolving video and broadband markets. The collapse of the deal comes as technology changes and an array of Internet offerings upend how people watch and pay for television, making broadband service more important than ever. Had the deal been approved, the combined company would have controlled as much as 57 percent of the nations broadband market and just...
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger in doubt, report claims (DOJ)

    04/17/2015 9:05:49 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 31 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 4/17/2015 | CNN Money
    A Bloomberg report on Friday cast new doubts on Comcast's long-gestating bid to buy Time Warner Cable. The news wire, citing anonymous sources, reported that "staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block" the bid. The attorneys "could submit their review as soon as next week," Bloomberg said. Then the department's leadership will decide whether to act on the recommendation. The Justice Department declined to comment, and so did the other government agency that is reviewing the proposed merger, the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Direct TV Pulls Rob Lowe Ads After Comcast Complaints

    04/09/2015 12:22:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 79 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 9, 2015 | by DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    DirecTV has pulled a popular advertising campaign featuring actor Rob Lowe after cable company Comcast complained that many of the ads claims could not be supported by evidence. The ads feature two versions of Lowe the cool DirecTV subscriber Rob Lowe, and the Super Creepy cable subscriber Rob Lowe. Various iterations of the ads substitute Super Creepy for other derogatory versions of the character, like Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe, or Broken-Down Less Attractive Rob Lowe. Cable company Comcast made several complaints about the ad campaign to the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Better Business Bureau, which hears claims...
  • New Homeowner Has To Sell House Because Of Comcasts Incompetence, Lack Of Competition

    03/26/2015 11:45:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | March 25, 2015 | Chris Morran
    Only months after moving into his new home in Washington state, Consumerist reader Seth is already looking to sell his house. He didnt lose his job or discover that the property is haunted. No, Seth cant stay much longer because no one can provide broadband service to his address; even though Comcast and CenturyLink both misled him into thinking hed be connected to their networks and in spite of the fact that his county runs a high-speed fiberoptic network that goes very near to his property. Like an increasing number of Americans, Seth works from home, meaning that its vital...
  • Feds probe whether Comcast restricted online video

    03/02/2015 8:38:32 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/2015 | Julian Hattem
    Federal regulators overseeing Comcasts proposed merger with Time Warner Cable want to know if the cable giants put limits on companies streaming video options.In letters last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asked eight major programmers including Walt Disney Co., Viacom and CBS whether or not the companies placed any restrictions or limitations on their ability to distribute TV shows over the Internet. ADVERTISEMENT According to Bloomberg, the Justice Department which is also charged with reviewing the $45 billion merger proposal is doing its own investigation into whether the merger would hurt competition for online video.While the FCC has...
  • Bryon Allen: Sharpton Is 'Black Pawn' For 'White Masters,' Obama Is 'Bought And Paid For' [Video]

    03/01/2015 9:53:04 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/01/2015 | Alex Griswold
    Legendary TV talk show host Byron Allen went on CNNs Reliable Sources Sunday to discusshis ongoing racial discrimination lawsuit against Comcast and Al Sharpton.He called Sharpton a black pawn perpetuating financial genocide on the black community, and bashed President Barack Obama for protecting donors that discriminate against blacks. ALLEN: Al Sharpton is not important. Hes nothing more than a black pawn in a very sophisticated white economic chess game. Hes being used by his white masters at Comcast and AT&T. He just needs to shut up and get in the bleachers. What we have to do is get the...
  • Lawsuit Plaintiff Byron Allen: Comcast Uses 'Least Expensive Negro' Al Sharpton

    02/28/2015 4:10:22 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 28, 2015 | Rahel Gebreyes
    Allen also said media companies add insult to injury by throwing money at Sharpton, "the least expensive negro," to "cover" up their track record of "blatant" discrimination. "Instead of spending real money with real, 100 percent African American-owned media, it is easier to give [Sharpton] $50,000 to give them a cover," he said.
  • Theres already a conspiracy theory brewing over net neutrality (FCC wants to regulate )

    02/27/2015 6:00:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 79 replies
    washington Post ^ | February 27 at 6:30 AM | By Brian Fung
    <p>Why won't they release the rules?!?!</p> <p>It's been less than 24 hourssincethe Federal Communications Commissionvoted to approve strict new regulations on Internet providers, but that's the leading question coming from its critics.</p> <p>Conservatives are demanding that the FCC release a full copy of the regulationsthat it's planning to impose on companies such as Comcast and Verizon and taking the agency's silence as evidence of a cover-up. Readers of anFCC blog post have suspiciously mused that "these new regulations should have been published by now." It's much the same over on Twitter.</p>
  • Black Media Exec: Obama Uses Sharpton to 'Control the Negroes'

    02/26/2015 10:27:20 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | February 26, 2015 | Bradford Thomas
    Entertainment Studios CEO and former TV talk show host Byron Allen tore into Al Sharpton, President Obama, and Comcast for their manipulation of African Americans for their own political and financial purposes. Al Sharpton is nothing more than a black pawn in a very sophisticated white economic chess game, Allen said. Hes not even bright enough to know hes on the chess board and hes being used by his white masters at Comcast Allens comments came in a discussion with The Daily Caller about the $20 billion lawsuit filed this week against Comcast, Time Warner Cable, the NAACP, the Urban...
  • Get this: Al Sharpton and Comcast hit with $20 billion lawsuit alleging racial discrimination

    02/23/2015 3:01:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Bad news, everyone. According to reports and rumors, MSNBC’s Red Wedding is only growing bloodier. Al Sharpton’s MSNBC program Politics Nation, on the air since 2011, is headed for the chopping block. For now, that’s just a rumor, but the confirmed details of a lawsuit targeting both Sharpton and his employer are far more troubling for both than merely the floundering ratings of the cable host slash political activist. A lawsuit targeting Comcast and Sharpton last week, filed by the National Association of African-American Owned Media, alleges that both parties engaged in systematic discrimination against black-owned media outlets. This...
  • Comcast, Al Sharpton Hit With $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    02/23/2015 10:09:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 23. 2015 | Eriq Gardner
    The National Association of African-American Owned Media alleges that Sharpton and other advocates have been bought off. Even though the FCC hasn't yet ruled on the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, one group has already filed a lawsuit claiming at least $20 billion in damages from the way the two giants allegedly discriminate against black-owned media. The complaint, filed in California on Friday, comes from the National Association of African-American Owned Media, which also filed a similar suit against AT&T and DirecTV in December. This time, the plaintiff is not only targeting both Comcast and TWC on...
  • Brian Williams Tried, Failed To Secure Promise To Return To The Nightly News in 6 Months

    02/12/2015 2:41:49 PM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2015 | AVID MCCORMACK
    Full Title:Brian Williams Tried and Failed to Secure a Promise That He Would Definitely Return to the Nightly News in Six Months, Claim NBC Insiders Williams failed to receive any assurance from bosses that he will be able to walk back into his old job when his six month suspension is done Anchor has so far failed to comment but may now attempt to negotiate a settlement deal to leave NBC rather than wait til August Williams had favored a short suspension that would allow him to maintain his position as managing editor 'That was never going to happen,' said...
  • Comcast allegedly changes name on another customer's bill to a profanity

    02/07/2015 12:55:29 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    FOX news ^ | February 07, 2015 | FOX news
    The cable giant Comcast may have done it again--addressing a bill to a disgruntled subscriber with a profanity. A few weeks ago Comcast apologized for sending a bill to Washington state customer Ricardo Brown that was addressed, "A--hole Brown." The offending bill showed up in his mailbox after his wife had called to cancel their cable service. Now Mary Bauer is telling the Chicago Tribune that her most recent Comcast bill--which she just got the other day--was addressed to "Super B----h Bauer." "I did not open it up, because I'm not a Super B----h, Bauer told the paper Friday. "Mail...
  • Southwest Airlines, Comcast, Office Depot Sponsor Homosexual...Conference Featuring Gay Jesus'

    02/06/2015 12:37:53 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 57 replies
    Americans for Truth ^ | 2-6-15 | Peter LaBarbera
    Southwest Airlines is among the major corporate sponsors of the 2015 Creating Change conference, an annual event drawing thousands of homosexual, bisexual, transgender, queer and kink (sadomasochistic) activists from across the country. The massive gathering of LGBTQueer activists opens today in Denver and includes a screening of a documentary film celebrating a gay-authored play casting Jesus as a homosexual. The documentary, Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption, celebrates the 1998 play Corpus Christi, by homosexual playwright Terrence McNally, in which Joshua, representing Jesus Christ, is cast as a homosexual who as a teenager had homosexual sex with Judas (who later becomes...
  • Your opinions about Comcast? (vanity)

    02/06/2015 7:20:01 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 68 replies
    Feb. 6, 2015 | me
    Comcast is now offering in my area a triple-play package (TV, phone, and Internet) that is much cheaper than what I'm paying now with Verizon. No contracts either. But I've heard many bad things about Comcast. Is that all in the past, or is Comcast still a mess? Your thoughts, please.
  • MSNBC suffers lowest ratings in a decade

    02/04/2015 6:55:07 PM PST · by george76 · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/4/15 | DYLAN BYERS
    MSNBC registered its lowest full-day rating in nearly a decade on Tuesday, a devastatingly low benchmark that shows just how severe the network's decline has become. The liberal cable news network drew an average of 55,000 viewers in the all-important 25-to-54 year-old demo on Tuesday, its lowest full-day rating since July 2005, according to Nielsen ratings provided by an industry source. CNN had nearly three times as many viewers in the demo; Fox News nearly five times as many. That low reflects a more general decline in recent years.
  • More customers report Comcast is changing their names on bills

    01/31/2015 3:26:33 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 30, 2015, 9:24 PM | CBS News
    [VIDEO] After a Comcast employee changed a customer's first name to "A**hole," more customers are now coming forward with similar stories, including one whose bills were addressed to "Whore Julia."
  • Comcast apologizes for changing customer's billing name to profanity

    01/29/2015 10:38:49 AM PST · by Loyalist · 47 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 29, 2015 | David Hancock
    You know they may be thinking it about you, when you're arguing with a customer service representative. But it's a stretch when you actually see it in writing: "A**hole". That's what happened to a Spokane, Washington couple after they sparred about their bill with a customer service representative from Comcast. When Ricardo and Lisa Brown got their monthly service bill, the husband's name had been changed from Ricardo Brown to "A**hole Brown."
  • What Ive Learned From Dropping Fox News

    01/07/2015 5:52:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/07/2015 | By Greg Scandlen
    I switched to Dish from Comcast about three months ago. Dumb. I was hoping to save some money and dont care for Comcasts politics. I knew satellites have some reception problems during storms, but was willing to live with that. I had no idea they would drop the only channel worth watching on television. Now, I dont like everything about Fox. Sean Hannity is too strident for my tastes, and Bill OReilly is a blowhard bully, but Im less interested in the prime-time programming than in the daytime news, now that Im retired and at home most days. Of course,...
  • MSNBC Closes 2014 In Last Place, Hemorrhaging Viewers

    01/01/2015 3:05:30 PM PST · by george76 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Dec 2014 | John Nolte
    How bad was 2014 for MSNBC? So bad, the left-wing cable news network lost the 2014 ratings war to CNN. Yes, that CNN. According to Deadline, MSNBC is hemorrhaging viewers, especially in the all-important news demo (viewers aged 25-54): ... For the 13th consecutive year, Fox News annihilated its left-wing counterparts at CNN and MSNBC. In total viewers, Fox beat MSNBC and CNN combined.
  • Comcast says I need a new Docsis 3.0 modem in January 2015. .....But I am skeptical (vanity)

    12/29/2014 2:00:12 PM PST · by dennisw · 34 replies
    Dec 2014 | self
    Freeper tech gurus I have a Motorola surfboard that has served me well for 8 years. It is probably Docsis 2.0...... I am topping out at 30 mbps which is good enough. Some internet reports say I can double this speed with a newer Docsis 3.0 modem I get phone calls from Comcast saying I will need this newer type modem or will have trouble with reception due to them upgrading where I am to a docsis 3.0 system. So I need the compatible modem Do I really need the newer 3.0 modem? THANKS!
  • Time for Comcast-NBC to Fire Al Sharpton

    12/27/2014 3:27:08 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 27, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    MEMO TO: Comcast/NBC Universal Happy New Year. Now do yourself and your company a favor and fire the man identified by Mediaite as ..reallythe most powerful man in America. Who would that be, as described here, exactly? Outside of the president, Al Sharpton might possibly be the most powerful man in America right now. - So if the ratings are bad and the delivery even worse, why and how does Sharpton still have a program on the air? Answer: Because Comcast and NBC and this is just an educated guess must be petrified to fire him (by, yes,...
  • Ugly Behind the Scenes Turmoil at Meet The Press Revealed

    12/22/2014 11:37:22 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Shield your eyes! Read no further! The Washingtonian magazine has revealed some really ugly behind the scenes turmoil and backstabbings that accompained the departure of David Gregory from Meet The Press last summer. The revelations could be too much of a shock for some of you to endure. If the shock doesn't terminate you, suffocation from uncontrollable laughing at NBC's absurd antics could finish you off. If you dare to read on, you will find out that Chuck Todd was hardly a modest shrinking violet when it came to replacing David Gregory. In fact, he had been clawing for that...
  • Comcast Hotspot Lawsuit Claims WiFi Expansion Piggybacks on Signals From Customer Routers

    12/10/2014 6:54:05 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Clyde Hughes
    Comcast's attempt to expand WiFi hotspots around the country has been met with a class action lawsuit in San Francisco by customers who claim the cable giant is trying to use their wireless routers to let others access the Internet. According to the Courthouse News Service, the lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court by lead plaintiff Toyer Grear and it charges that Comcast gave unsuspecting customers across the country routers that would broadcast secondary signals allowing others to connect with the Internet without the customer's approval. ... The suit claims Comcast hoped to piggyback off its customers so it...
  • Report: Al Sharpton owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes

    11/19/2014 9:51:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/19/14 | Ashley Killough
    Civil rights leader and MSNBC host Al Sharpton and his for-profit business owe more than $4.5 million in current state and federal taxes, according to a New York Times report out Tuesday. His tax liabilities come despite making a hefty salary, and he and his nonprofit advocacy organization, National Action Network, have been missing payments to hotels, landlords and travel agencies, the report says.
  • FCC chair distances himself from Obama on Net Neutrality (NOT Blindly Following Orders)

    11/12/2014 11:46:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 12, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    That would be the Democratic, Barack Obama-appointed FCC chair, who spent yesterday backpedaling from his boss on a major policy announcement. Obama went so far as to push out a video demanding unilateral action from the FCC on Net Neutrality, the latest White House distraction from the disastrous midterm elections and an attempt to show that Obama is still relevant: As long as Im President, Obama says into the camera after cheesy, 1996-style buffering graphics, thats what Ill be fighting for, too. He may be fighting for it, but Obama clearly isntmanaging for it very well. Within hours of this...
  • Cable stocks fall after Obama backs Net Neutrality

    11/10/2014 4:31:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 10, 2014 6:01 PM EST | Ken Sweet
    Cable company stocks fell sharply Monday after President Obama called for the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify Internet access as a utility. If the FCC were to approve the White Houses recommendations, the Internet would be regulated like other utilities such as electricity, water and telephone services. The White House is calling for an explicit ban on deals between broadband Internet providers and online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster, a potential new source of revenue for cable companies. While the FCC is an independent agency, Obamas statement could put political pressure on FCC commissioners...
  • Comcast Settles Overcharging Cable Subscribers Suit

    10/29/2014 12:13:37 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Reuters
    Comcast Corp has reached a $50 million settlement in a decade-old lawsuit accusing it of overcharging cable television subscribers, 1-1/2 years after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a larger version of the class-action case.
  • A Man Says Comcast Called His Boss And Got Him Fired After He Complained About Its Service

    10/07/2014 6:56:42 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 66 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/7/14 | Yahoo
    Joe Raedle/Getty Images A man says Comcast contacted his employer and got him fired after he called to complain about the company's service. The Consumerist reports that a man known as Conal complained to Comcast after he was billed for services he didn't actually have. After Conal's complaint, the company promised him extra television channels as a make-good but instead sent him a variety of equipment he didn't need. Conal complained to Comcast again after he was billed $1,820 for the surplus hardware. This is where things get interesting. Conal, who says he works for a large American accountancy firm,...
  • Comcast is trying to fix its customer service problems (again)

    09/26/2014 6:20:07 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 50 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 26, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT | Tom Huddleston, Jr.
    The companys cable division has appointed a new executive in charge of the customer experience. After years of customer service complaints, Comcast said Friday it is appointing a new executive to fix the problem.
  • Comcast and Time Warner fund event for regulator while seeking merger approval [Cronyism!]

    08/13/2014 9:09:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/13/14 | Josh Hicks
    Comcast and Time Warner Cable are spending more than $130,000 on a dinner to honor one of the federal regulators who will rule on their controversial merger plan, according to records of the companies contributions. The fundraising event for the Walter Kaitz Foundation will honor Federal Communications Commission panel member Mignon Clyburn as an advocate for diversity.
  • Man records nightmarish attempt to cancel cable, Comcast apologizes

    07/15/2014 11:01:48 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 56 replies
    WTOP ^ | July 15 2014 | Neal Augenstein
    Deciding to cancel a cable service subscription can be difficult -- breaking the news to the cable company can be near-impossible. Tech journalist Ryan Block and his wife Veronica Belmont tried to cancel their Comcast service last week over the phone. Block says 10 minutes into his frustrating conversation with the Comcast customer service representative, he started recording the phone call, which he posted on SoundCloud. The representative, whose name Block withheld, repeatedly demanded to know why Block would want to cancel the service. Block tells WTOP he and his wife told the representative they wanted to change providers, before...
  • Verizon DSL Price Hike [versus Comcast]

    07/04/2014 12:55:05 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 21 replies
    Like the poster at the link, I am currently a Verizon Phone/DSL customer in Massachusetts and just received an email from Verizon stating that they will be raising my bill by $3/month, which already costs 76.00 with taxes, as we currently pay $59.99 for Verizon Freedom Essentials (unlimited nationwide + Canada and PR calling) and "High Speed Internet Enhanced" (approx. 6.50 Mbps speed at my location). No TV is included or needed. However, after i moved less than a 1/2 mile from where I was my Internet speed was approx. cut in half, from around 12 mbps to approx. 6,50....
  • Comcast Is Testing A Program That Will Charge You Extra If You Use Too Much Data (Here it comes)

    06/18/2014 11:42:13 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 169 replies
    Busness Insider ^ | 6/17/2014 | Busness Insider
    Comcast is testing data caps for its broadband internet customers that would limit them to 300 GB of data per month, according to The Times Leader. Comcast has started open trials of its home broadband data caps in several large markets around the country. Here are all the regions affected: Mobile, Alabama Huntsville, Alabama Tuscon, Arizona Atlanta, Georgia Augusta, Georgia Savannah, Georgia Jackson, Mississippi Charleston, South Carolina Knoxville, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee All of central Kentucky The entire state of Maine
  • NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 to Do Nothing, Basically

    06/14/2014 7:12:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/13/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Former first child (now with child) Chelsea Clinton had a $600,000 annual contract at NBC News, Politico reports, where she served as a "special correspondent" and was deemed to be mostly useless, if not "one of the most boring people of her era." That deal is over now, but Clinton is still being paid by the network (which has also hired Luke Russert, Meghan McCain, and Jenna Bush ... ) on a month-to-month basis, with complicating factors including her pregnancy and the good odds her mother is running for president. -snip- That work included little of note, either journalistically or...
  • Chelsea Clinton paid $600K by NBC

    06/13/2014 7:13:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | June 13, 2014 | DYLAN BYERS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Chelsea Clinton earned an annual salary of $600,000 at NBC News before switching to a month-to-month contract earlier this year, sources with knowledge of the agreement told POLITICO. Clinton, who joined NBC News as a special correspondent in November 2011, was up for renewal or non-renewal this year. Instead, the sources said, the network decided to keep her on the payroll on a month-to-month basis so that the two parties could sever ties if Clintons mother, Hillary, runs for president.
  • Everybody hates Comcast and TWC and this massive survey now proves it

    05/26/2014 8:28:39 AM PDT · by null and void · 49 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 05/21/2014 | Jeffrey Bausch
    Cable providers rank worst in customer satisfaction According to the latest survey by American Customer Satisfaction Index, by far the biggest (and often most accurate) study in the country, cable providers Comcast and Time Warner Cable have the lowest customer satisfaction ratings of all companies . . . in all industries . . . in all of America. And thats not even the bad news: Comcast and Time Warner Cable were the only two companies to score below a 60 on the ACSIs 100-point scale. Theyre lower than perennial customer satisfaction basement dwellers United Airlines, Bank of America, Sprint, Aetna...
  • Comcast vs. Netflix: Is this really about Net neutrality?

    05/15/2014 1:40:39 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies
    cnet.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Marguerite Reardon
    If you noticed more buffering and sputtering when streaming video from Netflix a few months ago, you weren't alone. But who was really to blame? Your broadband provider or Netflix? Netflix, which earlier this year reluctantly agreed to pay interconnection fees to broadband providers, has suggested that Comcast is to blame because it's violating principles of Net neutrality, which are all about keeping the Internet free and open. Comcast has vigorously denied these assertions. Still, questions remain and confusion abounds over how the two ideas are linked or whether they should be linked at all. The confusion deepened with statements...