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  • 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
    nj.com ^ | 2/2/17 | By Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
    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
    https://bgr.com/2016/12/14/comcast-crash-traffic/ ^ | 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
    Consumerist.com ^ | 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...
  • R7-2015-23: Comcast XFINITY Home Security System Insecure Fail Open

    01/05/2016 10:32:09 PM PST · by Utilizer · 2 replies
    Rapid7 ^ | Jan 5, 2016 7:38:30 AM | todb
    Summary By creating a failure condition in the 2.4 GHz radio frequency band, the Comcast XFINITY Home Security System fails open, with the base station failing to recognize or alert on a communications failure with the component sensors. In addition, sensors take an inordinate amount of time to re-establish communications with the base station, even if their "closed" state is switched to "open" during the failure event. Product Description The Comcast XFINITY Home Security system is a remote-enabled home security system, consisting of a battery-powered base station and one or more battery-powered sensors, all using the open standard ZigBee wireless...
  • 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. It’s 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 Norsecorp’s Twitter profile they offer, “Live threat intelligence & unmatched visibility into the darkest corners of the Internet.” A map on the company’s 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.