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  • Comcast & The Cable Industry Greets The New Year With A Flurry Of Price Increases

    01/02/2018 7:40:32 AM PST · by george76 · 60 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 2 Jan 2018
    from the we-don't-have-to-compete,-we're-the-cable-and-broadband-industry dept. What do you do when you're faced by an existential, evolutionary shift that threatens your entire, overly-comfortable industry? Why you raise rates, of course! Comcast is one of six cable providers who have informed customers that they've raised the rates for the new year, despite the record-setting shift toward cord cutting during 2017. Everything Comcast offers is seeing price hikes .., ranging from increases in the company's traditional channel bundles, a price increase for Comcast's standalone streaming platform, and even the fee charged for renting a modem (which is now $11 per month). Comcast's even jacking...
  • Sarah Sanders Teases NBC Reporters Getting a Christmas Bonus Thanks to Donald Trump

    12/21/2017 12:59:29 PM PST · by davikkm · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had some fun with NBC reporters who questioned her on the tax plan and the government funding agreement. “Hopefully you’re one of the NBC reporters that’s getting one of those bonuses,” Sanders quipped to NBC White House reporter Kristen Welker on Thursday after a group of reporters asked her questions on the White House driveway. “Not yet,” Welker replied. Comcast announced on Wednesday that their employees, which includes MSNBC, CNBC, and NBC, would get a $1,000 bonus after the tax plan passed. The statement from Comcast read: Based on the passage of tax reform...
  • These companies are handing out big rewards to their workers over tax bill

    12/20/2017 4:41:20 PM PST · by DadOfFive · 24 replies
    Some of America’s biggest companies are launching new initiatives to benefit employees after the GOP-led House of Representatives approved the largest tax reform bill in three decades this week. The $1.5 billion tax bill reduces the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% and changes the way the U.S. government taxes companies that also operate internationally. The new plan, which is expected to be signed by President Donald Trump by January at the latest, is being hailed as a major victory for corporations and wealthy Americans. FOX Business breaks down how employees at some major companies are benefitting from the...
  • Major US companies say workers will see some of tax windfall

    12/20/2017 6:29:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2017 7:03 PM EST | Josh Boak
    Hours after landing a massive tax windfall, AT&T, Comcast, Wells Fargo and Boeing — among other major companies — announced plans Wednesday to share a fraction of their bounty with workers. The moves pleased President Donald Trump, who has claimed his $1.5 trillion in tax cuts that largely favor the wealthy and businesses would ultimately help the middle class. But Democratic lawmakers and corporate watchdogs say the move is a public relations stunt that pales in comparison to the profits the companies’ shareholders and executives will reap because of the lower tax rates. The stock market, as well, has risen...
  • This is just the start of companies handing out bonuses, raising wages and increasing spending

    12/20/2017 4:52:39 PM PST · by springwater13 · 38 replies
    Expect a stampede of companies handing out bonuses, raising pay, spending on capital projects and giving to charities, with the windfall from the massive corporate tax cuts passed Wednesday. In the hours after Congress the GOP tax cut plan, a handful of companies jumped to announce plans to share some of the proceeds on their employees and spend on infrastructure. AT&T was first out of the gate, saying it would give more than 200,000 unionized employees a special bonus of $1,000 once the tax bill is signed. The company also said it would increase its capital expenditures by $1 billion....
  • 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
    youtube.com ^ | 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: http://downdetector.com/status/comcast-xfinity/map/ 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
    kdvr.com ^ | 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 DownDectector.com 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
    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...