Comcast Will Cap More People's Data Because of 'Fairness'

The Comcast data cap ‘trial’ is starting to look less like a trial and more like a handy way to extract money: starting December 1st, markets from Arkansas to Virginia will see data capped to 300GB, with $10 per 50GB over. Comcast says this is about “fairness and providing a more flexible policy to our customers”. »11/05/15 11:00pm11/05/15 11:00pm


Comcast Says It'll Offer Gigabit Internet Nationwide Within Two Years

Comcast can’t stop talking about all the upgrades it has planned for its internet service. An executive recently told the press that it plans to upgrade its entire network to the DOCSIS 3.1 standard, a move that would enable gigabit speeds for all Comcast customers. Testing is underway now, and it should be done in… »8/24/15 3:40pm8/24/15 3:40pm

Comcast Treats City to Fiber After Suing It For Installing Fiber

Insulting news, residents of Chattanooga! Comcast will soon offer its 2 Gigabit-per-second fiber internet service to some 200,000 customers in the area. Why insulting? Because just a few years ago Comcast sued Chattanooga’s utility board for building a fiber network, forcing residents to use its own super slow… »5/01/15 1:16pm5/01/15 1:16pm

A Hearing Might Kill Off The Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Last week, Bloomberg reported that the Justice Department might snuff out the impeding Comcast-TWC merger for violation of antitrust laws. Now, the WSJ has joined the mourning party, with a report saying the FCC will designate the merger for a hearing. That wouldn’t kill it dead, but it would certainly sharpen up the… »4/22/15 11:07pm4/22/15 11:07pm

HBO and Friends Want Their Own Pipes for Internet TV

Just when you thought the net neutrality debate had died down, a band of content providers now want special treatment. The Wall Street Journal reports that HBO, Sony, and Showtime are asking internet service providers to be treated as "managed" services. In other words, they want dedicated bandwidth for their video… »3/19/15 5:28pm3/19/15 5:28pm

The Lamest Official Reactions Against Net Neutrality

Let's all agree on one thing: The Federal Communications Commission passing the strongest net neutrality rules in America's history is a step in the right direction. But that didn't stop an army of naysayers from crowing about an imaginary government takeover of the internet or how the new plan would slash their… »2/27/15 10:00am2/27/15 10:00am