Comcast and Netflix are like David and Goliath, Ali and Frazier, Pepsi and Coke. They’re both great in their own right, but they have to compete against each other in order to reach their greatest potential. Now, after more than five years of legal punch-ups and backhanded business deals, Netflix and Comcast are…
Thanks to confusing bundles, hidden charges, misleading promises, and obscure terms, everyone agrees that cable TV and internet providers are the absolute worst. I tried to comparison shop for internet service in my area and ended up an awful mess of sketchy terms, and upsells. It shouldn’t be like this.
In trial markets around the country Comcast inflicts a 300GB data cap onto customers. Complaints about these caps have increased from general outrage to borderline paranoia. Now, Comcast is now addressing the controversy… with yet another data cap.
Comcast is in talks to buy DreamWorks for over $3 billion according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal.
Comcast is notorious for being a bunch of raging dickholes that we’d like cleave from our lives. But the company is also, you know, the largest internet service provider in the United States, one that has strong stranglehold on a big chunk of us and that loves to cap the crap out of the one service you need every day.…
When a programmer from Tennessee returned home off vacation, he found Comcast hassling him for using 120GB of data while he was away from home. But it turns out that a simple typo in Comcast’s records was what saw him copping the blame for someone else’s data habit.
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”.
Comcast is trying out a new fee that offers an all-you-can internet upgrade to customers with data caps. The so-called “Unlimited Data Option” allows you to use the internet as much as you want. The fee is $30, in addition to what customers are already paying for service. Wait, what?
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…
The rumors were true: Two of the most hated companies in America have teamed up to stream games to your cable box. If you pay for Comcast’s fancy X1 service, you could soon be playing titles like Plants vs. Zombies, Real Racing 2 and NBA Jam on your TV without so much as a disc or a download.
Comcast has announced that it has a new at-home TV streaming service—called Stream—that Xfinity customers will be able to bolt on to their existing contracts for $15 a month.
Can this list get any longer? The number of eligible suitors—including AT&T, Sprint, and foreign telecoms—have all expressed interest in acquiring T-Mobile, the company that prides itself on being the rebellious teenager of the phone carrier world. Now only weeks after a rumor of a Dish Network merger, Comcast has…
Last year, Amazon’s excellent Fire TV got access to HBO Go, the crown jewel of VOD services. Or it did, assuming your cable provider was anything but Comcast. If you had Comcast, you were inexplicably screwed. No longer!
Comcast’s new X4 set-top box will finally deliver 4K content to whatever 4K TV you’ve got—bringing a key piece of the UltraHD future to a huge chunk of the market.
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…