Weirdly Enough, Comcast Thinks Its TWC Buy Will Be Great For Customers

Monopoly? What monopoly? At least that's one of the pillars of the 180-page document Comcast just filed with regulators in defense of its pending $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable. It is a big fat load of bull. » 4/08/14 10:57am 4/08/14 10:57am

Report: Apple Is Negotating a Streaming TV Deal With Comcast

The WSJ reports that Apple is currently negotiating a streaming TV deal with Comcast that would use an Apple set-top-box—ahem, Apple TV refresh—and Comcast's position as the company that controls a ton of the United States' broadband infrastructure. » 3/23/14 9:53pm 3/23/14 9:53pm

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has come out with an open letter extolling the virtues of net neutrality because, well duh. Also mentioned is how much Netflix really didn't want to sign a deal with the devil Comcast, but if everyone's favorite merger in process goes through, there might not be much of a choice going forward. … » 3/20/14 5:42pm 3/20/14 5:42pm

What Comcast Really Thinks About You (Hint: They Don't Give a F-ck)

Have you been frantically petitioning for signatures against the Comcast-Time Warner merger? Do you tweet profanities at @TWCHelp and @ComcastCares in the hopes that someone will see your words and feel even the slightest pangs of regret? You're wasting your life! Because Comcast doesn't give a fuck. » 2/28/14 12:11pm 2/28/14 12:11pm

Comcast-TWC Would Be a Monopoly, But That Probably Won't Stop It

The proposed $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Comcast—the nation's two largest cable and home Internet providers—has once again raised the specter of monopoly control over yet another American utility. Are these fears overblown? Nope! It's really that bad. » 2/26/14 12:20pm 2/26/14 12:20pm

How Comcast's Netflix Bullying Could Cost Us All

Earlier today, Comcast and Netflix announced that they'd reached an agreement to help end stuttery Netflix performance to Comcast subscribers. It's actually not a breech of net neutrality; it's a different flavor of trouble and it's going cost all of us. » 2/23/14 6:04pm 2/23/14 6:04pm

Netflix Agrees to Pay Comcast For Access to Its Broadband Network

In a landmark deal, Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for direct access to the company's broadband system. The announcement comes after months of dispute between Netflix and broadband providers about who should pay for increasing bandwidth loads. » 2/23/14 12:31pm 2/23/14 12:31pm

You Can Burn Through Your Entire Broadband Data Cap in One Long Weekend

Between the surprising affordability of 4K TVs and Netflix and Amazon's commitment to delivering 4K content, the future is clearly ultra high-def. That's great. But it's also going to wreak havoc with your broadband data caps. Welcome to the age of the home internet overage fee. » 2/18/14 11:00am 2/18/14 11:00am

Bloomberg: TWC's Netflix Discussions Slow Thanks to Comcast Merger

In case you needed another reason to gripe about the recent Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable, Bloomberg is now reporting that TWC's discussions with Netflix to host the streaming service on its set-top boxes have slowed. » 2/18/14 4:20am 2/18/14 4:20am

How Comcast-TWC Will End Your All-You-Can Internet Buffet

There are broad, sweeping implications for the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. This is not one of them. This is a very specific, fine print change. But for TWC customers—and, eventually, the rest of us—it's going to be the single worst part of the deal. Welcome to broadband data caps! They're here to… » 2/16/14 12:00pm 2/16/14 12:00pm

How Comcast Just Conquered America, in Two Simple GIFs

It's a sad day for consumers as the rumored merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable is moving forward. What does it look like when the two biggest cable companies in the country jump into the sack together? The map above gives you an idea. It ain't pretty. » 2/13/14 12:15pm 2/13/14 12:15pm

Why the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Is Even Worse Than You Think

The mere mention of Comcast and Time Warner cuddling up to form one crummy super-conglomerate is enough to send you running for the pitchforks. But this unholy union—if it passes regulatory muster—goes deeper than MONOPOLY BAD. » 2/13/14 10:36am 2/13/14 10:36am

How to Escape Comcast and Get Your Internet Elsewhere

Comcast has confirmed that it's going to buy Time Warner Cable to form a huge, tangled monster of awfulness. Hooray! You want out? Lucky for you there are some alternatives to doing business with your monopolistic cable-internet master if you try hard enough. Here are your options, and good luck making your escape. » 2/13/14 9:52am 2/13/14 9:52am

The 50+ Best Tweets About the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

In case you missed it, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have officially confirmed their intentions to be come one gigantic conglomerate of suck. The internet, understandably, found this upsetting! Here are the funniest, angriest tweets about your new favorite monopoly: » 2/13/14 8:48am 2/13/14 8:48am