Xfinity Mobile Introduces Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) at Xfinity Stores Nationwide

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January 18, 2018 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast announced today that Xfinity Internet customers can now bring their own device (BYOD) to Xfinity Mobile by visiting Xfinity Store locations across the country. Select, unlocked iPhone models can be activated on the Xfinity Mobile network, and devices that don’t qualify...Learn More

Analyst: Verizon 5G Fixed Wireless Competitive Threat is Modest at Best

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A research note from New Street Research throws a little cold water on a potential 5G fixed wireless competitive threat to cable broadband. Verizon is expected to launch the fixed wireless service later this year in 3 to 5 markets, including Sacramento, Calif., a Comcast...Learn More

Comcast Makes a Move on Home Automation, Dramatically Expands IoT Operating System with xFi

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Comcast is providing its entire Xfinity services portfolio with expanded home automation capabilities through its xFi home operating system. More than 15 million subscribers now will have access to the suite of Comcast home automation services. The initiative will provide subscribers with smart home controls...Learn More

Comcast Connection Pro Offers Automatic 4G Backup

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January 09, 2018 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Business today announced the launch of Connection Pro, the first automatic 4G wireless backup internet connection offered by a broadband provider. Comcast Business Connection Pro is a Business Internet add-on that provides small businesses nationwide an automatic 4G LTE cellular back-up...Learn More

Wave Broadband Files with FCC Against Comcast’s NBC Sports Network

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December 19, 2017 — KIRKLAND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wave Broadband, a gigabit broadband and commercial fiber services company, today filed a claim with the FCC against Comcast’s NBC Regional Sports Networks (Comcast Sports Nets) alleging unfair business practices. “Our goal at Wave is to provide our customers...Learn More

Comcast Gigabit Expansion Includes Sacramento Area

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Comcast is launching a new internet service designed to provide speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential and business customers in Sacramento, California and nine surrounding cities. The Comcast gigabit speeds are the fastest available in the areas served, the company said. In addition...Learn More

Comcast Pandora Integration Adds Voice Control to Streaming Music

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The latest enhancement to Comcast’s X1 platform is a deeper integration with the Pandora streaming music service. Among other things, the Comcast Pandora integration will let users control the Pandora service with their voice. “We’re seeing explosive growth in listening through in-home devices like X1,...Learn More

Comcast xFi Pods Brings Wi-Fi Mesh Technology to Improve In-Home Coverage

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Comcast is rolling out WiFi extenders called xFi Pods in Boston and Chicago in anticipation of a national launch in 2018. Comcast xFi Pods aim to extend reach of the MSO’s Xfinity WiFi service to every nook and cranny of the premises. The approach features...Learn More

Cablecos Partner on New York Advertising Platform

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December 13, 2017 — NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS), Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) and Comcast Cable (Nasdaq: CMCSA) today announced that they have reached a preliminary agreement to form a new Interconnect in the New York market that will provide a one-stop advertising solution to...Learn More

CenturyLink Selected As Network Provider for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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MONROE, La., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has signed a five-year contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide data networking products to the Commonwealth’s agencies, commissions, councils, bureaus, authorities and boards. As part of the terms of the contract, CenturyLink is collaborating with...Learn More

Comcast xFi Advanced Wi-Fi Gateway Aims to be the Center of Gig Enabled Smart Homes

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A new Comcast xFi Advanced Wi-Fi Gateway is now available in every market that has Comcast Xfinity Gigabit Internet, currently available in 26 markets. The new gateway can provide gigabit type performance within the home, while also integrating IoT capabilities. The xFi gateway has hit...Learn More

Charter DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Launch Illustrates Growing Importance of Cable Broadband Upgrades

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The launch of Charter DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit internet service on the Hawaiian island of Oahu today marks the company’s first residential DOCSIS 3.1 deployment supporting gigabit speeds, the company said. The service will sell for $104.99 a month for new customers. In a press release,...Learn More

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