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Comcast Demanded $60,000 For Not Installing Internet

Silicon Valley is known as the place to be for startups in the technology business, and with companies looking to move there next to some of the biggest names in the business, it comes as no…

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Xfinity User Creates Bot to Tweet Comcast Whenever His Internet Speed Drops

An industrious Comcast Xfinity customer, disgruntled over poor internet speeds, has created a bot that auto-Tweets Comcast whenever his broadband drops below advertised speeds. Redditer AlekseyP used a Raspberry Pi to monitor his internet speed, checking…

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Comcast CEO Calls For an End to Unlimited Data

Of all the major internet service providers, the most universally derided is Comcast and its outdated data caps, a policy that the company’s internal memos reveal is a cynical marketing ploy. Now, the CEO of Comcast,…

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Comcast Internal Memos Admit Data Caps Don’t Improve Network Performance

In a not so surprising twist, it looks like the reason consumers have been sold on data caps in the past has all been lies. According to leaked Comcast documents, customer service representatives are not to tell…

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$5 Service Will Cancel Your Comcast in 5 Minutes

Have you ever suffered the pain of trying to cancel your internet service? The endless mashing of buttons and following horrible instructions via the IVR to get to an operator, since there is no easy option…

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Comcast VP Has No Idea Why it Caps Data at 300GB

Comcast, notorious for terrible customer service and arbitrary restrictions, does offer the fastest internet speeds of all the nationwide ISP in the US – Comcast Xfinity has an average download speed of 104Mbps and upload speed…

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Comcast VP Claims Data Caps are Business Policy & Not Technical Necessity

Many of you with home internet plans may have to deal with monthly data caps. For some this cap can be a real pain as a full household streaming and consuming content can easily rack up the…

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EA and Comcast Team up to Bring New Streaming Service

There are a lot of streaming services that bring games to players on their TV. We all know the popular NVIDIA Grid and the company’s constant attempt to make it more popular. Microsoft and Sony are…

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Comcast Attempt to Consume Time Warner Cable Fails

Comcast has at last given up on their attempt to merge with rival Time Warner Cable. Since the announcement of the merger early last year, the two largest cable providers in the United States have struggled…

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Google Said to Have Regular Meetings with White House Officials

The Wall Street Journal apparently got their hands on some visitor logs and emails linking high-ranking Google employees, including Eric Schmidt, meeting with White House officials 230 times across two terms, adding up to once a…

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Comcast Starts Using “Designed By Comcast in Philadelphia” on Remotes

Comcast has decided that the best way to improve people’s perceptions of itself is to copy one of the most famous slogans in tech. On every Apple product, big or small, from tiny headphone cables to…

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Journalist Calls Comcast CEO’s Mom Over Bad Service

That’s not a headline you read everyday. A journalist at the Philadelphia Daily News had a number of e-mails from customers of one of America’s most hated companies complaining about poor service. So, what’s a journalist with high…

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Someone Spent 4 Hours Cancelling Their Comcast Subscription

We all know how difficult and frustrating it can be cancelling your TV and internet subscription. They do literally everything they can to stop you from leaving. Despite all that, it probably doesn’t always take 4…

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Comcast Sued For Forcefully Turning Private Routers into Xfinity Hotspots

Comcast is being sued for forcing private routers to become public hotspots. In 2013, Comcast introduced Xfinity hotspots, which used customers’ existing Comcast routers to create a public internet gateway. Though active by default, Xfinity was billed…

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Coalition Forms to Fight the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

A collection of disparate groups, ranging from the Parents Television Council to the Writers Guild of America, have formed a coalition called StopMegaComcast to kill the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. “A competitive and…

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DirecTV to be the First Cable Company offering 4K TV

There’s a very common and rapidly growing group within the popular Reddit community, they’re called ‘cord cutters‘. Currently grossing over 60k subscribers, this sub Reddit is dedicated to strategies, alternatives and methods to cutting your cable service…

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Comcast and Verizon Lowered Speed to Cogent below 0.5Mbps

New detailed measurements have been released displaying exactly how much throttling of traffic was done by major US ISP’s Comcast and Verizon through to Cogent – a backbone operator of Netflix traffic. As almost everyone in…