The days of free, unlimited data may be coming to an end for some internet users

Jul 6, 2020
During the pandemic, some internet providers have been offering service for free and waiving late fees.
During the pandemic, the internet has provided a vital service for people to file for unemployment, or take online classes or order deliveries.
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Streaming TV might go back to the future by embracing ad revenue

Dec 27, 2019
The forthcoming NBCUniversal service, Peacock, could be free and ad-supported ... like old-fashioned TV.
NBCUniversal plans to wade into the streaming pool with an ad-supported service called Peacock.
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Comcast’s new call center is stuffed with Silicon Valley-style perks. Will that help its customer service problem?

Oct 28, 2019
The Delaware office is part of the cable company’s $1 billion push to improve its customer relations.
Call center employees can decompress around a turtle and fish-stocked pond.
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Comcast looks to Sky for international expansion

Jul 19, 2018
Why the company is focused on Europe for growth.
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Why Hulu is a real prize in the battle for Fox

Jul 13, 2018
The service has 20 million subscribers and produces award winning original programs.
Cecily Strong speaks onstage at Hulu's Upfront Presentation on April 30, 2014 in New York City. 
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Comcast, Disney in Fox chase

Jun 18, 2018
A federal court’s historic decision to let AT&T and Time Warner merge has unleashed other deal talks among giant companies. Just a day after the decision, Comcast renewed its bid for 21st Century Fox assets — a $65 billion offer. Compare that to Disney’s bid of $52.4 billion. Fox now has two eager suitors – both […]

What the AT&T ruling means for mergers and acquisitions

Jun 13, 2018
Yesterday … a judge cleared AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Today… Comcast bid $65 billion in cash for 21st Century Fox assets, which Disney is already trying to buy. Coincidence? I think not. The AT&T decision was closely watched for the implications it could have on other deals. So, more to come? Click […]

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FCC set to rule on cable 'set-top boxes'

Sep 29, 2016
The FCC vote could pave the way for app-based streaming of all cable programming.
The FCC will vote Thursday on the future of TV set-top boxes.
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Comcast to become a wireless carrier in 2017

Sep 21, 2016
As cord-cutting increases, Comcast is seeking revenue elsewhere.
Some ISPs lifted their data caps at the start of the pandemic, but as of July 1, Comcast, AT&T and T-Mobile have reinstated them.
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Comcast to buy DreamWorks for more than $3 billion

Apr 28, 2016
The cable company expands its children's entertainment programming with the company behind films like 'Shrek' and 'Kung Fu Panda.'
Comcast announced Thursday it will pay $3.55 billion for DreamWorks Animation, bringing movies like Shrek and Minions under one roof.
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