Comcast quietly fired hundreds in direct sales before Christmas

Hundreds of door-to-door salespeople for Comcast who walk neighborhoods and troll apartment complexes to pitch its telecom and TV services were called into company offices about two weeks before Christmas and fired, according to an employee and Comcast documents reviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com. The Florida employee could not be identified because… Please follow and like us:

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These liberals are angry corporations are giving out bonuses

Nancy Pelosi Last week, Speaker Paul Ryan said he believes the Republican tax bill would help workers. Today’s Savannah Guthrie asked Ryan, “Are you living in a fantasy world?” quoting tax plan critic, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Savannah Guthrie challenging Speaker Ryan on the #GOPTaxScamBill: “Are you living in a fantasy world?” Yes,… Please follow and like us:

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Streaming becomes mainstream as cord-cutting accelerates

CHICAGO — Cord-cutting is not just for millennials anymore. Fed up with high prices and bloated packages, millions of Americans cut the cord on cable TV in 2017, finding refuge with a growing number of streaming services, which deliver lower prices and a competitive channel lineup over the internet. “This was really the year that cord-cutting… Please follow and like us:

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ITC patent ruling on Comcast, TiVo

ANALYSIS/OPINION: What is a large and powerful company to do when it no longer wishes to pay the licensing fees for the technology it is selling? In the case of Comcast, the answer is simple – just steal the technology and ignore the law. TiVo, here, is the victim of Comcast’s theft. TiVo, which recently merged… Please follow and like us:

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Wave files claim against Comcast in sports TV dispute

Kirkland-based Wave Broadband has filed a claim against Comcast, saying the cable giant is unfairly trying to force Wave to provide higher-priced premium sports TV channels to customers who don’t want them. Wave, which is owned by private equity company TPG Capital, filed the claim with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday. The FCC will now… Please follow and like us:

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Net Neutrality And Bitcoin: Ending One Could Spell Doom For The Other

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has all but hit the last nail in the coffin for net neutrality. In just a few more weeks, the body is expected to vote so that net neutrality protections could be eliminated. This has spurred discussions online and offline on the effect the elimination would… Please follow and like us:

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AT&T, Time Warner merger brings unique anti-trust concerns

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2017 – Giant telecommunication company AT&T (more than $160 billion in annual sales) still hopes to purchase the Time Warner Company for $85 billion. Most view this merger as primarily a vertical merger, a transaction that typically gets routinely easy approval from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). But, although a similar Comcast-NBC/Universal… Please follow and like us:

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Comcast Presses FCC To Tell States Not To Enforce Net Neutrality

Telecommunications giant Comcast met this week with the staff of Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commision, to press the agency to keep individual states from creating net neutrality rules. Comcast Senior Vice President Frank Buono, accompanied by an attorney for the company, met with Pai’s Chief of Staff Matthew Berry and… Please follow and like us:

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Comcast lost 125K TV subscribers as cable giant pivots to broadband

PHILADELPHIA — The nation’s largest cable company lost 125,000 TV subscribers in the third quarter, as streamers, legacy competitors, and historic hurricanes chewed away at its customer base. But Comcast Corp. also maintained 5.1 percent revenue growth in its cable division with new high-speed internet, home security and 250,000 smartphone customers. Comcast’s chief financial officer, Mike… Please follow and like us:

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Could Your Internet Price Double Soon? Wall Street Bets On ‘Yes’

Internet rates may be due for a significant increase in the near future. According to researchers working with Wall Street investors, the cost of broadband internet could be set to double from current price levels. News of the potential increase in broadband pricing came from a research note sent to investors by New Street analyst Jonathan… Please follow and like us:

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FX Networks plans to offer an ad-free channel for Comcast customers

FX Networks announced Monday that it is launching FX+, a commercial-free channel that will be available to Comcast Corp. Xfinity subscribers beginning Sept. 5. FX Networks long has been known for edgy programming, but that distinction has become difficult to maintain amid fierce competition from streaming services Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.com. Streaming services have gained an… Please follow and like us:

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Despite FCC Chairman’s Claims, Many Businesses Favor Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted last week along party lines to move forward with Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to roll back current net neutrality protections, citing restrictions on business investment and innovation as the primary reason for repeal. Despite the claims of the agency head, many businesses would rather keep the current rules in place. In… Please follow and like us:

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Comcast-Charter confirm wireless deal with ‘no-adultery clause’

PHILADELPHIA — Comcast and Charter, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 2 cable operators, confirmed on Monday a deal to cooperate with each other on their wireless businesses, cutting off, for now, speculation that the country’s cable-TV operators and wireless companies would be merging into wireless-cable-internet giants. In the partnership deal, the companies agreed to seek… Please follow and like us:

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This bot-maker wants to make a thousand interconnected AIs out of your documents

Converting docs into virtual assistants isn’t quite the singularity, yet NoHold Albert Settings Screen “Albert” is the default name of the bot, but service subscribers can customize its name and appearance, to create a more personal touch. The future of bots is sitting in thousands of documents folders, waiting to be born. At least, that’s the… Please follow and like us:

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