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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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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Sprint turns to improving its wireless network now that a T-Mobile merger is dead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Unwilling to turn control of Sprint over to rivals at T-Mobile US, Sprint’s chairman vowed this week to spend more money on the Overland Park-based company’s wireless network. Merger talks between Sprint and T-Mobile, the nation’s No. 4 and No. 3 wireless companies, collapsed over the weekend principally over terms that would… 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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The government won’t protect your internet privacy, so here’s how to do it yourself

Harm mitigation in a suddenly less secure internet Christiaan Colen via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 An Old Browser Logo Internet Service Providers were an integral part of privacy online. No longer, thanks to new legislation. The big money of the internet comes from tracking and selling user data to better target ads. Do one search for… Please follow and like us:

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