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Telecom Workers: Send Us Your Customer Service Call Scripts

Comcast COO Dave Watson has admitted that company policy was at least as much to blame for the customer service call from hell as the sad, desperate employee heard on the recording.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Eff.org

Hate Your ISP? Maybe You Need Community Fiber

Between the net neutrality debate and the Comcast/TWC merger, high-speed Internet access is getting more attention than ever.

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Related Topix: Internet Service Providers, Cable & Satellite

Business Journal

Time Warner to upgrade TV and Internet services in Dallas

Time Warner Cable Inc. will release its high-speed Internet and enhanced TV service, TWC Maxx, to Dallas and six other markets, including San Antonio, in 2015.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Time Warner Cable

Light Reading

Comcast Strengthens Billing Bond with CSG

Comcast is taking its relationship with billing systems and services specialist CSG a step further, announcing on Thursday it will turn over its entire residential billing services to its long-time partner.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite

New York Daily News

Time Warner Cable reveals 152,000 customers lost in 3 months

Executives at Time Warner Cable - whose headquarters in Schenectady, N.Y., is pictured - on Thursday announced lower than expected earnings as well as a big loss of TV service subcribers.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, Schenectady, NY

Information Technology

C7 Data Centers Adds Comcast Business Ethernet to Expand Network...

Comcast Business today announced that C7 Data Centers, a leading provider of advanced IT, cloud and data center colocation services , is offering Business Ethernet Services as a connectivity option to customers at C7's new Granite Point II colocation data center in Bluffdale, Utah.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Sundance Film Festival, Bluffdale, UT, Salt Lake City, UT

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Comcast doubling speeds in Houston . . . again

Comcast appears to be in the process of doubling its connection speeds in Houston, with some customers seeing their 50 megabit-per-second downloads jump to more than 100 Mbps.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite

Broadbandreports

Frontier Joins Comcast, Offers Prepaid Broadband Option -

Last year Comcast started experimenting with a prepaid broadband service that, for $70, provided users with an Internet startup kit and thirty days of 3 Mbps downstream and 768 kbps upstream cable broadband service.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite

OpenSecrets

Immigration, Net Neutrality Help Trigger Big Spending Increases in 2nd Quarter Lobbying

Lobbying filings for the second quarter show that the public debate often seeps into the advocacy efforts of companies.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, The National, Entertainment, Television, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Cable & Satellite

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

The TV Industry Says 'Apple Has Bit Off More Than It Can Chew'

But according to a new report from Jessica Lessin and Amir Efrati of The Information, those plans aren't going so well and Apple's plans to revolutionize TV with a new set-top box have been stalled.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite

Boston.com

Comcast Fee Prompts Woman to Allegedly Pull Gun on Employee

The cable and internet giant has repeatedly ranked as one of the most-hated companies in America, but sometimes their customers can be a bit unreasonable themselves.

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Silicon Alley Insider

A Small Town in Tennessee Has The Big Cable Companies Terrified

While the nation's largest internet service providers have been making lots of noise recently, the country's fastest network has stayed quiet, just like the Tennessee town it services.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Cable & Satellite

Freshnews

J.P. Licks Hand-Churned Ice Cream Cafes Scoop Up Customers With Comcast Business WiFi

Comcast Business today announced that J.P. Licks, a local chain with 12 hand-churned ice cream parlor-cafes serving the greater Boston area, is using Comcast Business Internet , Business WiFi and Business Voice to provide public Internet access for customers while also maintaining separate, secure connectivity for its internal communications.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Jamaica Plain (Boston, MA), Boston, MA

Albany Times Union

Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal will get closer look

Note: This is an updated version of a story published in Wednesday's print edition of the Times Union.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, Albany, NY

The Washington Post

a Sharknado 2a : The real fear is the fear of missing out

In the face of another "Sharknado" TV movie there isn't much for a critic to say except to echo what the characters themselves so frequently scream when confronted by a great white shark spinning toward them in a funnel cloud: Hank Stuever has been The Post's TV critic since 2009.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Today, Entertainment, Television

CNET News.com

Netflix strikes streaming-traffic deal with AT&T too

In an effort to decrease buffering and increase streaming speeds, the video service signs a deal with the Internet service provider to get a direct connection to broadband customers.

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Related Topix: Internet Service Providers, Cable & Satellite

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Why You Should Invest In Comcast

Comcast lost 144,000 video subscribers in the second quarter, compared to the loss of 162,000 customers a year earlier continuing the trend of improving video results.

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Related Topix: Media, Universal Pictures, Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Television, Universal Television Group

WSJ Media and Advertising

Rubicon Project Shares Jump after Earnings Results

Automated media buying is a growing area of the advertising industry that aims to help marketers make more effective media decisions and reduce their costs.

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Related Topix: Media Buying, Advertising, Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Media, Television, Universal Television Group

Silicon Alley Insider

Netflix Is Now Paying AT&T So Your Videos Stream Faster

Netflix has agreed to pay AT&T in an interconnection agreement that will allow for more-reliable streaming speeds for wired broadband customers, Mashable first reported and later confirmed with AT&T .

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite

Post and Courier

Comcast restores service in Charleston County

A downed line resulted in Comcast outages in parts of Charleston County on Monday A severed cable line resulted in a 6-hour Comcast outage in parts of Charleston County on Monday, an official said today.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Charleston County, SC, Folly Beach, SC

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