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2014-05-19 12:25:36

New product enhancements, additional customer support and resources available to Jersey Shore towns PLEASANTVILLE, N.J., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast is welcoming New Jersey customers as they return for another summer "down the shore." In order to create the best customer experience, whether at home or on the sand, the company has upgraded its network serving Shore areas; added staff and extended hours at customer service centers; launched new television, Internet and home automation...

Merger Deal Worth $67B Confirmed By AT&T And DIRECTV
2014-05-19 07:26:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly three weeks after reports first surfaced that telephony-giant AT&T was mulling over the idea of acquiring satellite television company DIRECTV, the two companies announced in a joint statement on Sunday that they have entered into a “definitive agreement.” Under the agreement, AT&T will acquire DIRECTV in a stock-and-cash transaction at $95 per share based on AT&T’s closing price Friday. The total...

2014-05-18 20:20:17

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Telecommunications giant AT&T announced a deal to buy the nation's largest satellite TV company DirecTV today in an agreement reportedly valued at $48.5 billion. Delara Derakhshani, policy counsel for Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, said, "On the heels of Comcast's bid for Time Warner Cable, AT&T is going to try to pull off a mega-merger of its own. These could be the start of a wave of mergers that...

Data Caps May Be Comcast's Response To Proposed Net Neutrality Rules
2014-05-16 10:00:44

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Those who use massive amounts of data will simply have to pay more. That is in essence what Comcast told its customers on Thursday. The nation's largest Internet service provider (ISP) and cable giant also responded to the Federal Communications Communication's (FCC) net neutrality proposal – and the two events could be closely tied together. Comcast is currently seeking the FCC's approval for its $45-billion buyout of Time Warner...

2014-05-15 12:41:30

New Competitive Option Offers Secure, Scalable Bandwidth for Cloud Computing, Mobility, Online Backup and More to Businesses in 17 Local Communities RUTLAND, Vt., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Business today announced that its full portfolio of Ethernet services are now available across 17 communities in Rutland County, Vt. This builds on the company's 2013 expansion of these services across Chittenden County and marks the next step in its focus on the state by bringing access to a...

2014-05-15 08:29:08

STAMFORD, Conn. and PHILADELPHIA, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) today announced that former Insight Communications, Inc. co-founder and CEO and 40-year cable industry veteran Michael S. Willner has agreed to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of "SpinCo," the new cable company that will be spun off from Comcast upon completion of the Comcast - Time Warner Cable merger and the Comcast...

2014-05-13 23:01:07

Xfinity customers can enjoy free access to select Asian premium networks May 20-27th in California, Texas, Washington and Oregon markets. Additional On Demand content available complimentary nationwide during May. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 International Media Distribution and Comcast today announce a special free preview to allow current customers to view TV JAPAN, SBTN and TFC without a premium channel subscription from May 20-27, 2014. “Comcast is dedicated to celebrating the...

2014-05-13 16:26:45

TRENTON, N.J., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding $80,000 in scholarships to 71 New Jersey high school seniors through its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. One of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment initiatives, the program recognizes students' leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community...

2014-05-13 16:22:52

Twenty-Eight CEOs Argue Title II Classification Will Impede Investment and Job Creation WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set to unveil a revised net neutrality proposal on Thursday, twenty-eight CEOs from America's top broadband Internet companies today sent a letter to the agency urging Commissioners to maintain the light touch regulatory approach that has helped create millions of jobs and vastly improved consumer choice....

2014-05-09 23:05:49

Cable experts from NBCUniversal, Penthera, Time Warner Cable, Univision, and much more are prepared to tackle the most vital technology topics facing the cable industry today. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 Designed specifically for cable professionals, the Digital and Tech Summit is a unique, insight-packed summit that will tell you everything you need to know about the technology, software, and content fueling multiplatform entertainment. The summit brings together thought leaders...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.