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2014-07-01 12:22:10

The Nation's Largest and Fastest WiFi Network Now Available for Commuters and Tourists on America's First Subway Line BOSTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast announced today that it has activated Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the subway platform areas on the MBTA's Green Line from North Station to Kenmore just in time for the busy 4(th) of July holiday and summer season. Comcast is the first provider to offer WiFi in portions of the first subway line to open in the United States....

2014-06-30 08:26:11

Bill Helms Joins Alticast to Lead Continued Product and Technology Innovation BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alticast, a global partner for the delivery of media entertainment, announced today that Bill Helms has joined the company as Chief Architect and Senior Vice President of Technology. As a cable industry veteran with more than 30 patents to his name, Helms brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help Alticast continue innovating new products and...

Executives For AT&T, DirecTV Questioned About Deal On Capitol Hill
2014-06-25 10:05:19

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Tuesday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson headed to Capitol Hill to convince law makers and regulators that his company's proposed $48.5 billion takeover of satellite TV provider DirecTV won't push up prices or even limit consumer choice. "It's about fueling investments that bring new and faster broadband connections to millions more Americans," Stephenson told members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing Tuesday...

2014-06-20 23:09:45

The second annual Do More 24 crowdfunding campaign powered by United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) raised more than $1.1 million in online donations, cash prizes, bonus funds and in-kind support for more than 560 nonprofits serving the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 The second annual Do More 24 crowdfunding campaign powered by United Way of the National Capital...

FCC Finds Broadband Speeds Are Still Lacking For Some Customers
2014-06-19 09:57:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its latest "Measuring Broadband America" report, and it found that the nation's top ISPs are in fact generally delivering the promised speeds. However some providers are less consistent in many cases. This year's study by the FCC tested upload and download speeds of broadband services, and more importantly looked into the consistency of the speeds. The FCC looked into...

2014-06-19 08:27:11

Large Majorities Agree That Proposed Merger Will Cost Consumers YONKERS, N.Y., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most Americans are opposed to the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a new public opinion poll by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. The poll showed just 11 percent of the public supports the merger, 56 percent oppose, and 32 percent had no opinion. Large majorities agree that the deal will hurt consumers by leading to higher...

2014-06-18 23:08:31

CMG Partners (CMGP) has named Mark Chinn a partner of CMGP, effective immediately. Chinn will help grow the strategic marketing consultancy’s Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia operations, serving cable, telecom, wireless and other high-growth service and technology sectors, including long-time client, Comcast. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 CMG Partners (CMGP) has named Mark Chinn a partner of CMGP, effective immediately. Joining co-founding partners Rich Beatty and Russ Lange,...

2014-06-16 08:26:02

STAMFORD, Conn. and PHILADELPHIA, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) today announced that current Time Warner Cable SVP and Treasurer Matthew Siegel will serve as Chief Financial 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 - Charter transactions. Siegel will continue to serve as Time Warner...

netflix verizon spat
2014-06-15 05:26:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The ongoing spat between Netflix and Verizon over who is to blame for slow video streaming speeds has gotten the attention of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as various media outlets reported late last week that the agency will investigate to find the source of the problem. Adam Chandler of The Wire reports the FCC is currently in the fact-finding stage, as they are gathering information pertaining to the...

fcc chief urges more cyber control for companies
2014-06-13 04:53:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler called upon communications companies to take a lead in bolstering their networks from cyber-attacks and other online threats. In what has been billed as his first major speech devoted fully to the topic of cybersecurity, the FCC chairman urged the private sector to "step up" and assume new responsibility as well as market accountability when it comes to managing...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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