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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...

2014-06-11 16:29:29

Students from San Francisco and Inglewood Win $10,000 Founders Scholarships While 20 Seniors Receive New Laptop Computers at State Capitol SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast joined with hundreds of students and their families in a celebration of education on the steps of the California State Capitol today, announcing the 191 California high school seniors who have won a 2014 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship, and then presented each student attendee...

2014-06-11 04:23:00

- SeaChange Contributes Key DVB Components for RDK Extension PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Connected TV Summit 2014 in London, RDK Management, LLC announced that the Reference Design Kit (RDK) now provides key components for the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard that is widely used throughout Europe and other parts of the world. The advancement was made possible thanks to significant contributions of software components by SeaChange...

2014-06-10 12:36:52

Graduating High School Seniors Recognized for Academic Achievement and Community Service BOSTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, today announced the 2014 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, one of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment programs, recognizes students' leadership skills, academic...

2014-06-10 12:36:31

Benjamin's Desk Selects Scalable, High-Performing Network to Give 70 Local Start-Ups 500 Mbps Speeds, Cloud-Based Voice and Streaming TV Services PHILADELPHIA, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Benjamin's Desk, the Philadelphia incubator that helped launch companies like Uber and Curalate, has selected Comcast Business as its exclusive network services partner to give its start-up and entrepreneur members access to a scalable and high-performing network of Ethernet, voice and TV...

netflix and verizon square off
2014-06-06 13:55:57

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Telecommunications giant Verizon on Thursday fired back at Netflix, issuing a "cease and desist" letter to the video streaming service after Netflix said it was trying to "provide more transparency" to its customers. This isn't the first showdown between Netflix and a broadband provider. In February over-the-top (OTT) streaming video service Netflix completed a content delivery deal with Comcast, which followed allegations that the...


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