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- Comcast reports jump in profits, revenues [Inquirer] — “Helped by Super Bowl advertising and still-surging demand for Internet services, Comcast Corp. reported a 30 percent jump in profits to $1.2 billion and a 22.7 percent boost in revenue to $14.9 billion during the first quarter”
- For Comcast, data equals big dollars [Gigaom] — “During the first quarter of 2012 (ending March 31), the company added 439,000 net new high-speed Internet customers to bring the final tally to 18.58 million”
- Comcast Falls After Reporting Video-Subscriber Decline [Bloomberg]
- Comcast’s losses in cable subscribers continue [San Francisco Chronicle] — “37,000: That’s how many cable TV subscribers Comcast lost in the first quarter.”
- Comcast Must Put Bloomberg TV Among News Channels, FCC Says [Bloomberg] — “Comcast (CMCSA) Corp. must carry Bloomberg Television near other news channels on cable systems in the 35 largest U.S. media markets, the Federal Communications Commission said today. “
- Comcast Cares Day 2012: A Day in Photos [Comcast Voices] — “67,000 Comcast employees, their families and their friends offered their time and elbow grease to nearly 650 projects in 39 states and Washington, D.C. Comcast and NBCUniversal volunteers painted schools; planted trees and gardens; cleaned up parks and trails; and beautified community centers.”
- Comcast Awards $173,000 in scholarships to Pennsylvania high school seniors [Sacramento Bee]
- On the Call: Comcast executive on Xfinity iPad app [CBS Money Watch] — With Neil Smit
- NBC Universal’s Style Network and DailyCandy Team Up for StyleCandy [Ad Age]
- Comcast CEO Roberts says deal will close in 2012 [Philadelphia Business Journal] — “Comcast Corp. Chairman, CEO and President Brian Roberts said he expects the controversial deal in which a joint venture between Comcast and two other cable-television firms would sell its 122 Advanced Wireless Services spectrum licenses to Verizon Wireless for $3.6 billion to close in the latter part of the year.”
- Summary Box: Comcast 1Q net rises 30 pct [Fox 6 Alabama]
- Comcast Business Class Services Recruits VARs For The Cloud [CRN]
- Hoping for FiOS, some cities now feel abandoned by Verizon [Inquirer] — “Years after Verizon Communications Inc. wired the suburbs of Boston, Buffalo, and Baltimore with superfast Internet, more than one million residents in the poorer urban neighborhoods of those metro areas are still waiting for FiOS.”
- More Comcast Cares coverage and the below wrap up video here.