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Jun. 28, 2012 8:30 am

Comcast to pay $800k to FCC for hiding stand-alone broadband option [Roundup]

Every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. EST, find all the stories you need to know about your friendly telecommunications giant in the Comcast Roundup. Get an email subscription for our weekly Comcast roundup or other news updates. NBC’s Olympics expectations: Fewer viewers, better TV ad sales [Inquirer] Comcast Settles NBCU Deal Complaint with Stand-Alone Broadband Offering [Multichannel News] “According to the FCC, […]

Every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. EST, find all the stories you need to know about your friendly telecommunications giant in the Comcast Roundup. Get an email subscription for our weekly Comcast roundup or other news updates.

  • NBC’s Olympics expectations: Fewer viewers, better TV ad sales [Inquirer]
  • Comcast Settles NBCU Deal Complaint with Stand-Alone Broadband Offering [Multichannel News] “According to the FCC, Comcast has agreed to pay $800,000 and extend its NBCU deal agreement to offer reasonably priced stand-alone broadband to consumers who do not also take cable service from the company.The agreement, in the form of a consent decree adopted by the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, resolves an FCC investigation into complaints that Comcast was not “adequately marketing” the stand-alone service it agreed to offer as part of the NBCU deal.”
  • Supreme Court takes on damaged-class issue in suit against Comcast [Inquirer] — “The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether two million Comcast Corp. cable-TV customers in the Philadelphia area should be considered a damaged class in a lawsuit that seeks $875 million from the cable giant and has been wending its tortuous way through the federal courts for almost a decade.” More from Bloomberg here
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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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