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- Comcast Debuts $300 Internet Service in Race With Verizon [Bloomberg] “Comcast Corp. (CMCSA), going after consumers willing to pay top dollar for the fastest Internet speeds, introduced a $299.95-a-month service that it says beats the speediest offering from Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)‘s FiOS.”
- Comcast will flood the Olympics zone [Philadelphia Inquirer] “When Comcast Corp.’s Brian Roberts beat back Fox Sports and ESPN in Lausanne, Switzerland, to win the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through 2020 for $4.4 billion, he and NBC executives vowed to Olympics officials they would not bask in NBC’s past broadcast glory but would be innovative and present the games to new generations of fans. … Ideas [Comcast] tossed around – streaming every frame of every competition, 1,000 video-on-demand Olympics clips, a specialized guide, and authentication to watch on tablets, smartphones, or laptops – will become reality this week with the opening ceremony of the London games on Friday.”
- Comcast Celebrates Live Streaming of the 2012 Olympic Games Through NBCOlympics.com by Offering Free Access to Xfinity WiFi Hotspots in Philadelphia and Down the Shore [BusinessWire]
- F.C.C. Rules for Tennis Channel in Dispute With Comcast [New York Times] “Comcast was ordered by the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday to make Tennis Channel as broadly available to its cable television customers as the sports channels it owns, the Golf Channel and the NBC Sports Network. Comcast, which was told to comply within 45 days, said it would appeal the decision.”
- Comcast relaunches online Learning Center as part of ‘Internet Essentials’ program [Technically Philly]
- Comcast and the Future of Video [Wall Street Journal] “At the deepest level, the question is the same: Do we still need pay-TV bundlers like Comcast and DirecTV to serve as middlemen between viewers and content owners?”
- Comcast Appoints Overseer for Combined News Units [Wall Street Journal]