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It isn’t true, so you really ought to stop saying it.
That’s the crux of a cease and desist letter that Verizon Communications has sent to Comcast in response to the telecommunications giant’s series of advertisements called “Don’t Fall for FiOS,” in which, among other claims, Comcast calls a triple-play-like service for bundle from Verizon $400 more expensive per year than the ‘Cast’s version, as reported Tuesday by the Inquirer’s Bob Fernandez.
“Verizon’s been running a negative campaign against Comcast for years and its response to our campaign shows that they can dish it out but they can’t take it,” a Comcast spokeswoman says.
After the jump, Comcast reports to the FCC, a mildly awkward Comcast interview on Web teen safety and four other stories that would interest any Comcast-head.
In order of importance for your ease:
- The Inquirer’s Fernandez also reports that that squabble isn’t slowing Verizon, which is expanding its FiOS TV wireless mobile service with more real-time sports games. Cable360 reports that Verizon’s CTO was talking about broadband strategy this week.
- The Business Journal reports that NBA TV has inked a deal to be on Comcast’s Digital Classic lineup. As we’ve reported, contentious negotiations with the NFL Network ended in Comcast’s favor last month, followed by a deal with the NHL Network. Because MLB TV, which Comcas partially owns, is already on the tier, pressure remains on the telecommunications giant to work with the cricket channel.
- PC Mag reports on what stakeholders in a national broadband plan told the FCC by Monday’s deadline for reporting. They give crib notes for the responses from Comcast, Google, Verizon and others. The Inquirer’s Fernandez alsoï¿½reports that Comcast told FCC that nearly all of the households in its franchise areas already have access to high-speed Internet, among other details.
- Oh, and because we love the meta of Comcast interviewing Comcast and talking about safety using Comcast products, we bring to you a recent interview by Comcast Local Edition foxy anchor Jill Horner of the company’s Internet security minister Jay Opperman.
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