Every Thursday morning, find all the stories you need to know about your friendly telecommunications giant in the Comcast Roundup.
Yahoo Finance reports on the attention paid to an increasingly apparent strategy of monetization from Comcast’s Interactive Media arm. There are circles who peg the company’s Web growth on that young crew.
Inquirer business columnist Joe DiStefano shares a report on just how Comcast is beating Verizon: their primary business, silly bear. The wireless industry is hotly contested, driving prices down, while cable remains monopoly based, keeping prices high and leaving companies like Comcast and TimeWarner Cable smiling.
After the jump check a low Internet speed ranking, FCC warning shots and an interview with the Wiggles, for real.
- The Associated Press reports that Comcast spent $3.3 million lobbying Congress in 2Q. That total, which included working legislators on executive pay, sports programming and more, is roughly less than a seventh of CEO Brian Robert’s annual pay.
- The Inquirer’s Bob Fernandez reports that a new survey ranks Pennsylvania the state with just the 13th average fastest available Internet speeds. Delaware and New Jersey — two far more urbanized states — were ranked No. 1 and No. 3 respectively. In reference to the report, Comcast made defense of its desire to boost speeds in the Commonwealth.
- E-Week reports that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has said his agency will enforce its net neutrality standards, even as Comcast takes their doubts of the government group’s authority on the matter.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on a growing assortment of complaints from that region’s residents about old Comcast, complaints not unassociated with the company’s continued fumbling over the digital transition from analog TV there. H/T Philly Tech News.
- Silicon Alley Insider reports that TiVo filed a complaint for patent infringement against AT&T and Verizon regarding their DVR products, just as news rolls that Comcast plans to roll out its own innovation in that market: Web DVR scheduling.
- Comcast’s Chief Blogger Scott McNulty interviews the Wiggles. Now, hold on, let me say this in a new way. If you don’t think you need to watch McNulty‘s three-minute interview excerpt with the Australian children’s TV show phenomenon, then you’re wrong. ….Bright colors, awkward moments and the phrase “Wiggly-waffle.” You’re welcome.
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