Comcast is due for a nationwide launch of what has been called an “enhanced cordless phone,” connecting its VoIP service with e-mail, voice mail, Web access and other features, according to Cable Digital News.
Finally some news about which they want to boast; Comcast has taken a brusing lately.
The announcement comes on the heels of a company investigation into widespread reports from Comcast.net free e-mail users that their accounts were down for long portions of Saturday and they claimed messages were lost. Though less than in previous years, CEO Brian Roberts took some heat when it was announced he was the country’s 13th highest paid chief executive.
Please, $24.7 million ain’t no thang.
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Comcast’s new product will feature “a new Docsis/PacketCable-powered embedded multimedia terminal adapter (E-MTA) that provides an IP-based digital interface to a DECT-based wireless handset,” as CDN reported.
Thomson, a French systems manufacturer, will provide the initial batch. Thomson and Comcast have been collaborating for years.
None of that will end Comcast’s reign as a favorite company for users to criticize, even whiny contributors on Huffington Post, who are writing for free for “exposure.” Even if the Center City telecommunications firm boasted its 11 billionth OnDemand view recently.
Photo cutline: The Thomson-made EMTA and handset, and a demo of Comcast’s SmartZone were all on display at the Broadband Nation exhibit at last week’s cable show. Photo by Morgan Schmidt-Feng/Filmsight.