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Comcast's neighborhood hotspots may raise customers' electric bills $23 per year, Connectify says

A few folks find Comcast's policy of using Xfinity Wi-Fi residential and business routers to create neighborhood hotspots alarming and worry about potential privacy issues from putting a second SSID for the public on a router. But Connectify alleges it has found something else that should concern Xfinity customers: the extra power consumption, and potentially higher utility bills, that these devices engender.

Probing the security threat posed by AT&T and Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots

The free Wi-Fi hotspots being rolled out across the nation by AT&T and Comcast help ease the consumption of cellular data, while providing better network speeds than what is typically delivered over 4G connection.

Comcast launches TV Everywhere support for Google Chrome

Comcast on Monday announced that its TV Everywhere services will viewable through Google's Chrome browser … and by extension, the popular Chromecast player dongle.

Comcast planning 8 million Wi-Fi hotspots in 19 major cities by year-end

Comcast Wi-Fi network only encompasses 1 million hotspots right now, but that number will skyrocket to a whopping 8 million by year's end, with the cable MSO promising to operate hotspots in 19 of the country's 30 largest cities.

Comcast Wi-Fi hotspots reach 1M milestone

Comcast announced that it now has 1 million U.S. Wi-Fi hotspots. The news was released amid rumors that the cable MSO is thinking of launching a Wi-Fi-centric wireless service.

Comcast signs electronic sell-through deal with Warner Bros.

Comcast has struck an electronic sell-through deal with Warner Bros. which will see it add "Gravity," "Argo," "The Great Gatsby" and other movies from the studio to its Xfinity On Demand digital store.

Comcast hitting Wi-Fi accelerator as hotspot count nears 1M

Comcast is approaching the milestone of 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots that its Xfinity customers can access, including hotspots in public areas and new neighborhood hotspots powered by wireless gateways Comcast is installing in subscriber homes.

Some Comcast Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots are free for all during Sochi's Winter Olympics

Cable operator Comcast is opening "tens of thousands" of its Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots in high-traffic locations to non-subscribers during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Google's $3.2 billion Nest Labs buy paves way for company's home automation aspirations

Google announced late yesterday that it agreed to buy Nest Labs, which makes Internet-connected devices like thermostats and smoke alarms, for $3.2 billion in cash. The deal, which is expected to close in the next few months, appears a clear indicator of the Internet firm's plans to expand into the home automation market, an area that is also being highly pursued by cable companies.

Comcast Q4 video subscriber growth could help it license Xfinity to other cable MSOs

Comcast will report later this month that it posted a modest net gain in video subscribers in the fourth quarter, CEO Brian Roberts said at a Citigroup conference in Las Vegas Tuesday.