Comcast plans to kick off a promotion on Friday in which it will offer free Wi-Fi service in New Jersey, California, Philadelphia and the greater Boston area, spokeswoman Jamila Patton told FierceCable .
Sports media giant ESPN has talked with at least one large U.S. carrier about subsidizing wireless access to its content, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal . The discussions could lead to a "toll-free" data plans with carriers and open up new revenue streams for both parties.
Comcast is building a network, or cloud-based DVR service, that will be integrated with its new Xfinity X1 service, according to a job listing it posted last week.
As Charter Communications prepares to convert its cable systems to an all-digital platform, the nation's fourth largest MSO may be thinking about switching to a new brand for its digital cable product, along the lines of Cablevision's Optimum or Comcast's Xfinity TV brands.
Ohio cable operator Massillon Cable TV has dropped "cable" from its brand and says it will market its triple-play of digital video, high-speed Internet and voice service under the moniker MCTV.
Interest group Public Knowledge is rallying against AT&T Mobility's femtocell terms of service, arguing the carrier's approach to tallying users' data consumption runs against the FCC's net neutrality provisions.
Arris has built a home video gateway that could support Comcast's Xfinity X1 service and similar hybrid video products that other cable operators are expected to deploy.
Comcast engineers have completed a software update on apps for Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch which will allow its Xfinity X1 subscribers to navigate cable programming with voice commands, a spokesman told FierceCable Thursday.
Comcast apparently has a new IPTV set-top box design that's been cleared by the FCC. If released next year as part of the Xfinity service, as expected, the box would reinforce Comcast's ongoing march into the IP space.
Comcast announced it has deployed and activated a couple thousand Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots across northern and central California, marking an expansion of its Wi-Fi ambitions beyond the eastern seaboard.