Posts Tagged ‘comcast’
  • Comcast movie description writers don’t leave any stone uncovered, truth untold.
    by Mike
    Posted December 11th, 2009 at 2:25 pm
    It used to be that Comcast was one of my least favorite if not most hated media providers. When they first started enacting the 250GB cap on monthly internet, I decided that was the last straw. Funny how time changes things isn't it? For now, Comcast looks pretty mild in comparison to other ISP's in particular who are pushing much stricter monthly bandwidths, some barely making it into the double digit range. If there were ever anything that would make me like them again, enough to actually ...
  • Facebook was almost Comcastic — Why?
    by Mike
    Posted December 3rd, 2009 at 7:26 am
    The big news in the media world this week is Comcast's acquisition of NBC. With anti-trust/monopolistic worries creeping to the forefront of our minds, we can all agree that it is a sensible purchase. Comcast controls many aspects of the media world, why not have their own channel of sorts. Again, it makes sense. New news today filtering out that details Comcast's plans and strategy on this long and winding road to gobbling up a company had many stops along the way. One stop in particular t...
  • Comcast has it all wrong: “Consumers need to change to fit our old, dying, ridiculous business models…”
    by Mike
    Posted November 6th, 2009 at 9:15 am
    Ever concern yourself with such trivial things as how the media/content industry is changing to adapt to the digital age and fit around what end users really want? Comcast apparently gives two sh*ts about you and what you want. I'll let the man, Comcast COO Steve Burk, dig his own grave: An entire generation is growing up, if we don't figure out how to change that behavior so it respects copyright and subscription revenue on the part of distributors, we're going to wake up and see cord cuttin...
  • Comcast back and more bastardly than ever. Throttling your internet like it’s 2002
    by Mike
    Posted November 5th, 2009 at 5:10 pm
    Remember those stupid "It's Comcastic" commercials. Ya, I like many others had a few choice opinions about them too. If you thought just because there hasn't been any mention of "Comcast" and "Throttling" in the same sentence for some time that somehow all the parties involved forgot, you were grossly wrong. New details of a retooled and just as anti-consumer policy have surfaced. In fact, Comcast's new throttling policy is worse than their old one. So how bad is it? There are two scenario...
  • Comcast HighSpeed2Go [Update]
    by Mike
    Posted October 22nd, 2009 at 7:04 pm
    Comcast's "HighSpeed2Go" service we mentioned earlier certainly grabbed my attention with the amount of data your could get for an unheard of price. I spent around 20 minutes on the phone tonight with a Comcast rep, (higher up Comcast rep mind you) and didn't really come out with anymore than we already know. What kept confusing me was the fact that the rep could only see a $50 and $100 option on his screen. Granted, the service isn't actually available until next month (in my area anyway) so...
  • Comcast unveils “HighSpeed2Go” wireless service
    by Mike
    Posted October 22nd, 2009 at 8:42 am
    Ok, I've knocked Comcast in the past, but their new baby, "HighSpeed2Go" will certainly have me canceling my AT&T; home DSL -- like today. The gist of their new offering is 4G wireless services now available to residents of Bellingham, WA, Portland, OR, and Atlanta, GA with many more to come of course. But it doesn't stop there. 3G wireless services are also included which for now have a much wider footprint than 4G. Don't stop yet, it keeps going. HighSpeed2Go is tied into a normal, home ca...
  • Hotmail not the only one with leaked accounts/passwords — Gmail, Yahoo, and others along for the ride
    by Mike
    Posted October 6th, 2009 at 9:24 am
    You may recall a particular article we posted yesterday that delt with a potentially disturbing problem affecting Hotmail/MSN/WindowsLive email users. For a quick recap, someone posted the account and password information for over 10,000 Hotmail/MSN/Live email on a forum post in Pastebin.com, a site used for developers to share code snippets. That problem just became everyone's problem as BBC is now citing that it wasn't/isn't just Microsoft based email services that were hit. Instead, it...
  • US Broadband Providers argue their case for laughable “broadband speeds”
    by Mike
    Posted September 2nd, 2009 at 10:11 am
    Image above is slightly outdated as South Korea, Japan, and France in particular now average 10-35Mpbs more Sadly, the US sinks further and further out of relevance when the topic of global broadband speeds are brought up. Are average speeds pail in comparison to many other countries. Just a few numbers to get you all in a bunch: US Average Broadband Speeds: 4.8Mbps Japan widely offers speeds of 80+Mbps South Korea also is around the 70-80Mbps mark Even France slaughters us with speeds...
  • Comcast and Time Warner doing anti-trust tango
    by Mike
    Posted June 24th, 2009 at 11:39 am
    If you have ever spent a few billing periods with either company, you know how expensive their entertainment packages can be. In some areas, you don't even have a choice as Comcast has either paid someone to be the exclusive provider in that area (apartments), or other providers simply haven't made it there yet. Still, in the year 2009 one would like to think that competition in on the uptick, especially with the economy so low. Why with the economy in the gutter and the assumed competition...
  • Comcast playing favorites - redirecting DNS traffic back home?
    by Mike
    Posted June 9th, 2009 at 7:27 pm
    If you like to tinker around with DNS servers and use ones other than your ISP's default and happen to have Comcast as your ISP of choice, you may be running into some problems.  Comcast is being accused of playing favorites and intercepting DNS requests for servers other than their own in attempts to quell other providers from picking up any extra traffic.  Apparently Comcast is getting all blocky with UDP traffic bound for port 53 and redirecting to their very own meaning users who like...
  • Comcast/AT&T buddy up with the devil. (RIAA)
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 8:53 am
    Not too long ago the RIAA was suing the pants off of supposed "illegal filesharers".  Their normal targets being helpless 12 year old kids.  Good plan guys.  They've since moved on and are now dropping that tactic.  Instead they are going higher up to to ISP level.  When the RIAA first came out with this proposal none of the ISP's were really interested in helping the RIAA and being an internet cop.  However Comcast and AT&T seem to be changing stances.  The new polices implemente...
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