Comcast Corp.

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Innovation Center For Business-Minded Veterans Unveiled in Center City

The goal is to help more veterans to innovate, says Todd Connor, founder and CEO of The Bunker, “whether it’s raising money, whether it’s getting pro bono services, (or) whether it’s creating a network to help them identify tech talent.”

06/29/2015

(Ralph Roberts, in undated file photo provided by Comcast Corp.)

Comcast Founder Ralph Roberts Dead At 95

Ralph Roberts, a businessman with a gentle demeanor who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation’s largest entertainment companies, has died. He was 95.

06/19/2015

(Protesters rally outside Philadelphia City Council chambers, calling for a cable franchise renewal deal with Comcast that is more favorable to the city and its citizens.  Photo by Ian Bush)

Demonstrators Urge Council To Press For Better Franchise Renewal with Comcast

A couple of dozen protesters, in matching red T-shirts, stood outside Council chambers, some holding signs calling on Comcast to “pay (its) fair share.”

06/11/2015

(Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Report: Comcast Canceling Its Time-Warner Cable Merger

Bloomberg News is citing “people with knowledge of the matter” in its report that Comcast is “planning to walk away” from the deal.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Mayor Nutter, at lectern, announces results of a city survey about Comcast customer satisfaction.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Releases Report on Comcast’s Mediocre Customer Satisfaction Rate

“Twenty-six percent of Comcast cable subscribers were dissatisfied overall with their cable service,” the mayor said.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(An artist's rendering shows how the new Comcast tower, a block west of its current headquarters, would look when viewed from the steps of the art museum.  Image provided by Comcast Corp.)

A Third Center City Skyscraper Not Currently on Planning Horizon, Says Comcast Corp.

“We’re focused on building the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, and are not currently planning for a third building,” says a Comcast spokesman.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(Mayor Nutter, far right, chats with Comcast executive VP David Cohen during a visit with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Nutter Reviews Accomplishments in Speech to Greater Phila. Chamber of Commerce

“I’m pleased to say that Philadelphia is in the best shape it’s been in many, many years,” Nutter told the business leaders.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(Comcast added a late fee to Don's bill even though he is on "autopay," which deducts the payment from his bank account when due.)

Comcast Admits Billing Errors, Says Affected Customers Being Credited

For Don from Bella Vista, a $9.50 late fee threw him for a loop.

12/17/2014

(Tom Wlodkowski demonstrates a beta version of Comcast's "Talking Guide" for the blind and visually impaired.  Photo by Ian Bush)

Comcast Readying a Cable TV Guide For The Blind

On-screen television program guides make channel surfing a breeze — unless you can’t see them.

11/12/2014

(Comcast's reciprocity agreement with WifiSpots goes into effect late this year. )

Comcast Enters Hotspot-Sharing Agreement With European Partners

It’s a deal that lets Comcast customers hop on more than 2½ million WiFi hotspots across the UK and Europe for no additional charge.

09/11/2014

(Pope Francis, in file photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Comcast Exec Sees Plenty of Donor Dollars Available For Philadelphia Mega-Events

One of Philadelphia’s top movers and shakers says there are more than enough deep pockets in the region to help pay for both a potential visit of the pope to Philadelphia next year and a Democratic National Convention in 2016.

08/25/2014

(David Cohen, left, executive vice president of Comcast, testifies as Arthur Minson Jr., executive vice president and CFO of Time Warner Cable, listens during a Senate Judiciary Commettee hearing on Capitol Hill.  Photo by Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

Comcast Exec Tells Senators Merger Will Be Good For Consumers

But several members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee were skeptical.

04/09/2014

(Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Independent Watchdogs Wary of Comcast’s Pervasive Donations To Politicians

Comcast says that for its business and its customers, it’s critical for the company to be part of the political process.

03/10/2014

(Graphic: the Netflix web site)

FCC Divided on ‘Net Neutrality’ Enforcement

The Federal Communications Commission says it will not appeal a court decision that limits its power to prevent Internet providers from slowing down web sites.

02/19/2014

(Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Comcast Hypes Proposed Mega-Merger, But Consumer Watchdogs Cry Foul

The Philadelphia-based company wants to buy Time Warner, the industry’s #2 cable television service provider, for $45 billion in stock.

02/13/2014

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