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(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

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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

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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

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, in Council chambers.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

5th District Councilman Presents Legislation Backing Comcast’s New Skyscraper

Council president Darrell Clarke, who also represents the district where the tower will be located, says there will be meetings for residents to voice concerns.

01/23/2014

(This eight-inch replica of the William Penn statue on City Hall is welded to the top beam of the Comcast Center, currently Philadelphia's tallest building.  Image provided by Comcast)

To Avert The Jinx, New Comcast Skyscraper Will Also Be Topped By Mini-William Penn

The miniature statue of William Penn that stands atop the current tallest building in Philadelphia is considered by superstitious sports fans to be the phantom force that broke a 25-year curse on local sports teams.

01/17/2014

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With Comcast Move, TV 10 Will Trade One Iconic Building For Another

The announcement that Comcast intends to move television station WCAU into its planned center city tech center means the TV station will be leaving decades of broadcast history behind on City Avenue.

01/16/2014

(The Four Seasons hotel at 18th and the Parkway.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Upscale Logan Circle Hotel Looking For A New Brand Name

What will happen to the current Four Seasons location, at 18th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, when the hotel moves to its new location atop the Comcast Tech Center in 2017?

01/16/2014

(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.)

Comcast Announces Plans To Build Philadelphia’s Tallest Skyscraper

Comcast has announced plans to build a new tower in Philadelphia with a hefty price tag: $1.2 billion.

01/15/2014

(Peter Luukko, in 2011 file photo.  Credit: CBS)

Flyers’ President Peter Luukko and Comcast-Spectacor Suddenly Part Ways

There will be changes at the top at Comcast-Spectacor, as president Peter Luukko suddenly leaves the arm of the company that manages sports stadiums.

12/02/2013

(Septa's new iPhone app.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

SEPTA Adding Free Wi-Fi At More Subway Stations, and a Wait-Time App

Septa is expanding free wireless networking at its transit stations, and it’s launching an iPhone “app” to help bus and subway riders discover their wait times.

10/29/2013

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Comcast Considers Putting Additional Skyscrapers In Philadelphia

A source says the cable-and-entertainment juggernaut is already outgrowing the Comcast Center, at 17th Street and JFK Boulevard, opened in 2008.

09/13/2013

(Federal Donuts will be serving its signature donuts and fried chicken at Citizens Bank Park this season.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phillies Unveil This Season’s Stadium Food and Merchandise Surprises

Ashburn Alley is making room for donuts and fried chicken, courtesy of Federal Donuts.

03/19/2013

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Comcast Says Its Low-Income Internet Offering Expanded Tenfold in Second Year

While only 500 families in the Philadelphia area had signed up a year ago, a Comcast official says, the number is now around 5,700.

03/05/2013

(Philadelphia schools superintendent Dr. William Hite talks about the importance of Internet access for all children. Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Comcast Reminds Low-Income Families About Its Low-Cost Internet Service

“If families do not have opportunities for that kind of information, there is more difficulty in breaking the cycles of poverty,” said Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite today.

09/21/2012

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