Comcast executive vice president David Cohen says national companies will seek the promotional opportunity of the convention and give, but he says the city’s real advantage is supportive local leaders.
“I’m pleased to say that Philadelphia is in the best shape it’s been in many, many years,” Nutter told the business leaders.
President Obama is taking a stand on Internet “toll roads,” and Comcast and other cable companies don’t like it one bit.
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.
Along with concerns over competition and the impact on customers, politics are part of the debate over Comcast’s bid for Time Warner Cable.
But several members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee were skeptical.
Comcast Corporation says more than 300,000 low-income families across the country have signed up for its reduced-cost Internet service — but notes that many more are eligible.
The Philadelphia-based company wants to buy Time Warner, the industry’s #2 cable television service provider, for $45 billion in stock.
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.
Chris reviewed the Senate Intelligence report on Benghazi, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s comments on marijuana, and talked to Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen about plans to build a new tower in Center City.
A Scarlet Knights football player has left the team after alleging that a coach verbally abused him.
“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.
The president is coming to Philadelphia to raise money for the 2012 campaign and will be attending two events– the first in Center City at 3:30 p.m.
Brace yourself for motorcade traffic, tomorrow. President Obama will be in town as part of his 2012 presidential campaign.