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Comcast Business Services Launches Upware Marketplace for Small Business Customers

Wireless News 2/27/13 Comcast Corp., a global media and technology company, announced the Upware marketplace, a suite of cloud-based business solutions that can be purchased through one integrated web portal. The Company reported that the Upware marketplace contains a carefully selected list of third-party, cloud-based business applications from companies in key categories such as data [...]

Clearwire to Tap Sprint Financing

Sharon Terlep and Joann S. Lublin, The Wall Street Journal 2/27/13 Clearwire Corp. plans to tap financing made available by Sprint Nextel Corp., people familiar with the situation said Tuesday, in a move that further complicates Dish Network Corp.’s effort to buy the wireless broadband operator. Dish has proposed buying Clearwire for $3.30 a share [...]

Cablevision sues Viacom over niche TV networks

Emily Steel, Financial Times 2/27/13 Cablevision, the US cable operator, filed an antitrust lawsuit against Viacom yesterday, contending that the media group is forcing it to carry and pay for niche networks that its customers do not watch in order to carry more popular networks. Signalling the rising tensions between distributors and content owners, Cablevision [...]

Cablevision Sues Viacom in Battle Over Bundling of Channels

Amy Chozick and Brian Stelter, The New York Times 2/27/13 To all the cable customers who have ever wondered, ”Why am I paying so much money for channels I never watch?” Cablevision has an answer: it’s Viacom’s fault. The cable distributor on Tuesday sued Viacom, the owner of MTV and Nickelodeon, saying that the company [...]

Debt Reduction Lowers AMC’s Q4 Earnings

Programmer’s Revenues Up 8% By: Jon Lafayette (Broadcasting & Cable) Feb 26 2013 – 10:27am AMC reported lower earnings in the fourth quarter and disclosed some details of the settlement of its Voom Network litigation with Dish Network. Net income from continuing operations was $15 million, or 21 cents per share, down from $29 million, [...]

Comcast doubling speed of popular Internet plans

Herald-Whig – Quincy, IL 2/26/2013 Comcast will increase the speeds of two of its most popular Xfinity Internet speed plans, Blast! and Extreme 50, starting in March at no additional cost. Comcast, in April, also will increase the speed of its widely used Performance plan by more than 60 percent. “As customer demands and technology [...]

Comcast to double Internet speeds in March

The Daily Herald – Chicago, IL 2/26/2013 Comcast Corp., which has its Midwest headquarters in Schaumburg, Tuesday said it will roll out faster speeds, some more than double, for Xfinity Blast and Extreme 50 for subscribers in the Chicago and suburban region for no additional cost in March. “As customer demands and technology evolve, we [...]

Comcast Doubling Speed for Chicago-Area Customers

Shannon Antinori, Plainfield Patch – Plainfield, IL 2/26/2013 Customers who get the company’s Blast!, Extreme 50 and Performance plans will enjoy faster Internet, downloads. Comcast announced some good news for many of its customers in Chicagoland Tuesday, saying it will increase the speeds of two of its most popular XFINITY Internet speed plans, Blast! and [...]

Comcast HD channels back online

Michele Marcotte – Shreveport Times – Shreveport, LA 2/26/2013 After a power surge damaged Comcast equipment causing local service to go out late Sunday, the last of the high definition channels are back online, according to company spokeswoman Frances Smith. Smith said the majority of service was restored within two hours of Sunday’s outage but [...]

Comcast plans to double Internet speed in March

Morris Daily Herald – Chicago, IL 2/26/2013 Comcast, the nation’s largest Internet service provider, is increasing the speeds of two of its most popular XFINITY Internet speed plans, Blast! and Extreme 50, in the Greater Chicago Region next month for no additional cost. Customers will enjoy more than twice as fast Internet speeds on multiple [...]