1. Zarathustra[H]

    How Bad is Comcast in 2021?

    Hey all, So we are going to move, and as we are looking for a new house one of my must have criteria is decent internet. We have found one house that has great potential, but unlike everywhere else I have lived in 2009, it does not have Verizon FiOS available in the neighborhood. I have...
  2. AceGoober

    Comcast, beware: New city-run broadband offers 1Gbps for $60 a month

    ArsTechnica is reporting Fort Collins, Colorado has built their own Municipal Broadband Service. Comcast probably isn't too happy about as it is estimated to cost the corporation between $5.4 million and $22.8 million per year. I'm a fan of municipal run broadband as long as the support...
  3. cageymaru

    Comcast Sets Default Xfinity Mobile PIN to 0000 and Fraudsters Jump for Joy

    According to the Washington Post, Comcast extolled the advantages of setting the default PIN on Xfinity Mobile phone service accounts to 0000 as a convenience for its customers. "Comcast's help site for switching carriers suggests this is to make things easier: 'We don't require you to create an...
  4. cageymaru

    Comcast to Refund $700,000 to Customers to Settle Deceptive Advertising Allegations

    Comcast has been ordered to issue refunds to 20,000 of its Massachusetts customers who signed predatory long term contracts with hidden monthly fees that increased rates by 40% during the contract. To get out of the contracts, customers had to pay a $240 early termination fee even if they...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Comcast is Allegedly Developing a Video Streaming Aggregator

    Citing "people, who asked not to be named because the internal discussions are private," CNBC reports that Comcast is working on a new product that aggregates multiple streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube together. That may sound like a Roku, Shield, or any number of existing...
  6. FrgMstr

    Comcast / Xfinity Throttling 720p Vids to 480p & Hotspots

    This is an attempt to help you conserve data on your mobile plan from Comcast's Xfinity. It is 100% for your own good. I repeat, this is to help YOU. Of course if you want to pay for 720p, you can still get that too right now for free, but you will have to pay for it later this year. Video...
  7. DooKey

    Comcast Says it Isn't Throttling Heavy Internet Users Anymore

    Comcast has turned off their congestion management system and is no longer throttling those who go over their data cap. Of course by doing so this allows a user to not notice he's over the limit and keep streaming data at high speed for an additional cost of just $10 per 50GB. However, for the...
  8. FrgMstr

    Comcast Cord Cutters Shunned...AGAIN

    Have you given the big cable companies the middle digit when it comes to letting them control what media flows in and out of your house? Good for you. You are one step closer to a more fulfilling lifestyle. However, you likely also want an internet connection with that lifestyle as well. You...
  9. DooKey

    Comcast and Netflix Formally Consummate Marriage

    Netflix and Comcast started dating each other back in 2016 when Comcast added Netflix to their X1 platform. This allowed customers to maintain their Comcast usage and also let them take advantage of a Netflix subscription without changing devices. This worked so well for both that they've now...
  10. DooKey

    San Francisco, Seattle Tire of Comcast, Mull Building Citywide Fiber Networks

    San Francisco and Seattle are contemplating building citywide fiber networks to connect all home and businesses in their cities. Overall the plan is to have a dark network of fiber that the city owns and then allows it to be used by multiple commercial ISPs to bring competition to the residents...
  11. Zarathustra[H]

    Comcast Vows to Not Sell Customers Individual Web Browsing Data

    In a post to the company's corporate privacy blog today, Comcast CEO Gerard Lewis promised to not sell their customers personal data. He went on to state "We do not sell our broadband customers’ individual web browsing history. We did not do it before the FCC’s rules were adopted, and we have...
  12. N

    How smoothly should a Modem swap go?

    So I am looking into replacing my families home modem (Arris TM722 leased by Comcast) with the Arris SURFboard SB6190. I have never replaced a modem before. Should it go smoothly? Just unplug it, take out the battery, disconnect all the cables, put in the new one, connect all the cables, put in...
  13. cageymaru

    Amazon is selling Comcast internet services.

    Yes, Amazon is selling Comcast internet services. I don't have Comcast, but it might be a good deal? TV, Internet & Home Phone Services: Home Services