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January 11, 2010  5:24 PM

Comcast/FCC P2P dispute goes to court with net neutrality implications

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, FCC, net neutrality, P2P, regulation

Comcast’s dispute with the FCC on P2P management and net neutrality has...

September 10, 2009  5:03 PM

Comcast’s TV Everywhere: Credibility with advertisers

Posted by: Tom Nolle
cable, Comcast, Online advertising, video content

Comcast says that it’s no more than 60 days from rolling out TV Everywhere throughout its service area. The project is in trial now and has already signed up 24 networks to supply...

August 14, 2009  1:36 PM

Comcast appeals FCC traffic management order

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, FCC, ISPs, net neutrality, regulation

Comcast has decided to appeal the FCC’s order for the cable giant to stop metering P2P traffic, even though Comcast ceased that practice even before the FCC order was issued. The goal of the company is to test the

February 4, 2009  1:29 PM

FCC could enter cable bandwidth management fray

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Comcast, Cox, DOCSIS 3.0, FCC, net neutrality, OTT, over-the-top, Regulations, VoIP

Comcast has, as we had predicted, asserted to the FCC that its voice service is not carried over the Internet or Internet access infrastructure, and is therefore neither subject to their traffic management policies nor to the FCC’s four principles of net neutrality.

They’re right, of...

January 29, 2009  2:49 PM

The Internet access traffic management flap, net neutrality and reality

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Comcast, Cox, FCC, Google, net neutrality, regulation

Google is releasing a set of tools from its Measurement Lab that are intended to help consumers figure out if their ISPs are doing them wrong with traffic management. The new tools capitalize on the flap created by the Comcast-FCC war on bandwidth management policies.

At the same time,...

November 26, 2008  5:06 PM

Cable advertising standards and programs

Posted by: Tom Nolle
cable, Comcast, Cox Cable, IP advertising

Cable companies’ efforts to create a uniform national ad market are moving forward even as some in the industry hope for an Obama FCC decision to permit further mergers and acquisitions. At the moment, the market share cap imposed on cable prevents further consolidation, and cable operators...

September 23, 2008  1:59 PM

Comcast traffic management: Sign of the future?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Comcast, FCC, net neutrality, Peer2Peer

Comcast’s response to the FCC on its traffic management policies seems to promise a future where operators may be moving to metered capacity or to pay-for-excess plans like those already adopted elsewhere. The network operators who provide broadband access to the Internet have, for years,...

July 31, 2008  12:46 PM

Comcast financials improve – in some ways

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, Broadband, Cabling, Comcast, Verizon

Comcast turned in a better-than-expected quarter (at least better in some ways), showing good growth in its triple-play and Internet offerings, but a decline in growth for digital cable. ARPU increased slightly, also a good sign. The success appears linked to the fact that AT&T and Verizon...

July 11, 2008  9:10 PM

Comcast to face net neutrality sanctions

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, FCC, net neutrality

Reports out of Washington D.C., suggest that the FCC’s Martin will recommend a sanction against Comcast for violating its net neutrality principles, but it is not clear (since those principles were not an “order” in a legal sense) whether the decision will have any teeth. Comcast,...

May 15, 2008  12:20 PM

Comcast to buy Plaxo

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, Social networking

Comcast is buying social network and photo site Plaxo, and plans to integrate it into Comcast’s offerings, perhaps even creating a set-top box that could be used to “tune” to Plaxo sites and view pictures. The move is one of several recent steps taken by content and network firms to gain...

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