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Comcast offers ultra-cheap Internet to Federal Pell Grant recipients

Comcast offers ultra-cheap Internet to Federal Pell Grant recipients

Comcast offers a low-cost Internet plan for eligible subscribers called Internet Essentials. In an announcement about the plan today, the service provider revealed that it will open the Internet Essentials plan to undergraduate college and university students who received the Federal Pell Grant, enabling them to get online for ten bucks a month.

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Comcast smart TV launch is coming tips report

Comcast smart TV launch is coming tips report

One of the biggest providers of cable television and Internet services in the entire country is Comcast. A new report claims that Comcast is getting ready to launch its own line of smart TVs in partnership with Hisense. Hisense is a Chinese company that currently offers smart TVs in the lower end of the price spectrum in the US at several retailers.

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Comcast’s latest hybrid broadband test teases an end to slow uploads

Comcast’s latest hybrid broadband test teases an end to slow uploads

If there's one thing working from home has taught us over the past year, it's that we probably snack too much; if there's a second thing, it's that your home internet connection can never be too fast. With fiber slowly spreading, Comcast is showing off the next-generation of its hybrid-fiber coaxial (HFC) network technology, and in the process promising a fix to one of the more frustrating aspects of home broadband: comparatively slow upload speeds.

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Xfinity Mobile unlimited 5G plans get cheaper (but that’s not the best part)

Xfinity Mobile unlimited 5G plans get cheaper (but that’s not the best part)

Xfinity Mobile is trimming the cost of its unlimited 5G plans, with Comcast aiming to undercut its better-known rivals as more Americans hunt for lower prices without sacrificing speed. The new Xfinity Mobile unlimited 5G plans still start at $45 per month for one line, but bring down the price of multiple lines as it blends them with the carrier's "By-the-Gig" per-gigabyte option.

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Comcast Xfinity Flex gets support for Discovery+ streaming service

Comcast Xfinity Flex gets support for Discovery+ streaming service

Xfinity Flex, Comcast's 4K set-top box, now supports Discovery+, the standalone streaming service from Discovery Network. In addition, the company says that Comcast will soon roll out support for the streaming service on its X1 platform, making it directly accessible to Xfinity TV subscribers.

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Comcast delays Internet data cap expansion in NE states until 2022

Comcast delays Internet data cap expansion in NE states until 2022

Late last year, Comcast revealed that it would be expanding its 1.2TB Internet data cap to the remaining states that hadn't yet received them -- a change that was originally scheduled to start next month. Not too long ago, the company said it would delay the data caps until July, but now it is back with yet another update.

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Comcast delays controversial Internet data cap expansion until July

Comcast delays controversial Internet data cap expansion until July

Comcast is delaying its controversial Internet data cap expansion plan until later this summer. The company had announced its plan to implement the data cap in these markets back in November, originally planning to roll them out at the beginning of 2021. However, a new agreement with the Pennsylvania Attorney General has delayed the data caps, as well as establishing a few other changes.

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Comcast’s most affordable internet plan just got a big speed boost

Comcast’s most affordable internet plan just got a big speed boost

Those on Comcast Internet Essentials are getting some good news, with the ISP's low-income plan doubling its speed for the same price. Launched in 2011, and then extended indefinitely in 2014, Internet Essentials had until now been offering 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up.

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The way we watch sports is still broken and isn’t getting any better

The way we watch sports is still broken and isn’t getting any better

Back in the late 2000s, when streaming services like Netflix and Hulu were just getting going, I was convinced that those services would change the way we watch TV. Even back then, it wasn't difficult to envision a future where cable wasn't the only way we watched shows. Fast forward to today and things have largely panned out as expected. The streaming market is fragmented as everyone attempts to build out their own streaming services, yes, but these days you can get along just fine with a few streaming subscriptions, which still comes in at less than the cost of a cable package.

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Comcast will soon charge more to have a pro install your cable

Comcast will soon charge more to have a pro install your cable

Comcast is making yet another change to its service that'll cost you more money, at least if you can't figure how to set up your own hardware. The service provider will soon increase the cost of having an in-home professional install your router and other hardware, though the option will remain to set it up yourself if you know how to do it.

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Comcast will usher in 2021 by raising Internet and cable TV prices

Comcast will usher in 2021 by raising Internet and cable TV prices

Comcast is going to increase prices for its Internet and television services nationwide starting on January 1, an announcement that has come to light days after the service provider revealed that it will expand its Internet data cap. The price increase will impact both monthly subscription prices and some fees.

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Comcast is about to slap more Internet customers with 1.2TB data cap

Comcast is about to slap more Internet customers with 1.2TB data cap

Comcast plans to expand its Internet data cap to customers in states that were previously excluded. The service provider has already implemented the data cap across the majority of states it operates in, but many customers in a dozen states were still given unlimited access to data without extra charges. This change will kick off in January.

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