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Low-income homes just got some Comcast good news

Low-income homes just got some Comcast good news

For a number of years now, Comcast has been offering low-cost internet service through its Internet Essentials program. Today, the company is expanding the program to cover "all qualified low-income households in its service area." All told, this expansion will cover a further three million households throughout the United States, which indeed is no small number.

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Comcast tweaks Xfinity Mobile data plans, adds Unlimited restrictions

Comcast tweaks Xfinity Mobile data plans, adds Unlimited restrictions

Comcast has announced that Xfinity Mobile now offers 'By the Gig Shared Data' options that enable a batch of mobile data to be shared across all of the lines on an account. The company points out that on average, most consumers don't actually need unlimited data and that most Xfinity Mobile customers already choose the 'By the Gig' plan options.

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Xfinity Mobile adds BYOD for phones

Xfinity Mobile adds BYOD for phones

The folks at Comcast added BYOD to their mobile brand Xfinity Mobile this week. BYOD means Bring Your Own Device, and it means the brand is no longer limited to mobile data coverage for the devices they, themselves, physically sell in-store. It does NOT mean, however, that any device will work with Xfinity Mobile. Instead, there's an expanding list.

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Comcast Xfinity X1 and Flex get Amazon Music integration

Comcast Xfinity X1 and Flex get Amazon Music integration

For the first time, at least according to Comcast, Amazon Music will be available through a 'pay-TV collaboration.' Put simply, Amazon's music streaming service has launched on Comcast's Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex platforms, enabling customers to directly access the service's music catalog using the entertainment setup's voice-enabled remote control.

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Comcast’s eye tracking remote makes cable TV more accessible

Comcast’s eye tracking remote makes cable TV more accessible

Comcast today announced the roll out of new eye control remote that makes it easier for those with disabilities to change channels or set recordings using only their eye movement. Dubbed simply Xfinity X1 eye control, the system seems pretty straightforward, as it work with existing eye gaze systems and only requires pairing with your Xfinity account and set top box. Even better is that it doesn't appear to cost anything extra on top of your standard Xfinity subscription.

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Disney takes Hulu control: Here’s what it means to your shows

Disney takes Hulu control: Here’s what it means to your shows

Comcast is handing over full control of Hulu to Disney, a move that could have big implications for which of your favorite shows you can watch on the streaming service. The deal sees Disney take full operational control of Hulu moving forward, as well as a shuffling in the licenses to NBCUniversal shows.

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Comcast Xfinity Flex streaming service is for Internet-only customers

Comcast Xfinity Flex streaming service is for Internet-only customers

Comcast has introduced Xfinity Flex, its own streaming television and video service. The new platform brings Internet-only customers the opportunity to get live streaming TV and on-demand videos without signing up for the Xfinity X1 service. Comcast calls Xfinity Flex a 'streaming platform,' one offering an integrated guide with direct access to other popular services, including Prime Video and Netflix.

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AT&T and Comcast form first ever anti-robocall tag team

AT&T and Comcast form first ever anti-robocall tag team

Fraudulent robocallers, your days are numbered. Or at least that's what AT&T and Comcast are telling the sources of these calls designed to con people. In what is being touted as the nation's first, the two providers are joining forces to combat such kinds of robocalls by authenticating not just calls happen within their respective networks but also those that cross the lines between the two.

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Xfinity Mobile default PIN helps customers get hacked easily

Xfinity Mobile default PIN helps customers get hacked easily

PIN codes and passwords these days are considered to be the least reliable method of securing accounts but they are still better than nothing at all. That said, an easily guessed code is just as bad as having nothing. Perhaps mistaking the list of worst passwords for the list of best passwords, Comcast's Xfinity Mobile network has decided to implement a default PIN of "0000" for all customers, which has, unsurprisingly, led to quite a number of hijacked numbers and even identity theft.

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Comcast users Windows Update issues temporarily fixed

Comcast users Windows Update issues temporarily fixed

The latest Windows Update message facing some users is an error. The old "Error encountered, We'll continue to check daily for newer updates" appeared with the message "We couldn't connect to the update service. We'll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn't work, make sure that you're connected to the Internet." If this is something you've seen in Windows Update this week, you're not alone. Let's see how we can get a temporary fix.

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FCC’s Net Neutrality kill didn’t increase broadband investment

FCC’s Net Neutrality kill didn’t increase broadband investment

There's good news and there's bad news when it comes to the fallout after the FCC's kill of Net Neutrality. We expected the worst - that internet providers would start making companies pay for fast lanes and that lower-class content would get caught behind throttled speed internet. That didn't happen - or at least it didn't happen to the degree to which we were worried, yet. The bad new is that none of the GOOD stuff the FCC promised has happened.

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Comcast Xfinity X1 platform gets YouTube 4K Ultra HD streaming

Comcast Xfinity X1 platform gets YouTube 4K Ultra HD streaming

Comcast is back with another update for its Xfinity X1 entertainment platform: YouTube in 4K quality. According to the company, "YouTube" has been one of the most commonly used voice commands since the app's arrival on the X1 platform. With this new support, customers with compatible TVs are able to stream content from the video site in Ultra HD 4K quality.

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