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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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Comcast’s new Self Protection plan offers cameras and Xfinity integration

Comcast’s new Self Protection plan offers cameras and Xfinity integration

Comcast is offering its customers a new home security package that offers the hardware and software necessary to protect their homes. The new offering is only available for Xfinity Internet customers who have the xFi Gateway, according to the company, which bills its Self Protection as a high-quality offering for those who aren't interested in professionally installed and monitored alternatives.

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Comcast might team with Walmart to establish affordable streaming dominance

Comcast might team with Walmart to establish affordable streaming dominance

It looks like Comcast wants to make more of splash in the world of streaming, and to do so, it might look to team up with Walmart. A new report today is saying that Walmart and Comcast might partner to make TVs that run streaming software created by Comcast. Such a partnership could be really good for Comcast, which continues to see its cable subscriber numbers drop.

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Xfinity xFi Pod 2nd-Gen boosts WiFi speed and mesh coverage

Xfinity xFi Pod 2nd-Gen boosts WiFi speed and mesh coverage

Comcast is upgrading its Xfinity mesh network system, with the second-generation xFi Pod promising more speed and wider WiFi coverage. Designed to plug into a spare outlet, the adapters can deliver up to 500 Mbps of bandwidth and now have two ethernet ports for wired devices.

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Roku will finally get NBC’s Peacock streaming app after months of arguing

Roku will finally get NBC’s Peacock streaming app after months of arguing

Months after officially opening to the public, Roku has finally settled a deal that will bring NBCUniversal's streaming service Peacock to its platform, the company has announced. The news comes only days after the negotiations entered a more heated phase, with Roku and Comcast dragging their drama into the public light alongside the threat of Roku's platform entirely losing NBC TV apps.

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Comcast public WiFi hotspots will stay free for the rest of the year

Comcast public WiFi hotspots will stay free for the rest of the year

Due to high demand for its public WiFi hotspot network, Comcast has announced that it will continue to make the service available for free to non-Comcast customers through the end of the year. With this network, anyone can get online at one of the hotspot destinations, giving people a way to access their schoolwork, check their email, and other things that have become vital amid social distancing efforts.

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Launch day deal sees HBO Max arrive on Xfinity

Launch day deal sees HBO Max arrive on Xfinity

Comcast and WarnerMedia have inked a last-minute deal to bring HBO Max to Xfinity customers on its launch day, an abrupt turnaround after all signs had pointed to disappointment for subscribers. Going live today, HBO Max replaces HBO NOW and promises 10,000 hours of TV and movie content, along with exclusives for which WarnerMedia is footing the bill.

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Xfinity Mobile is reselling Verizon 5G – with one big advantage

Xfinity Mobile is reselling Verizon 5G – with one big advantage

Xfinity Mobile announced today that it's hopping aboard the 5G train and adding service to its unlimited and by-the-gig plans. Xfinity is hoping to stand out from the other major carriers and MVNOs already offering 5G service by further announcing that it won't charge its subscribers extra to tap into 5G. That's in contrast to Verizon specifically, which has indicated that it will eventually charge subscribers extra to add 5G to their plans.

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Samsung Galaxy A51 mid-range phone arrives at AT&T and Xfinity Mobile

Samsung Galaxy A51 mid-range phone arrives at AT&T and Xfinity Mobile

The Galaxy A51, a mid-range phone offering many features similar to the ones found on Samsung's higher-end models, is now available to purchase from Xfinity Mobile and AT&T. The version of the A51 available at this time features LTE connectivity -- if you're in the US, you'll have to wait until later this summer to get the 5G version. Though it's not at the same level as Samsung's latest flagships, there's a lot to like about the Galaxy A51.

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