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Xfinity Mobile is Comcast’s new mobile carrier brand with Verizon’s data

Xfinity Mobile is Comcast’s new mobile carrier brand with Verizon’s data

Today the folks at Comcast have announced Xfinity Mobile, a wireless service that's sold by Comcast but uses Verizon's 4G LTE network for data. Comcast will be behind the Xfinity Mobile service and will sell plans that include both mobile data and access to Comcast's 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the USA. Bundles will be available to both legacy Comcast customers and new customers alike.

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ISPs promise not to sell customers’ personal browsing history

ISPs promise not to sell customers’ personal browsing history

As you've likely heard by now, Congress voted earlier this week to reverse FCC rules that prevented internet service providers from selling personal customer data like browsing history. Understandably, many Americans are upset by this. Now several ISPs like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon are getting proactive in reassuring customers that their privacy matters, releasing statements that say they will not be selling users' internet browsing data.

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Comcast Xfinity Internet gets pay-as-you-go prepaid option

Comcast Xfinity Internet gets pay-as-you-go prepaid option

Comcast has launched Xfinity Prepaid Internet for everyone located in the company's service area, giving many people the opportunity to get Internet service in a way that isn't dissimilar from how prepaid phone plans work. The prepaid Internet comes with the option of refilling the service for either one week or one month (30 days). Unlike the regular Comcast service, Xfinity Prepaid doesn't require a credit check and doesn't shackle customers to a contract.

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Comcast tipped to have acquired some OTT nationwide channel rights

Comcast tipped to have acquired some OTT nationwide channel rights

Sources have surfaced claiming Comcast has scored over-the-top (OTT) nationwide rights for some channels, giving it a new avenue of possibilities as competitors increasingly roll out live television services delivered over the Internet. With these alleged new rights, Comcast is able to offer television service beyond its typical regions, potentially allowing it to rollout an online television service for people in cities where its regular cable TV isn’t available.

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Comcast’s binge-watching event will include Netflix this year

Comcast’s binge-watching event will include Netflix this year

Comcast has announced that its upcoming fifth annual ‘Xfinity Watchathon Week,’ a binge-watching event starting on April 3, will include Netflix for the first time. Netflix will be among the 50 or so networks participating in the event, giving Xfinity customers a way to watch as much as they want until the clock runs out on April 9. A Netflix subscription isn't necessary to get access to the service on these days.

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Comcast Xfinity Stream app will offer live TV streaming and offline downloads

Comcast Xfinity Stream app will offer live TV streaming and offline downloads

Comcast says it will soon launch its new ‘Comcast Xfinity Stream’ app, a successor to the Xfinity TV app that’ll offer a bunch of features including media ratings from Common Sense Media, a Spanish-language guide, and more. The app will be provided for free to Xfinity TV subscribers, and will bring one’s full television lineup to mobile devices over the subscriber’s home WiFi, as well as outside of the house.

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Comcast’s claims of “fastest internet” draws criticism from advertising watchdog

Comcast’s claims of “fastest internet” draws criticism from advertising watchdog

If you happen to live in a section of the US where Comcast has set up shop, you've likely heard commercials where the company says it offers the "fastest internet in America" or the "fastest in-home Wifi." As it turns out, those claims may not be entirely truthful, according the National Advertising Review Board, an advertising watchdog that's part of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

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FCC drops net neutrality investigations into AT&T, Verizon

FCC drops net neutrality investigations into AT&T, Verizon

Right through December of last year, the FCC had ongoing investigations into telecom giants including AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile over their use of zero-rated data services, viewing them anti-competitive and in violation of net neutrality rules. Unfortunately, these investigations were opened under outgoing FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, and part of President Trump's restaffing has been appointing Ajit Pai as the new head. In turn, the agency has also revealed that it's dropping the investigations.

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Xfinity TV app comes to Roku boxes in new beta test

Xfinity TV app comes to Roku boxes in new beta test

We've been waiting quite some time for the promised Xfinity TV app to arrive on Roku boxes, but the day has come at last. Beginning today, Comcast subscribers can participate in a beta test for the new Xfinity TV Roku app. Most of the Xfinity features you're used to will be present, but there are a few restrictions while the app is still in beta.

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Comcast says its mobile phone service will launch this year

Comcast says its mobile phone service will launch this year

Back in September, we heard rumor that Comcast would be introducing its mobile phone service in 2017, and now we have confirmation of that from company CEO Brian Roberts. Details for the plan were given during Comcast’s earnings call today, during which Roberts revealed that the company’s ‘wireless product’ launch is a ‘priority’ this year. While pricing and launch date weren't provided, the earnings call did shed some light on Comcast's focus and larger plans.

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Comcast’s Netflix app releases just in time for data caps

Comcast’s Netflix app releases just in time for data caps

In case you'd forgotten, Xfinity and Netflix are teaming up to bring the streaming service to Comcast's X1 set-top box. The partnership was announced way back in July, and at the time, neither company said when Netflix would be available on the X1. Today, Comcast announced that the nationwide roll out will begin next week.

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Comcast X1 adds more real-time sports stats ahead of new NBA season

Comcast X1 adds more real-time sports stats ahead of new NBA season

During the Rio Olympics, Comcast offered real-time on-screen stats to its X1 set-top-box customers, and now it plans to offer the same feature for all other sports you can watch via its service. The announcement comes just ahead of the new NBA basketball season, but it won't be limited to just basketball games. With the feature, you'll see things like game states, team scores, and more, as well as sport-specific details like what percentage of shots were taken from specific parts of the basketball court.

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