NCTA’s Powell: Don’t call us cable – Katy on the Hill

Nobody likes their cable company. And no one woke wishing their cable company would get bigger.

So, maybe if the cable industry changes its name, the industry may get a better rap among consumers and maybe the Comcast-Time Warner Merger wouldn’t have been blown up so enthusiastically by regulators.

via NCTA’s Powell: Don’t call us cable – Katy on the Hill.

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Comcast Wi-Fi serving self-promotional ads via JavaScript injection | Ars Technica

Law & Disorder / Civilization & DiscontentsComcast Wi-Fi serving self-promotional ads via JavaScript injectionThe practice raises security, net neutrality issues as FCC mulls Internet reforms.

via Comcast Wi-Fi serving self-promotional ads via JavaScript injection | Ars Technica.

MAA – Why is this important? Comcast, if allowed to merge with Time Warner, will control some ~70% of the internet access in this nation. Do we really want this to be a common practice?

Look it’s the next generation network! Comcast tests a 1 Tbps link — Tech News and Analysis

Summary:

As our devices multiply and our home broadband (and mobile) connections get faster the middle mile and backhaul networks have to keep up. That’s why Comcast’s test of a 1-terabit-per-second network matters.

via Look it’s the next generation network! Comcast tests a 1 Tbps link — Tech News and Analysis.

Comcast X1 technology adds new levels of interactivity | Radio & Television Business Report

Comcast has begun rolling out its X1 technology platform in the Philadelphia area, following Boston, Atlanta, Chattanooga and the Bay Area rollouts last year. X1 (formerly Xcalibur) originated with customer trials in Augusta, GA, since 2011. It’s just now rolling it out in Philadelphia and next is Colorado Springs. The company expects to have the service available in all markets by the end of the year.

via Comcast X1 technology adds new levels of interactivity | Radio & Television Business Report.

Comcast to Start Testing Commercial Ratings for Tablets | MediaWorks – Advertising Age

Comcast has reached an agreement with Nielsen to begin testing commercial ratings for viewing that takes place on iPads and mobile devices starting this summer, the company told Ad Age during The Cable Show convention taking place in Boston this week.

Nielsen has systems in place to measure on-demand and online viewing, but C3 ratings for tablets have been the missing piece of the puzzle, said Matthew Strauss, senior VP-digital and emerging platforms at Comcast.

via Comcast to Start Testing Commercial Ratings for Tablets | MediaWorks – Advertising Age.

He said, she said: Is Comcast prioritizing traffic or not? — Broadband News and Analysis

Comcast, once again, has some explaining to do. An engineer has conducted experiments that he says show the nation’s largest broadband provider is prioritizing traffic– something it’s not supposed to do under the conditions the government imposed when the cable company bought NBC-Universal. At issue are the methods and arguments Comcast uses to exempt some of its Xfinity on-demand traffic from its broadband cap

via He said, she said: Is Comcast prioritizing traffic or not? — Broadband News and Analysis.