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Beware of four bills sailing through Capitol

Four bills under consideration by the state Senate are somewhat misleadingly called the “telecommunications modernization legislative package.” According to the folks pushing HB 1328-133, they will “protect consumers, deliver the benefits of competition, protect 911, create a broadband fund and establish a streamlined process for private investment.” The state House already passed the package by… Continue Reading Beware of four bills sailing through Capitol

Comcast expands its Internet Essentials program

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Comcast is expanding its low-cost Internet, computers and training programs in Colorado. The program was previously only available to students who qualified for free lunches under the National School Lunch program. Now, students who qualify for reduced-price meals can also use the program.   More than 5,000 Colorado families have enrolled in Internet Essentials in… Continue Reading Comcast expands its Internet Essentials program

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Comcast offers subsidized Internet

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Comcast is offering low-cost Internet access for children living in poverty who qualify for free school lunches. Spokeswoman Cindy Parsons says the company wants to help families keep up with their school work. More than a third of Colorado students qualify for free lunches, which is a measure of poverty. The program is being offered… Continue Reading Comcast offers subsidized Internet

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Comcast Corp. will spend an extra $300 million this year on NBCUniversal, mostly to pay for new prime-time shows in a turnaround effort at broadcaster NBC. The company, which bought a controlling interest in NBCUniversal in January, said $200 million will be spent mainly on new NBC shows to fill the 10 p.m. slot where… Continue Reading Comcast to invest $300M more in NBCU this year

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Comcast posts 8 percent decline in 3Q profit

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Comcast Corp. reported an 8 percent drop in third-quarter earnings Wednesday, a decline caused by expenses related to its pending acquisition of NBC Universal and other one-time costs. But the country’s biggest cable provider’s revenue climbed at its fastest pace in more than a year on the strength of pricier TV services and cable advertising.… Continue Reading Comcast posts 8 percent decline in 3Q profit

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USOC, Comcast end Olympic channel talks

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Sports Business Daily reported last week that the USOC and Comcast have agreed to end last year’s agreement to launch an Olympic channel.

The decision to walk away from last year’s agreement to launch an Olympic channel, brings an end to the USOC’s nearly four-year effort to launch its own network. Continue Reading USOC, Comcast end Olympic channel talks

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