Comcast removes data caps during pandemic, has no trouble meeting increased demand

So a funny thing happened after internet service provider Comcast temporarily suspended data caps in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: nothing much at all. Or to put it another way, the company says it saw a 32-percent increase in peak traffic, a 212-percent increase in VoIP and video conferencing traffic, and a 38-percent increase in […]

Comcast’s wireless phone service goes nationwide

After launching in select markets earlier this year, Comcast has announced that it’s Xfinity Mobile wireless service is now live throughout the US. Service is available anywhere Comcast has a presence, with plans including a $45/month unlimited data option… Or $12 per GB per month if you have more modest needs. But there are a few things to keep […]

Comcast to launch wireless service in 2017

The largest cable TV provider in the US plans to launch a wireless network. Today Comcast CEO Brian Roberts confirmed the rumors that the company would start offering wireless services in 2017. Comcast’s wireless offering will actually look a lot like Google’s Project Fi: phones that use Comcast’s network will connect to WiFi hotspots whenever […]

Comcast to let you watch cable TV without a cable box (using Roku or other supported smart TVs)

The FCC is considering an “Unlock The Box” proposal that would require TV providers in the United States to provide their content in a way that would let you access the channels you pay for on something other than a cable box. But the TV industry has been arguing that the proposal is unnecessary because […]

Comcast bringing 2Gbps Internet service across the US starting next month

Comcast has announced it will begin rolling out 2 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) broadband service across the U.S. starting with a launch in the Atlanta market next month. Comcast calls the speedy internet service Gigabit Pro and it’ll be available to any home with close proximity to the company’s fiber network — but it will require special equipment and […]