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Netflix will soon be the only place to find Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel movies

Netflix will soon be the only place to find Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel movies In the cutthroat world of streaming services, Netflix has often been perceived as the 800-pound gorilla in the room, even as the total amount of content available on the service continues to drop.The company blog post states: “From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.

Comcast, Netflix will make nice over set-top boxes, allow streaming to Comcast’s X1 platform

Comcast, Netflix will make nice over set-top boxes, allow streaming to Comcast’s X1 platform The company has recently announced that it has reached an agreement with Netflix to allow Netflix access over its own X1 platform.Prior to this, Comcast blocked Netflix from its hardware.

Comcast thinks it should be able to charge more to preserve your privacy

Comcast thinks it should be able to charge more to preserve your privacy People get up in arms when it comes to privacy on services like Google and Facebook, but your ISP could gather much, much more information about you if it wanted.The cable giant thinks your privacy should come with an added fee.

Strung out: Google Fiber reportedly slashing staff, may kill future expansions

Strung out: Google Fiber reportedly slashing staff, may kill future expansions For four years, Google Fiber has offered a high-speed Internet access alternative.While Google Fiber has been well-received in the press and technical publications, actual sign-ups appear to be far below the company’s target goal of five million people.

Comcast rolls out 1TB cap to more markets, hit with $2.3 million FCC fine for unauthorized equipment charges

Comcast rolls out 1TB cap to more markets, hit with $2.3 million FCC fine for unauthorized equipment charges If you’re a Comcast customer, chances are you’re now operating under an effective 1TB data cap.We have learned that our customers want the peace of mind to stream, surf, game, download, or do whatever they want online.

AT&T, Time Warner unveil massive $85 billion merger with zero benefit for consumers

AT&T, Time Warner unveil massive $85 billion merger with zero benefit for consumers AT&T and Time Warner have jointly announced a deal in which the telecommunications giant will acquire Time Warner for $85.The deal would not include Time Warner Cable, which is a subsidiary of Charter, but does cover a number of other Time Warner properties and businesses.

Comcast cable costs jump $48 per year, thanks to increased fees

Comcast cable costs jump $48 per year, thanks to increased fees It’s late in the year, which means, inevitably, it’s time to play a game of “How much are cable companies jacking up prices?That works out to an extra $48 per year and comes on top of an additional 3.

FCC Republicans confirm they'll act to topple net neutrality as quickly as possible

FCC Republicans confirm they'll act to topple net neutrality as quickly as possible Incoming President-elect Donald Trump has stated that he opposes net neutrality, as have Pai and O’Rielly, and the regulatory scheme that implements it is not long expected to survive Trump’s taking office.Under Tom Wheeler, the FCC generally defended the principle of an open Internet, as opposed to a tiered version.

The huge #TechHasNoWalls protest started on Slack

The huge #TechHasNoWalls protest started on Slack Media and telecommunications giant Comcast took a cue from Google Thursday as employees from several offices protested President Donald Trump's de-facto Muslim ban.From Comcast headquarters in Philadelphia to offices in New York, Washington, D.

Ad board: Comcast can no longer claim to have “fastest internet in America”

Ad board: Comcast can no longer claim to have “fastest internet in America” According to a recent ruling from the National Advertising Review Board, Comcast can no longer purport to deliver “the fastest internet in America” or the “fastest in-home Wi-Fi” because the company does not have sufficient evidence to substantiate these claims.The decision was handed down after Comcast competitor Verizon cried foul on these marketing tactics.

Why cord-cutters should (kind of) be excited about Comcast's new Xfinity Stream app

Why cord-cutters should (kind of) be excited about Comcast's new Xfinity Stream app For customers with full Comcast Xfinity subscriptions, the Stream app will grant its users access to over 200 live TV channels and over 40,000 movie titles and TV shows for streaming on demand via internet connection.DVR service will get some mobile love with the Stream app, too, as users' entire library of recorded content will be accessible to stream over an internet connection or available for viewing offline via download.

Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app will offer remote access to DVR recordings

Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app will offer remote access to DVR recordings Launching on February 28th for all subscribers, the new Comcast Xfinity Stream app will let users access live television streams, recorded DVR content, and on-demand programming from any remote location.As detailed by Comcast, this app will replace the aging Xfinity TV app, which originally launched for iOS users during late 2010.

You can now watch YouTube on Comcast's X1

You can now watch YouTube on Comcast's X1 Competition between Google and Comcast keeps heating up—but that doesn't mean they can't work together.Some YouTube content will also appear in the X1's "On Demand" menu.

Telecom giants can finally stop caring about protecting your data

Telecom giants can finally stop caring about protecting your data For a brief moment, the personal data you gave to Verizon, AT&T and Comcast was protected from their corporate whims.But last week, new Republican Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai suspended customer privacy protections put in place under the last FCC administration just last year.

New GOP bill seeks to let ISPs sell your web history to advertisers

New GOP bill seeks to let ISPs sell your web history to advertisers ) have introduced Congressional Review Act resolutions that would overturn the FCC’s privacy rules for ISPs.The resolutions will allow ISPs to sell the web histories of their customers to whatever “trusted partner” they wish.

The next live TV streaming service could come from an unlikely source: Comcast

The next live TV streaming service could come from an unlikely source: Comcast Satellite providers like Dish Network and DirecTV are no strangers to live TV streaming services, with the two companies offering Sling TV and DirecTV Now, respectively.Though the company has yet to confirm any plans to do so, it looks like Comcast may be considering a streaming service of its own, according to Bloomberg.

Major ISPs now say they won't sell your browsing history. Yeah. Right.

Major ISPs now say they won't sell your browsing history. Yeah. Right. Internet service providers are in an awkward spot.After getting all dressed up for the sell-your-data dance, it turns out they'll be staying home.

Do we need another wireless carrier? Who cares! Comcast is here anyways.

Do we need another wireless carrier? Who cares! Comcast is here anyways. By offering what (at least on first glance) appears to be a serious discount on wireless service to existing Comcast internet customers.And if you already shell out the big bucks for Comcast's upper-tier cable packages, an unlimited plan will be $45 per month.

Comcast takes the wraps off Xfinity Mobile, its new wireless service

Comcast takes the wraps off Xfinity Mobile, its new wireless service On April 6, the media giant announced the details of a new service, Xfinity Mobile, that will compete toe-to-toe with Google Fi, US Cellular, and incumbents like AT&T and T-Mobile.More: Comcast may want to be your next wireless carrier Sign-ups will be restricted to Comcast’s 25 million subscribers at launch, which the company said is to ensure a “high level” of customer service.