COMCAST - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COMCAST News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Merge with caution http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57821863-82/cable-merger-comcast-clear.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57821863-82/cable-merger-comcast-clear.html.csp">Merge with caution</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T16:44:28.122-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the hot debate over the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, there are two competing versions of reality. In one, increasingly massive communications firms gobble up ever-larger shares of various, increasingly interrelated markets, magnifying the power they wield against innovators who threaten the old business model and against customers already suffering from high bills and poor service. In that world, stopping the Comcast merger would prevent a bad situation from getting worse. In t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57821863@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:44:28 MDT Netflix’s Comcast deal improves quality of video http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57817908-79/comcast-netflix-video-megabits.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57817908-79/comcast-netflix-video-megabits.html.csp">Netflix’s Comcast deal improves quality of video</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T11:22:02.433-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Netflix’s videos are streaming through Comcast’s Internet service at their highest speeds in the past 17 months now that Netflix is paying for a more direct connection to Comcast’s network. Data released Monday by Netflix Inc. showed Comcast delivered its video at an average rate of 2.5 megabits per second during March. That was a 66 percent increase from a recent low of 1.51 megabits per second in January. The March performance also topped the previous monthly high of 2.17 megab...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578179082014-04-14T11:22:02.433-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T11:22:02.433-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817908@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:22:02 MDT Weber county crash takes out power, Internet service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57811247-78/amp-county-1900-2100.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57811247-78/amp-county-1900-2100.html.csp">Weber county crash takes out power, Internet service</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T10:24:22.274-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 10:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An early morning rollover in West Haven resulted in knocking out power for three hours Saturday morning to western Weber County and Comcast Internet access to much of Davis County. According to Lane Findlay, administrative PIO for the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, a 17-year-old male Hooper resident was driving his 1997 Dodge pickup to work when the steering locked up. He veered to the left of the roadway near 2100 S. 1900 West, rolling the vehicle. The accident did extensive damage to power li...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57811247@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:24:22 MDT Comcast named worst company in America http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57790875-79/comcast-company-america-worst.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57790875-79/comcast-company-america-worst.html.csp">Comcast named worst company in America</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T19:46:48.279-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 07:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Comcast, the country’s largest cable television and Internet provider was named the “Worst Company in America” Tuesday by The Consumerist blog, the same day the telecom was making its case to the Federal Communications Commission to merge with Time-Warner Cable. The Consumerist, the consumer affairs blog for Consumer Media LLC, revealed the winner of its annual contest, which is based on public votes. Comcast received 51.5 percent of the votes, narrowly edging out the second-place vote-getter, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577908752014-04-08T19:46:48.279-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T19:46:48.279-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790875@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:46:48 MDT Comcast argues benefits of Time Warner Cable deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57791025-79/comcast-internet-cable-cohen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57791025-79/comcast-internet-cable-cohen.html.csp">Comcast argues benefits of Time Warner Cable deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T19:46:48.198-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 07:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Comcast Corp. on Tuesday presented its case to government regulators arguing that its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc. will benefit consumers without limiting competition. The company filed hundreds of pages of documents with the Federal Communications Commission after filing a notice Monday with the Justice Department. On Wednesday, Comcast Corp. executive vice president David Cohen will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing to review the i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577910252014-04-08T19:46:48.198-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T19:46:48.198-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57791025@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:46:48 MDT Comcast adds ‘smart’ thermostat feature to home automation service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57729511-79/comcast-thermostat-security-automation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57729511-79/comcast-thermostat-security-automation.html.csp">Comcast adds ‘smart’ thermostat feature to home automation service</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T16:56:21.986-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Comcast, the country’s largest cable television company, has expanded its home automation and security product, adding a new feature that uses a “smart” thermostat to control your home’s temperature. In 2012 Comcast launched Xfinity Home, a service that can add home automation and security features through a monthly charge. They include motion sensors for doors and windows that if breached can alert the homeowner with a mobile phone notification or even call police through Comcast’s central off...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57729511@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:56:21 MDT Playground will be named after murdered girl, Sierra Newbold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57676197-90/com-comcast-http-jordan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57676197-90/com-comcast-http-jordan.html.csp">Playground will be named after murdered girl, Sierra Newbold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T21:47:51.766-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new playground that will be accessible to all children, including kids with disabilities, is slated to be built this spring in West Jordan. The playground, in Ron Wood Park at 5900 W. New Bingham Highway, will be named in honor of Sierra Newbold, a West Jordan 6-year-old girl who was abducted from her home in 2012 and killed. The West Jordan City Council unanimously approved the name earlier this month. “In honor of Sierra’s life and the ongoing efforts of her family to bring awareness to th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676197@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:47:51 MDT Netflix speeds for Comcast customers finally go up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57665411-79/netflix-comcast-internet-video.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57665411-79/netflix-comcast-internet-video.html.csp">Netflix speeds for Comcast customers finally go up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T21:05:44.496-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 09:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Perhaps Comcast Internet subscribers will finally be able to watch “House of Cards” without the video stopping every five minutes to buffer. Netflix, the video streaming service that is the home to such cult shows as the political drama starring Kevin Spacey and the prison drama, “Orange is the New Black,” reported that the average Internet speed on its service for Comcast customers has finally gone up in February after four-straight months of declines. That might be because Netflix came to an ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57665411@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:05:44 MDT HBO Go app available for PS3, won’t work for Comcast users http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57641672-79/comcast-hbo-app-users.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57641672-79/comcast-hbo-app-users.html.csp">HBO Go app available for PS3, won’t work for Comcast users</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T10:44:45.842-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 10:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s been since 2008 that the online digital version of HBO, known as HBO Go, was launched, and it’s finally landed on the PlayStation 3 this week. HBO released its HBO Go app for the video game console Wednesday, allowing users to watch the network’s programming by streaming shows to their televisions via the console. There’s only one problem — it won’t work on the PlayStation 3 for most Utahns. That’s because most broadband Internet users get their broadband connections through Comcast, and Co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57641672@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:44:45 MDT Oh My Tech!: Xfinity’s X1 due for a big upgrade http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57625519-79/box-cable-comcast-guide.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57625519-79/box-cable-comcast-guide.html.csp">Oh My Tech!: Xfinity’s X1 due for a big upgrade</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T09:38:49.01-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 09:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I just had an upgrade to Xfinity X1, and the guide takes up the entire screen and covers the current show we are watching. I have four sets and it is the same [on each of them]. I asked the installation person but he said this is how it is programmed. But my daughter who just had this installed in her home has the guide on her side. I looked online but could not find how to do it. Georgia Bihler The Xfinity X1 system that Georgia is talking about is the new interface and cable box from Xfinit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57625519@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:38:49 MDT Getting a clearer picture on Netflix-Comcast deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57594007-68/netflix-comcast-internet-video.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57594007-68/netflix-comcast-internet-video.html.csp">Getting a clearer picture on Netflix-Comcast deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL LIEDTKE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Technology Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T21:20:02.249-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 09:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • After years of bickering, Netflix and Comcast are working together to provide their subscribers with a more enjoyable experience when they’re watching movies and television shows over high-speed Internet connections. The new partnership is part of a breakthrough announced Sunday that requires Comcast’s Internet service to create new avenues for Netflix’s video to travel on its way to TVs and other devices. In return for the improved access, Netflix will pay Comcast an undisclosed...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575940072014-02-24T21:20:02.249-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-24T21:20:02.249-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57594007@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:20:02 MDT Netflix reaches deal with Comcast over network access http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57588020-79/netflix-deal-comcast-internet.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57588020-79/netflix-deal-comcast-internet.html.csp">Netflix reaches deal with Comcast over network access</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE ROTHWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Business Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T21:39:59.68-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 09:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Netflix has reached a deal with Comcast to ensure that its TV shows and movies are streamed smoothly to households, the first deal the online video streaming service has reached with an Internet service provider. The two companies said in a joint statement Sunday they’re establishing a more direct connection to provide a better service to customers that will also allow for future growth in Netflix traffic. The companies say the arrangement is already giving customers a better experien...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575880202014-02-24T21:39:59.68-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-24T21:39:59.68-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57588020@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:39:59 MDT Krugman: Say no to Comcast merger http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57557700-82/comcast-monopoly-power-deal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57557700-82/comcast-monopoly-power-deal.html.csp">Krugman: Say no to Comcast merger</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL KRUGMAN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-18T08:26:41.233-06:00">Updated Feb 18, 2014 08:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last week’s big business news was the announcement that Comcast, a gigantic provider of cable TV and high-speed Internet service, has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner, which is merely huge. If regulators approve the deal, Comcast will be an overwhelmingly dominant player in the business, with around 30 million subscribers. So let me ask two questions about the proposed deal. First, why would we even think about letting it go through? Second, when and why did we stop worrying about monopoly ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57557700@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:26:41 MDT