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Some people can’t get FCC subsidy because “Street” isn’t the same as “St.”

Enlarge Getty Images | acilo Some broadband users who qualify for the government’s new $50-per-month subsidies haven’t been able to obtain the discounts because of technical problems in the Federal Communications Commission’s rollout of the program. The problems appear to stem from the FCC’s National Verifier and how the broadband providers’ systems interact with the …

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Comcast scrambled to fix mistake that cut some users’ upload speeds by 20%

Enlarge Getty Images | Peter Dazeley Some Comcast customers received an unwelcome surprise yesterday morning when their upload speeds were suddenly lowered from 20Mbps to 16Mbps. Comcast was raising download speeds on its “Extreme Pro” tier from 600Mbps to 800Mbps—good news, to be sure—but the plan’s relatively paltry 20Mbps upload speeds received a simultaneous 20 …

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G4 returns today on YouTube and Twitch

Comcast Ahead of its return later this year, G4 will air a new series called B4G4 on YouTube and Twitch. It starts streaming today (Friday, January 29th). Among other content, the series will feature comedy sketches, game reviews and music parodies, with fans getting the chance to submit their own work to the show through …

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G4 teases the return of ‘Attack of the Show!’ and ‘X-Play’

Comcast In the lead up to its return later this year, G4 plans to bring back both Attack of the Show! and X-Play. The two will return this summer alongside the network, according to a teaser shared by the official G4TV Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/OnZt0cqfgM — G4TV (@G4TV) January 28, 2021 G4 first started advertising its …

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‘The Office’ has left Netflix for NBC’s Peacock streaming service

Even though the US version of The Office has been off the air for years, its familiarity and light brand of workplace comedy has kept it atop the streaming charts ever since. However, now that NBC has a streaming service of its own, it’s snatched the subscription streaming rights back, removing The Office from Netflix …

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Broadband power users explode, making data caps more profitable for ISPs

Data cap cash. Aurich Lawson | Getty Images The number of broadband “power users”—people who use 1TB or more per month—has doubled over the past year, ensuring that ISPs will be able to make more money from data caps. In Q3 2020, 8.8 percent of broadband subscribers used at least 1TB per month, up from 4.2 …

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The tech antitrust problem no one is talking about

After years of building political pressure for antitrust scrutiny of major tech companies, this month Congress and the US government delivered. The House Antitrust Subcommittee released a report accusing Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook of monopolistic behavior. The Department of Justice filed a complaint against Google alleging the company prevents consumers from sampling other search …

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Comcast tests tech that enables gigabit upload speeds over cable

Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images Just a few years ago Comcast started rolling out 1Gbps cable service and now it’s widely available in many areas across the country, but it still can’t match fiber for upload speed. Many fiber services offer gigabit speeds for customers on uploads and downloads, while the Xfinity package is limited …

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Comcast lost 477,000 cable-TV customers in Q2 amid 12% drop in revenue

Enlarge / A Comcast sign at the Comcast offices in Philadelphia. Getty Images | Cindy Ord Comcast lost 477,000 cable-TV subscribers in Q2 2020 amid a company-wide drop in revenue caused by the pandemic. The net-customer loss consists of 427,000 residential TV customers and 51,000 business TV customers, Comcast’s earnings report today said. The customer losses …

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Peacock will stream on LG and Vizio TVs at launch

Peter Kramer/Peacock/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images NBCUniversal is quickly expanding the range of devices you can use to stream its Peacock service. Both LG Smart TVs and Vizio SmartCast sets will support Peacock when it reaches wider availability on July 15th, including the free, $5 Premium and $10 ad-free Premium tiers. The media giant …

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