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Comcast leaves conservative ‘think tank’ behind voter ID, stand-your-ground laws

Comcast Corp. has pulled out of the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council that critics say is a “corporate bill mill” for state lawmakers by drafting model legislation, such as those …

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

King County judge rules Comcast violated state consumer protection law, orders restitution for Washington customers

A King County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that Comcast violated Washington state’s Consumer Protection Act by misrepresenting its service protection plan to customers, according to state Attorney General Bob …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

Disney takes over Hulu from Comcast as stream wars heat up

Disney is taking full control of Hulu from Comcast, as both companies prepare to launch their own streaming services in response to declining audiences for traditional TV.

You dumped cable? Comcast hopes to reel you back in

Comcast is launching an aggregated bundle of existing streaming-TV apps for $5 a month to appeal to cord-cutters.

NBCUniversal jumps into the streaming fray

Joining the growing stampede into the streaming world, NBCUniversal on Monday said it would launch a streaming service next year – but one that will differ from rival services.

Comcast aims to help customers with disabilities through call center, technology

At Comcast’s Accessibility Center of Excellence in Liberty Lake – the company’s largest accessibility support center in the country – a team of specially trained agents are helping elderly as …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

Comcast upgrades Deer Park network, adds services for local customers

Comcast has invested nearly $2 million to upgrade its network in Deer Park since it acquired the Northstar Broadband Cable TV system earlier this year, officials said Monday.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 4:09 p.m.

Comcast expands gigabit service in Spokane area

Comcast has expanded its gigabit broadband service locally, and the company says it’s now offering the faster internet service throughout Spokane and Stevens counties.

Comcast drops Fox bid, paving way for sale to Disney

Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind “The Simpsons” and X-Men.

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 12:29 p.m.

Disney-Comcast battle for Fox dominates Sun Valley gathering

Media and tech titans turned up in good spirits at the billionaire’s summer camp at the Sun Valley Resort in Idaho, even though the U.S. just started a trade war …

UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:47 p.m.

Comcast restores services after widespread outage

Comcast has restored most internet and phone service after a nationwide outage Friday morning that affected customers from coast-to-coast.

Disney ups Twenty-First Century Fox to more than $70.3B

Disney is upping the ante for Fox, making a $70.3 billion counterbid for Fox’s entertainment businesses following Comcast’s $65 billion offer for the company.

Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company.

UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Comcast landline phone outage hits Spokane

Comcast’s Xfinity phone service suffered a massive outage on Wednesday, taking out landlines for companies across the U.S., including in Spokane.

Comcast v. Disney: a fight for Twenty-First Century Fox

Comcast may make an offer for Twenty-First Century Fox, potentially putting it in a head-to-head bidding war with Disney.

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

How Comcast is trying to change the cable game

Comcast, the world’s largest cable company, and other cable operators are trying to work out new relationships with once-fierce rivals in a changing media landscape.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, noon

Challenge to Murdoch: U.S. giant Comcast also bids for Sky

Comcast, the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, has launched a bid for European pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart a rival offer by media mogul Rupert Murdoch’ …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 6 p.m.

Comast announces increase in internet speeds for Washington customers

Comcast is increasing the speeds of its Xfinity Internet service packages at no additional cost residential customers in Washington.

Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox

Citing a Comcast statement, the Wall Street Journal reported that the cable company is no longer in discussions to buy pieces of 21st Century Fox . That could open the …

Net neutrality fans speak up as FCC set to strike down rules

Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. Now everyday folks are talking …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 4:17 p.m.

Comcast talking to 21st Century Fox about a deal, source says

Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. …

Comcast’s cable customers tumble as cord-cutting picks up

Comcast’s video upswing could be sputtering out. The cable company added TV customers last year for the first time in a decade. But on Thursday it posted its biggest quarterly …

Sprint said in talks with Charter, Comcast on wireless deal

Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications Inc., the two largest U.S. cable companies, met with executives at Sprint Corp. in the past month to discuss reselling wireless services, people familiar with …

Comcast, Charter to cooperate as threats from wireless grow

Cable operators Comcast and Charter Communications said Monday that they will work together as they prepare to offer cellphone plans to customers.

UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

Verizon’s CEO is open to deal talks, from Comcast to Disney

Verizon Communications is considering merger possibilities to reset the course of the company given the fast-changing structure of the industry, and would be open to talks with Comcast, Walt Disney …

UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:36 p.m.

Comcast said to plan online rival to Netflix using hit NBC shows

Comcast plans to introduce an online video service offering hit shows from its NBCUniversal TV networks in the next 12 to 18 months, an effort to compete with rivals Netflix …

Kai Teoh: Our internet privacy is dead. Congress sold us out.

Against the desires of most Americans across the political spectrum, Congress has repealed internet privacy rules that were meant to protect us.

Comcast enters wireless business with $45-a-month service

Comcast Corp. unveiled a wireless service that offers unlimited data on Verizon Communications Inc.’s network for cheaper than plans from nearly every other competitor.

Comcast’s Liberty Lake call center recognized

Comcast has received an award for its $7 million call center in Liberty Lake.

Goodman/Moynihan: Trump protects his privacy, sells ours

This law is the ultimate hack: allowing corporations to take all of our information and sell it for profit.