Comcast Network Suffers Gunshot Damage

Posted on January 18, 2007 - 10:54pm.

Note: Should the FCC (or Congress) have it's way with removing local control of video franchising - this may become the most efficient way for consumers to lodge complaints. The Telcos should take heed and be prepared to duck.

Comcast Network Suffers Gunshot Damage; 7,500 Customers Lose Service

About 7,500 Comcast customers in Palm Beach, Fla., went without cable service earlier this month after technicians discovered gunshot damage to the company’s fiber-optic main service line. The entire town’s cable service had to be shut down temporarily to fix the problem.

( categories: Comcast | FLORIDA )

AT$T launches IPTV in second market

Posted on December 2, 2006 - 11:56am.

from: CNET News

AT&T launches IPTV in second market

By Marguerite Reardon
Fri Dec 01 2006

AT&T is moving forward with its Internet Protocol television rollout as it begins offering the service in a second city.
On Thursday, the company announced it has launched the service, called AT&T U-verse, in Houston. This is the second market where U-verse services are commercially available. The company debuted the service in June in San Antonio. AT&T has said publicly it plans to expand U-verse to 15 to 20 markets by the end of 2006.

( categories: AT&T | Comcast | TEXAS )

Telco/Cable TV lobbying Blitz Costing Nearly $1 Mil Per Week

Posted on May 5, 2006 - 7:44am.

from: Digital Destiny

Telco/Cable TV lobbying Blitz Costing Nearly $1 Mil Per Week in DC Market/ Big Bucks Spent to Pave Way for Broadband Monopolies

Everyone has seen the TV ads from both the phone and cable lobby urging Congress to support their plans to control the future of the broadband Internet in the U.S. Companies such as Qwest, Comcast, Time Warner, and AT&T want to be broadband barons—with all other content providers and users reduced to serving as merely consuming digital surfs.

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