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Comcast drops $45 billion merger deal with Time Warner Cable

Following yesterday's report, Comcast has pulled out of talks to merge with rival Time Warner Cable, announcing today the company has terminated all agreements. The deal is off.

Comcast originally announced the deal to merge with TWC back in 2014, which was valued at $45.2 billion in stock. The merge was met with criticism from not only the general public but government officials (namely the FCC) too. Today, the merge finally caved in, with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts confirming in a statement that the deal is off and the company is moving on.

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Comcast reportedly dropping plans to merge with Time Warner Cable

Comcast is reportedly dropping its bid to merge with rival Time Warner Cable.

Comcast is said to be preparing to abandon its planned merger with rival Time Warner Cable. The deal was originally announced in early 2014, and valued at $45.2 billion in stock.

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How do I get rid of "xfinitywifi?"

Comcast may be using your home router to broadcast a public wi-fi hotspot. Find out what that means, and how to get rid of it.

There are a lot of Comcast cable modems leased by residential and business customers. Millions, in fact. In 2014 Comcast created a public network on many of them called "xfinitywifi." If you're a Comcast customers, you can use this public hotspot to sign in — using your own comcast.net e-mail address — to access the Internet. The network has confused and worried some of our readers, however. If you're one of them, here's what you need to know.

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Vector 41: Mergers and accusations

Vector is Mobile Nations technology news and analysis show featuring the biggest stories, the hottest trends, and the most interesting guests in the industry. On this week's show, Ben Bajarin of Techpinions talks with Rene about mergers, including the just-completed Microsoft and Nokia, the ongoing Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the just announced AT&T and DirectTV, and the rumored YouTube and Twitch and Apple and Beats deals.

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Comcast reported to be considering their own mobile service provider business

Comcast may branch out from cable and landline internet, moving into the wireless service arena in the future. According to a report out of The Information, Comcast has been looking into the idea of creating a nationwide wireless phone network that relies primarily on Wifi with back-up service leased from already-established cellular carriers.

Instead of having to pursue purchasing large blocks of wireless spectrum and rights to traditional cellular towers, Comcast would leverage its currently-available network of Wifi hotspots to provide the majority of traffic for phones. Its Wifi network is growing with installations of public access points — over a million across various markets — in large cities and special residential routers that Comcast provides with a publicly-available signal in over eight million homes. But it naturally wouldn't be able to cover the entire country comprehensively — that's where other carriers come in.

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Comcast identifies Apple as threat when defending Time Warner merger

Comcast is lobbying hard to get the FCC to approve their desired merger with Time Warner, and they're citing Apple as a threat to their business that would justify such a merger. Today they published a public interest statement to justify the merger to the public (a public that looks with great mistrust on both companies, let alone a combined entity), saying that Apple is exploring "development of an Apple set-top box."

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Apple and Comcast reportedly negotiating streaming TV service deal

Apple and Comcast are negotiating a deal that would bring streaming TV service to a future Apple TV device. What's more, Comcast would give traffic generated by such devices special treatment on its network, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Comcast/Netflix: Fearing the end to net-neutrality... or just a price hike?

Over the weekend Comcast announced a "mutually beneficial interconnection arrangement" with Netflix that should improve the quality of Netflix streaming for Comcast customers. While it's raised alarms, it's also provoked a few article writers to declare this another nail in the coffin for net neutrality. As usual, the truth is much more complicated.

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Comcast and Netflix agree to 'mutually beneficial' networking deal: Is it good for you?

Much has been made about Netflix's degraded performance of late on Comcast and Verizon, but there's finally some resolution. Comcast has announced a "mutually beneficial interconnection agreement" with Netflix that would appear to put the troubles behind them. This is good for Netflix and Comcast, but is it good for you?

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Why your Netflix streaming stinks, and who's going to pay to fix it

Wondering why you've had increasing problems with Netflix movies buffering or failing to load? There's little question anymore than your ISP is to blame. Are they justified in holding back that network traffic? Getting the problem fixed is a question of who's going to foot the bill.

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