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The Sunday Brief: The Two Strongest Headed into 2022 – Comcast and Google (Part 2)

September greetings from the Midwest and Southeast.  Pictured is one of the many “Instawalls” in Kansas City that celebrate our local football team, the Chiefs.  We are excited about our return to the City of Fountains and are anxious about the bruising schedule the...

#TBT: Comcast makes mobile moves; Prepping for 600 MHz auction; Pokémon Go takes AR to a new level … this week in 2016

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Comcast makes mobile...

The Sunday Brief: Can Comcast do it all?

Father’s Day greetings from Dallas, TX, and Davidson/ Lake Norman, NC.  The opening picture is from last Friday’s Lake Norman boat ride with our neighbors.  Having my Dad and Mom nearby is a blessing.  We hope each of you has a similarly joyous celebration...

Comcast sees record additions as its wireless business reaches break-even

Comcast's wireless business added 278,000 total lines during the first quarter of 2021, its best quarter to date, and it reached a break-even point for the first time since it launched in 2017, the cable network operator reported. Wireless revenues were at $513 million,...

Comcast to invest $4M to expand rural broadband reach in Washington

Comcast serves more than 1.6 million residential, business customers throughout Washington Comcast is investing $4.2 million over the next two years to expand its Xfinity and business services to 815 homes in the city of Sumas, a rural community of Whatcom County in Washington state. Congresswoman...

Kagan: Xfinity, AT&T expansion slows during COVID-19

Over the last year, it looks like everything has flip-flopped, at least temporarily. Thanks to COVID-19, carriers who were expanding beyond their traditional core, who looked like their growth was unlimited, today are being impacted by some of their new acquisitions and are struggling...

The Sunday Brief: Earnings recap part #2—I’ve got a secret

Big Game greetings from Lake Norman/ Charlotte/ Davidson, NC.  Pictured (r-l) are Darius Warton,  Bob Guth (audophile and telecom legend), Gary Eason and yours truly.  Gary and Darius have started a business selling vinyl records and turntables – check out their selection at www.thetwistedvinyl.com.  We build...

Kagan: Why Comcast Xfinity is losing customers

When cable TV companies didn’t have competition, they didn’t care about the customer. They only focused on the investor. This worked for them because there was only one cable TV provider for every region, so they had nothing to lose. Now that things are...

The Sunday Brief: Comcast’s crossroads

NFL playoff greetings from Lake Norman, NC (we only wish we were at Kansas City’s Union Station, pictured right).  As we await two excellent NFL football games, we thought we would dive in to the opportunities facing one of the Telco Top 5 – Comcast.  We...

Telecom companies withhold political donations, targeting lawmakers who opposed election results

Verizon, AT&T and Comcast are among the telecom companies freezing political donations As the U.S. struggles to make sense of the violent events that unfolded last week in Washington D.C. when a mob, incited by President Trump, stormed the Capitol building while lawmakers sought to...

Kagan: Will Comcast data caps, price hikes cause users to leave?

Once again, Comcast Xfinity is making news their customers won’t like. Word is, in 2021 they plan to both place a data cap on all users, plus they plan on increasing prices, again. Parts of this bad news for consumers happen every year like...

Kagan: AT&T, Xfinity, Spectrum, Altice on diverse pay TV paths

Today, when we look at the pay TV leaders AT&T, Comcast, Charter and Altice, the future is heading in different directions. Let’s take a look at the differences, who will win and which different directions the pay TV industry is moving. Remember when the cable...

Kagan: Brian Roberts talks Comcast Xfinity Mobile wireless future

Brian Roberts, Comcast CEO, sees wireless as a growth path with their Xfinity Mobile. He spoke at Goldman Sachs Investment Conference last week. I have been following wireless as an analyst for decades. I have been following the cable TV entry into wireless since...

Comcast sees 33.9% jump in wireless revenue as customer base keeps growing

Quarterly revenues for Comcast dropped nearly 12% compared to the same time last year and its net income was down more than 4% as the company navigates the pandemic -- but the cable company's wireless segment saw strong growth of more than 33% in...

What have network operators said about their CBRS plans?

Mobile network capacity augmentation and fixed wireless access broadband are the two use cases driving early deployments in the shared Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum at 3.5 GHz, according to industry experts. More than 270 bidders are set to participate in the upcoming auction...

Xfinity Mobile introduces new 5G data plans

Xfinity Mobile had 2 millions subscribers as of this past January Comcast announced earlier this week that its mobile service Xfinity Mobile is introducing new data plans with 5G services included free, making it the only provider to do so. 5G services can be accessed...

Comcast’s Q1: Best broadband adds in 12 years, 40% increase in Wi-Fi data use

The first quarter was a mixed bag for Comcast, which saw notable gains in its broadband and wireless services, while its theme parks, television and film production all have been largely shut down under shelter-in-place rules and that had a steep impact on profits. Company...

#TBT: Verizon makes an Oath; Spoiling AT&T’s Straight Path buy; Xfinity Mobile launches … this week in 2017

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Verizon lays out...

The Sunday Brief: Earnings parade–Part 1–why is Tom Rutledge smiling?

Super Game Sunday greetings from Kansas City (H&R Block Headquarters pictured) and Charlotte.  The Patterson household is eagerly awaiting the 49ers/ Chiefs matchup and the return of the Vince Lombardi trophy to the City of Fountains.  Regardless of the outcome, there is no doubt...

The Sunday Brief: Comcast’s earnings–implications for the telecommunications industry

Late January greetings from Charlotte, where one of the start-ups I am advising, Lucid Drone Technologies, won two awards this week (pictured are the happy founders David Danielson, Andrew Ashur, and Adrian Mayans). The Charlotte Inno Fire award includes a red blazer which Adrian...

New Comcast gateway helps customers manage their complex digital homes

Comcast says its xFi Advanced Gateway is the 'fastest, smartest and most powerful Wi-Fi device on the planet' LAS VEGAS - Comcast representatives took time out of the nonstop Consumer Electronics Show activity to sit down with RCR Wireless News to talk about the company’s...

Regulators make first cross-border STIR-SHAKEN call to ‘digitally fingerprint’ robocalls

As a bipartisan bill to combat robocalls head to President Donald Trump's desk, the Federal Communications Commission and the Canadian Radiotelevision and Telecommunications Commission continue to pursue broader deployment of a standards-based call authentication framework designed to help better identify -- and hopefully, reduce...

Comcast’s pre-installed Wi-Fi gives residents ‘near-instant’ access

More than 74% of multi-family housing residents cited pre-installed Wi-Fi solutions as an important amenity Following trials that yielded “exceptional results,” Comcast’s Xfinity Communities unveiled Wi-Fi Ready, an offering in which wireless modems  are pre-installed in multifamily units. The logic behind the offer is simple:...

Smart Construction: More Than a Worthy Investment

  Construction companies are quickly adopting artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and IoT networking to drive efficiencies and maximize operating margins. That’s because tech companies have figured out how to make it easy. As the engineering and construction industries continue to grow, especially in North America, an...

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