Comcast RISE Awards Three Black-Owned, Small Businesses in Albuquerque with Marketing and Technology Resources and Makeovers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today announced the first round of Comcast RISE award recipients — over 700 businesses will receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business, based on the specific needs. This includes three small businesses in Albuquerque. In addition, 3,300 small businesses have already signed up to receive the Comcast RISE monthly newsletter, which will offer free marketing insights and resources.

Today, the next phase of Comcast RISE, the multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched in October to help strengthen small businesses hard hit by COVID-19, opens up eligibility to include Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses. They can apply at www.ComcastRISE.com.

The recipients in Albuquerque include:

  • 9 Mile Tees Fast Screen Printing
  • Lotus Sound Bath
  • Trendz Beauty Supply

The first phase of Comcast RISE, which stands for “Representation,

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Comcast RISE Awards More Than 40 Black-Owned, Small Businesses in Houston with Marketing Resources and Technology Makeovers

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Business today announced that 43 small businesses in Houston were recipients of Comcast RISE awards. The awards will allow these businesses to receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business based on their specific needs. The news is part of Comcast’s broader announcement of more than 700 businesses that were selected as winners in the first round of Comcast RISE. Recipients in 285 cities in 29 states include a diverse roster of small business from restaurants and salons, to professional services and retail shops.

Today, the next phase of Comcast RISE, the multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched in October to help strengthen small businesses hard hit by COVID-19, opens eligibility to include Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses. They can apply at www.ComcastRISE.com.

“What an honor to have been selected

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Comcast will raise prices for TV and internet in January, report says

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Get ready to pay more for Comcast services in the new year, a report says.


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Nationwide price hikes for Comcast’s cable TV and internet service are coming Jan. 1, according to a Wednesday report by Ars Technica. Both standard monthly rates and hidden fees not shown in advertised pricing will reportedly see increases.

TV customers will see a price increase of up to $4.50 a month on the “Broadcast TV” fee, as well as a $2 bump to the Regional Sports Network (RSN) fee, Ars Technica says. That adds up to paying as much as $78 more per year. Currently, the Broadcast TV fee is reportedly between $7.90 to $14.95, depending on the market, while the RSN fee maxes out at $8.75 a month in most areas.

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Comcast to raise internet and TV prices nationwide next year

If you’re a Comcast TV and internet user, prepare for price hikes. The company is planning to increase the prices of a variety of services starting January 1st, 2021, according to Ars Technica and a document detailing the various price increases being shared on Reddit.

The increases include as much as $4.50 per month added to the “Broadcast TV” fee and up to $2 per month added to the Regional Sports Network (RSN) fee, which collectively would add as much as $78 per year.

In a statement to Ars Technica, a Comcast spokesperson confirmed the above fees, as well as a $3 per month increase for internet-only service and up to a $2.50 per month increase for TV boxes on the primary outlet, with a decrease of up to $2.45 per month for TV boxes on additional outlets. (This means the fee for someone’s primary TV box is increasing

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Comcast Is Imposing Data Caps and Will Charge Customers Who Exceed Them

Figuring out how to work from home is challenging. It’s hard enough figuring out how to balance all of the things that go into work, and a family, and everything else that occupies our lives. Add to that a pandemic, and the fact that we’re now doing all of those things from home, and it can quickly get overwhelming.

One of the saving graces has been that many companies recognized the challenges people faced, and did what they could–within their own power–to alleviate those challenges where they could. For example, Zoom has removed the 40-minute time limit on free meetings for Thanksgiving. Other technology companies made versions of their software available for free.

Even Comcast, the country’s largest cable provider, had previously suspended data caps back in March. That was helpful considering how many of us were working from home while-;in many cases-;also trying to help children stay connected to

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Comcast sets data caps for D.C., Northeast states

Comcast initially responded to this trend by giving people relief from data caps, which have already been in place across the central and western U.S. for a few years. That reprieve ended in July, and now the company is expanding its controversial data thresholds to the new region starting next year.

Comcast Xfinity customers in New York, Virginia, Maryland and 11 other northeastern states, plus D.C., will be able to use up to 1.2 terabytes of data each month before they start getting charged more, regardless of what speed plan they use. After that, data will be charged at $10 for 50 gigabytes, up to a maximum of $100 additional each month.

Comcast says with that much data, you could stream five hours of 4K video every day for a month, or take part in 3,500 hours of video conferencing.

“I would think that companies should never be implementing nickel-and-diming

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Comcast Customers Sound Off On Data Caps, Telecom Company Responds Back

KEY POINTS

  • Comcast to enact fees for going over 1.2TB
  • Users outraged on social media, though the company was hitting back
  • Shares in the company were up in Tuesday trading

Telecommunications giant Comcast on Tuesday pushed back against customers’ concerns about a new data cap by arguing few if any users ever exceed the limit.

Comcast will place a 1.2 terabyte cap on its Xfinity subscribers in 14 states in the Northeast, including New York, according to a report Monday from PC Magazine.

Customer backlash followed on social media with one commentator on Twitter complaining that limits would go into effect at a time when more Americans rely on online services during the pandemic.

Others said the internet should be treated like a utility, where rates are more controlled. Another lamented the lapse of net-neutrality measures, which level the playing field for subscribers.

Comcast noted on its Twitter account

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Walmart, Comcast in Talks to Develop Smart TVs; Roku Slides

Comcast  (CMCSA) – Get Report is reportedly in talks with retail giant Walmart  (WMT) – Get Report to develop and distribute smart TVs, as the cable titan looks to become a dominant hub for streaming apps.

Under the terms the companies are discussing, Walmart would promote TV sets running Comcast software, and would get a share of recurring revenue from Comcast in return, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.

Comcast’s talks with Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, are at an early stage and may not result in an agreement, the Journal said.

Shares of Comcast at last check were up 3.3% to $42.78, while Walmart was up 1.5% to $142.55. 

The Comcast software would help consumers navigate through their streaming apps and watch programming. 

The move would put Comcast up against tech companies that already are the major players in the streaming

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