Thursday, March 28, 2013
A Supreme Court ruling will slow a class-action lawsuit between Comcast and its Philadelphia-area subscribers.
Greater Philadelphia residents who think their Comcast cable bills are too high were dealt some bad news, courtesy of the highest court in the land. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a class action lawsuit between Comcast and its Philadelphia-area subscribers was presented in error, saying that the customer’s model for receiving damages wasn’t correct, according to Fox Business. The court’s ruling will slow a suit that has been in the works since 2003, when area subscribers claimed that cable bills are too high due to the communication company’s prominence in the area. According to court documents, the Philadelphia “cluster” of Comcast services includes 16 counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. “Comcast subscribers in the …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Non-Comcast customers will be able to use the wireless provider's Wifi hotspots for free through next week.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
To help residents and emergency personnel cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Comcast is opening up its Xfinity WiFi hotspots in Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey to anyone who needs them–including non-Comcast customers. Comcast owns and operates thousands of WiFi hotspots in the Philadelphia region and in New Jersey that are typically only available to its customers. To use a hotspot, search for the “xfinitywifi” network name. Non-customers or those who do not have their log-in credentials can click on the “Not a Comcast subscriber?” link at the bottom of the Sign-In page. Then select the “Complimentary Trial Session” option from the drop down list. Users will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every two hours through…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Philadelphia offices of Comcast Sports Group will be moved to Stamford, Conn. in 2013. An employee informed Patch that workers were given a letter Friday to state their intentions with the company's move by Oct. 1
Comcast Sports Group employees in Philadelphia have until October 1 to decide if they will be moving to Connecticut with the company or finding jobs elsewhere. However, Tim Fitzpatrick of NBC Sports said this is not a new development and employees have known for "months and months" of the Oct. 1 deadline. "This process has been unfolding for months. If a letter has gone out, that's the latest part of the process," said Fitzpatrick. "It's inaccurate (to say) employees have been given four days to decide." However, a source employed at Comcast SportsNet informed Patch that employees were handed letters Friday stating each has only four days to decide to move to new corporate headquarters in Stamford, CT. Comcast Sports Group is owned by NBC …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Montgomery County District Attorney Ferman says ringleaders lived lavish lifestyles.
[This article was updated at 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7] Five people have been arrested and warrants issued for 17 others in an elaborate scheme to defraud Comcast of more than $2.4 million between April 2011 and April 2012, the Montgomery County District Attorney's office said Tuesday. The district attorney's office said Alston Buchanan, 28; Leighton Harrell, 26; Kendall Singleton, 26; and Richard Justin Spraggins, 29, all of Philadelphia; and Nicholas Caputo, 31, of Virginia Beach, Va., were "top members of an elaborate criminal organization" that led Comcast customers to make one-time payments to them in exchange for a one-time reduction in their Comcast service bills. "This is a corrupt organization involving a number of individuals …