26 Facts About Comcast

1. In 2014, Comcast began turning the modems of its Chicago-area residential customers into hot spots as well, bolstering its public Wi-Fi network.

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2. In 1999, Comcast sold Comcast Cellular to SBC Communications for $400 million, releasing them from $1.27 billion in debt.

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3. On January 3, 2005, Comcast announced that it would become the anchor tenant in the new Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia.

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4. In 1984, as Comcast added a cable partnership in Baltimore County and a Muzak franchise for Tyler, Texas, an important change took place in another industry.

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5. In 2004, Comcast made a $54 billion stock-swap offer for Disney, according to Bloomberg.

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6. In a statement to Deadline, Comcast said, "We respectfully disagree with the court's decision, and are reviewing the decision and considering our options.

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7. In February 2017, Comcast was ordered by the self-regulatory National Advertising Review Board to cease using a claim based on Speedtest.

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8. In 1996, Comcast bought a controlling stake in Spectacor from the company's founder, Ed Snider.

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9. In 2006, Comcast helped found the channel SportsNet New York, acquiring a minority stake.

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10. The US Olympic Committee and Comcast intended to team up to create The US Olympic Network, which was slated to launch after the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.

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11. In response, Comcast increased its bid to $34 billion, and $19.5 a share.

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12. On July 19, 2018, Comcast officially announced that it was dropping its bid on the Fox assets in order to focus on their bid for Sky.

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13. On July 16, 2018, CNBC reported that Comcast was unlikely to continue its bidding war to acquire Fox from Disney in favor of Sky.

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14. In September 2016, Comcast confirmed that it had reached a partnership with Verizon Wireless to launch a cellular network as an MVNO.

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15. In late December 2012, Comcast added the NBC peacock symbol to their new logo.

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16. On January 1, 2007, Comcast officially took control of the Houston system, but continued to operate under the Time Warner Cable brand until June 19, 2007.

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17. As part of the deal, Time Warner and Comcast traded existing subscribers in order to consolidate them into larger geographic clusters.

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18. In May 2008 Comcast purchased Plaxo for a reported $150 million to $170 million.

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19. In July 2006, Comcast purchased the Seattle-based software company thePlatform.

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20. In this deal Comcast acquired approximately 230,000 basic cable customers, 71,000 digital cable customers, and 86,000 high-speed Internet customers.

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21. On October 31, 2005, Comcast officially announced that it had acquired Susquehanna Communications a South Central Pennsylvania,—based cable television and broadband services provider and unit of the former Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff company, for $775 million cash.

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22. In 2004, Comcast sold its QVC shares to Liberty Media for $7.9 billion.

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23. In 2003, Comcast became one of the original investors in The Golf Channel.

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24. As of 2018, Comcast is ranked No 33 on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

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25. In February 2014, Comcast generated 1.1 billion in revenue during the first quarter due to the Sochi Olympics.

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26. In 2011, Comcast received criticism from Writers Guild of America for its policies in regards to unions.

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