Comcast Promises This Guy Is Coming To Fix Your Cable

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Comcast has an image problem… mostly because its customer service is consistently ranked among the worst — not just of cable companies, but of all customer-facing businesses in the U.S. So maybe that’s not so much an image problem as it is a systemic rot that has been allowed to fester because the company has virtually no competition. So how to deal with this problem? Promote someone and claim that he’s going the answer to all your problems. [More]

Comcast Memo: Rep From “Painful” Retention Call Was Doing “What We Trained Him To Do”

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A week after the posting of the neediest customer-retention call in Comcast history, the fallout continues, with the company’s Chief Operating Officer telling Comcast employees in a memo leaked to Consumerist that the incident was “painful to listen to,” but that the rep “did a lot of what we trained him…to do.” [More]

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Comcast And Charter Consider Buying Time Warner Cable. No, Really

There are many changes that could improve cable television and broadband internet service in the United States, but “more mergers” certainly isn’t one of them. That’s why we started screaming hysterically in the Consumerist offices today when we learned that Charter and Comcast are both weighing their options and thinking about acquiring Time Warner Cable. [More]

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Comcast Offers Broadband So Fast, The Promotional Price Ends 6 Months Early

Where are six months and twelve months basically the same thing? At Comcast, of course. The cable company/ISP/overlords of all media want to show us all that they have a poor grasp on math. We can laugh it up all we want, but the joke’s really on reader Bubbicito. It doesn’t matter how confusing he finds the deals in Kabletown, because he doesn’t have any other choices for high-speed broadband. He can still vent at Consumerist, though. [More]

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30 Rock Gets In One Last Comcast Dig Before Going Off The Air

The final episode of 30 Rock aired on NBC last night, and whether you enjoyed the series or not (we did), you had to admire how it was never afraid of biting the hands that fed it for seven seasons. [More]

Consumerist And Comcast Bring Blogger A ‘January Miracle’ Of Fast Internet

Consumerist And Comcast Bring Blogger A ‘January Miracle’ Of Fast Internet

For the first time in thirteen months, Andrea can do something that seemed impossible only a few weeks ago. She can surf over to YouTube, select a video, and have it play.For most people, this wouldn’t be all that amazing, but Andrea has been fighting with Comcast to get the fast data speeds that she was promised and that she needs to do her job. After a yearlong saga, how did she finally catch the attention of someone at Kabletown? Lots of blogging, a mention on Consumerist, and the heroic efforts of the Comcast Cares team. [More]

On the left, Comcast's website says Auto Pay is off. On the right, the Comcast bill indicates Auto Pay is on.

Comcast, Where Your Auto Pay Is Simultaneously On And Off

When you put a monthly bill on auto pay, it’s easy to occasionally take for granted that the right amount of money is being taken out every 30 days. But when the company you’re paying doesn’t seem to know whether or not you’re enrolled in auto pay, you can end up screwed. [More]

I Would Rather Gnaw My Arm Off Than Continue Dealing With Comcast

I Would Rather Gnaw My Arm Off Than Continue Dealing With Comcast

M. has had it with Comcast. In fact, she’s not even a customer of theirs anymore. But the good people of Kabletown owe her a $143 refund after she canceled service in February, and she can’t get her money out of their clutches. Even the customer service heroes of the Twitter team promise her that a check is on its way…but it never shows. At this point, it isn’t even about the money anymore. [More]

Family's Comcast Signal Obscured By Tangled Vines, Incompetence

Family's Comcast Signal Obscured By Tangled Vines, Incompetence

David has finally reached the end of his cable when it comes to Comcast reception at his house. He has had multiple technicians out to help. He has contacted the executive customer service SWAT team. He has Twittered. His connection is still crappy, and he’s locked in a contract. He finally fired off this letter to company executives, hoping that people at or above the Jack Donaghy level can help him receive the service he’s actually paying for. [More]

FCC Commissioner Approves Comcast/NBC Deal, Leaves FCC To Go Work For Comcast

FCC Commissioner Approves Comcast/NBC Deal, Leaves FCC To Go Work For Comcast

A few months ago, the Federal Communications Commission approved Comcast’s purchase of NBC by a vote of 4-1. At the time, many people joked that the commissioners were all just securing themselves a gig at Comcast for their post-FCC careers. Today, that joke became less funny after Comcast confirmed it has indeed hired one of the four commissioners who approved the controversial deal. [More]

Carriage Fee Dispute With Kabletown Threatens To Black Out Worst Company In America Tournament

Carriage Fee Dispute With Kabletown Threatens To Black Out Worst Company In America Tournament

One year ago today, Consumerist.com became a wholly owned subsidiary of Kabletown. But rather than celebrating the anniversary of this union, we have spent recent weeks locked in negotiations with our Kabletown overlords. Unfortunately, those discussions have proven fruitless. So unless a resolution is reached by midnight ET tonight, readers of Consumerist may be unable to cheer on their favorites in this year’s Worst Company In America tournament. [More]

NBCUniversal Employees Won't Get Comcast Stock Gifts For 5 Years

NBCUniversal Employees Won't Get Comcast Stock Gifts For 5 Years

Remember when NBCUniversal granted employees 25 shares of the company following the Comcast merger as a gesture of good will? Well, it turns out the gift wasn’t as generous as it seemed. [More]

Worst Company In America Round One: Comcast Vs. Charter

Worst Company In America Round One: Comcast Vs. Charter

Finally, after a week of watching from its locker room, the reigning Worst Company In America steps into the ring to defend its title. [More]

This Polo Shirt Is Not Up To Buy More's Exacting Standards

This Polo Shirt Is Not Up To Buy More's Exacting Standards

Even if a shirt is purchased as part of a joke, it should hold up to multiple wearings and washings, right? Michael ordered a polo shirt with the Buy More store logo from the NBC series “Chuck.” The shirt is clearly defective, with a seam under the front buttons already unraveling, but NBC is holding firm: they won’t exchange the shirt for a non-defective one. What would Big Mike say? [More]

NBC Employees Get Comcast Shares, Universal Studios Passes After Merger

NBC Employees Get Comcast Shares, Universal Studios Passes After Merger

NBC Universal employees lost a space — the company, merged with Comcast, is now known as “NBCUniversal” — but gained a nifty gift basket. Included was a welcome letter, a book on company history, 25 Comcast shares and passes to Universal Studios. [More]

Will The Strings Attached To Comcast/NBC Deal Be Effective?

Will The Strings Attached To Comcast/NBC Deal Be Effective?

Both the FCC and the Justice Department have effectively cleared the way for Comcast (aka, that cable company from Philadelphia) to own a majority of NBC Universal, but the regulators did so with several strings attached to the deal. But the question remains: Will these rules do anything to protect consumers? [More]

FCC Approves Comcast/NBC Deal

FCC Approves Comcast/NBC Deal

It’s time to break out your favorite wedding clothes. The FCC has given its blessing to the marriage of Comcast — the reigning Worst Company In America — and NBC Universal. [More]

Comcast Political Giving Up 61% Since Announcing NBC Deal

Comcast Political Giving Up 61% Since Announcing NBC Deal

Since reaching a deal to buy NBC Universal in Dec. 2009, Comcast has increased its PAC contributions to election campaigns by 61% over the amount it gave in the same period leading up to the 2008 elections. [More]