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 lg gifts comcast a 180 battery champ for its mobile network
lg gifts comcast a $180 battery champ for its mobile network

Massive battery aside, the phone's other components aren't as impressive. It has 2GB of RAM, 9.43 GB of usable storage space, a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front one. X charge runs Android Nougat out of the box on a 1.4 GHz Quad-core processor. But hey, at least it has a 5.5-inch 1280x720-pixel screen, so you can take advantage of its lengthy battery life one way or another.When the phone comes out on June 30th, it'll be one of Xfinity Mobile's very limited offerings. You can sign up for the company's wireless service for $45 per line for unlimited data or for $12 per Gig, but you'll have to be a Comcast Xfinity internet customer first. The X charge joins 12 other models on offer, most of which are iPhones and Galaxy S devices -- the only other LG phone is another low-end machine called the

xfinity mobile, comcast’s wireless phone service, goes live

Early last month, Comcast officially introduced its mobile phone service that had long been rumored: Xfinity Mobile. The service is now open to customers who want to sign up, giving Comcast faithfuls a new potential way to get mobile phone service at a decent $45/month rate. There are some ‘catches,’ though, in a sense: you must be an Xfinity Internet customers to sign up for the service, and obviously that means you also have to live within one of the markets that Comcast services. Comcast’s website now has a live ‘Mobile’ section that takes visitors to its Xfinity Mobile product. According to the website — and per Comcast’s past announcement — subscribers will receive both 4G LTE network access via Verizon’s network as well as access to Comcast’s own WiFi hotspots, the combination of whi

comcast now offers wireless service in the form of xfinity mobile

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Quentyn Kennemer Apr 6th, 2017You can go to Comcast for your home phone, internet, and TV, so why not wireless service, too? The company has formally launched Xfinity Mobile, as they confirmed they would earlier this year.It’s a mobile network not unlike those being run by Republic Wireless or Google Fiber in that it’s an MVNO. They hook up to Verizon’s network, an immediate plus as it gives them nationwide reach and the promise of reliability.Of course, Comcast’s goal is to make sure you don’t have to use that network too often, as Xfinity Mobile’s “x-factor” will be its ability to automatically connect to some odd 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots under Comcast’s control, as well as any other open ones in the area in case Comcast doesn’t have any.As for the plan setup, a $65 bill will n

comcast now offers wireless service in the form of xfinity mobile

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Quentyn Kennemer Apr 6th, 2017You can go to Comcast for your home phone, internet, and TV, so why not wireless service, too? The company has formally launched Xfinity Mobile, as they confirmed they would earlier this year.It’s a mobile network not unlike those being run by Republic Wireless or Google Fiber in that it’s an MVNO. They hook up to Verizon’s network, an immediate plus as it gives them nationwide reach and the promise of reliability.Of course, Comcast’s goal is to make sure you don’t have to use that network too often, as Xfinity Mobile’s “x-factor” will be its ability to automatically connect to some odd 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots under Comcast’s control, as well as any other open ones in the area in case Comcast doesn’t have any.As for the plan setup, a $65 bill will n

comcast now offers wireless service in the form of xfinity mobile

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Quentyn Kennemer Apr 6th, 2017You can go to Comcast for your home phone, internet, and TV, so why not wireless service, too? The company has formally launched Xfinity Mobile, as they confirmed they would earlier this year.It’s a mobile network not unlike those being run by Republic Wireless or Google Fiber in that it’s an MVNO. They hook up to Verizon’s network, an immediate plus as it gives them nationwide reach and the promise of reliability.Of course, Comcast’s goal is to make sure you don’t have to use that network too often, as Xfinity Mobile’s “x-factor” will be its ability to automatically connect to some odd 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots under Comcast’s control, as well as any other open ones in the area in case Comcast doesn’t have any.As for the plan setup, a $65 bill will n

comcast now offers wireless service in the form of xfinity mobile

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Quentyn Kennemer Apr 6th, 2017You can go to Comcast for your home phone, internet, and TV, so why not wireless service, too? The company has formally launched Xfinity Mobile, as they confirmed they would earlier this year.It’s a mobile network not unlike those being run by Republic Wireless or Google Fiber in that it’s an MVNO. They hook up to Verizon’s network, an immediate plus as it gives them nationwide reach and the promise of reliability.Of course, Comcast’s goal is to make sure you don’t have to use that network too often, as Xfinity Mobile’s “x-factor” will be its ability to automatically connect to some odd 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots under Comcast’s control, as well as any other open ones in the area in case Comcast doesn’t have any.As for the plan setup, a $65 bill will n

comcast now offers wireless service in the form of xfinity mobile

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Quentyn Kennemer Apr 6th, 2017You can go to Comcast for your home phone, internet, and TV, so why not wireless service, too? The company has formally launched Xfinity Mobile, as they confirmed they would earlier this year.It’s a mobile network not unlike those being run by Republic Wireless or Google Fiber in that it’s an MVNO. They hook up to Verizon’s network, an immediate plus as it gives them nationwide reach and the promise of reliability.Of course, Comcast’s goal is to make sure you don’t have to use that network too often, as Xfinity Mobile’s “x-factor” will be its ability to automatically connect to some odd 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots under Comcast’s control, as well as any other open ones in the area in case Comcast doesn’t have any.As for the plan setup, a $65 bill will n

comcast now offers wireless service in the form of xfinity mobile

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Quentyn Kennemer Apr 6th, 2017You can go to Comcast for your home phone, internet, and TV, so why not wireless service, too? The company has formally launched Xfinity Mobile, as they confirmed they would earlier this year.It’s a mobile network not unlike those being run by Republic Wireless or Google Fiber in that it’s an MVNO. They hook up to Verizon’s network, an immediate plus as it gives them nationwide reach and the promise of reliability.Of course, Comcast’s goal is to make sure you don’t have to use that network too often, as Xfinity Mobile’s “x-factor” will be its ability to automatically connect to some odd 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots under Comcast’s control, as well as any other open ones in the area in case Comcast doesn’t have any.As for the plan setup, a $65 bill will n

comcast now offers wireless service in the form of xfinity mobile

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Quentyn Kennemer Apr 6th, 2017You can go to Comcast for your home phone, internet, and TV, so why not wireless service, too? The company has formally launched Xfinity Mobile, as they confirmed they would earlier this year.It’s a mobile network not unlike those being run by Republic Wireless or Google Fiber in that it’s an MVNO. They hook up to Verizon’s network, an immediate plus as it gives them nationwide reach and the promise of reliability.Of course, Comcast’s goal is to make sure you don’t have to use that network too often, as Xfinity Mobile’s “x-factor” will be its ability to automatically connect to some odd 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots under Comcast’s control, as well as any other open ones in the area in case Comcast doesn’t have any.As for the plan setup, a $65 bill will n

xfinity mobile is comcast’s new mobile carrier brand with verizon’s data

Today the folks at Comcast have announced Xfinity Mobile, a wireless service that’s sold by Comcast but uses Verizon’s 4G LTE network for data. Comcast will be behind the Xfinity Mobile service and will sell plans that include both mobile data and access to Comcast’s 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the USA. Bundles will be available to both legacy Comcast customers and new customers alike.Users that already work with Xfinity Internet service will be able to add Xfinity Mobile to their plan soon. If they add Xfinity Mobile, they get 5 lines of service with no line access fees, unlimited talk and text, and “your first 100 MB of shared 4G LTE data included.” Users need to purchase a phone through Xfinity Mobile for each of these 5 lines of service.Xfinity Mobile Drawbacks:• No Wi-fi to m

comcast and charter could invest in sprint’s network, resell sprint data

EnlargeMike MozartShare this storyComcast and Charter have reportedly started negotiating with Sprint, as the two biggest cable companies in the US explore the possibility of buying the wireless carrier or investing in its network.Comcast and Charter last month announced an agreement to cooperate in their plans to sell mobile phone service, an agreement that also forbids each company from making wireless acquisitions and investments without the other's consent for one year. Yesterday, The Wall Street Journalreported that "Sprint has entered into exclusive talks with Charter Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp. as the cable companies explore a deal that could bolster their plans to offer wireless service, according to people familiar with the matter."There are a couple different arrangemen

comcast xfinity xfi turn sgateway into a wi-fi control center

Gone are the days when homes had at most one or two connected devices. Excluding the growing army of smart home devices, each household would have at least one main computer, two or more smartphones, one “family use” tablet, and maybe more. As that number continues to rise, home owners are faced with tasks and challenges no different from network administrators. To make those tasks less daunting, Comcast is launching its new Xfinity xFi, a veritable command center for managing your home Wi-Fi network.Managing a home network, especially for parents, is a whole lot more than just getting devices to connect to the Internet. In fact, sometimes it’s even more important when devices shouldn’t be able to connect to the World Wide Web. For those cases, you’ll need more than just a simple setup and

comcast to sell “unlimited” mobile plans that get throttled after 20gb

EnlargeComcastShare this storyComcast today announced pricing for its forthcoming smartphone data plans and said the Xfinity Mobile service will be available as an add-on for Comcast home Internet customers before the end of June. There will be some good deals, including $12-per-gigabyte pricing for light Internet users, but "unlimited" customers who use more than 20GB a month will end up being throttled to about 1.5Mbps.The mobile plans will be available only for Comcast home Internet customers.The "unlimited" plan will cost either $45 or $65 a month, depending on which Comcast cable bundle you have at home, but cellular speeds are throttled for the remainder of the month after you pass 20GB. Mobile carriers that throttle unlimited plans usually do so only in times and places of network c

comcast business offers direct connection to ibm cloud network

Comcast Business announced Thursday it now offers direct, dedicated network links to the IBM Cloud global network.The move positions Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast, to compete against AT&T, Verizon, Bell Canada and telecom service providers already offering IBM Cloud Direct Link services.Comcast Business already claims to be the nation's biggest cable provider to small and mid-sized businesses. The IBM partnership could be a way for Comcast Business to grow, especially among larger businesses and enterprises.Enterprises will have "more choices for connectivity so they can store data, optimize their workloads and execute mission-critical applications in the cloud, whether it be on-premise, off-premise or a combination of the two," said Jeff Lewis, vice president of data services at Com

comcast and charter could invest in sprint’s network, resell sprint data

EnlargeMike MozartShare this storyComcast and Charter have reportedly started negotiating with Sprint, as the two biggest cable companies in the US explore the possibility of buying the wireless carrier or investing in its network.Comcast and Charter last month announced an agreement to cooperate in their plans to sell mobile phone service, an agreement that also forbids each company from making wireless acquisitions and investments without the other's consent for one year. Yesterday, The Wall Street Journalreported that "Sprint has entered into exclusive talks with Charter and as the cable companies explore a deal that could bolster their plans to offer wireless service, according to people familiar with the matter."There are a couple different arrangements being considered. In one, the c

t-mobile, dish, comcast big spenders at fcc's $19.8 billion airwave auction

Consumers could see more competition and better mobile service after the end of a big U.S. government auction transferring airwave rights from TV broadcasters to companies interested in wireless networks.The biggest spenders in the Federal Communications Commission's $19.8 billion auction were T-Mobile with $8 billion, satellite TV company Dish at $6.2 billion and Comcast with $1.7 billion.The nation's airwaves regulator ran the auction to help wireless networks keep up as people spend more time on smartphones. The biggest bidders in the last auction, in 2015, were AT&T ($18.2 billion) and Verizon ($10.4 billion).T-Mobile says its winnings will give its network more oomph against industry heavyweights AT&T and Verizon. The company "just cleaned up," its CEO, John Legere, tweeted . The comp

comcast to sell “unlimited” mobile plans that get throttled after 20gb

EnlargeComcastShare this storyComcast today announced pricing for its forthcoming smartphone data plans and said the Xfinity Mobile service will be available as an add-on for Comcast home Internet customers before the end of June. There will be some good deals, including $12-per-gigabyte pricing for light Internet users, but "unlimited" customers who use more than 20GB a month will end up being throttled to about 1.5Mbps.The mobile plans will be available only for Comcast home Internet customers.The "unlimited" plan will cost either $45 or $65 a month, depending on which Comcast cable bundle you have at home, but cellular speeds are throttled for the remainder of the month after you pass 20GB. Mobile carriers that throttle unlimited plans usually do so only in times and places of network c

comcast jumps into wireless with xfinity mobile

According to execs, one of the things that will define success is "customer loyalty," and how this can improve customer retention. On a call (still ongoing) this morning with investors, Comcast noted that there are already 130 million mobile lines within its footprint, and it wants a piece of that market.According to a slide in the presentation, it will offer "the most popular mobile phones," naming Apple, Samsung and LG, while also promising (without specifics) that bundled pricing will save customers money. It's also making it possible for customers to automatically discover and connect to Xfinity WiFi hotspots as they move around, without needing to log in each time.We've seen what Google has been able to do with Project Fi, and based on an extensive network of hotspots that includes cu

comcast and charter will team up to launch new wireless ventures

The wireless phone provider market in the US may about to get even more complicated. Comcast and Charter Communications, the nation’s first and second largest cable TV operations, have announced a joint agreement that will see these two rivals team up to launch new wireless phone ventures.See also:Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast promise they won’t sell your browsing historyApril 3, 2017This news comes just a few weeks after Comcast announced plans to launch its own Xfinity Mobile wireless service later this summer in the regions of the US where it already offers cable, internet and landline phone service. It will use Verizon Wireless for its cellular network, with the rest of the connections to be handled by Comcast’s own Wi-Fi hotspots.Under this new agreement, Comcast and Charter will still o

comcast entering wireless market w/ unlimited data, talk, & text ‘xfinity mobile

Comcast has shared today that it will be launching an unlimited wireless plan later this year. This move will make the company the first major cable provider in the US to offer wireless service as it looks to expand its business.AirPodsReuters reports this morning that Comcast will be giving discounts to its customers that bundle services.Unlimited data, talk and text will be available by mid-year for $65 per line for up to five lines, or $45 per line for customers with Comcast’s top X1 packages, which bundle together TV, internet and phone services. Alternatively, customers can opt to pay $12 per gigabyte each month.Comcast will be using Verizon’s network along with their 16 million Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots.The service, dubbed Xfinity Mobile, will launch on Verizon’s airwaves as part of a 2

lg x charge launches on comcast’s xfinity mobile service

LG has launched another phone in the US, this one being the LG X Charge offered through Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile wireless service. The LG X Charge features the largest battery LG offers in a smartphone at 4,500mAh. The phone itself is quite large to match, sporting a 5.5-inch HD display, though the overall specs are modest. Anyone currently getting their wireless phone service through Xfinity Mobile will be able to buy the phone in some Xfinity Stores and through other destinations starting tomorrow.The LG X Charge features a 1.5GHz octa-core processor alongside 2GB of RAM (or 1.5GB of RAM, depending on the phone), as well as 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card supporting capacities up to 2TB. The phone likewise features that embedded 4500mAh battery which, says LG, can get users t

comcast could chase cord-cutters with 'xfinity instant tv'

Keeping things limited to its own area would make the service different from Dish Network's Sling TV (which is apparently still coming to Comcast's X1 cable platform), and AT&T's DirecTV Now. While it wouldn't make a difference for "cord-cutters" living outside the Comcast footprint, the company is clearly doing whatever it can to keep hold of customers who don't want to pay for a cable box or traditional large bundle of channels.Comcast has one big trick up its sleeve to top potential competitors: Stream doesn't count against the recently-expanded 1TB bandwidth cap. The company maintains it's an "IP-based managed network" instead of an internet video service, and I'd be surprised if Xfinity Instant TV is any different.

comcast: we won’t sell browser history, and you can opt out of targeted ads

ComcastShare this storyComcast today said it has "no plans" to sell its customers' individual Web browsing histories, but Comcast can still deliver personalized ads based on its customers' browsing history. Comcast, the nation's largest home Internet provider, said it will continue to offer customers a way to opt out of targeted ads."We do not sell our broadband customers’ individual Web browsing history," Comcast Chief Privacy Officer Gerard Lewis wrote in a blog post today. "We did not do it before the FCC’s rules were adopted, and we have no plans to do so."Comcast operates its own advertising network, so it doesn't need to share individuals' browsing history with third parties in order to serve targeted ads. Instead, Comcast can use its customers' browsing history to sell targeted ads.

comcast: we won’t sell browser history, and you can opt out of targeted ads

ComcastShare this storyComcast today said it has "no plans" to sell its customers' individual Web browsing histories, but Comcast can still deliver personalized ads based on its customers' browsing history. Comcast, the nation's largest home Internet provider, said it will continue to offer customers a way to opt out of targeted ads."We do not sell our broadband customers’ individual Web browsing history," Comcast Chief Privacy Officer Gerard Lewis wrote in a blog post today. "We did not do it before the FCC’s rules were adopted, and we have no plans to do so."Comcast operates its own advertising network, so it doesn't need to share individuals' browsing history with third parties in order to serve targeted ads. Instead, Comcast can use its customers' browsing history to sell targeted ads.

comcast: we won’t sell browser history, and you can opt out of targeted ads

ComcastShare this storyComcast today said it has "no plans" to sell its customers' individual Web browsing histories, but Comcast can still deliver personalized ads based on its customers' browsing history. Comcast, the nation's largest home Internet provider, said it will continue to offer customers a way to opt out of targeted ads."We do not sell our broadband customers’ individual Web browsing history," Comcast Chief Privacy Officer Gerard Lewis wrote in a blog post today. "We did not do it before the FCC’s rules were adopted, and we have no plans to do so."Comcast operates its own advertising network, so it doesn't need to share individuals' browsing history with third parties in order to serve targeted ads. Instead, Comcast can use its customers' browsing history to sell targeted ads.

comcast's first crack at cellphone service is now available

It's also potentially alluring if you like the concept of Google's pay-for-what-you-use Project Fi service but want different networks or phones. A "by the gig" option costs $12 for every gigabyte of shared data. You'll definitely be paying more than you would with Fi, but this could save some money if your household isn't big on mobile internet use.As for device selection? It's small, but you're not getting Verizon's leftovers. Both the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 lineups are on tap, and the more affordable devices include older Galaxies, iPhones and LG's battery-focused Xpower. There is one catch, though: you can't currently bring your own device, so you can forget about taking your Google Pixel with you if you switch.This is something of a gamble for Comcast. It's intentionally limiting its

comcast, 'the worst company in america', just launched cellular service

Comcast is launching cellular service through its Xfinity subbrand in partnership with Verizon.Comcast, the enormous cable, internet and content creation behemoth, just launched cellular service despite owning no actual wireless spectrum.The company, which owns NBCUniversal along with its massive Comcast Cable division, will offer 4G LTE service under the Xfinity Mobile brand, in partnership with Verizon, which powers the actual cellular part of the proposition. The other part is automatic access to Comcast's 16 million wireless hotspots peppered around the country, which will be open to all Xfinity Wireless customers through a simple authentication process that uses the other Xfinity apps and services to verify a customer's identity.But Xfinity Wireless will not be available to everyone;

comcast-charter confirm wireless deal with 'no-adultery clause'

PHILADELPHIA — Comcast and Charter, the nation's No. 1 and No. 2 cable operators, confirmed on Monday a deal to cooperate with each other on their wireless businesses, cutting off, for now, speculation that the country's cable-TV operators and wireless companies would be merging into wireless-cable-internet giants.In the partnership deal, the companies agreed to seek approval from each other before making any big moves in wireless over the next year. Telecom analyst Craig Moffett called the stipulation a "no-adultery clause."What it means is that Comcast and Charter would have to approve their competitor's respective plans should one seek to either buy a wireless company or be acquired by a wireless company.In the telecom equivalent of musical chairs in recent months, rumors have had Comca

comcast reveals the first details on its xfinity mobile wireless service

After months of teasing us, Comcast has finally revealed the first details for its upcoming smartphone wireless service. The service will debut as Xfinity Mobile, and it’s due to launch sometime later this year. The catch is that it will only be offered where Comcast already has its internet and cable TV service in the US.See also:Best unlimited data plans in the USFebruary 13, 2017Comcast’s main goal is to give its current customers the ultimate bundle deal, covering all of their TV, internet and phone needs. Xfinity Mobile will offer a number of plans, including one with unlimited data for $65 a month per line.If customers have already signed up for Comcast’s premium Xfinity X1 TV service, they will get a nice discount on the unlimited data plan, with the price going down to $45 a month.

comcast reveals the first details on its xfinity mobile wireless service

After months of teasing us, Comcast has finally revealed the first details for its upcoming smartphone wireless service. The service will debut as Xfinity Mobile, and it’s due to launch sometime later this year. The catch is that it will only be offered where Comcast already has its internet and cable TV service in the US.See also:Best unlimited data plans in the USFebruary 13, 2017Comcast’s main goal is to give its current customers the ultimate bundle deal, covering all of their TV, internet and phone needs. Xfinity Mobile will offer a number of plans, including one with unlimited data for $65 a month per line.If customers have already signed up for Comcast’s premium Xfinity X1 TV service, they will get a nice discount on the unlimited data plan, with the price going down to $45 a month.

comcast's xfinity mobile wireless service launches for current customers

If you live in a location in the US where Comcast already offers its Internet and cable TV service, you might be able to get its long-awaited wireless phone service as well. Xfinity Mobile, which was officially revealed in April, has quietly started taking sign-ups on its official website.See also:The best prepaid and no contract plans in the USMarch 29, 2017It’s not yet clear if Xfinity Mobile is live across the US, or if it’s just available in a few Comcast markets. The sign-up page shows that customers can pick a plan that offers “by the gig” service, starting at $12 a month per GB of shared data. There’s also an unlimited data plan that normally costs $65 a month per line, but Xfinity Mobile is offering a limited time launch discount, bringing the price down to $45 a line per month. Wh

comcast’s new mobile service is a good deal, but maybe not good enough

Should you sign up? That depends. The post Comcast’s New Mobile Service Is a Good Deal, But Maybe Not Good Enough appeared first on WIRED.

get your internet off-contract with comcast's prepaid xfinity service

The new plan, ingeniously named the Xfinity Prepaid Internet Service, will allow customers to sign up for internet service without a credit check or annual contract. Users will be able to renew the service in intervals ranging from a week (which will cost $15) up to a full month for $45. The initial $80 starter kit includes a gateway and 30 days of service. It's available from both the Comcast website and Boost Mobile stores -- currently it's only 800 Boost Mobile stores in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Texas though they'll be in all 4,000 of the company's retail locations by the end of the year. What's more, if you're also a Boost Mobile subscriber, you'll get a $5 discount when you purchase more time.

comcast accused of cutting internet cables to sabotage small isp

Comcast, one of the most hated companies in America, is at the heart of a new controversy after one small Texas telecom accused it of using sabotage methods to drive the company out of business. Comcast and some of its contractors were recently sued by Telecom Cable owner Anthony Luna, according to Courthouse News, alleging that Comcast cut Telecom’s underground cables. Per the lawsuit’s allegations, Comcast is said to have cut the cables faster than Telecom was able to repair them, and a mere 6 weeks later the company was forced to close up shop.Comcast is said to have offered to acquire Telecom Cable in 2013, an offer that was turned down. During the negotiations, however, Comcast was provided with a map of Telecom’s underground cables, which was reportedly never returned. Soon after the

leadership chage at comcast cable as ceo smit changes role

In this July 23, 2015, file photo, a man walks past the Comcast Building in New York. Comcast says Dave Watson will become CEO of its cable unit in April 2017 to replace Neil Smit, who is leaving the role. Watson, who has worked at Comcast for more than 25 years, has been chief operating officer of Comcast's cable unit since 2010. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)Comcast's cable unit is switching up its leadership ranks, with longtime executive Dave Watson taking over for Neil Smit as CEO.
Smit will become vice chairman of Comcast Corp. at the start of next month. Comcast said Monday that he will work with Watson on the transition for a few months, and then will work part time for the company.Watson, who has worked at Comcast for more than 25 years, has been chief operating officer of Comca

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