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May 2, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lawrence S. Smith, 67, of Worcester Township and Jupiter, Fla., an executive who helped build Comcast Corp. from a small regional company into an industry leader in cable television, died Tuesday, April 28, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania of complications from aplastic anemia. "Larry was unique and a role model for everyone on how to enjoy all that life offers," said Brian Roberts, the company's chairman and CEO. "His time on Earth seems way too short, and we are so saddened today.
NEWS
May 1, 2015
ISSUE | HEALTH Different counts I agree with Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian that by reporting the calorie content of foods, we are encouraging people to pick foods based on calories, even though low-calorie foods don't necessarily equate to healthy foods ("Foods that help keep the pounds off as you age," April 24, Philly.com). As a pediatric resident, I believe education on what constitutes healthy foods needs to begin in childhood and should occur not only in schools, at home, and during doctor visits, but also in the community where kids are purchasing food.
BUSINESS
April 30, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
City residents complained Tuesday about everything from Comcast Corp.'s troubled customer service to TV rates and corporate taxes during Philadelphia's first public hearings on the cable giant's request to renew its citywide franchise agreements. "We here in Philadelphia are very angry with you," Monica Rozin said at the mostly calm noon hearing in the basement of a public library off Rittenhouse Square. "Technology gets less expensive and you get more so. " In the late afternoon, about 40 people held a rally outside South Philadelphia High School - the site of a second hearing - calling for Comcast to "pay its fair share" of taxes, expand a program for affordable Internet service, and freeze rates.
NEWS
April 29, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
The collapse of Comcast's megamerger with Time Warner Cable disappointed company executives and a host of hometown politicians who rooted for the deal. The trouble for Comcast starts with how many fans it can count among those who get its services but not its campaign contributions. Not long after the $45 billion deal was proposed last year, the company's notorious customer service army proceeded to produce a series of ill-timed public-relations debacles. Given that the nation's largest cable provider was planning an alliance with the only company that ranked even lower on last year's American Consumer Satisfaction Index, such setbacks were somewhat predictable.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2015 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
The city will hold six public forums seeking feedback about Comcast and the proposed cable-TV franchise renewal. TUESDAY : Noon to 2 p.m. at PCI Library, 1905 Locust St. 5 to 7 p.m. at South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St. WEDNESDAY : 5 to 7 p.m. at MaST Charter School, 1800 E. Byberry Rd. THURSDAY : Noon to 2 p.m. at Community Center at Visitation, 2646 Kensington Ave. 5 to 7 p.m. at Martin Luther King...
BUSINESS
April 27, 2015 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
OK, let's all take a deep breath about our hometown cable powerhouse. You can make merry or mourn over Comcast's decision - pushed by federal regulators - to drop its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. Then you can join me in focusing on more pressing business at hand now in Philly: the expected renewal of Comcast's citywide franchises - the first in 15 years. City officials have scheduled six public meetings for this week as they start negotiating. It's your chance to speak up. Does the national news matter to the deal Mayor Nutter and City Council should be pushing to get - or to people in the hundreds of other towns nearby with Comcast franchises also due to come up for all-but-certain renewal?
NEWS
April 27, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
MUCH AS I've enjoyed playing intermediary between screwed-over Comcast customers and Comcast bigwigs who might unscrew them, I'm looking forward to a break as the city takes over the gig for a week. So if you're stuck in Comcast's seventh circle of customer hell, mark your calendars. Starting Tuesday, the city will be holding six public forums  you can dish about the telecommunications giant, which is looking to renew its franchise with Philadelphia. It's a 15-year-deal, so speak now or forever hold your rage.
NEWS
April 27, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
In Glover Park Group's ninth-floor offices on F Street in Washington, the Stop Mega Comcast Coalition met weekly on Thursday afternoons. It was there, in the lobbying firm's conference room, that the 29-member coalition plotted against Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp.'s $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. Over the last year, the coalition was one of many opponents of the proposed deal. In recent months, it trained harsh rhetoric and a sharp focus on getting the government to reject the merger of the nation's largest cable company with the second largest.
NEWS
April 26, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Bowing to regulator unease and a contentious environment in Washington, Comcast Corp. ended on Friday morning its yearlong quest to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45 billion, a deal that would have combined the nation's largest and second-largest cable companies. Attorney General Eric Holder and the head of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, said Friday the deal would not have been good for consumers; both regulators would have had to approve the transaction.
NEWS
April 25, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Comcast Corp.'s giant deal for Time Warner Cable Inc. seemed dead Thursday after the staff of the Federal Communications Commission reportedly favored sending the $45 billion transaction to an administrative law judge for a decision. Such a move indicates that the FCC does not believe the deal would benefit consumers. A hearing before an administrative law judge - unlike private negotiations between high-level FCC officials and Comcast executives over conditions of the merger - would offer Comcast opponents another public forum in which to blast the transaction.
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