May 24, 2013
If you're worried about being out of touch while in Ocean City this summer, Comcast wants to ease your mind. Beginning today, visitors and residents can access free WiFi service from Xfinity on smartphones, tablets and other devices at points along the boardwalk and beyond. You don't have to be a Comcast subscriber to tap into the hotspots, which will be available to non-customers at no charge through July 4. A map of hotspots on the cable company's website, showed generous coverage of Ocean City's south end. On the north end, hotspots were located near Northside Park and at 144th Street, just south of the Delaware state line.
May 8, 2013
Was glad to see The Sun article drawing attention to Comcast charging for digital adapters ("Comcast starts charging monthly fee for digital adapters," May 5). I called Comcast when this appeared on my bill because I have two Comcast adapters on old TV's in rooms where they are seldom, if ever, used. I got them at the time of the changeover to digital and gave away my free government-subsidized converters because I thought I didn't need them. I guess this senior citizen has gotten you-know-whated again.
May 7, 2013
He pulled on a Terps visor, to the crowd's delight. He rubbed noses with Gov. Martin O'Malley. And the Dalai Lama was met Tuesday with rounds of applause from a crowd of 15,000 at the University of Maryland, College Park's Comcast Center. "Sit down," the 78-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader said in a firm but friendly voice when he approached the podium and the crowd rose to its feet. "No formality! We are [the] same. … The way we are born, the way we die: no formality. " Clad in red robes and his trademark spectacles, the Dalai Lama appeared at the university to give an address on peace, compassion and fellowship as part of the Anwar Sadat Lecture Series.
May 4, 2013
Comcast Corp. cable TV subscribers might have noticed a small new charge in their bills recently. After years of giving customers with "standard/expanded" basic cable service up to two digital TV adapters for free as part of the upgrade to all-digital broadcasting, the cable provider now is charging $1.99 a month per digital adapter. The new fees, being rolled out in each of Comcast's markets, took effect in March in the Baltimore area. The company, which declined to provide the number of subscribers affected, said it notified customers ahead of time of the decision and that pricing always has been subject to change.
April 17, 2013
More than a quarter century after he was forced to resign in the months following the cocaine-induced death of basketball star Len Bias, longtime Maryland coach Lefty Driesell was officially - and permanently - recognized Tuesday with the unveiling of a bronzed bas relief sculpture in his honor at Comcast Center. In a ceremony that attracted a few hundred friends, family and fans and brought back close to 50 players - including Tom McMillen and Len Elmore, who spearheaded the effort to get their former coach recognized - Driesell, now 81, was both emotional and typically cantankerous in accepting the honor.
April 5, 2013
Major League Soccer D.C. United renews contract with Comcast SportsNet D.C. United has reached a long-awaited - and long-term - agreement with Comcast SportsNet, but coverage will not begin until May 8 and no matches are currently on the outlet's schedule after Sept. 15. The three-year deal calls for at least 16matches annually. Every other U.S.-based Major League Soccer club, except Chivas USA, will have 21 or more games on local channels this season. More United: Captain Dwayne De Rosario will miss tonight's match at Sporting Kansas City with an adductor strain.