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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | June 20, 2001
Comcast Cable Communications Inc. has leased a newly built office building in White Marsh, more than doubling the amount of space in its regional headquarters there, the company and its developer, Nottingham Properties Inc., announced yesterday. Comcast needs the new 75,000-square-foot Class A, or top-tier, building to accommodate growth of the company, which recently expanded its service area. Comcast Corp., Comcast Cable's parent company, announced last month that it had completed a multimillion-dollar acquisition of AT&T cable systems that added 600,000 customers.
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By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Executives seeking advice on management, decision-making, communication and other leadership skills have a new place to turn in Baltimore, as seven local business leaders have teamed up to launch a coaching and consulting firm. Based in Baltimore, Protégé Executive Coaching & Consulting LLC, has been established by executives with a range of experience, including finance and investments, communications, technology, healthcare, higher education and nonprofits. Warren Green, former President and CEO of LifeBridge Health, said in a news release that the executives at Protégé have experience as mentors, and intend to act as "an impartial sounding board that becomes a key ingredient in improving performance and job satisfaction.
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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Sun Staff Writer | March 28, 1994
In the endless cat-and-mouse game between cable TV companies and cable thieves, it's hard to tell who has the upper hand.On one side is a multibillion-dollar industry, with 58 million households hooked up nationwide.On the other are amateur electronics dabblers, mail order houses, small businesses and an ugly new player -- drug gangs using their networks of junkies to steal cable TV equipment.The cable TV industry has armed itself with magic bullets, terminators, sniffers, snitches, private investigators and sting operations to fight this array, and is backed by the FBI and local police departments.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Comcast announced this week that it increased the speeds of its Internet services for many customers in the Northeast, including in Baltimore. A mid-range plan called "Blast" now has a top download speed of 105 Mbps, which is more than double the previous top speed. The top or "Xfinity Extreme 105" plan now works at up to 150 Mbps, increasing the top speed there by 45 Mbps. "There is a barrage of devices coming online every day and we are staying ahead of demand through faster speeds and best-in-class wireless gateways," said Marcien Jenckes, Executive Vice President of Consumer Services for Comcast Cable.
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By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Executives seeking advice on management, decision-making, communication and other leadership skills have a new place to turn in Baltimore, as seven local business leaders have teamed up to launch a coaching and consulting firm. Based in Baltimore, Protégé Executive Coaching & Consulting LLC, has been established by executives with a range of experience, including finance and investments, communications, technology, healthcare, higher education and nonprofits. Warren Green, former President and CEO of LifeBridge Health, said in a news release that the executives at Protégé have experience as mentors, and intend to act as "an impartial sounding board that becomes a key ingredient in improving performance and job satisfaction.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Comcast announced this week that it increased the speeds of its Internet services for many customers in the Northeast, including in Baltimore. A mid-range plan called "Blast" now has a top download speed of 105 Mbps, which is more than double the previous top speed. The top or "Xfinity Extreme 105" plan now works at up to 150 Mbps, increasing the top speed there by 45 Mbps. "There is a barrage of devices coming online every day and we are staying ahead of demand through faster speeds and best-in-class wireless gateways," said Marcien Jenckes, Executive Vice President of Consumer Services for Comcast Cable.
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By From staff reports | December 19, 2000
In Maryland Judiciary committee discusses plan to limit court records access ANNAPOLIS - A committee of the Maryland judiciary met behind closed doors yesterday to consider its draft proposal to limit access to computerized criminal court records. The committee chairwoman declined afterward to provide specifics of the deliberations. The meeting of the six-member Committee on Public Access to Court Information came five days after a public hearing at which the proposal was roundly criticized by private investigators, media representatives and business leaders, who said it would hamper background checks of public officials and prospective employees.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2000
New positions Comcast Cable names four to managerial posts Comcast Cable appointed Bob Preisel director of business operations, Mark Watts director of marketing and Daniel J. Hoffman director of advertising sales at its Chesapeake Bay Group Systems. The multistate cable operator also has named Angela Heffner as its community relations manager for Baltimore County. She is responsible for implementing community plans and corporate philanthropy in the area. Banking and finance Diane Hooker is named Provident assistant VP Provident Bank of Maryland promoted Diane Hooker to assistant vice president in its human resources division.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1997
Comcast Online Communications will sponsor a day of Internet seminars and classes Sunday afternoon to celebrate the launch of its Comcasome Internet service in Howard County.The cable television company also will offer hands-on workshops and demonstrations on how to use the Internet for people of all ages and computer-skill levels. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will have activities to entertain children."The special day of activities will not only be entertaining, but also educational," said Kirk Holmes, general manager of Comcast Online Communications in the Baltimore area.
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By Bloomberg Business News | June 3, 1995
PHILADELPHIA -- Comcast Cable Communications Inc. said it has asked the Federal Communications Commission to deny a wireless cable license to Atlantic Microsystems Inc., a subsidiary of a company in which Bell Atlantic is acquiring a stake.Comcast said the proposed acquisition would put Bell Atlantic in violation of federal rules barring a single company from owning an interest in both wireline and wireless cable systems serving the same community.Bell Atlantic, which owns the local telephone company serving Maryland, contested the accusations.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2012
Some Comcast customers lost access to cable TV service in the Baltimore area on Thursday morning, as a result of "technical issues related to a piece of equipment," according to spokeswoman Alisha Martin. Video service has been disrupted for some Baltimore area customers since shortly after midnight, Martin said, and customer relations lines have been jammed since 3 a.m. Martin said she did not have a figure for exactly how many customers were affected. She said some customers have had their service restored already, and technicians are working "through the morning to restore service for all remaining customers as quickly as possible.
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November 15, 2011
Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Anne Arundel County police report major crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crime. Howard County police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. City of Laurel Baltimore Avenue , 14800 block, Nov. 9. Power tools, Nikon camera and eyeglasses stolen from truck. Greenview Drive , 14400 block, Nov. 8. Red 2008 Ford F-450 crew cab truck with Maryland tags stolen.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2011
Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. on Thursday reached a multi-year agreement in principle with cable provider Comcast Corp. that permits Comcast to continue carrying 36 Sinclair-owned or -operated stations in 22 markets. Those markets include Baltimore, where Sinclair owns and operates WBFF Fox 45. "We are very pleased to have reached this long-term agreement in principle with Sinclair Broadcast Group to continue carriage of their broadcast stations in our markets," said John Demming, a Comcast spokesman, in an e-mail.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | November 29, 2009
Bill Lewis said he called Comcast Cable a dozen times and even visited in person over the roughly nine months it took to get the cable giant to bury a "temporary" wire strung above ground near his home in Columbia's Oakland Mills, and he's fed up. "I called and called. I made a trip to the Comcast office and lodged a complaint," he said, adding that the clerk seemed to be recording his information, though no noticeable result followed. The wire, which stretched about 200 yards between utility posts that sprout from the ground on his block of Afternoon Lane, "was unsightly," he said.
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By Larry Carson | larry.carson@baltsun.com | November 29, 2009
Bill Lewis said he called Comcast Cable a dozen times and even visited in person over the roughly nine months it took to get the cable giant to bury a "temporary" wire strung above ground near his home in Columbia's Oakland Mills, and he's fed up. "I called and called. I made a trip to the Comcast office and lodged a complaint," he said, adding that the clerk seemed to be recording his information, though no noticeable result followed. The wire, which stretched about 200 yards between utility posts that sprout from the ground on his block of Afternoon Lane, "was unsightly," he said.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com | January 11, 2009
1 The problem: A Comcast cable was routed through a Hanover gutter. The backstory: For more than a year, the Comcast cable lines in Nicky Frantz's Hanover neighborhood had been installed in an unexpected way. we_can_help@cable.comcast.com, an e-mail address listed on Comcast's page on the social networking Web site Twitter. A Comcast representative responded by Dec. 17, asking for her address, but it still hadn't been fixed when she returned after the holidays. So Watchdog called Comcast, and on Wednesday, Frantz's husband had good news to report: "He called me [and said]
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Sun Staff Writer | July 3, 1994
Many of Harford County's cable television subscribers can look forward to a drop of about $1 in their monthly cable bills starting July 14.Comcast of Harford County, which has about 50,000 subscribers, has a monthly average bill of about $30. That will be about $29."Virtually every customer will see a rate decrease," said Comcast spokesman David Nevins.The decrease is a result of action by the Federal Communications Commission, which started revising cable rates in 1992 because of concerns the rates were too high in areas like Harford County, where there was little or no competition.
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By Leslie Cauley and Leslie Cauley,Staff Writer | April 16, 1992
It worked with cable thieves in Baltimore County, so now Comcast Cable is taking its amnesty campaign to Howard County.Beginning May 1, cable thieves in Howard County can turn themselves in -- no questions asked -- to Comcast's offspring, Storer/Howard County Cable. The amnesty program will end June 16, when Comcast says it will start prosecuting cable thieves.The company, which has about 42,000 subscribers in the eastern half of the county, is owned by Storer Communications, a subsidiary of Comcast.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | April 11, 2007
It's hard to unravel all the wheeling-and-dealing the government says Tommy Bromwell was up to, and those FBI transcripts of him cussing and drinking and bragging are almost too entertaining to shed light. But I think I?m onto his central scheme, and as someone who can?t afford HBO, it thrills me to report it involves Comcast. No, I'm not talking about the part where the former Democratic state senator and current RICO defendant is caught on tape saying that he saved the cable giant $75 million through a late-fees bill, and that "If I run for county executive and lose, I've got a job with Comcast Cable."
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,Sun reporter | March 9, 2007
Millions of cable customers nationwide, including many in the Baltimore region, are waiting to see if popular Fox shows such as American Idol remain on their cable systems as Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Comcast Corp. approach tomorrow's deadline to reach a deal on programming costs. Comcast said yesterday that discussions between the two parties remain "productive" and that they are working to reach a "fair agreement that would avoid any interruption in service for our customers."
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