Cox vs. Xfinity – Which Service Provider Is Suitable For You?

August 6, 2018 | Author: Saqib Qamaruddin

The internet has become more of a necessity than a want because people tend to use it in most of their daily routine tasks. There are various businesses in the world that are entirely based on the internet for example; Amazon, Snapchat, Facebook etc. The internet gives you an endless supply of entertainment and knowledge and you can literally search for anything when you are connected to an active internet connection.

Nowadays, there are various internet service providers in the United States with different internet packages and people often get confused as to which service provider should they choose and what package should they buy. This article is aimed at making this decision easier for you. Although there are many service providers in the United States, we will talk about the two most reasonable and affordable companies that have been offering their services to numerous customers with satisfactory reviews.

So, if you are tired of your current internet service, here are two good options for you to choose your new service provider:

  1. Cox
  2. Xfinity

Cox is an internet service provider that offers the best bundle deals for its customers so that they can easily select the bundle package that best suits their needs and requirements. In addition to this, Cox provides its customers with a customizable channel lineup so that they only watch the channels that they want to see and do not pay for the extra channels. However, individual services from Cox tend to be a bit expensive so it’s better to purchase bundle deals.

Xfinity, on the other hand, is a service provider that is widely available throughout the country so that people can stay connected to the internet whilst traveling as well. The best thing about this service provider is that it is reliable and lightning fast. However, Xfinity is a bit expensive and requires long contractual periods.

Customer Satisfaction Ratings

Customer ratings help a lot in deciding which company to choose because you get a clear vision about the service quality offered by the service provider. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages as per the customer surveys.

Cox Advantages:

  • Attractive DVR System
  • Economical Bundle Deals
  • Channels can be customized
  • Highly recommended by the customers
  • High-speed internet connection
  • No contract is needed

Cox Disadvantages:

  • The DVR feature is expensive
  • Individual services are very highly priced

Xfinity Advantages:

  • Widely available throughout the United States
  • Some plans do not require a contract
  • Internet speed goes up to 2Gbps
  • Reliable and secure
  • Very attractive DVR features

Xfinity Disadvantages:

  • Bad customer satisfaction scores
  • High installation fee
  • Highly expensive
  • Long contractual periods

The Installation Procedure

Cox is well known for its installation services and has successfully made its way to the top five list of satisfactory setup procedures. Although the company charges an installation fee of $75, it is still affordable and much lower than many other companies in the market. Moreover, Cox offers an installation kit for $20 which enables customers to set up their service and get started with their work.

Xfinity’s installation procedure is also easy and simple but the installation fee is as high as $90 which makes it difficult for the customers to avail this service. Although Xfinity charges a higher price than the rest of the service providers in the market, it offers high internet speed to its customers with a reliable connection which is why customers prefer buying this service.

The Variety of Channels

Cox offers a different channel lineup. Unlike other service providers, Cox offers one single package which consists of 140 channels. Customers can add channels from a variety of themed packages like Movie Pak, Variety Pak, and Sports & Information Pak etc. These package deals enable you to customize your TV service so that you can avoid paying for channels that you do not watch. You can purchase the Gold Triple Play deal offered by Cox in order to enjoy the full channel lineup of 250+ channels.

Xfinity, on the other hand, offers the traditional packages for its customers with increasing number of channels for people who love watching television. Although the total number of channels offered by Xfinity is almost the same as offered by Cox, Xfinity offers the feature of On-Demand channels so that customers can watch the movies and TV shows of their choice.

The Reliability Factor

When it comes to the reliability factor, Xfinity tends to be a bit more reliable than Cox as it is less vulnerable to the weather conditions. Moreover, Xfinity managed to outrank Cox in the customers’ survey pertaining to reliability aspects. Customers find Comcast to be more reliable considering that the company restructured its cable business and entered the market with a new brand in order to serve the customers better.

The Price Element

If you want to avail bundle deals, then Cox is the best option for you as it offers services at economical rates. However, the stand-alone services by Cox are expensive and customers often avoid incurring such huge expenses.  The Gold Triple Play deal offered by Cox is quite popular as it gives you access to 250+ channels and internet speed of up to 300 Mbps.

Xfinity, on the other hand, is expensive but the high prices are justified by the premium packages offered by the company. The quality of the service is worth the price and that is why customers who do not compromise on the quality aspect purchase the services offered by Xfinity. The X1 Preferred Double Play by Xfinity is highly recommended because it offers 220+ channels with 150 Mbps internet speed which is pretty good for the users.

Conclusion

In order to choose the right service provider, you need to take into account all the factors mentioned above. In addition to this, you need to know about your internet usage and the channels that you would like to watch so that you can select the best suitable package deal for yourself. It is important to take such factors into consideration so that you do not waste data at the end of each month and pay for the services that you would not use at all. So, save your money and get the best bundle deal for your home with Cox or Xfinity.

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PGA Tour & NBC Sports Group Enter Into a Multi-Year Digital Partnership

August 2, 2018 | Author: Saqib Qamaruddin

The NBC Sports Gold will be starting in the year 2019 and it will be home for the United States for PGA Tour Live. This is going to be a multi-year digital partnership which will include the rights to all Thursday and Friday morning coverage shows from 28 events.

Launched in 2015, PGA Tour Live has done several exclusive shows with some of the best players in the world. This particular platform has a lot of fan following because it features real-time highlights as well as replays of the tournaments.

It is now a well-established fact that NBC Gold is the pioneer in the sports industry as it was the first one to introduce directly to consumer streaming of live sports. Apart from offering the live shows, NBC Sports Gold offers various packages to its fans so that they can travel to other countries in order to see world cup matches, premier leagues, and marathons. This is quite an interesting offer by NBC Sports Gold and people cannot wait to get these amazing packages. Moreover, in the year 2019, PGA Tour Live application will be developed and it will be available on several platforms including Android, IOS, and desktops.

According to the Chief Media Officer of PGA Tour, Rick Anderson, the company has received tremendous feedback from its fans and they are looking forward to serving them in better ways. The company is consistently delivering high-quality coverage of live shows which will improve to another level in the upcoming year as they have entered into a partnership with NBC Gold. PGA Tour will become more accessible by the customers because of the app launch and this will tend to improve the customer base of the company.

NBC Gold has worked with PGA Tour Live on various projects, but this time, the idea of the company is unique and it is expected to produce good results for the future of the organization. In the following year, PGA Tour Live is planning to broadcast exclusive coverage shows for its customers so that they can experience some of the biggest events in the world of sports. The highlights of the PGA Tour Live package in partnership with NBC Gold includes the following aspects:

Pre-Game Show: This is a 30 minutes long preview of the program that leads to the morning show.

Featured Groups: This is the show that takes place on Thursday and Friday before the afternoon program by Golf Channel. The featured groups include two coexisting high profile groups for the entire 18-hole rounds. The PGA Tour Live has featured some very popular players like Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, and Dustin Johnson.

Featured Holes: This is the live coverage of the most iconic holes by PGA Tour.

Features Recaps: Users get to watch recaps of the featured players in this package.

People who are interested in the subscription of this package will have to wait for some time because this package will become available in the market next year with complete details regarding the price and the features offered in the deal.

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Available to Xfinity Customers for Free – Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta

August 2, 2018 | Author: Saqib Qamaruddin

Recently the news of the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 spurred the game industry. On top of that, the users of Xfinity had the privilege to access the game without having to spend a penny on it. These are the kinds of benefits one receives when they become family to a great service. Comcast has always been gracious when it comes to facilitating its valuable users.

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How to Negotiate Your Cable TV Bill?

August 2, 2018 | Author: Saqib Qamaruddin

The act of speech has a great power to influence and convince the other. Your words and the tone of language you use shows the listener the intent and ambition of your proposition. This all starts with keeping a mind that thinks in the clarity of situations. And to have that state of mind, one has to be keen and analytically strong in order to know their own needs and requirements. The topic of this article is to find out all those things that you can keep in mind before making a purchase for your home or office especially when the purchase you’re trying to make involves TV, internet or phone services (since it comes with a plethora of offers); and when it comes to bill negotiation, be a pro!

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Comcast had a Temporary Internet Outage on Tuesday

August 1, 2018 | Author: Saqib Qamaruddin

As we know, how important internet service is not just for people in general but those too who run a business, company or industry because the internet is capable of managing a great number of areas now, be it academic or industrial. For example, when comes to academia, students benefit from the service a great deal by downloading books, articles, and journals, instead of investing a huge sum of money on purchasing them or getting them on rent. When it comes to businesses, manufacturers are now using the latest trends and techniques of marketing to get their product out there in the world either their reach is to the people of their country or the people abroad. Not only in the department of marketing, ERP solutions that handle all the rest of the departments of a startup, thrives on the internet; the best thing about ERP is the fact that it avoids workforce and the lesser the workforce, the better the startup, finance-wise. It also allows the transparent and more reliable account of the management of a business. If that many of departments could be handled through an online service, then, undeniably, it should be considered by the businessmen.

When the internet goes away for even a second, companies suffer a huge deal. Having said that, it does not mean a service is bad, it just means that it could be suffering from an issue that demands a little time to be fixed. A sign of a good service is that it will always keep their customers updated about their current situation until the problem is fixed, be it for five seconds or hours. A good service would always know the right way and time to make their customers satisfied and alert about any news regarding such fluctuations in the service.

As the latest news mention, Comcast had a bit of a setback recently. The service providers instantly informed their customers of the blockade and restoration of their service. The spokeswoman of Comcast, Amanda Vallejo mentioned the exact time when the service was restored, i.e. 4:20 p.m., in the email. Along with that, she also mentioned how the company was also looking into the matter of inconvenience caused to the customer base. The company itself was unsure of the trouble that caused the problem in the first place.

There were other reports submitted by the restaurant managers that showed little contempt over the unfortunate incident. They, in fact, mentioned how their customers were patient enough to wait until the service was restored.

Things like that are a part of any project, any product. The quality of a service is only determined at their darkest hour – this was one of the examples of such a time when a service truly expressed the quality of its work by constantly updating and upgrading their system.

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What Is Xfinity and How Is It Different from Comcast?

July 30, 2018 | Author: Saqib Qamaruddin

 

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You probably know Comcast and Xfinity as service providers but you might be wondering, why two different names for one company?

The main objective of this article is to make customers aware of what Xfinity is and how it is different from Comcast.

Xfinity and Comcast are two companies working under the same roof. Xfinity is a brand that was launched by Comcast back in 2010. Xfinity was originally designed to eliminate the confusion that was formed as a result of Comcast’s shenanigans concerning its expansion to various other services. However, considering the fact that you are reading this article at the moment, the company certainly did not do well in clearing the confusion from the minds of the consumers. Many customers frequently ask the difference between the two brands and therefore, it is important to state the how exactly the two entities differ from one another.

What is Comcast?

Comcast came into existence in the middle of 1960s and is operating successfully in the service sector ever since. The company is well-known for providing internet and cable services to millions of people across the United States and is growing its operations even more in order to reach the remote areas of the country. Comcast has over 40% of the broadband market in the United States and these statistics illustrate the fact that people find the services of the company to be satisfactory and are loyal to the brand. Comcast, today, is a global media and technology corporation with two primary businesses including cable and internet.

What is Xfinity?

In the year 2010, Comcast was merging with NBC and since it was primarily known for providing internet and TV service, the upper management thought that it was best to launch a new brand in order to avoid the confusion of offering multiple services under the same name and therefore, Xfinity was formed.

Xfinity is a brand that is running under Comcast (Parent Company) and it is widely known for offering internet and TV services to the people of the United States. Services offered by Comcast were rebranded to Xfinity, for example; Comcast internet is now known as Xfinity Internet, Comcast TV is now Xfinity TV etc. There are some services that are still offered under Comcast’s name but the majority of the services are rebranded and are now available under the brand name Xfinity.

Was it beneficial for the company as a whole?

Not really. The rebranding strategy did not work as well as the company anticipated. Unfortunately, people are still confused as to what services are offered by Xfinity and what the difference is between the two entities. Although it has been 8 years since the merger and all the rebranding, people are still not sure why Comcast introduced a second brand in order to offer the services to its customers. Moreover, some people thought that Comcast did all the rebranding in order to enter the service sector with a new name because its old image was quite negative and people perceived it to be a company that provides poor internet service. In addition to this, Comcast’s bad customer service was considered to of low quality which made the organization lose a lot of customers and to launch the services with a fresh perspective the company needed a new name. However, these are just some opinions of the people because such claims were never officially verified by Comcast and the company clearly stated the fact that it has improved its services and is now ready to deliver premium quality services to the customers.

Despite its low ranking, Xfinity has higher scores than its competitors in the market which shows that the company has indeed improved its services and the customers are quite satisfied with the speed of the internet and the quality of the channels offered by the service provider. In addition to this, Xfinity has also improved its customer service in order to facilitate the customers when they come across any service related problems.

What are the services offered by Xfinity?

Xfinity offers three primary services including internet, cable TV, and phone service. In addition to this, the company offers various bundle deals to its customers so that they can benefit from multiple services offered by the same provider with amazing discounts. Bundle deals are considered to be the best value for your money and Xfinity knows this very well and therefore, the customers who avail the bundle packages pay one smaller internet bill per month rather than paying several larger bills.

Xfinity TV Service

Xfinity offers an astounding cable TV service with an option of 260+ channels and that too in HD quality. With Xfinity cable TV, you will have access to sports channels, movie channels like HBO and other entertaining channels that you can watch with your family. Moreover, Xfinity allows you to get access to on-demand channels, an option designed for people who love watching television. Xfinity has a huge library that is full movies so that you never go out of options to watch a movie of your choice. One of the most availed packages of the company is Xfinity Digital Preferred deal that offers 220+ HD channels for its subscribers.

Xfinity Internet Service

Xfinity has a strong customer base which illustrates the fact that it offers a high-speed internet service with a reliable connection. Xfinity offers various internet speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 1 Gig and in some areas, the company offers internet speed of up to 2 Gig which is quite amazing. Of all the speeds offered by the company, the 100 Mbps package is mostly preferred by the customers as the service is widely available and is consistently fast without any interruptions.

It is better for you to avail the bundle deal packages because standalone services can be a bit expensive. The Preferred XF Double Play deal offered by Xfinity is one of the most sold packages of the company as customers get 220+ channels in HD with a high-speed internet connection. Furthermore, you can get amazing discounts with Xfinity wifi promo code that would be given to you by the company once you avail the services.

Conclusion

To sum it up, Xfinity is a brand owned by Comcast and under this brand, services like internet and cable TV are offered to the customers. Comcast is the parent company that runs Xfinity by delivering reliable services to its customers at economical rates.

 

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Comcast Announces 2nd Quarter Results for 2018

July 27, 2018 | Author: Saqib Qamaruddin

According to Brian L. Roberts, the Chairman, and CEO of Comcast Corporation, the company delivered outstanding results in the 2nd quarter with a fascinating cash flow of $4.3 Billion. In the cable communications department, Comcast managed to build additional customer relationships of around 182,000 which were mainly driven by 260,000 new broadband customers. This is by far the highest second quarter result for Comcast in the last 10 years.

The year 2018 has been extremely successful for Comcast as the share price of the company has gone up and Comcast has increased the dividend by 21%, which is a great news for the shareholders. In addition to this, Comcast expects to repurchase at least $5 Billion worth of stock this year in order to increase its control over the operations of the organization.

Comcast clearly outperformed its competitors in the 2nd quarter of the year. The earnings per share of the company increased by 32.7% and consolidated revenue increased by 2.1% which is quite an achievement. Moreover, the dividends paid to the shareholders amounted to $878 Million and, investors are looking for opportunities to invest further in the company in order to earn more dividends in the following year.

In the 2nd quarter of the year, Comcast was able to attract new customers including both, residential clients and business clients which resulted in increased customer relationships to 29.8 Million. The sales revenue of the company is growing due to its reliable and fast internet speed with better business services offered to multiple corporations in the United States.

The Board of Directors of the company declared quarterly dividends which are to be paid to the shareholders of the company in the amount of $0.19 per share on the common stock of the company. This is favorable for investors who are looking for investment opportunities because with quarterly dividend policy they will be able to earn consistently. It is important to note the fact that the dividends are to be paid on October 24, 2018, as per the Board of Directors of the company.

Comcast has recently revised its governance policies in order to promote fairness and transparency as well as accountability to reflect the goodwill of the company and to show the audience that it is committed to integrity in fair dealings with all of its shareholders.

These changes were implemented at the start of the 1st quarter and by the end of that quarter, the company began to notice the positive results which were minor during that time of the quarter. However, in the 2nd quarter, the changes produced results which proved to be very beneficial for the company and Comcast is expected to grow further in the following year.

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Xfinity Stream App for Business enables Live TV Access

July 24, 2018 | Author: Saqib Qamaruddin

Recently what has been reported is the exciting news of Comcast Business publishing a streaming app for the people at offices. It means that people sitting in the offices at their respective free time or break slots, in the waiting rooms, for a meeting, on a break or whenever receiving a chance, could watch TV on their phones and that too, free of cost.

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TV Buying Guide: How to Choose the Right TV

July 24, 2018 | Author: Saqib Qamaruddin

One can’t live without any form of entertainment in their lives. Entertainment comes in different forms and styles. Sometimes it is just about painting, listening to music, going on a trip or playing a sport. It greatly depends on your mood. You should know what would serve you best in your leisure time. Speaking of which, art or every activity that we decide to do in our leisure time is not restricted to the purpose of entertaining us; we don’t mean to say that there is something wrong with entertainment that is solely for the sake of entertainment, but we also don’t mean that that’s how it should always be. There are many other ways of involving ourselves in the activities of entertainment while having a little session of learning at the same time. There are many activities that would help serve both the purposes: entertainment and learning. What is the first activity of entertainment that comes to your mind when we say, “entertainment and learning”? Of course, television. It has the ability to engage a houseful of people. The engagement is done either through watching movies, shows, dramas or playing games. Television has the ability to bring the outside world in your room. You can learn what people are doing across the world; it doesn’t document their regular lives but it does show the art, the culture that is being produced around the world either through channels like HBO that show movies, or National Geographic that shows documentaries, or News channels like CNN that show news from around the globe. Television set has become one of the basic devices or equipment to be kept at home for it benefits us in multiple ways. Before we go on to talk about the things to be kept in mind before buying a new television set, let us write out a few advantages of keeping a television set first:

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The Ultimate Cable TV Guide For When You Want To Change Your Provider

July 20, 2018 | Author: Saqib Qamaruddin

In a world full of Netflix users, be a cable TV enjoy-er because Netflix provides you with a movie collection that is limited but on cable TV you can watch unlimited channels which are full of variety and different movies. In addition to this, the On Demand feature of cable TV pretty much fulfills the need for Netflix because you can watch the movie of your choice which is quite an amazing option. Moreover, you can follow the latest news, sports, and current affairs on cable TV which is preferred by a lot of individuals.

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