The Massachusetts attorney general settlement with Comcast Corp. is the latest incident of consumer ire over fees such as those for broadcast television and regional sports that can boost the cable television bills by 25 percent.
Ralph Roberts was initially ambivalent about the cable business, but once it was in his blood he acquired franchises relentlessly. He has been posthumously named an Inquirer Business Hall of Fame Icon.
Comcast Corp. says that it will locate new Xfinity stores in high-traffic retail areas as it expands into its new smartphone business with Xfinity Mobile, though it doesn't have any plans to greatly boost the overall number of stores.
Comcast chief executive officer Brian Roberts is trying to rein in any expectations for more big M&A moves or a significant shift in how Sky is managed, after the deal triggered speculation throughout the continent's media industry.
British sculptor Conrad Shawcross' 65-foot-tall "Exploded Paradigm" is the first thing that visitors will see entering Comcast's new tower in downtown Philadelphia — in addition to two sets of gleaming escalators.