Trade Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (formerly registered as Comcast Holdings) is a U.S. telecommunications conglomerate based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the second largest cable broadcasting and television company in the world by revenue (after AT&T), the largest pay-TV company, the largest cable tv company and the largest home Internet service provider in the United States, and the third largest home phone service provider in the country. Comcast serves U.S. customers in 40 states and in the District of Columbia. As the parent company of nbcUniversal international media company since 2011, Comcast is a producer of feature films and television shows dedicated to theatrical exhibition, live television and cable, respectively. Comcast owns and operates Xfinity CableS Residential Communications Subsidiary, Comcast Business, Commercial Services Provider, Xfinity Mobile, MVNO of Verizon, Via-Air National Broadcasting Network Channels (NBC, Telemundo, Telexitos, Czi TV), Multi-Cable Channels Only (including MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network, Syphi, NBCSN, Oxygen, Bravo, and E!, among others), Universal Pictures Studio, VOD Streaming Service Animated Studios (DreamWorks Animation, Lighting, Universal Studios Animation) and Universal Animation Parks & Resorts. It also has large holdings in digital distribution, such as thePlatform, which it acquired in 2006. Since October 2018, it is also the parent company of Sky Group Europe, making it the largest media company with more than 53 million subscribers in the United States Europe.Comcast has been criticized for a variety of reasons. Customer satisfaction is often ranked among the lowest in the cable industry. In addition, Comcast has violated net neutrality practices in the past, and despite Comcast's commitment to a narrow definition of net neutrality, critics are calling for a definition that prevents any distinction between Comcast's private network services and the rest of the Internet. Critics also point out that there is no competition in the vast majority of comcast's service area; Moreover, due to Comcast's negotiating power as a large Internet service provider, some suspect that Comcast could take advantage of paid peer agreements to unfairly influence end-user connection speeds. Its ownership of both content production (at NBCUniversal) and content distribution (as an ISP) has raised antitrust concerns. These issues, in addition to other issues, led Comcast to be called "the worst company in America" by the consumer in 2010 and 2014.