Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Customers who get the company’s Blast!, Extreme 50 and Performance plans will enjoy faster Internet, downloads.
Comcast announced some good news for many of its customers in Chicagoland Tuesday, saying it will increase the speeds of two of its most popular XFINITY Internet speed plans, Blast! and Extreme 50, in the greater Chicago region next month for no additional cost. Customers will enjoy more than twice as fast Internet speeds on multiple devices, allowing them to surf, chat, stream HD movies and TV shows, or game online with double the speed, according to a press release from the company. A rep for Comcast said speed will increase for the Blast! And Extreme 50 plans in mid- to late March. In April, Comcast will also increase the speed of a third package, known as the Performance plan, by more than 60 percent. “As customer demands and …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Patch partners with Comcast to bring you the game of the week as Metea Valley and Plainfield North girls soccer teams faced off. Catch the highlights on video.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
This week's CN100 Game of the Week featured Metea Valley vs. Plainfield North girls soccer teams. Find great prep sports action all season long with the CN100 Game of the Week. Tune in Saturdays at noon and 4 p.m., Mondays and Tuesday at 7 p.m. and anytime with Comcast Digital Cable On Demand. Want even more? Check out schedules and game clips on the cn100 website. You can also visit the cn100 Game of the Week Facebook page, or follow on Twitter. Also, check out our weekly crowd craziness - Battle of the Fans - on Facebook and see who has the biggest and wildest student sections. When all the action is done, catch up on the best in Chicago-area prep sports with CN100 Sports Weekly.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The Internet Essentials program is open to households with children who receive free lunches through the National School Lunch initiative.
Things are tough all over, and, several years into the recession, families are still cutting back. But some things that were once thought of as luxuries are now considered essential in today’s high-tech world — including Internet access. On Monday night, Comcast Government Affairs Manager Tony Signorella was at the Valley View Board of Education meeting to introduce an initiative that offers a discounted rate for families who otherwise might not be able to afford at-home Internet access. "As far as we know, this is the biggest step forward to close the digital divide," Signorella said Monday, just before the board voted to allow Internet Essentials information to be placed where families can access it during school registration events. The…
Monday, April 18, 2011
Warren Township High School's "Blue Crew" has won this year's Comcast Battle of the Fans Madness tournament.
There’s no shame in being second best. While the Crimson Crazies of Plainfield North High School put up a good fight, it was the Warren Township High School's Blue Devils who emerged victorious when the votes in the Comcast Battle of the Fans Madness tournament were added up Sunday night. The "Blue Crew" outlasted 15 others schools through four rounds of voting over the last month. As a result, it is they who have secured the Battle of the Fans banner, which will be hung in the Gurnee high school's gymnasium. Initially, there were two Plainfield schools in the running, but Plainfield East fell short two weeks ago while Plainfield North made it all the way to the final championship round. Charging strong in the early going and fizzling in …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Ballots being cast now will determine if Plainfield North's Crimson Crazies defeat Warren Township High School for the "madness" crown.
Way to be a winner, Plainfield. The fans have come through for Plainfield North High School in Comcast's Battle of the Fans Madness tournament. Only two schools are still standing the championship round of tournament – and Plainfield North is one of them. On Monday, the final four results were announced, with the Plainfield North "Crimson Crazies" taking 40 percent of the vote, followed by Warren Township High School, with 35 percent, St. Patrick High School in Chicago, with about 22 percent of the vote, and Benet Academy in Lisle, with about 2 percent. The final battle is now between Plainfield North and Warren Township, and you can cast your vote anytime between now and April 17 at www.cn100.tv/battle_of_the_fans.aspx. As of 11:15 a.m…
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Plainfield North has made it into the Final Four of Comcast's School Spirit Contest.
OK, Plainfield – we still have one more shot to prove our March Madness prowess. Sure, we’re still recovering from our resounding defeat at the hands of Mokena in Eric and Kathy’s 101.9 - The Mix's Battle of the Burbs. And, true, Plainfield East got left behind on the brackets in the Comcast 100 Battle of the Fans Madness Championship. But we can stiill move on to steal victory from the arms of defeat. Our last chance at March Madness mastery comes thanks to the super school spirit of Plainfield North High School and the "Crimson Crazies," who routed competitors to make the Final Four of Comcast’s first-ever Battle of the Fans Madness tournament. Plainfield North scored 62 percent of last week's vote, leaving St. Patrick High School in …
Friday, March 25, 2011
Plainfield North is poised to advance to the second round of Comcast's Battle of the Fans Madness tournament, but Plainfield East needs a rally.
Come on Plainfield. Cast your vote. Don’t go down On a sour note! YAAAAY! RAAAAH! Plainfield North and East High Schools need your vote in Comcast’s Battle of the Fans Madness tournament. With just two days left in the first week of voting, Plainfield North High School is poised to advance to the second round of the tournament thanks to its fourth-place standing, but Plainfield East may be slipping off the screen without a weekend rally. The two schools made the roster of 16 Chicago area schools tapped to compete in this year’s first-ever Battle of the Fans Madness Tournament after showing contest-worthy “ excitement and enthusiasm” during their recent appearance on the CN100 Game of the Week during the 2010-11 basketball season. This is …