“Within a year after its $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. closes, Comcast Corp aims to make its advanced X1 cable service available in areas such as New York and Los Angeles and other markets where it will gain a commanding new presence,” Reuters reports. “‘We’ll be within the first markets in a year,’ Neil Smit, president and chief executive of Comcast’s cable unit, told Reuters.”

“The new technology would “bring considerably higher Internet speeds to Time Warner Cable customers” in those cities, Smit said, and give them access to such X1 services as Internet applications, viewing recommendations and voice control,” Reuters reports. “Time Warner Cable’s new advanced cable boxes should be capable of running Comcast’s X1 operating system, Smit said in a recent interview at a cable industry show in Los Angeles, making the transition easier.”

MacDailyNews Take: That’s good, because what they’re running now is: DogShit OS™.

“Comcast is waiting for regulatory approval of the Time Warner Cable deal. To that end, it announced last week it would divest 3.9 million subscribers to Charter, a complicated deal under which Comcast will trade some of its cable systems to Charter,” Reuters reports. “The TWC and Charter deals would leave Comcast a strong presence on both the East and West coasts and Texas.”

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[Attribution: NY Post. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]