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[20 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

No one is on the verge of rolling out 10Gbps fiber broadband just yet, but South Korea’s SK Telecom has joined Bell Labs and Google Fiber in talking about über fast internet. That said, SK will join Bell Labs in …

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[9 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

And, by fiber, I mean both the strength of character and optical varieties. So what’s the difference between your city and The Dalles, Oregon? Three discordant facts come to mind: 1.) the town has just 13,000 people, 2.) owns a …

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[2 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The good people at Akamai have published their annual State of the Internet Report and, just like last year, the United States doesn’t have fastest internet. In fact, the country that invented nearly all of the technologies, hardware and physical …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Back in the day, everyone hated the phone company. But starting in the ’80s, a combination of government action and then market forces made things better. These days, the most hated companies are broadband internet and pay TV providers.
These are …

Tech »

[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Today is the last day of McDonald’s two-week-long free coffee giveaway. What else is today? It’s National Coffee Break Day and the good people at Krispy Kreme are celebrating it by giving away coffee!
Take your much needed coffee break on …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[26 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

If you can get it and that is all about the AT&T U-verse coverage map (below), which omits large swathes of the US. Moreover, the whole reason AT&T is giving away a year of Amazon Prime ($99) with its Skinny …

Broadband »

[21 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Want economic growth and opportunity? Think you will get it without gigabit fiber? A new study from the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas makes the case clearly — cities with gigabit fiber have higher growth.
…[L]ooked at 55 communities …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Why do nine out of 10 of Comcast customers rent a cable modem from the company when just buying cable modem at a local retailer or online could save them hundreds dollars? An industry analyst did the math and then …

Broadband, Tech »

[19 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

McDonald’s gets a lot hate, some of it deserved, but the American fast food chain is an oasis, especially for tech types on the go. Blah, blah, blah… part of balanced diet? Meh, eat the occasional Big Mac for whatever …

Tech »

[12 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Everybody, except maybe Gorilla Glass maker Corning, was disappointed that Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus won’t ship with scratch proof sapphire glass covering their displays. While the rest of us whine, Apple partner GT Advanced is working …

Broadband »

[5 Sep 2014 | 3 Comments | 0 views]

Some months ago, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asked the public for its comments, opinions and suggestions on how to handle the issue of net neutrality. The comment period has come to end — time to parse all of …

Broadband »

[3 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Given the local, regional and state monopolies awarded cable and telco companies, most American don’t enjoy the fruits of broadband competition. However, the simple fact that gigabit fiber begets more gigabit fiber has citizens and their governments clamoring for municipal …

Mac, Tech »

[29 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Yes, Apple continues to open new Apple Stores in the US. However, if you live in a provincial town, you either have a Best Buy or nothing at all. Simply Mac is changing that.
Simply Mac is an Apple Authorized Reseller …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Never the twain shall meet. A recent survey shows pay TV prices are rising at twice the rate of inflation. Meanwhile, set top box maker Roku is integrating its over-the-top functionality into flat panel TVs, helping reduce cost.
The IB Times, …

Broadband »

[18 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Roughly a year ago, Google and Starbucks announced the coffee retailer would transition from AT&T to Google Access (aka Google Fiber), boosting free wifi speeds at more than 7,000 Starbucks locations by up to 100X. How’s that going?
The Starbucks + …