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[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

We’ve said it before — competition is the answer to America’s declining international broadband standing. Now, Jim Beam — yes, the world famous bourbon distiller — has sent an open letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), imploring the agency …

Broadband »

[28 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

People, Americans especially, are fond of labelling things as either good or bad, success or failure. Usually, however, reality is significantly more nuanced and, quite frankly, more interesting. The example of gigabit broadband, specifically Google Fiber, is instructive.
Technology Review is …

Apple luv, iPhone, Mobile, Tech »

[26 Jun 2015 | 3 Comments | 0 views]

And, our Android friends definitely skew toward cheeseburgers, wings and fries. What does you choice of smartphone say about your dietary habits? Maybe nothing at all. Regardless, the good people at NPD Group have surveyed iPhone owners and Android users …

Broadband »

[25 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under Chairman Tom Wheeler redefined up “broadband” from a minimum 4Mbps to at least 25Mbps, a good thing™ — anything less isn’t broadband. With Cablevision rolling “free” broadband upgrades, the FCC’s efforts …

Tech »

[24 Jun 2015 | One Comment | 1 views]

Although Apple has never promised consumer-facing Liquidmetal products, it still seems like vaporware nonetheless. Yes, Apple did use Liquidmetal in its iPhone 3G SIM removal — as far as anyone outside Apple knows, that’s it.
Regardless, according to documents filed with …

Apple luv, iPhone, Mac, Mobile, Tech »

[23 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Tale as old as time… It is widely known that rich people love their iPhones. Additionally, given that Mac owners are are said to better educated and better paid, it will surprise no one that Mac shoppers spend more when …

Broadband »

[23 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Standard operating procedure — Verizon promised wide FiOS availability in states and cities up and down the East Coast while taking billions in subsidies. Finally, they are being called out for their “weasel words” and deeds.
Those are the words Bruce …

Broadband »

[19 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Two of the most successful, and globally emulated, US government programs of the last 100 years are the rural electrification and universal telephone service programs. The FCC plans to bring that same life changing impact and economic justice to broadband …

Apple luv, Tech »

[17 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

So, Monster sued Apple property Beats back in January over money — not technology, not patents, just filthy lucre. Since then, Monster has refused Apple’s entreaties to settle the case and now the all iThings maker has revoked the Monster …

Broadband »

[13 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Citizens of San Francisco have a problem that I would like to be vexed with — multiple broadband internet service providers (ISPs) to choose from. In other words, people in San Francisco enjoy broadband competition, which keeps service levels high …

Apple luv, Tech »

[11 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

No matter how you slice it — but especially with pastrami and cheese — Pittsburgh is one of the nicest, most sophisticated and yet inexpensive cities anywhere. Perhaps that is what has led Apple to expand its presence in the …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[2 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Hard to believe, but nonetheless true! Given their sheer size, Comcast and Time Warner are the most hated companies. Measuring only pure animus, however, there is one small midwestern cable company that generates the more hate per customer.
Consumer Reports has …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[29 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

While regular Fairer Platform readers have been hearing about cord cutting since at least February 2013, Wikipedia volunteers have only just now posted a page dedicated to cord cutting:
In broadcast television, cord cutting, cutting the cord, and cord shaving refer …

Broadband, Tech »

[26 May 2015 | One Comment | 1 views]

Competition is a good thing™ and, whether you realized it or not, there is competition in the broadband speed test space. While most of you know about the FCC Speed Test App and Ookla’s SpeedTest.org there is also DSLReports broadband …

Apple luv, Tech »

[19 May 2015 | One Comment | 1 views]

Back in 2012, Simply Mac was a privately held Apple specialist retailer with eight stores in Utah and Wyoming. However, the company was acquired by GameStop three years back and their growth rate ever since has been astonishing, with 70 …