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[7 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

If your high-speed or broadband internet provider has upgraded their network, don’t expect them to notify you. For example, after noticing my broadband provider had updated its marketing, I decided to compare my bill with their current offerings — surprise, …

Broadband »

[3 May 2015 | One Comment | 0 views]

What broadband speed are you paying for and what speed is your Internet Service Provider (ISP) actually giving you? Infamously, broadband ISPs, like Comcast and Time Warner, are best known for slow speeds and crap customer service. Of course, it’s …

Broadband »

[2 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 403 views]

Back in January, Google fiber announced it will bring symmetrical 1Gbps Atlanta, as well as Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Nashville. Now, Comcast is saying its new 2Gbps fiber-to-the-home Gigabit Pro service will premier in Atlanta — competition, it’s a good thing™.
Comcast …

Broadband »

[31 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 624 views]

That is, 150MHz in the 3.5GHz band. The FCC started promoting the citizens broadband idea last year around this time when it first floated ideas on how to redistribute radio spectrum no longer needed by the US military.
“It provides an …

iPhone, Tech »

[3 Feb 2015 | One Comment | 713 views]

While Apple is still somewhat “boulish” on sapphire — Foxconn reportedly will try their hand — the failed Apple sapphire factory in Mesa, AZ will be repurposed as a data center.
According to The AP, Apple has announced its intention to …

Broadband, Mobile »

[2 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 645 views]

Say what you like about the Federal Communications Commission under Tom Wheeler, but FCC changes and reforms have been coming faster if not furious(er). Is the FCC doing a “good job”? Judge for yourself!
Doubt the FCC change wave? Here are …

Broadband »

[27 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 537 views]

As the Fairer Platform reported earlier, Google Fiber has announced it will add Charlotte, Raliegh-Durham, Atlanta and Nashville as fiber cities. That is, millions of people are about to join the 1Gbps fiber to the home club.
According to the Wall …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 752 views]

Even though Time Warner Cable is either the first or second most hated company in America and hundreds of thousands are cutting the cord, they must be feeling their oats. That is, Time Warner Cable is number one (in Better …

Broadband »

[18 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 812 views]

Say what you like about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, like whether or not he panders to progressives (or not), he is always moving ahead. My favorite example is Cuomo’s just announced $1 billion universal broadband plan whereby every New …

Mac, Tech »

[14 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 830 views]

For years now, Mac market share and unit volume as Windows PC sellers took it on the chin. Now, although Q4 2014 Mac market share is up on double digit unit volume growth, PC vendors have finally figured out they …

Music, movies, TV, Tech »

[14 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 956 views]

What are Ultra HD and 4K? That depends greatly upon on who you ask. And, at this very early point in the game, you won’t get consistent answers from any of the players in the red hot UltraHD TV and/or …

Broadband »

[11 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 769 views]

According to fresh data from internet infrastructure provider Akamai (table above, link below), America failed to make the international broadband top 10 throughput list. Little wonder then that US Federal Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to increase the minimum …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[2 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,224 views]

Yes, Comcast milks you like a cow. However, in case you missed the memo, you aren’t giving enough, milk, that is. Comcast is raising cable modem rental rates, but you can stop paying — right now.
GigaOM reports that Comcast is …

Broadband »

[1 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,061 views]

Eschew forbearance of Section 224 because that will open up last mile fiber competition. What’s that? While Verizon and AT&T have stated unequivocally that regulating the internet industry under Title II of the Telecommunications Act will kill investment, Google Fiber …

Tech »

[29 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 636 views]

While Amazon Prime Air (aka drone, image above) delivery services might be a few years out, the demand for expanded delivery services is already building. According to the everything store, Amazon Prime added 10 million new members this holiday shopping …