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Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[29 May 2015 | No Comment | 9 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 | 24 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 | 10 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 …

Broadband, Reviews, how to »

[7 May 2015 | No Comment | 22 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 | 22 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 | 424 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 | 641 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 | 720 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 | 652 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 | 545 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 | 778 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 | 844 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 | 856 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 | 974 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 | 777 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 …