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[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 …

Broadband »

[19 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 670 views]

Where future forward fiber broadband and a bucolic college town meet. In Charlottesville, VA, home of the University of Virgina, MVNO Ting Mobile is purchasing the local ISP and plans to continue building out their nascent gigabit fiber network. And, …

Broadband, iPhone »

[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 547 views]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s uncarrier initiative continues to shake the wireless industry to its foundations. The big, big deal this time around is rollover data, a beautiful idea whose time has finally come!
“Can you imagine your gas station siphoning unused …

Broadband »

[15 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 747 views]

It is a step forward, but hardly the great leap many had hoped for. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has significantly boosted its minimum broadband standard, more than doubling the download speed to 10Mbps from 4Mbps.
“According to recent data, …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[12 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,401 views]

For capitalist fundamentalists and their lickspittles, the Comcast + Time Warner Cable merger is a no brainer. Those one percenters aside, Mega Comcast will be the marriage of the nation’s two most-hated corporations — what could possibly be right with …

Broadband »

[2 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 877 views]

The future of the internet is gigabit fiber broadband and Google Fiber is leading the charge. That said, Austin, TX is the next city getting Google Fiber and, starting today, people can sign up for $70 a month gigabit fiber …

iPhone, Tech »

[23 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 625 views]

By now, everyone knows that Apple’s 2014 iPhones aren’t protected by nearly unbreakable sapphire glass. And, sadly enough, although the company owns the furnaces and factory, Apple sapphire may very well be a dead concept.
Why? Apple sapphire partner, GT Advanced …

Tech »

[20 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 657 views]

At turn of the millennium, Microsoft Internet Explorer had decisively won the first browser war. However, in 2003, Apple put out a little afterthought of a browser, Safari, based on the open source WebKit. Now, Google’s Chrome fork of WebKit …

Broadband »

[18 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,159 views]

Here is a really, really beautiful idea that. If successful, it’s a concept that should be replicated in cities around the United States and the world. Behold the CityBridge network of WiFi hotspots that will replace New York City’s aging …

Broadband »

[13 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 945 views]

No ditching (aka digging up the sidewalks and streets) to bury fiber optic cables means delivering fiber to the home in some Seattle neighborhoods is relatively cheap and easy. A scrappy little company, CondoInternet, will start wiring homes for fiber …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[31 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 945 views]

Make more money while losing bleeding customers due to industry worst customer satisfaction? That is a pretty neat trick and exactly what Time Warner Cable said it accomplished in the third quarter of 2014. Naturally, the secret to their …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 1,029 views]

Back in 2008, at the beginning of the great recession when the Fairer Platform family dropped cable TV, people didn’t know what “cord cutter” meant. These days, however, cord cutting is all the rage and broadband only homes, like ours, …

Broadband »

[24 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 644 views]

The world runs on free WiFi. Fortunes have been launched, notably FourSquare and Yelp, by threadbare innovators taking advantage of free WiFi. So, whether you lack an innovative idea or an open access point, there is probably a free WiFi …

Broadband »

[20 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 1,757 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 …

Broadband »

[9 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 762 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 …