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[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 | 546 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 …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[2 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,237 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 | 1,075 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 | 643 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 | 676 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 | 553 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 | 755 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 | 1,411 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 | 884 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 …