Google Project Fi – Now with Unlimited Data

Google Project Fi is a low-cost wireless service we talked about previously. While it doesn’t get as much buzz as their Fiber Internet service, it offers consumers a potentially cheaper alternative to other wireless carriers. Some tech industry pundits feel Project Fi serves to disrupt the wireless world in a similar manner as Google Fiber […]

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Senate Vote on Net Neutrality Repeal Override Looms

The Congressional fight over the Net Neutrality repeal continues unabated. Senator Ed Markey’s resolution to override the recent FCC repeal of Net Neutrality principles received its 30th cosponsor. That simple fact now forces a full – and public – Senate floor vote on the resolution. Read on for additional details on this important vote affecting […]

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo decided to leave 2017 with a bang, releasing the masterful Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in December in time for the holidays. The game is still generating interest as 2018 starts, and with good reason. The Xenoblade 2 storyline is a common motif – hero symbiotically aligned with powerful weapon that bad people want. However, the […]

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AT&T bringing Mobile 5G Service to the Marketplace

Armed with a new set of radio standards from the regulatory body, 3GPP, AT&T recently announced plans on rolling out mobile 5G wireless service to 12 American markets in 2018. This news comes hot on the heels of their fixed 5G trials in Waco, Texas. ZDNet – among other sources – published this story earlier […]

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Microsoft introduces Rural Broadband Initiative

The tech industry’s largest purveyors of software typically desire the highest possible number of customers. This remains one of the reasons Google, Facebook, and Microsoft tend to support Net Neutrality and various rural broadband projects. In fact, Google Fiber is only one of the search giant’s initiatives for boosting Internet access. For its own part, […]

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AT&T ramping up WiFi 5G Wireless Trials

The race to bring 5G wireless service to consumers continues on an upwards trend. Previously, we told you about Verizon’s plans to rollout 5G service to residential customers across the country. Now, AT&T is ramping up its own 5G trials in Waco, Texas. News about AT&T latest 5G efforts in the Lone Star State appeared […]

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Congress gears up to fight the Net Neutrality Repeal

Perhaps the reports on the demise of Net Neutrality were exaggerated? As we hinted at in our earlier coverage of the issue, two congressional groups are taking separate steps to nullify the FCC’s ruling from earlier this month. Since polls reveal a supermajority of Republican and Democrat voters disagree with Ajit Pai’s repeal decision, any […]

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Net Neutrality Repealed – Now What?

As expected, the FCC repealed the Net Neutrality principles voted in by the Tom Wheeler-led commission in 2015. Also as expected, the vote was on party lines, with the three Republican commissioners voting to repeal, while the two Democrat commissioners dissented. Since this outcome surprised no one, a singular question remains: what’s next? This remains […]

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Optimum’s Policies on Data Caps and Bandwidth Throttling

Optimum Online, an Altice network, is also known as Cablevision and offers mass market broadband services. Altice services 4.9 million residential and business customers throughout 21 states, but the company’s presence is mostly in the New York tri-state area along with some Midwestern and Southern states. With growing concerns about bandwidth throttling and data usage in […]

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Verizon 5G planning a Residential Rollout

It appears 5G wireless technology is poised to move from the laboratory to the real world as Verizon Wireless announced plans to reach 30 million residences with their new service. Note that “5G” – just like 4G, 3G, etc. – remains a marketing term rather than a hard technical standard. Nonetheless, fixed wireless Internet service […]

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