Federal Regulators Approve Charter Time Warner Merger

The original attempt by Comcast to buy Time Warner didn’t gain acceptance for a variety of reasons, but another attempt at a merger between cable giants — this time by Charter Communications — recently earned approval from federal regulators. This new combined Charter Time Warner company brings with it the potential to shake up both […]

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Can YouTube Accelerator Lessen Video Buffering?

The leading Internet video company, YouTube is testing a new product, called Accelerator, which hopes to improve the performance of their website. YouTube Accelerator recently began a testing period in the Philippines before a potential worldwide rollout with hopes of improving everyone’s streaming experience. When you are traveling outside of the friendly confines of your […]

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The Eero Internet Router Hits the Market

We talked about mesh network routers previously at Bandwidth Place. At the time, examples of this nascent technology weren’t yet available for purchase. Now the Eero Internet router has hit the market, and early reviews are trending positive. In short, if you live in a large house or typically have a lot of devices connected […]

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New Internet Protocol Innovation Aims To Boost Speed

When the topic of boosting Internet speed comes up, most of the discussion is focused on increasing the footprint of fiber optic networks or improving the hardware behind the existing wired and wireless grids. At your residence, you enjoy many options for improving the performance of your own wireless network. A recent protocol innovation — […]

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Bandwidth Place on The Today Show

On Monday January 18th The Today Show spent time covering a topic of importance to Internet users everywhere — optimizing the speed of your home Internet connection. In fact, Bandwidth Place was mentioned by reporter Jeff Rossen as a tool of choice for determining your Internet speed before taking steps to improve performance. He offered some helpful […]

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Google’s New Chromecast Ups the Ante for Cord Cutters

With Cupertino upping the video streaming competition with their new Apple TV and its tvOS operating system offering a platform for games and apps, Google naturally counters that action with an enhanced Chromecast. As more users take advantage of fast Internet speeds to watch TV shows and movies, the market for video streaming devices continues […]

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All About Roku — Does it Belong on Your Holiday Wish List?

If you are in the market for a video streaming device, hoping to truly take advantage of your Internet bandwidth, the name Roku is probably familiar. Similar to Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV, Roku offers a wide range of content without being tied to one of those technology giants. The company claims […]

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Sling TV — Valid Alternative for Cord Cutters?

With more people eschewing their digital TV subscriptions to take advantage of an Internet connection to stream movies and TV shows, new services hope to attract these potential customers by bundling some of the more popular Cable channels under one offering. Sling TV site, a subsidiary of the Dish Network, is a notable example of […]

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NewsON Delivers Local News Via Video Streaming

As more customers embrace video streaming as their primary source for television, getting access to local news has become a more difficult proposition. Enter NewsON, an app available for iOS, Android, and Roku. NewsON offers on demand news content from 118 TV stations in 90 different markets, allowing cord cutters a means to get their […]

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Is the New Apple TV a Video Streaming Game Changer?

One of the most intriguing product announcements during Apple’s recent iPhone 6 event covered the new Apple TV box and platform. With a new operating system, called tvOS, apps and games are now a big part of a system that formerly concentrated on video streaming. Apple’s move is aimed at attracting developers to port high-end […]

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