Rural Internet Access gets a Boost from SuperTowers

Expanding rural Internet access continues to be championed by many in the government and telecommunications industry. In fact, we previously talked about initiatives from Microsoft, Elon Musk, and others. Preventing the adverse impacts of digital redlining in underserved regions of America benefits the country in a myriad of ways. It now appears that a new group […]

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Cord Cutting Losses increase for Comcast

Cord cutting continues to play havoc with the subscriber counts at the top players in the pay TV industry, including Comcast. In fact, some analysts predict the tech giant’s losses because of cord cutters to more than double this year. Other companies, especially the satellite providers DirecTV and Dish, suffer from a similar subscriber loss. […]

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Google Project Fi ranks as the Most Popular Wireless Network

The readers of PC Magazine named Google’s Project Fi as the most popular wireless network according to the magazine’s 2018 Readers Choice Awards. Actually, the Google network tied with Consumer Cellular, who regularly ranks at the top of the PCMag survey. Bringing up the rear are some of the biggest players in the industry, including AT&T, Sprint, […]

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5G Technology behind the Killing of the Deal between Qualcomm and Broadcom

Earlier this week, the president issued an executive order killing the prospective merger between Broadcom and mobile chipmaker, Qualcomm. The reason behind this move relates to fostering the growth of 5G technology across the country. National security concerns also lie at the heart of the decision. News about the blocked Qualcomm purchase appeared this week […]

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5G News from Mobile World Congress 2018

The recent Mobile World Congress is one of the highlights of the technology industry. As usual, this year’s event took place in Barcelona; click here to read our coverage of the coolest mobile devices announced at MWC. This time out, we look at some of the interesting 5G news announcements. With AT&T scheduled to bring […]

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Elon Musk making Satellite Internet more Viable?

In a sense, satellite Internet service is the red-headed stepchild of the industry. While it allows those in underserved rural regions to enjoy access to the Web, generally poor speeds combined with monthly bandwidth limits hamper the quality of service to those users. Some satellite ISPs even place additional bandwidth caps on their customers during […]

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AT&T announces First Cities to receive Mobile 5G

The commercial rollout of mobile 5G wireless service continues to become a reality. This week, AT&T stepped up to plate by naming three of the first 12 cities to receive its 5G wireless service. We previously reported on the telecommunications giant’s 5G trials taking place in Waco, Texas. News about the cities scheduled to receive […]

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The Lack of Broadband Competition in America

A recent report by the FCC highlights the acute lack of competition in the American broadband market. It also notes a large portion of country – 44 percent – with no Internet providers offering download speeds of at least 100 Mbps. Considering the importance of access to fast Internet, the report’s data serves as a […]

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Is the New ESPN Plus Streaming Service a Gamechanger?

News hit this week about ESPN introducing a new content streaming service. The fact ESPN Plus costs only $5 per month raised the eyebrows and hopes of many sports fans. This price undercuts the $8 estimated monthly fee cable and satellite subscribers pay for the family of sports channels – whether wanted or not. Let’s […]

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Federal Government considers building a Nationwide 5G Network

One of most surprising pieces of recent telecommunications news involves the U.S. Government’s desire to build its own 5G network. The Trump administration’s focus is cybersecurity, especially against foreign hackers. Not surprisingly, a wide range of industry groups and the FCC are against the concept. News about the potential of a federal government 5G network […]

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