Two New AT&T Unlimited Plans are Announced

Hot on the heels of their approved purchase of Time Warner, two new AT&T unlimited plans were announced this week. The details reveal obviously closer synergies between the network and the content providers they now own. Both plans appear aimed at attracting cord cutters while keeping current AT&T customers in the fold. News about the new AT&T unlimited data plans […]

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AT&T Time Warner Merger gets Approved

This week, a federal judge approved the AT&T Time Warner merger, setting off reverberations throughout the Internet and entertainment industries. Note the “Time Warner” in this case owns HBO, TNT, TBS, CNN, Turner Classic Movies, Warner Bros, and a host of other pay-TV channels. Remember, Time Warner Cable merged a few years ago with Charter Communications […]

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Charter Spectrum Apple TV App coming this Year

We recently discussed how ISPs continue to make it easier for customers to stream TV over the Internet. Windstream partnered with DirecTV Now and AT&T, while Verizon is looking at a similar OTT offering for their new 5G service. Not to be outdone, a Charter Spectrum Apple TV app is coming later this year. Apple themselves […]

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Streaming Media Players are the Rage

Americans continue their growing love affair with streaming media players. According to a recent study, these devices – Roku, Amazon TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, etc. – are now in almost 40 percent of all U.S. homes with broadband service. Cord-cutting consumers prefer to stream TV shows and movies instead of paying a large monthly cable bill. News […]

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Verizon 5G plans on using OTT Video Streaming Service

With mobile 5G technology poised for a commercial rollout, wireless providers continue to devise their companion digital TV strategies. Verizon 5G plans include an OTT video streaming product instead of their traditional TV services. This is a similar approach as Windstream bundling DirecTV Now with their high-speed Internet service. It appears the emergence of 5G is […]

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Windstream and DirecTV Now attract Cord-Cutters

More subscribers continue to forego their cable or satellite TV service in favor of streaming. This gives an opportunity to Internet service providers to offer solutions to attract these cord-cutters. Windstream and DirecTV Now appear to be one pairing aimed at doing just that. This broadband and streaming TV bundle offered by Windstream is aimed at […]

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Senate poised for Net Neutrality Vote to Reinstate

It seems a Senate Net Neutrality vote to override the FCC repeal is now on the docket. We previously talked about the Senate’s effort to reinstate this controversial ruling from the Obama era. Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ed Markey continues to lead the charge on the issue in Congress. “This is the fight for the internet,” he […]

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Home Smartphone Internet Usage Grows

An increasing number of Americans use their smartphone as the primary source of Internet access within their home. This finding comes from a recent report by the Pew Research Center released at the end of April. With the advent of 5G technology nigh, this smartphone Internet trend is only expected to grow. Let’s dive into […]

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AT&T Watch – a New TV Streaming Service

AT&T plans to introduce a new TV streaming service with an attractive price of only $15 per month. The initial announcement of AT&T Watch actually happened on the witness stand. Company chief, Randall Stephenson mentioned it as part of his testimony in the federal antitrust case regarding their attempted acquisition of Time Warner. News about […]

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Comcast boosts its Gigabit Internet Service Footprint

Not to be outdone by AT&T and Google Fiber, Comcast is expanding its gigabit Internet service across the Northeast. The company’s move follows a similar expansion in other areas of the country. The massive telecom and entertainment firm likely hopes to lessen the effects of cord cutting on its subscriber base. News about the growth of […]

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