Disney+ Bundle Leads to a Partnership with Spectrum

With a Disney+ bundle arriving in November, fresh news arrives detailing a potential distribution deal between Spectrum and Disney. The possible streaming service agreement dovetails on the back of another content distribution deal signed by the two companies this week. News about both appeared yesterday in Telecompetitor among other sources. With the cord-cutting trend in […]

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Is Hulu the Right Streaming Service for Your Household?

When trying to pick the right streaming service for your household, options abound. If you are a movie buff, Netflix remains a great choice. In addition to movies, the service also produces its own content, like Orange is the New Black and Stranger Things. On the other hand, Hulu offers network TV shows, but also […]

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AT&T Rebrands DirecTV Now

AT&T acquired DirecTV in 2015, giving the telecommunications giant access to many new customers. NFL Sunday Ticket – a DirecTV exclusive – also helped convince football fans to subscribe to AT&T’s home and wireless products. It seemed like a match made in heaven. Now it appears the parent is beginning to phase out the DirecTV […]

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Netflix – A Streaming Service With Movies, Original Programming, and More

When deciding on a streaming service, like Netflix, your options are plentiful. This is the case whether or not you are a cordcutter. It’s best to make the right decision and get the biggest programming bang for your dollar. We are publishing a series of articles covering the top streaming companies in the industry. This […]

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5G Networks Expand Their Footprint Across the Country

5G networks continue to go online across the United States. The largest telecom providers in the business hope to compete for customers wanting faster speeds and low latency. Not surprisingly, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile remain the biggest players in this fierce competition. So, let’s take a look at the progress on these initial networks. […]

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Amazon Makes a Foray Into Satellite Internet

With the goal of providing satellite Internet access to rural regions across the planet, Amazon recently asked the FCC for approval to launch over 3,000 broadband satellites. It’s a plan that makes sense for the world’s top online retailer. Just think of all those new potential customers! News about Amazon’s plans appeared earlier this week […]

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Worldwide Internet Speed on the Rise

If your Internet connection seems a little faster the past few years, there’s good reason. A new study reveals the average worldwide Internet speed increased 23 percent over the twelve-month period from May 2017 to May 2018. The study involved 163 million tests using ISPs located all over the planet. The planet’s average Internet speed […]

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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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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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8K Video Devices hitting the Market – Is it Too Soon?

Technology waits for no man – sometimes not even the consumer. 8K video devices from some very forward thinking companies are currently hitting the market, even before the mainstream has had time to fully consider 4K. A simple Google search will reveal articles dating back to 2015 detailing the rollout of 8K TVs and smartphones. […]

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