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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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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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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Comcast and Data Caps and Bandwidth Throttling

With Net Neutrality hitting the front pages again, it’s a great time to go over the nuances of your Internet policy. Trust us – there are nuances. Let’s take the Comcast (XFINITY) policy, for example. Comcast offers three major plans – its Terabyte Internet Usage Plan, the Unlimited Data plan, and a Flexible Data Option. According […]

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FCC plans to repeal Net Neutrality

The recent news about FCC chief, Ajit Pai, planning to repeal Net Neutrality continues to dominate the technology landscape. We’ve previously covered the controversial topic extensively. This includes discussing the 2015 FCC ruling largely formalizing the Net Neutrality concepts in place since the Internet first reached critical mass. Let’s take a closer look at the […]

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