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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New Netflix Ultra HD Video Plan in the Works?

Perhaps a new Netflix Ultra HD service is in the offing? The streaming content provider hopes to add a new service tier focused on 4K video. This move makes sense with many of the OTT streaming services, like DirecTV Now and Sling TV, also raising prices. Perhaps they feel as prices rise, providing more value […]

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Sling TV now lets Customers add Individual Channels

A major reason for the cord-cutting trend involves customers being forced to pay for channels they rarely watch. Choosing an OTT TV streaming service with a fraction of channels – and price – offers an attractive option for many. Sling TV is one such service garnering new subscribers with relatively inexpensive monthly plans — Orange and […]

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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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