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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AT&T introduces an Internet Bill of Rights

Of course, the issues around the FCC Net Neutrality repeal continue unabated. Ajit Pai’s move remains unpopular with Americans of all political stripes. In fact, the governor of a red state, Montana, recently issued a “repeal of the repeal.” Additionally, AT&T introduced an Internet Bill of Rights with an eye towards codifying this nebulous issue […]

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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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Google Project Fi – Now with Unlimited Data

Google Project Fi is a low-cost wireless service we talked about previously. While it doesn’t get as much buzz as their Fiber Internet service, it offers consumers a potentially cheaper alternative to other wireless carriers. Some tech industry pundits feel Project Fi serves to disrupt the wireless world in a similar manner as Google Fiber […]

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Senate Vote on Net Neutrality Repeal Override Looms

The Congressional fight over the Net Neutrality repeal continues unabated. Senator Ed Markey’s resolution to override the recent FCC repeal of Net Neutrality principles received its 30th cosponsor. That simple fact now forces a full – and public – Senate floor vote on the resolution. Read on for additional details on this important vote affecting […]

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo decided to leave 2017 with a bang, releasing the masterful Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in December in time for the holidays. The game is still generating interest as 2018 starts, and with good reason. The Xenoblade 2 storyline is a common motif – hero symbiotically aligned with powerful weapon that bad people want. However, the […]

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AT&T bringing Mobile 5G Service to the Marketplace

Armed with a new set of radio standards from the regulatory body, 3GPP, AT&T recently announced plans on rolling out mobile 5G wireless service to 12 American markets in 2018. This news comes hot on the heels of their fixed 5G trials in Waco, Texas. ZDNet – among other sources – published this story earlier […]

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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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