The Streaming Wars are Transforming the TV World

News broke this week that AT&T is paying $1 billion for the exclusive streaming rights to the Big Bang Theory. This is yet another example of the streaming wars currently transforming how television content gets consumed. Reruns of the recently ended series are slated for the HBO Max service. Note that Big Bang Theory is […]

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YouTube TV is a Top Streaming Service Option

When considering streaming services for cordcutters to replace cable or satellite TV, YouTube TV ranks near the top. At a monthly price near $50, it competes more with PlayStation Vue and Sling instead of Netflix or Amazon Prime. It’s a worthy option for those already using a variety of Google services, including an Android smartphone. […]

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Sling TV Provides a Cheap Option for Cordcutters

Sling TV remains one of the more popular streaming services. In fact, this offshoot of Dish was one of the first in the industry. It offers a variety of low cost packages aimed at attracting cordcutters. We provided an overview of Sling TV a few years ago. More recently, we analyzed their plan to offer […]

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WiFi 6 is Poised to Supercharge Your Home Internet Service

WiFi 6, a new innovation in wireless Internet, stands ready to transform your home network. As you wait for 5G to become available in your town, WiFi 6 just might make a quicker impact. This is a point echoed by technology analyst, Mike Feibus. “While 5G is getting much of the limelight, Wi-Fi 6 will […]

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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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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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The Smart Speaker Market explodes in Popularity

Smart speakers are seeing increased adoption in WiFi-enabled houses across the country. In fact, these Internet devices now reside in over twice as many homes compared to one year ago, according to data from the media analytics company, comScore. 20 percent of American households with WiFi include some form of smart speaker. We covered this […]

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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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Digital Redlining and its Impact on Internet Access in Rural America

The world has grown more dependent on the Internet than ever. Despite this, access to the Web has not been treated as a public necessity for everyday life. Redlining refers to the refusal to provide services that communities need through selective extortion or simply refraining from operating in those areas. It historically referred to financial […]

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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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