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1 . 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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2 . Streaming Media Players are the Rage

Americans continue their growing love affair with streaming media players. According to a recent study, these devices – Roku, Amazon TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, etc. – are now in almost 40 percent of all U.S. homes with broadband service. Cord-cutting consumers prefer to stream TV shows and movies instead of paying a large monthly cable bill. News […]

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3 . Windstream and DirecTV Now attract Cord-Cutters

More subscribers continue to forego their cable or satellite TV service in favor of streaming. This gives an opportunity to Internet service providers to offer solutions to attract these cord-cutters. Windstream and DirecTV Now appear to be one pairing aimed at doing just that. This broadband and streaming TV bundle offered by Windstream is aimed at […]

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4 . 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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5 . Verizon 5G plans on using OTT Video Streaming Service

With mobile 5G technology poised for a commercial rollout, wireless providers continue to devise their companion digital TV strategies. Verizon 5G plans include an OTT video streaming product instead of their traditional TV services. This is a similar approach as Windstream bundling DirecTV Now with their high-speed Internet service. It appears the emergence of 5G is […]

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6 . Senate poised for Net Neutrality Vote to Reinstate

It seems a Senate Net Neutrality vote to override the FCC repeal is now on the docket. We previously talked about the Senate’s effort to reinstate this controversial ruling from the Obama era. Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ed Markey continues to lead the charge on the issue in Congress. “This is the fight for the internet,” he […]

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7 . 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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8 . 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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9 . 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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10 . 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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