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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Cord Cutting Losses increase for Comcast

Cord cutting continues to play havoc with the subscriber counts at the top players in the pay TV industry, including Comcast. In fact, some analysts predict the tech giant’s losses because of cord cutters to more than double this year. Other companies, especially the satellite providers DirecTV and Dish, suffer from a similar subscriber loss. […]

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Google Project Fi ranks as the Most Popular Wireless Network

The readers of PC Magazine named Google’s Project Fi as the most popular wireless network according to the magazine’s 2018 Readers Choice Awards. Actually, the Google network tied with Consumer Cellular, who regularly ranks at the top of the PCMag survey. Bringing up the rear are some of the biggest players in the industry, including AT&T, Sprint, […]

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5G Technology behind the Killing of the Deal between Qualcomm and Broadcom

Earlier this week, the president issued an executive order killing the prospective merger between Broadcom and mobile chipmaker, Qualcomm. The reason behind this move relates to fostering the growth of 5G technology across the country. National security concerns also lie at the heart of the decision. News about the blocked Qualcomm purchase appeared this week […]

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AT&T announces First Cities to receive Mobile 5G

The commercial rollout of mobile 5G wireless service continues to become a reality. This week, AT&T stepped up to plate by naming three of the first 12 cities to receive its 5G wireless service. We previously reported on the telecommunications giant’s 5G trials taking place in Waco, Texas. News about the cities scheduled to receive […]

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G.Fast Promises Near Gigabit Speeds Over Copper Wire

A recent technology breakthrough brings with it the promise of near gigabit speed Internet service over your current coaxial or phone line. The company behind this state of the art technology expects to make it available this year. Whether it actually arrives in consumers’ homes by 2017 remains to be seen, but current Internet providers, […]

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Verizon and AT&T Compete over the Internet of Things

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to enter the technology mainstream, it stands to reason many of the large service providers see the 21st Century digital smart home as their next arena of competition. Verizon Wireless and AT&T are no exceptions, as both companies are ramping up their IoT offerings hoping to attract those […]

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AT&T WiFi Calling Added to iPhone and iOS 9

Armed with a waiver from the FCC, AT&T recently introduced functionality that adds the long-awaited WiFi calling feature to newer iPhones capable of running iOS 9. Unfortunately, owners of the iPhone 5 and earlier models are out of luck. The new WiFi calling functionality became available on October 8, so if you are interested in […]

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What the AT&T DirecTV Merger Means to You

After first being announced last year, the FCC and their chief, Tom Wheeler, finally approved the merger between telecommunications giant, AT&T, and satellite TV company, DirecTV late last month. This marriage essentially creates a home entertainment behemoth with AT&T’s phone, digital TV, and Internet business combined with DirecTV’s industry-leading satellite offering. If you are a […]

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What is the Internet of Things Market?

Yet another technology buzzword phrase, the “Internet of Things” or IoT is getting a lot of publicity. In short, the IoT describes a cornucopia of devices — including doors, lighting, locks, appliances, cameras and more — that can be accessed and controlled wirelessly using a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. Homeowners are now leveraging the […]

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