Oct
31
2014

Starbucks Claims 90% Share of Mobile Payments Market

With the caveat that the mobile payments market is very early in its development, Starbucks now is touting its early success. “In 2013, payment for purchases by use of all mobile devices in the U.S. totaled $1.3 billion,” says Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO. “Over 90 percent of those purchases taking place in a Starbucks store.” “That means we had 90 percent share of (U.S.) mobile payments in 2013,” said Schultz, who noted that “close to […]

Oct
31
2014

App Providers Should Beware Unintended Consequences of Title II

As much as arcane and esoteric as communications regulatory debates often can be, there is a good reason so much attention gets paid to it. Such rules create the framework that determines who can be in the business, how they can be in the business and to some extent how much money they can make in the business. There are a few interesting angles to the possible new network neutrality framework the Federal Communications Commission […]

Oct
31
2014

Cox Announces a Few Select 1 Gbps Locations in Virginia -

On the heels of launching $70 per month, 1 Gbps “G1GAPOWER” services in a few development communities in Phoenix, Cox Communications this week announced they’re also bringing the speedy service to portions of Virginia. According to a Cox announcement, the company will be offering 1 Gbps speeds to “new developments across Virginia,” though failed to specify precisely how many users will see the speeds. The company has previously stated they’re going to offer 1 Gbps […]

Oct
31
2014

Solution Providers Honored at AT&T Partner Exchange Summit

Several top solution providers were honored at the inaugural AT&T Partner Exchange Summit last week, according to a report from Channel Partners. AT&T Partner Exchange is the carrier’s program working with solution providers in the channel. Among the companies honored was network and cloud hosted communications solutions provider AireSpring. The business VoIP provider received the Automation Award due to its extensive involvement in creating the solution provider application programming interface (API) launched by AT&T earlier […]

Oct
31
2014

Time Warner Cable Still Feebly Argues Caps Offer 'Value' -

When asked this week by an analyst whether over the top video services would ultimately drive Time Warner Cable toward usage-based broadband models, company CEO Rod Marcus stated the company has no plans to abandon offering an unlimited broadband options. You’ll recall Time Warner Cable took a public relations beating for pushing mandatory low caps (as low as 5 GB) and high per byte overages (as high as $5 per additional gigabyte) on consumers back […]

Oct
31
2014

NY Demands Many More Comcast Freebies as Merger Condition -

New York City and State politicians are pushing Comcast to provide free broadband to public housing and expand its low-cost broadband program for the poor if they want to see regulatory approval for their acquisition of Time Warner Cable. According to the NY Times, New York City s public advocate, Letitia James, and City Councilman Ben Kallos are leading a statewide push to also demand Comcast provide free Wi-Fi in city parks and other locations: […]

Oct
31
2014

Are Retail High Speed Access Prices Too High?

What is more important, nominal prices or prices expressed in terms of local purchasing power? That, in a nutshell, is why international comparisons of any goods or services have to be adjusted for purchasing power parity. If that is not done, one can conclude U.S. Internet prices are too high. Adjusting for local prices, as when comparing the cost of an Internet access subscription to national income statistics, yields a different answer, namely that prices […]

Oct
31
2014

U.S. Broadband Offerings Continue to Fall Short of Those Abroad

WASHINGTON, DC — A new report from New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) finds that customers in the U.S. continue to pay higher prices for slower Internet. Building on previous research regarding the relative cost and quality of broadband Internet access, the Cost of Connectivity 2014 examines broadband prices and speeds in 24 cities in the U.S. and abroad. Looking at the price consumers pay for 25 Mbps in each city, as well as the […]

Oct
31
2014

Jordan’s Furniture Moves Up with Comcast Business Ethernet Service

BOSTON — Comcast Business announced that Jordan’s Furniture, an iconic furniture retailer in New England, will use Comcast Business Ethernet across all of its five retail stores, warehouses, headquarters and data center locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. This powerful network service will help the company to expedite its enterprise applications, improve its video surveillance program, expedite order processing and support a more virtual disaster recovery environment – all with a fully […]

Oct
31
2014

Study: US Speeds, Prices Lag Behind International Peers -

A new report from the Open Technology Institute states what most of our readers know all-too-well: the United States lags behind numerous developed nations on broadband speed and prices because a notable lack of meaningful competition in most markets. The study took a look at broadband speeds and prices in 24 US cities and around the world, ranking cities based on both price and speed. They found what every other objective study has found: the […]

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