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Oct
21
2014

Sprint Waives $10 Tablet Fee for iPad on Plans 20GB or Higher -

Sprint’s latest promotion has the company waiving tablet access fees — if you’re signing up for enough data. The company has announced they’re now selling the Apple iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3, and interested individuals can add the tablets to the company’s Sprint Family Share Pack for an access charge of $10 per month per line. Sprint stated the company will be waiving that $10 monthly fee “throughout 2015″ if users sign […]

Oct
21
2014

Verizon Sees Steady Growth in Q3

Verizon remained steady in the third quarter as the carrier largely stayed above the price war among its rivals. For the third quarter, Verizon reported earnings of 89 cents per share and a 4.3 percent increase in revenue to $31.59 billion. Those numbers were mostly in-line with analyst forecasts of 90 cents a share and revenue of $31.58 billion. The carrier added 1.5 million net new postpaid subscribers in the three month period. As with […]

Oct
21
2014

How Big a Deal is Mobile "Spectrum Exhaust?"

Forecasting is a perilous business, and forecasts “always” are wrong, to some extent. That holds for estimates of Internet bandwidth demand as well, which historically tend to overestimate long term rates of growth. “The evidence reveals a persistent tendency to overestimate in both number and value,” say researchers Aalok Mehta of the University of Southern California and J. Armand Musey, Goldin Associates, LLC principal. “Of the past seven Cisco mobile traffic forecasts for North America, […]

Oct
21
2014

Dish Customers Lose Access to CNN, Other Turner Networks -

Dish customers are the latest to lose access to channels they’re paying for thanks to yet another retransmission fee dispute. Turner Broadcasting channels including CNN, Cartoon Network and Headline News were pulled from Dish’s lineup yesterday after the two sides failed to agree to terms. As with other fights of this type, both sides blame the other and are using websites to direct consumer ire toward the other party (See Turner’s SaveMyShows.com website and Dish’s […]

Oct
21
2014

Voters will Decide Fate of Broadband Authority in Boulder, Colo.

BOULDER, CO — Issue 2C on the Boulder, Colo. ballot would allow the city to provide its own broadband service to the public or to partner with private companies to expand access to the city’s network, as reported by Erica Meltzer in the Daily Camera. The city of Boulder has roughly 100 miles of high-speed fiber-optic network at its disposal, but under most interpretations of state law, the city cannot make that network available to […]

Oct
21
2014

Frontier Sued in West Virginia for Dismal Service -

Already under investigation in West Virginia for possible mishandling of government subsidy money, Frontier Communications is now facing a new class action in the state for failing to offer the services they advertised. According to the Charleston Gazette, the suit complains of frequent outages and accuses Frontier of failing to deliver speeds paid for. Of specific note is Frontier’s 12 Mbps “High Speed Internet Max,” which often struggles to deliver users 1 Mbps downstream: quote:Frontier […]

Oct
21
2014

Verizon 3Q 2014: Revenues Up 4%

Verizon Communications reported 89 cents in earnings per share for the third quarter of 2014, compared with 78 cents per share (or 77 cents on a non-GAAP adjusted basis) in the same quarter of  2013. Whether one is happy with those results depends, as always, on expectations. Some had estimated Verizon would do even better than it did. But Verizon did post significant revenue growth. Total operating revenues in the third quarter of 2014 were […]

Oct
21
2014

Sprint Forced to Pay Comcast $7.5 Million in Patent Fight -

In December of 2011, right after the cable industry struck their massive spectrum and marketing arrangement with Verizon, Sprint filed suit against Comcast, Time Warner Cable, CableOne, and Cox for supposedly violating Sprint VoIP patents. In early 2013 Comcast returned the favor, suing Sprint for violating numerous patents related to core network services, SMS/MMS, and 3G modem technology. After a four day federal trial, this week Sprint was forced to pay $7.5 million to settle […]

Oct
21
2014

DOJ 'Digging Deep' In Comcast Merger Review -

The Department of Justice is taking a very hard look at the anti-competitive impact of the Comcast merger, notes Reuters. The report notes that the DOJ is “digging deep” into a wide variety of issues, from programming negotiations and interconnection deals, to Comcast’s growing overall share of the broadband market and the use of data caps. Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer tells Reuters the DOJ asked a lot of questions about the Netflix peering feud in […]

Oct
21
2014

31 Cities Form Coalition to Improve Their Poor Broadband -

32 cities in nineteen different states have formed a coalition aimed at building networks in those cities that private ISPs have so far refused to. Dubbed the Next Century Cities coalition, the organization will aim to share knowledge and resources that aid the delivery of next-generation 1 Gbps networks. “The leaders whose communities participate in Next Century Cities know that reliable, affordable, and fast Internet is no longer a luxury,” states the organization. “Like electricity […]

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