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Feb
27
2015

HTTPS-Breaking Malware That Plagued Lenovo Is Everywhere -

Last week we examined how Lenovo was under fire for including “Superfish” malware in the company’s consumer-grade laptops. The malware in question encrypted Web sessions and — because the private encryption key accompanying the Superfish-signed Transport Layer Security certificate appears is the same for every Lenovo machine — made Lenovo users vulnerable to HTTPS man-in-the-middle attacks that should be relatively easy for attackers to carry out. Lenovo was quick to issue a flimsy mea culpa […]

Feb
27
2015

Wall Street Journal Upset Because Title II Didn't Hurt Stocks -

While some ISPs have spent months complaining that Title II net neutrality rules would harm them in numerous and immeasurable ways, they’ve simultaneously been busy telling investors the rules aren’t that big of a deal. Of course there’s a number of ISPs, including Sonic, Sprint, Frontier and Cablevision, that have also publicly stated repeatedly they don’t think the new rules change all that much. Wall Street got that message loud and clear, and when the […]

Feb
27
2015

TiVo Buys Remaining Scraps of Aereo at Auction -

Months after Aereo’s ambitions fell apart due to the Supreme Court ruling, TiVo appears to have acquired the remnants of Aereo’s operations, including the brand name. Jeff John Roberts at GigaOM notes that TiVo and other bidders were able to pick up these assets for a mere $2 million at auction, a significant distance from the $90 to $100 million invested in the company. It’s not a particularly flattering end note for a company that […]

Feb
27
2015

U.S. ISP Profit Squueze Now is Likely

The decision on Feb. 26, 2015 by the Federal Communications Commission to preempt state laws prohibiting municipal broadband networks is but one example of growing competition in the U.S. high speed access market that arguably already was getting more competitive, thanks largely to Google Fiber. Consumers will benefit, at least in the near term, as the actual presence of a third provider in a growing range of local markets both increases speeds and lowers prices. […]

Feb
27
2015

Will Customers Pay for Two High Speed Networks–on Different Platforms–to Support Dual Routers?

If you have lemons, make lemonade, an old adage suggests. For a high speed access provider with access to both cable TV hybrid fiber coax and wholesale fiber-to-home access, that might mean trying to add value to an offer by bundling access to both networks as part of a single high speed access subscription. It’s unusual, but few service provider anywhere in the world have such access as does StarHub in Singapore. So Starhub now […]

Feb
27
2015

Sprint Planning 9,000 LTE Site Expansion -

Sprint continues to lag when it comes to LTE speeds and network coverage, but indications are the company’s on the cusp of another major network expansion push. According to a Sprint 4G Rollout Update blog, the company’s on the cusp of a 9,000 LTE cell site expansion, with a source stating 5,000 of those sites will be dedicated to faster Sprint “Spark” upgrades. The project aims to re-open 1,100 of the older Nextel sites the […]

Feb
27
2015

Grant County Public Utility selects Allied Telesis to Power Its Network

SAN JOSE, CA — Grant County Public Utility has selected Allied Telesis, a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions, … With consumers demanding Gigabit access speeds to enable them to stream high-speed content, and watch 4K high-definition television (HDTV) in real time, the strained cable and telco networks are struggling to keep pace with demand. A fiber network, based on active Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Pt-Pt, offers Internet access speeds that are 100 times faster […]

Feb
27
2015

FCC Preempts State Laws Restricting Community Broadband

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened the door for two community broadband providers to expand service, preempting state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina that prevented these and similar broadband providers in the two states from meeting local demand for broadband service. A Memorandum Opinion and Order adopted by the Commission finds that provisions of the laws in North Carolina and Tennessee are barriers to broadband deployment, investment and competition, and conflict with […]

Feb
27
2015

AFL Introduces eABF Air-Jetted Solution Using Spider Web Ribbon Technology

SPARTANBURG, SC – AFL expanded its eABF air-jetted solution line by adding a 72-fiber eABF cable using Spider Web Ribbon (SWR). The ultra-small, ribbon-like cable can be quickly ribbonized for mass termination. Fifty percent smaller than traditional flat ribbon cables, the 72-fiber cable is optimized for jetting into the Dura-Line 8.5/6 mm Enterprise FuturePath MicroDuct pathway system. “With this combination of high density cable and multi-cell pathway, network designers can select eABF components that provide […]

Feb
27
2015

Nickelodeon debuts mobile service Noggin

Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content and resurrecting old shows for a mobile subscription service aimed at preschoolers. The $6-a-month service called Noggin will have new games and activities alongside archives of shows no longer on any of Nickelodeon’s TV channels. That includes videos of characters Moose and Zee teaching letters, shapes and other pre-kindergarten skills. Read more about Nickelodeon debuts mobile service Noggin Comments

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