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Nov
26
2014

Betting on Internet of Things, Tyco invests in Qolsys

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Nov
25
2014

Cable Saw 83% of the 700k Net Broadband Additions Last Quarter -

While the nation’s biggest pay TV providers lost 150,000 subscribers last quarter, the latest data from the Leichtman Research Group indications that the nation’s largest phone and cable companies managed to see a net gain in 700,000 broadband customers during the same quarter. While telcos continue to leech cable TV customers from cable operators due to improved features, the cable companies saw 83% of the net broadband additions for the quarter largely thanks to faster […]

Nov
25
2014

Verizon: We Won't Sue If FCC Returns To Weak Neutrality Rules -

Earlier this month a blog post by Verizon indicated that Verizon would sue the FCC if the agency tried to pass anything other than the flimsy, Section 706 rules the FCC already tried to implement once. As noted at the time, Verizon would prefer it if readers of their missives ignore that it was Verizon that sued to overturn the FCC’s original Section 706 rules, bringing us to the current Title II debate in the […]

Nov
25
2014

Google Fiber Files For Franchise Application in Tennessee -

Chattanooga’s successful EPB broadband may not be the only cutting edge fiber network Tennessee residents get to enjoy. According to a report in the Tennessean, Google Fiber has applied for a franchise authority certificate in Tennessee, suggesting that Google is at least laying the framework for a possible launch in the state. Tennessee locals shouldn’t get too excited; Google’s working with 34 potential cities including Nashville to streamline possible fiber deployment, though only a handful […]

Nov
25
2014

FCC Commissioner Clyburn Meets Reddit, Doesn't Have Much Fun -

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s staff decided to have the FCC member do an “AMA” on Reddit this week, and the end result wasn’t particularly impressive. Reddit users were largely annoyed that Clyburn dodged questions or responded to many inquiries with ambiguous PR speak, making it one of the worst AMA’s since Woody Harrelson ignored meaningful conversation to blindly promote his film Rampart. Complained one Redditor: quote:This AMA looks to me like a political stunt to say […]

Nov
25
2014

"Don't Worry" Said the Spider to the Fly

“‘Will you walk into my parlor?’ said the spider to the fly, in the poem by Mary Howitt. Will you carry me across the river, the scorpion asked the frog. You know the stories: the spider eats the fly; the scorpion stings the frog. Google’s Project Loon, intended to supply Internet access is not competitive with other Internet service provider businesses, some might claim. “Loon isn’t disruptive,” said Mohammad Gawdat, Google’s X VP said. “This […]

Nov
25
2014

Symantec Discovers Incredibly Sneaky, Sophisticated Spy Malware -

A blog post at Symantec this week is turning heads after the team uncovered a new, previously undetected piece of malware that has been used for years to spy on government operations. Dubbed “Regin,” Symatec states that the construction of the malware “displays a degree of technical competence rarely seen,” resulting in the malware remaining largely undetected since it arrived on the scene back in 2008. The malware functioned until 2011, then resurfaced in reconstituted […]

Nov
25
2014

Google Fiber Pricing Unveiled for Austin -

Google Fiber has come out with a little more build out and pricing details for their deployment in Austin. According to a Google website update, the company confirms that Austin users will have three options at sign up, those options largely matching what we’ve seen in previous deployments in both Kansas City and Provo, Utah. As we’ve seen in those other cities, users will first and foremost have the choice of a free 5 Mbps […]

Nov
25
2014

Report: Amazon Eyes Ad-Based Internet Streaming Service -

Anonymous sources tell the New York Post that Amazon is planning a new, ad-supported streaming video platform. This service would be separate from Amazon’s existing $99 yearly Amazon Prime video service, featuring both ads and a subscription price lower than Netflix’s current offering. “The main point is to bring in more users that you can eventually up-sell to Prime, or to get to a broader audience that doesn’t want to pay for Prime, in order […]

Nov
25
2014

RS Fiber Initiative Moving Forward in Minn. Counties

WINTHROP, MN — The RS Fiber Cooperative fiber optic broadband initiative is moving forward with an updated business plan and financing strategy. RS Fiber representatives presented this information to the Renville-Sibley Joint Powers Board (JPB), which is comprised of representatives from 10 cities and 17 townships in the proposed service area. The JPB was formed to issue general obligation tax abatement bonds that will fund a portion of the fiber optic network’s construction costs and […]

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