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Nov
19
2014

AWS-3 Spectrum Auction Breaks Records, Passes $18 Billion -

After launching on November 13, the auction of AWS-3 spectrum today broke the record for spectrum auction prices and shows no sign of slowing down. Total bids for the spectrum today soared past $18,567,380,500 ($2 billion of which covered the NY market alone), and should cross the $20 billion mark with ease. While specific bids of the 70 participants are anonymous, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Dish are all expected to be the top bidders in […]

Nov
19
2014

How Much Danger Does Google Pose to Other ISPs?

After Google Fiber, the notion that a major app provider might actually become an Internet service provider is no longer a possibility, but is a reality. The only issue now is how far that might extend, and which other firms might decide to do something similar. Facebook appears likely to emerge as a satellite-based Internet service provider in Africa. And both Google and Facebook now own assets that produce unmanned aerial vehicles that could be […]

Nov
19
2014

Thanks, Google: Kansas City Sees Spike in 1 Gbps Options -

Not only was Kansas City the first market to get Google Fiber’s symmetrical 1 Gbps service, but a smattering of competitors are responding by offering similar (or better) options. A company by the name of Consolidate Communications this week announced that they’ll soon be offering everyone within range of their fiber footprint symmetrical 1 Gbps connections for $70 a month with no installation or other fees. They’re not specifically saying how many customers will see […]

Nov
19
2014

“It Can’t be Done”

Some of the most-dangerous statements an experienced and knowledgeable executive ever can make is that something “cannot be done,” or that a new way of doing something is underpowered, under-featured and essentially a non-serious approach to solving a problem. If confronted with a requirement to support huge amounts of bandwidth, hundreds of times to perhaps 1,000 times greater than anything yet seen, it might seem obvious that only fixed networks will be able to handle […]

Nov
19
2014

Cord Cutting Denier Nielsen to Finally Track Netflix Streaming -

Just a few years ago, Nielsen proclaimed that the idea of TV cord cutting in favor of Internet video alternatives was “purely fiction.” Subsequent Nielsen reports have often quite adorably gone out of their way to downplay cord cutters to make TV executives (who want things to remain precisely as they are) happy. All that time Nielsen, a company tasked with tracking TV viewing habits didn’t see fit to actually track Internet video viewers, making […]

Nov
19
2014

45% of Service Providers Now Offer Managed Services

More than 45 percent of communications service providers surveyed on behalf of Allot Communications now sell managed services for enterprises and small and mid-sized business customers ranging from basic email and storage to fully-fledged unified communications, customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning solutions, Allot says.   Microsoft Office 365 is the most prevalent office suite, sold by a third of all service providers surveyed. About 23 percent of respondents offer quality of service solutions […]

Nov
19
2014

Clueless Senators Just Shot Down Our Best Shot at NSA Reform -

While many argued that the USA Freedom Act didn’t go far enough after being watered down in negotiations, as the EFF explores it was the best chance yet at enacting some meaningful reform in the surveillance community. While it didn’t reform the non-transparent FISA court process, and it contained loose language sure to be abused by government lawyers, it did aim to appoint a special advocate to argue for citizen rights before the FISA court […]

Nov
19
2014

Our Best Shot At Reforming The NSA Just Got Shot Down -

While many argued that the USA Freedom Act didn’t go far enough after being watered down in negotiations, as the EFF explores it was the best chance yet at enacting some meaningful reform in the surveillance community. While it didn’t reform the non-transparent FISA court process, and it contained loose language sure to be abused by government lawyers, it did aim to appoint a special advocate to argue for citizen rights before the FISA court […]

Nov
19
2014

"Mobile Eats the World"

The phrase “software eats the world,” coined by venture capitalist Marc Andreessen in 2011, might have an analogy: mobile eats the world. Already, mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) represent about half the value of consumer electronics sales. Andreessen’s 2011 quip was meant to illustrate the principle that “we are in the middle of a dramatic and broad technological and economic shift in which software companies are poised to take over large swathes of the economy.” […]

Nov
19
2014

People Spend 40% of Waking Hours Communicating or Consuming Media

Benedict Evans – Mobile Is Eating the World If it seems that everyone you know is staring at a mobile screen during the day, that is because they are.  During most parts of the day, 40 percent of all U.S. consumers are interacting with media and content or communicating, according to .  In the evening hours, that percentage can rise to 70 percent, according to venture capitalist Benedict Evans. U.S. consumers spend about three hours […]

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