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Dec
18
2014

Boingo, Time Warner Cable boot up Passpoint-enabled roaming

Time Warner Cable and Boingo are laying claim to being the first companies in the world to launch a reciprocal Passpoint-based roaming network for their customers. The two companies announced a bilateral Wi-Fi roaming deal back in June and also said then that they would complete a Passpoint-enabled integration later this year to allow users to connect seamlessly and securely with their Passpoint-certified devices and account credentials. Read more about Boingo, Time Warner Cable boot […]

Dec
18
2014

Comcast hires Vega as director of government affairs, Central Valley

Comcast has hired public affairs veteran Angela Vega as director of government affairs for the Central Valley. Vega, who will be based in Fresno, Calif., will report to Sue Vaccaro, senior director of government Affairs for Comcast California. In her new job, Vega will be responsible for Comcast’s local government affairs and policy issues in Fresno, Madera, Kings, Tulare, and Santa Barbara counties. Read more about Comcast hires Vega as director of government affairs, Central Valley […]

Dec
17
2014

At least 59% of U.S. Households Can Buy 100 Mbps Internet Access

At least 59 percent of U.S, residents could buy Internet access service at a minimum speed of 100 Mbps, at the end of 2013, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Commerce. That probably is worth keeping in mind the next time you see or hear it said that U.S. high speed access is “behind,” or “worse” than some other countries. But that statistic raises questions. Just how much bandwidth do most U.S. […]

Dec
17
2014

Comcast Speed Increases Reach Portland, Seattle, Denver -

Back in January we were the first to report that Comcast was again doubling speeds on many of its tiers, starting first with the company’s Midwest division. As noted then, upgraded Comcast users will see the company’s “Performance” tier bumped from 25/5 to 50/5 Mbps, their “Blast” tier from 50/10 to 105/10 Mbps, and their Extreme 105 speeds bumped from 105/20 Mbps to 150/20 Mbps. Since then, Comcast has been deploying the speed bumps and […]

Dec
17
2014

Dish First Major Pay TV Provider to Add Netflix to Set Tops -

Dish Network appears to be the first major pay TV player willing to integrate Netflix into the company’s set top box hardware. Reports recently emerged that Netflix was making a refocused push to get Netflix on the set tops of the biggest cable operators. While Netflix has had luck getting smaller companies like RCN and Suddenlink to sign off on the idea, bigger cable operators have resisted Netflix’s advances for fear of directing their subscribers […]

Dec
17
2014

Support Grows for Apple Pay

Apple has been busy adding more banks and retailers to its Apple Pay mobile payments service. SunTrust, Barclaycard, and USAA are among the companies that have recently decided to support Apple Pay. Ten more banks, including TD Bank North America and Commerce Bank, will also support the payments service as of Tuesday, according to a report from The New York Times. The addition of these banks means Apple Pay can now support cards accounting for […]

Dec
17
2014

CSP Capex Over 2014–19 Period to Surpass $2 Trillion

LONDON – Revenue growth rates for communications service providers (CSPs) remain modest, but CSPs will continue to invest heavily in their networks, expects Ovum. With global CSP capital expenditures (capex) forecasted to total more than US $2 trillion from 2014 to 2019, the global analyst firm warns CSPs must continue to do less with more, leveraging new technologies, network designs, vendors, and operating models. In a new report, “Communications Service Provider (CSP) Revenue & Capex […]

Dec
17
2014

Illinois Residents Not Thrilled About Losing Their AT&T Lines -

We’ve discussed at length how AT&T’s “IP transition” is being framed as some sort of evolutionary transition toward a “glorious all-IP future,” but is really largely about AT&T gutting regulations in order to hang up on POTS (plain old telephone) and DSL users they simply don’t want to upgrade. The name of the game is terminating these unwanted users and pushing them users toward significantly more expensive (and capped) LTE wireless service. To make this […]

Dec
17
2014

Tucows/Ting Gets Into The 1 Gbps Fiber Game -

Add Tucows’ MVNO Ting to the growing list of companies pushing into the 1 Gbps field after being inspired by Google Fiber and community broadband efforts. Ting was one of several companies to try and disrupt wireless industry pricing last year by incorporating a “free” tier of mobile data service, layered with a more civil treatment of its subscribers. The efforts haven’t paid off in scale yet, with the company offering up a relatively low […]

Dec
17
2014

Shaw Rings In New Year With Price Hikes -

Users in our Shaw forums point out that the company thought it was a good idea to not only raise rates for all its tiers, but in a roundabout way reduce speeds for users as well by eliminating the company’s fastest 100 Mbps tier (for now). These two Reddit threads appear to have leaked Shaw’s plans. Users are calling these downgrades, and see what Shaw is doing as such: • Shaw 100mbps becomes Shaw 60mbps […]

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