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Apr
18
2014

Time Warner Cable Enables Hotspot 2.0 Across Wi-Fi Netwosk -

Time Warner Cable has announced that they’ve enabled Hotspot 2.0 functionality across the company’s growing network of Wi-Fi hotspots, allowing Time Warner Cable customers to seamlessly log into those networks without entering usernames and passwords, or navigating login screens. According to a company press release, the new network option is available on nearly all of Time Warner Cable’s 33,000+ Wi-Fi hotspots throughout Southern California, New York City, Austin, Charlotte, Kansas City, Myrtle Beach and Hawaii. […]

Apr
18
2014

AT&T Announces New Aio Wireless Discounts

Aio Wireless, AT&T’s prepaid brand, is taking a page out of Sprint’s playbook. The carrier has announced a program by the name of Group Save, which offers customers discounts for adding lines for friends and family. It’s very similar to Sprint’s Framily plan, which launched in January and provides discounts that scale with the number of people added to a plan. “We created Aio to provide affordable options for value-conscious customers. Our new Group Save […]

Apr
18
2014

Google Cellular Data by Balloon in Nevada Desert -

PC World (here’s a cached version as the website has been having problems) notes that not only has Google been testing their Loon “broadband by balloon” service via unlicensed spectrum in New Zealand, they’ve for the first time been testing cellular data delivery by balloon in the Nevada desert. The report notes the cellular tests approved in by the FCC involve a ground station and a balloon 65,000 feet in the air, both located within […]

Apr
18
2014

Louisville Issues RFP for Communications Services Franchise

LOUISVILLE, KY – Louisville Metro Government is seeking proposals for gigabit bandwidth Internet to residents of Louisville Metro, but other uses also will be considered at this time. The communications services franchises that could be awarded would be non-exclusive for 20 years to allow the operation of Internet in the public right of way. Bid proposals must meet all of the requirements of Chapter 116.70-116.99 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances. Proposals are due […]

Apr
18
2014

Why Does Amazon Want to be in the Smartphone Business?

Without a doubt, the U.S. smartphone market is vibrantly competitive, and potentially will become more so as Amazon enters the market with its own branded smartphone, while Google’s Project Ara tries to stimulate the growth of a modular approach to devices. At the same time, a furious marketing assault by T-Mobile US is, at least for now, threatening to destabilize the market, not just by shifting incremental market share towards T-Mobile US, but also potentially […]

Apr
18
2014

Al Franken Wants Netflix's Help in Stopping Comcast Merger -

Al Franken has been leading a strong charge in opposition of Comcast’s $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition, being one of the only people to hit the company with hard questions during the recent Congressional hearing on the merger. Now Franken is looking to get Netflix’s help after the company recently vocally complained about the threat new interconnection and peering deals pose to the health of the greater Internet. Netflix has already been one of […]

Apr
18
2014

T-Mobile's Crazy Plan to Treat Consumers Better is Working -

A new report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners finds that being consumer friendly is paying dividends for T-Mobile. T-Mobile’s share of new subscribers grew more than any other wireless carrier last quarter. Though they only had the third largest growth by volume, the company’s 15% growth rate is higher than last quarter’s 13%. And it comes at a time when AT&T’s growth slowed from 29% to 28%. It’s not staggering movement to be sure, but […]

Apr
18
2014

Time Warner Cable Urges Employees to Donate to Their PAC -

The same Time Warner Cable executives who are getting massive, multi-million dollar golden parachutes from the Comcast merger are asking the company’s employees to contribute to the cable operator’s political action committee (PAC). A Reddit user has posted a letter they received from Time Warner Cable, stating that while getting the Comcast merger completed is their “top priority,” they’d still like it very much if employees would contribute to the company’s Federal PAC: quote:Cable is […]

Apr
18
2014

Cord Cutting on The Rise, Especially Among the Young -

Cord cutting is on the rise, according to a new study by Experian Marketing Services. According to the report, the number of cord cutters (defined by Experian as people who have broadband but never have had cable or just dropped cable) has risen 44% in the last three years. The firm claims that 6.5 percent of households in the U.S. cut the cord in 2013, a number that was 4.5 percent in 2010. The number […]

Apr
18
2014

AT&T objects to 600 MHz auction rules

AT&T is threatening to sit out the FCC’s upcoming 600 MHz incentive auctions if the Commission puts in place rules reserving portions of the spectrum for smaller carriers only. Read more about AT&T objects to 600 MHz auction rules Comments

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