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Apr
11
2014

Seattle Mayor: Broadband Is Too Expensive, Uncompetitive -

For much of the last decade Seattle has explored the idea of building their own ultra-fast broadband network. Much of that motivation was fueled by the sub-standard service provided in the region by regional telco Qwest (now CenturyLink), which in turn resulted in regional cable operator Comcast not working very hard. After scrapping several fiber plans and shutting down their Wi-Fi network, Seattle (and former Mayor Mike McGinn) tried to launch another effort with broadband […]

Apr
11
2014

Can Sprint and T-Mobile US Ever Catch Verizon and AT&T?

BTIG Research As the U.S. Federal Communications Commission ponders some potentially market-altering mergers affecting the cable TV, satellite TV and mobile industries, the agency also faces the key issue of how it can best promote continued investment and innovation in the mobile business. Paradoxically, as in the fixed network business, it is likely that only a few service providers can flourish, long term, even if conventional wisdom suggests more providers is to be desired. The […]

Apr
11
2014

AT&T Working to Deliver Gigabit Speeds to More North Carolinians

RALEIGH, NC – AT&T is in advanced discussions with the North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) to deliver AT&T U-verse with GigaPower to parts of the Triangle and Piedmont Triad regions. NCNGN is a regional initiative focused on stimulating the deployment of next generation networks to North Carolina. The proposed plan outlines potential fiber deployments in the areas of Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh and Winston-Salem where there is demand for ultra-fast broadband and […]

Apr
11
2014

Aereo Coming to Chromecast in May -

Aereo has announced that the company is bringing their live TV streaming service to Google’s Chromecast dongle starting in May. According to an Aereo blog post, the company will launch Aereo on Chromecast on May 29, offering users access to Aereo’s live TV and DVR service, which starts at $8 a month and up. The launch comes one month before Aereo faces broadcasters before the Supreme Court, a showdown that could result in the company […]

Apr
11
2014

T-Mobile "Tablet Freedom" Plan Shows Tablet Impact on Account Growth

T-Mobile US has launched another attack in the U.S. mobile market, aiming this time at connected tablets by allowing T-Mobile US customers to add a mobile-capable tablet to a postpaid voice plan for free. The plan gives customers 1.2 GB of free 4G Long Term Evolution data usage every month in 2014. Verizon Verizon quickly responded, allowing tablet owners to add a connected tablet, with a gigabyte of free monthly data, on “More Everything” shared […]

Apr
11
2014

Comcast 'Deeply Disapointed' in Their Awful Customer Service -

The cable industry has historically found itself at the very bottom of customer satisfaction rankings across nearly all industries, in large part because of the constant rate hikes, but also because they simply don’t want to pay for quality customer support. Comcast is no exception, and has spent most of the last decade trying to, as they put it, “combat consumer perceptions” that they’re not very good at doing their job. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts […]

Apr
11
2014

Verizon, AT&T and Sprint Disable Download Boost on Galaxy S5 -

T-Mobile is the only one of the big four major carriers not to disable new functionality in the Galaxy S5 that helps speed up downloads. Android Police was the first outlet to notice the “download booster” feature was disabled on AT&T devices, and Verizon and Sprint tell Fierce Wireless they won’t be offering the functionality on their versions of the device, either. Samsung heavily promoted the feature at the S5 launch event at Barcelona; it […]

Apr
11
2014

T-Mobile Puts LTE Tablets on Sale, Offers Free Data -

T-Mobile’s latest “uncarrier” sales pitch? Selling LTE-capable tablets for the same price as Wi-Fi only versions, and offering users a year of “free” data. One, according to a T-Mobile announcement, all of the company’s LTE-enabled tablets are on sale to match the price point of their Wi-Fi only counterparts (so a $639 iPad Air with LTE will run you $499). Two, in addition to the 200 MB of free data new T-Mobile tablet buyers have […]

Apr
11
2014

Long slide in PC sales tails off

Worldwide shipments of PCs fell during the first three months of the year, but the latest numbers show that the global slump in PC demand may be easing. Although the numbers released Wednesday by market research firms Gartner and IDC mark the industry’s eighth straight quarter of declines, they also show a considerable slowdown from the drops in the fourth quarter of 2013. Read more about Long slide in PC sales tails off Comments

Apr
11
2014

From NAB: A reckoning is coming. Not now, but soon enough

Ultra high definition TV. Workflow management. End-to-end multi-screen (or “over the top”) delivery. For anyone even remotely involved in content preparation and distribution, those were the three big themes at the NAB Show that concludes today. And there’s a glut of vendors aiming to provide each of those technologies. There have long been dozens of encoder companies. There are now dozens offering workflow management solutions, and dozens offering to enable multi-screen delivery – sometimes they’re […]

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