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Nov
17
2014

AT&T Backs Off Undeletable Super Cookies -

Last month we noted how Verizon had started using a “super cookie” that modifies user traffic to uniquely identify users. This Unique Identifier Header, or UIDH, broadcasts your identity across the web — and remains — and can be abused — even if you opt-out of Verizon’s programs. Groups like the EFF were quick to protest the manipulation of user traffic and have hinted at legal action, noting that Verizon’s efforts were rather ham-fisted affairs […]

Nov
17
2014

Inyo Launches 21st Century Obsidian Fiber Network Project

INDEPENDENCE, CA — Last week, the County of Inyo issued a Request for Proposals looking for a partner to design, construct and operate a County-owned, open access, fiber-to-the-premise gigabit network that will serve every building and parcel in the Owens Valley and select neighboring communities. The 21st Century Obsidian Project As a communications network that will be publicly-owned and open to every local, regional and national Internet service provider, the County expects the project to […]

Nov
17
2014

Indiana Fiber Optic Project to be Funded and Built by BG Networking

BLACKFORD COUNTY, IN — Officials from Blackford County, Hartford City, and Montpelier announced a major project to install more than twenty miles of high speed fiber optic cable throughout the community. The officials had recently finalized a partnership with BG Networking to build the network. At no cost to Blackford County, BG Networking will be making the total investment to install the fiber optic network. Based in Nashville, Indiana, BG Networking is currently providing broadband […]

Nov
17
2014

Comcast Eliminating 'Change of Service' Fee Market by Market -

Rob Pegoraro writing for USAToday notes that Comcast is slowly but surely getting away with a fee that the company charged any time a user made a change to their service plans. The company’s $3 change of service fee isn’t unique, and is something done by other companies including Comcast’s acquisition target — Time Warner Cable. But Comcast states the fee has been such a sore point for so many customers, they’ve finally decided to […]

Nov
17
2014

Google, Telstra Testing Balloon-Based Internet Access

Google has partnered with Telstra to test a balloon-based Internet access service in Australia.   Google will supply the balloon platform, while Telstra supplies the spectrum. In the trial, 20 balloons will be launched in western Queensland, aiming to deliver  Internet services to consumers in remote areas of Australia. The Project Loon balloons feature antennas that can broadcast fourth generation Long Term Evolution mobile services, which allow the balloons to provide as much as 42 […]

Nov
17
2014

Is Facebook on Verge of Becoming an ISP?

Is Facebook about to become an Internet service provider, as Google has done? It seems increasingly likely, though the actual operations would be under the auspices of the Internet.org initiative, according to the Telegraph. As rumored, Internet.org could contrat with U.K.-headquartered satellite provider Avanti, which owns two broadband satellites positioned over Africa, plans to launch two more in the next three years to increase capacity and coverage. Zuckerberg reportedly tried to entice mobile service providers […]

Nov
17
2014

The FCC Calls AT&T's 'Fiber to the Press Release' Bluff -

As we noted last week, AT&T’s reaction to the President’s clear support of Title II was to bluff and claim they were freezing all fiber investment to “up to” 100 cities. However if you’ve been around here for a while you know that AT&T’s plans to deploy fiber to 100 cities was already smoke and mirrors to begin with, and the company has actually been repeatedly slashing their fixed-line investment projections (they had just cut […]

Nov
17
2014

DirecTV Launches 4K — But Only if You Have a Samsung Set -

As expected, DirecTV has slowly dipped a big toe into the 4K TV space, launching a smattering of 4K video on demand content. According to the company announcement there’s a few caveats — like you have to use DirecTV’s Genie HD DVR — but you’ll also need to own a Samsung 4K-capable television set. Company CEO Mike White has recently stated DirecTV is being cautious after the bomb that was 3D television. Once the company […]

Nov
17
2014

Wave Broadband Brings 1 Gbps to Seattle -

While Seattle residents wait for Comcast and CenturyLink to follow through on promises of eventual 1 Gbps speeds, Wave Broadband appears to be the first in line to light up portions of Seattle with ultra-fast service. The Seattle Times notes that Wave has started offering 1 Gbps service in several select neighborhoods for $80 per month. The company is also offering users the option of a 100 Mbps tier for $60 a month. Like most […]

Nov
17
2014

iPhotonix Launches OM3N Line of Active Ethernet Residential Gateway Solutions

RICHARDSON, TX — iPhotonix, an supplier of fiber optical technologies for the residential, business, enterprise and mobile backhaul markets, announced the launch of OM3N, a new line of active Ethernet residential gateway solutions. These products will accelerate the transformation of home broadband infrastructure and enable next generation services such as feature-rich video and telephony services, multi-room DVR and Wi-Fi with a highly efficient and reliable service delivery access point. The new OM3N gateways, available as […]

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