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Monday Morning Links - - Mon, 20 Aug 2018

FCC extends comments period on US broadband initiatives
Amazon May Challenge TiVo with DVR That Works with Fire, Streams to Smartphones
Security Flaws Allowed Full Access To Spectrum Customers Accounts Without A Password
Verizon and Nokia who claim to have completed the first 5G NR mobility call in a moving vehicle
The US May Yet Catch Its Global Peers in 4G Speeds
Cogeco: MediaFirst Rollout Will Exist Alongside TiVo
Can Apple out-Netflix Netflix?
Huawei tries passing DSLR shots off as Nova 3 camera samples, gets caught in the most amusing way imaginable
Botnet of smart air conditioners and water heaters could bring down the power grid
Canadian Telcos Patch Vulnerability in TRS Systems
Internet domain expansion has made spoofing easier than ever
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Friday Morning Links - - Fri, 17 Aug 2018

Streaming TV services now reach 5% of U.S. Wi-Fi households, up 58% since last year
Affordable 5G Could Fundamentally Change How You Receive Internet Service
ISPs say they can t expand broadband unless gov t gives them more money
In Senate hearing, Ajit Pai says he doubted claims FCC's comment system was taken down by an attack, but says IG asked him to keep quiet until the full report
Sen. Tester: FCC's Broadband Maps Stink
Virtual MVPD Usage Now Accounts For 10% of All OTT Streaming, comScore Says
JD Power gives T-Mobile a tiny gold star for having the best retail experience
O2 kicks off LiFi trial in U.K.
Sling TV, DirecTV Now grew, cable subscriber losses widened in Q2
Pay-TV Cord Cutting Slowed in 2Q18 Thanks in Part to Growing vMVPD Services
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Thursday Morning Links - - Thu, 16 Aug 2018

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Wants to Make Customer Service Something People Don t Hate
Why Verizon needs Apple TV 4K for its 5G home internet
The way you get TV and internet at home is about to change drastically - for the better
Best Mobile Wireless Cities Report: Knoxville Tops, Santa Rosa at the Bottom
MDU fiber specialist GigaMonster merges with Oregon s Fibersphere; Atlanta-based cable broadband competitor is now in 25 markets
Man sues AT&T after hackers stole $24 million in cryptocurrency
T-Mobile is offering a free 30-day trial in Atlanta, Boston and Austin
Will cable MVNOs consume or will they be consumed?
Cuban Government Tests Internet on Mobile Phones Nationwide
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Wednesday Morning Links - - Wed, 15 Aug 2018

Verizon to bundle Apple TV 4K or YouTube TV subscription to future 5G broadband service
Indianapolis Is Verizon's 4th Fixed 5G City
US Cable Dominates Broadband Sub Gains in Hot Q2
A Community-Run ISP Is the Highest Rated Broadband Company in America
Charter shutters customer care centers in Detroit and Indy - More than 140 workers are being impacted as company consolidates customer care operations
House Dems push Pai for answers on DDOS non-attack: Say not to have disclosed error earlier appears to be wanton disregard of Congress
U.S. Cellular to hike prices, but will "bribe" subscribers who use less than 3GB data monthly?
Comcast s mobile biz to reach 3.3M customers by 2020, analyst predicts
FCC says court made error in approval of AT&T/Time Warner merger
Sprint Begins Race to First 5G Smartphone, With LG as the Wildcard
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Tuesday Morning Links - - Tue, 14 Aug 2018

FCC Might Freeze Fixed-Line Broadband Speed Benchmark
FCC opens comment on broadband deployment
Comcast's Xfinity X1 partnership with Netflix and Amazon presages a future of streaming bundles, which would be similar to the cable TV subscription model
FCC Broadband Report Breeds Controversy, 2019 Report Sure to Deliver as Speed, Mobile Substitution Debated
Comcast plugs customer data holes used by hackers to expose partial home addresses and the Social Security numbers of broadband customers
How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and more stacked up in Q2 2018: The top 7 carriers
Ajit Pai Does Something Right, Will Reform Stupid Utility Pole Rules To Speed Up Fiber Deployment
FCC Input Could Aid DOJ Appeal of AT&T/TW Court Call
Court blocks FCC from cutting broadband subsidies in tribal lands
Comcast offers $10-per-month high-speed internet to low-income military veterans
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Some Key BT Shareholders Start Pushing for Openreach Split - Tue, 21 Aug 2018

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A new report has claimed that some of BT’s “biggest shareholders” will urge any future CEO of the telecoms and broadband ISP giant to put serious consideration toward the old idea of splitting out their UK network access division, Openreach, in the hope of boosting the company’s share price. At present Openreach has only recently […]

Gatwick Airport Chaos Blamed on Broken Vodafone Fibre Cable UPDATE - Mon, 20 Aug 2018

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The UK’s second largest airport, which serves 45 million passengers a year on short and long-haul flights, descended into farcical chaos today after a damaged Vodafone fibre optic cable took out the information screens and forced many passengers to get flight updates from hand-drawn white boards. Gatwick Airport’s cloud-based flight information displays were only recently […]

Q1 2018 Take-up Progress for BDUK’s Superfast Broadband Rollout - Mon, 20 Aug 2018

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The Government’s £1.6bn+ Broadband Delivery UK project has today published its latest take-up data to the end of March 2018 (Q1) for the state aid supported roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP networks across the United Kingdom, which continues to see strong levels of adoption. The figures inside this article reflect the percentage of customers […]

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018 - Sat, 13 Jan 2018

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018CES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

The weirdest tech of CES 2018 - Fri, 12 Jan 2018

The weirdest tech of CES 2018Here are seven items at CES 2018, some of which address legitimate use cases and some of which may be closer to mad-scientist territory.

Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audio - Fri, 12 Jan 2018

Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audioAt CES 2018, Sennheiser announced two new products that focus on recording or playing back 3-D audio.

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