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First SpaceX Starlink Broadband Speeds Revealed; US Broadband Market Sees Most Net Additions Since 2012; + more news - - Fri, 14 Aug 2020

First SpaceX Starlink Satellite Broadband Speeds Revealed
US broadband market sees most net additions since 2012
Apple will launch Apple One tiered subscription bundles, with Music, TV+, News+, and a new virtual fitness service, as early as October
Comcast Internet Essentials Partnership Program to Enlist Schools, Cities, Non-Profits
T-Mobile jobs cull may have begun as it aims to beat Verizon
House Members Seek Permanent Broadband Aid in COVID-19 Bill
Mobile First, Virtual Everything - The Compelling Case For 5G Enhanced Broadband
Operators need to prepare for the game-streaming tsunami
Verizon Introduces Next Generation Location Service
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49.7 Million Americans Served By Only One Provider; Pay-TV Losses Hit 1.55M As CordCutting's 2nd Wave Looms; + more news - - Thu, 13 Aug 2020

Broadband Monopoly Report: At Least 49.7 Million Americans Served by Only One Provider
Pay-TV losses hit 1.55M in Q2 as cord-cutting's 'second wave' looms
COVID-19 is Driving Dramatic Upstream Internet Traffic Growth
Industry cheers FCC's legal victory in small cell battle
Universal Service Fund Wants to Automate Verification of High-Cost Telecom, Broadband Areas
T-Mobile says it will have thousands of 2.5 GHz sites live this year
Verizon off to an Early Lead in 5G Phone Sales
FCC Cancels Proposed AT&T E-Rate Fine
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Internet Mostly Immune To Pandemic Pressures; Upstream Broadband Usage, Faster Speeds Spike Higher In 2020; + more news - - Wed, 12 Aug 2020

Coughs and hiccups aside, internet seems mostly immune to pandemic pressures
Upstream Broadband Usage, Faster Speeds Spike Higher in 2020
Locast expands to the Twin Cities
US announces it will reallocate the 3.45GHz to 3.55GHz spectrum reserved for military use for consumer 5G instead, slated to be up for auction in December 2021
Consumer Cellular fielding interest from buyers
AT&T says FirstNet is faster than the company s own core network
Dish eyes changes in backwards prepaid business
The Harry Potter Films Are Now Exclusive To Comcast, And The Streaming Sector Remains Oblivious To Piracy's Looming Resurgence
Circle City Sues AT&T Over 'Zero' Carriage Offer
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Gogo Trying To Sell Its In-Flight Internet Business; Roku Rails Against Charter's Push To End Ban On Caps; + more news - - Tue, 11 Aug 2020

Gogo is trying to sell its commercial in-flight internet business
Roku rails against Charter's push to end ban on data caps
Cox Communications reckons alternative maths should save it $243 million in its big copyright bust up with the labels
U.S. Cellular has high hopes for fixed wireless using mmWave 5G
Charter s Spectrum Mobile Debuts Unlimited Plan with 30GB of HD-quality Streaming
Liberty Broadband, GCI Liberty to Merge
AMC Files Carriage Complaint Against AT&T - Claims AT&T is discriminating against independent networks
Verizon is going all out in its efforts to close the 5G coverage gap to T-Mobile
Free UK broadband money up for grabs. Not enough takers
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Verizon Keeps Snapping Up Spectrum & Small Carriers; CBRS Momentum Pushes Auction Proceeds Past $2 Billion; + more news - - Mon, 10 Aug 2020

Verizon keeps snapping up spectrum and small carriers
CBRS Momentum Pushes Auction Proceeds Past $2 Billion
SpaceX launches 57 new VisorSat Starlink satellites
Rural focus keeps Dish satellite TV losses in check
AMC Accuses AT&T of Doing What It Said It Wouldn't During Time Warner Merger Trial
T-Mobile says it's now the second-largest carrier. Forrester analyst says that's 'bunk'
Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen Still Sees DirecTV Satellite Merger As Inevitable
Warner Bros. Games division isn't being sold yet, remains part of AT&T
Netflix is the most complained about streaming service
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5G Conspiracy Theorists Hire Lawyer to Sue UK Gov Over Health Fears - Sat, 15 Aug 2020

The Action Against 5G mobile group, which holds to a widely debunked conspiracy theory that “radio-frequency radiation from masts and wireless devices puts health and life at risk“, has crowd-funded £105K to hire barrister Michael Mansfield QC in order to take legal action against the UK Government to stop the roll-out. Sadly, the outbreak of […]

London UK Team Achieves Record 178Tbps Single Fibre Speed - Sat, 15 Aug 2020

Scientists at the Optical Networks division of University College London (UCL) have successfully used experimental “hybrid discrete Raman and rare-earth doped fibre amplifiers” to achieve a record single core, single mode fibre throughput (net) speed of 178.08 Terabits per second over a distance of 40km. As the research paper explains, the maximum data throughput in […]

Early SpaceX Starlink LEO Broadband Speedtests Disappoint - Sat, 15 Aug 2020

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The original promise of “fibre-like” broadband speeds from SpaceX’s future mega constellation of small Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Starlink satellites may not materialise. A leak of early speedtests from beta customers in the USA point to “superfast” (30Mbps+), but not “ultrafast” (100Mbps+), levels of performance. Fine.. but not “fibre“. The LEO platforms weigh around 150-260Kg […]

PHOTOS: Fluorescent turtle embryo wins forty-fifth annual Nikon Small World Competition - Mon, 21 Oct 2019

PHOTOS: Fluorescent turtle embryo wins forty-fifth annual Nikon Small World CompetitionThe winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.

7 tax scams to watch out for this year - Sun, 07 Apr 2019

7 tax scams to watch out for this yearIn case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.

Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur - Thu, 02 Nov 2017

Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial SlurThe daughter's name is Nicarri.

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