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Thursday Morning Links - - Thu, 18 Apr 2019

Few US households attracted to gigabit service
U.S. iOS users need to uninstall the Chrome browser app now: Flaw within the iOS browser app is allowing group of criminals known as eGobbler to "hijack" iPhone users and steal their cash
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says he opposes China Mobile's plan to enter the US market and will hold a vote on whether to deny its application in May
Comcast, T-Mobile roll out a new anti-Robocall tool
After a long winning streak, Netflix s vulnerabilities are becoming clearer
In 5G, US Carriers Aren't Putting Their Money Where Their Mouth Is, but They Will
Huawei CEO Compares 5G To "Nuclear Bomb", Warns US Against Tech Cold War
T-Mobile CEO defends Sprint merger as opposition mounts
Verizon Built on 5G Challenge to Award $1.75 Million for 5G Applications
AT&T s Project AirGig could extend 5G mmWave signals
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Wednesday Morning Links - - Wed, 17 Apr 2019

Intel exits 5G phone modem business after Apple-Qualcomm settlement
Verizon will now charge more money for in-store activations of new phones - $40 for activation in-store, $20 if done online
T-Mobile's John Legere denies DOJ staffers have told T-Mobile and Sprint that their planned merger is unlikely to be approved as currently structured
Netflix Nears 150M Subs, Shrugs Off New Competition From Disney, Apple
Netflix: We Only Account for 2% of Global Downstream Mobile Internet Traffic
Net Neutrality Activists Seek GOP Commitments on Net Bill
AT&T's DirecTV Now and U-Verse TV customers will no longer have access to NFL Network (including Red Zone), service will remain available on DirecTV
Top 5 things to know about TV on the internet
Xbox One does away with discs in new $249 All-Digital Edition
Sony says its next-gen PlayStation console will be backward-compatible, support 8K graphics with ray tracing, and have an SSD, but won't be released this year
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Tuesday Morning Links - - Tue, 16 Apr 2019

Google Fiber experiment ends with Choc Factory paying Louisville $3.8m to clean up its mess
Verizon's 5G network is blazingly fast (when it works)
Questions over coverage plague rural broadband expansion
Hulu has repurchased AT&T's 9.5% stake in the business for $1.43B, giving Hulu a valuation of $15B; Disney said in November that Hulu was worth $9.26B
Interactive Rural Broadband CAF Map Updated
FCC's O'Rielly vows to keep fighting overbuilding - cites specialized networks built with E-rate, rural healthcare USF funds
Google Pixel 3 might come to T-Mobile, ending Verizon exclusivity
T-Mobile's 'Revolutionary' New TV Service Looks Like The Same Old Crap
Here Are Sprint's 5 Most Congested Markets
EU gives final approval to the new Copyright Directive, with its controversial Article 11 and 13 provisions, after 19 of the 28 member countries voted in favor
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Monday Morning Links - - Mon, 15 Apr 2019

FCC announces 5G spectrum auction and $20 billion investment for rural broadband access
$50 for High-Speed Internet? Chet Kanojia s Starry Could Help People Forget Aereo s Crash
Trump: 5G will transform US lives, especially in rural America
FCC consumer advisory panel includes ALEC, big foe of municipal broadband
Pai Proposes FCC Rural Digital Opportunity Fund: $20.4 Billion Over 10 Years for Price Cap Territories
Big3 Says Charter Manipulating Fox RSN Sale Process
5G Vs. 5GE Vs. 4G LTE Spring 2019: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint - Quick Compare
A Service Called 'Omni Go' Quietly Replaces FlixonTV
OTT Video Market Research: Over Half of Americans Stream OTT Services, 30% Stream in the Bathroom
New Internet Explorer Zero-day exploit can get you even if you use Chrome
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Friday Morning Links - - Fri, 12 Apr 2019

Investor Lawsuit Accuses AT&T Of Downplaying Streaming Video Losses
Trump to hold event Friday on 5G, rural broadband: White House
NYC's busted wireless network expected back online this weekend
Illinois bill banning eavesdropping by IoT devices defanged by industry association backed by Amazon and Google - Lobbyists say Bill would punish even if failure to disclose was "accidental"
Analyst: Verizon Should Partner with Charter, Comcast on Wireless Infrastructure
Starry launches in New York City, also fans speculation that it could add a smartphone option to its fixed wireless, in-home broadband service
FCC warns of rise in noncompliant streaming set-tops, says marketers of boxes could face hefty fines
Union Attacks Threaten T-Mobile-Sprint Merger, Future of 5G Innovation in US
There are already connectivity issues with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
Owners of faulty Nexus 6P devices can get up to $400 for their troubles
Disney says Disney+ will support 4K and HDR video, all content on Disney+ can be downloaded and viewed offline, and that the app will be on Roku, PS4, and more
T-Mobile promises 5G will cover 99% of California homes after Sprint merger
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Ofcom UK Tweaks 3.4-3.6GHz Licenses to Help 5G Mobile Services - Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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The UK telecoms regulator has provisionally proposed to accept a request by Three UK, EE, O2 and Vodafone to vary a number of spectrum access licenses for the 3.4GHz, 3.5GHz and 3.6GHz bands in order to facilitate new Active Antenna Systems (AAS), which could help the future roll-out of ultrafast 5G mobile broadband networks. The […]

ISP Plans FTTP Broadband for 300K Premises in South West England - Thu, 18 Apr 2019

Alternative UK network providers seem to be cropping up like spring flowers and the latest to join that club is Jurassic Fibre, which has an ambition to invest over £250m into building a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 300,000 premises across Devon, Dorset and Somerset. The target is incredibly ambitious for a […]

ISP County Broadband Begin Full Fibre Rollout in Rural Essex UK - Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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Some 60 homes in the rural Essex village of Cornish Hall End near Braintree will become the first to benefit from the start of County Broadband‘s roll-out of a new rural Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which is being supported by an investment of £46m from Aviva Investors. At present locals are only able to receive a […]

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.

Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls - Wed, 13 Jan 2016

Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone CallsJeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”

Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United States - Tue, 22 Sep 2015

Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United StatesPope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday. As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit. Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.

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