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Comcast Sees Record Broadband Growth In Q3; 5G vs. 4G: How Will The Next Generation Improve On The Last?; + more news - - Fri, 30 Oct 2020

Comcast sees record broadband growth in Q3 as video falls again
5G vs. 4G: How will the next generation improve on the last?
Satellite providers jostle for 5G Fund money
Altice Isn t Holding Its Breath for Cogeco Deal
Verizonn expands fixed 5G home service in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and SJ
Canada judge sides with Huawei CFO on some claims but does not dismiss U.S. extradition case
Netflix increases pricing for standard plan by $1 to $14/month and premium tier by $2 to $18/month; basic plan will remain $9/month
Apple to launch its subscription bundle, Apple One, on Friday
Broadband ISPs that Cause UK Consumers the Most Stress Named
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Community Broadband In The Age Of Covid; Broadband Report Finds Eastern States Have Most 100/25 Mbps Access; + more news - - Thu, 29 Oct 2020

Community Broadband In The Age Of Covid
Broadband Availability Report Finds Eastern States Have Most 100/25 Mbps Access
The Section 230 hearing was a sad, dangerous sham
Alphabet s Loon sets a new record for longest stratospheric flight
FCC Vote Next Month Could Put Widespread Gigabit Wi-Fi Right Around the Corner
Consumer Cellular sold to private equity firm for around $2.3B
T-Mobile s New TV Streaming Service Aims to Disrupt the Cableopoly
T-Mobile continues its furious 5G network upgrading pace, inching closer to a big year-end goal
New TVision brings 'more of the same' to pay-TV, Philo CEO says
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Starlink Is Charging $600 To Beta Test Network; T-Mobile Will Debut Live Streaming Service TVision On Nov 1; + more news - - Wed, 28 Oct 2020

Starlink is charging almost $600 ($99/month plus $499 up front cost) to beta test its satellite internet network
T-Mobile will debut live TV streaming service TVision on Nov. 1, with TVision Vibe available for $10/mo. and more expensive TVision Live tiers with sports, news
FCC launches a $9 billion fund to expand 5G in rural areas
Facebook launches free-to-play cloud gaming on desktop and Android but says it is unable to bring games to iOS due to Apple's arbitrary policies
Trump's economic advisor reiterates 'free market approach' to 5G
1 year later, semi-secret Verizon-powered Visible's Party Pay remains one of the best deals in phone service
Zoom to roll out free end-to-end encryption to all users
The US appeals court in San Francisco has rejected DOJ's request to allow the US government to immediately bar downloads of WeChat from US app stores
Ubisoft rebrands its $15/month UPLAY+ game streaming service as Ubisoft+ and will expand the service's availability to Stadia and Luna by end of year
Study shows which messengers leak your data, drain your battery, and more
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TMobile Overshadows Verizon, AT&T In Fixed Wireless Coverage; UK To Ban Carriers From Selling Locked Phones; + more news - - Tue, 27 Oct 2020

T-Mobile overshadows Verizon, AT&T in LTE fixed wireless coverage
UK will ban mobile carriers from selling locked handsets in 2021
SpaceX's Starlink will provide free satellite internet to families in Texas school district
Watching pirated TV content online? ISPs could be tracking you
Court Wants Oral Argument on Calif. Net Neutrality Law Challenge
House Dems: FCC is Rushing Net Neutrality Order in Advance of Election
Huawei CFO trial begins in Canada
Cable One stays hot in Q3
Facebook Gaming launches its first cloud-streamed games on Android and the web
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Apple, Google And A Deal That Controls The Internet; Workers From Home Start Running Into Reinstated Caps; + more news - - Mon, 26 Oct 2020

Apple, Google and a Deal That Controls the Internet
Users working from home are running into internet usage limits as ISPs reinstate data caps they suspended at the beginning of the pandemic
SpaceX s Starlink to Provide Internet Access for Texas School District
Spectrum Fight Draws Multiple Billionaires into the Ring with Lucrative Mid-Band Spectrum in the Balance
FreedomFi wants private wireless to be as easy as launching a website
Ligado raises $3.85 billion for its low-power L-band terrestrial network
T-Mobile screwups caused nationwide outage but FCC isn t punishing carrier
ReConnect Program Announces $158M in Broadband Awards, Almost 100% of Second Round $550M Budget Reached
SpaceX launches 60 more satellites during 15th Starlink mission
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New Full Fibre UK ISP Gigaloch Surfaces to Connect Rural Areas - Sat, 31 Oct 2020

A new Fife-based “full fibre” broadband ISP called Gigaloch (Optilec) has recently surfaced, which appears to have plans to deploy their own gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural parts of the United Kingdom, albeit seemingly focused more on England and Scotland. According to Companies House, Gigaloch was incorporated in Scotland (Glenrothes, Fife) on 27th May […]

BT Issues Report on Progress Against the UK Broadband USO - Fri, 30 Oct 2020

10Mbps UK Broadband USO
UK ISP BT has just issued their first biannual report on the progress they’ve made toward delivering the 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband, which highlights some of the known challenges. Overall they’ve so far handled 9,000 applications and 512 confirmed orders, resulting in a USO build for 4,000+ homes. The USO, which was […]

Survey Claims Poor Broadband May Hamper New Game Consoles - Fri, 30 Oct 2020

A Censuswide survey of 2,005 UK gamers who use consoles or games online for at least 1 hour a week, which was commissioned by UK broadband ISP Zen Internet, has found that “poor internet performance” could impact the purchasing decisions of 39% who may be considering the new consoles (XBox Series X and PlayStation 5). […]

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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