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Tuesday Morning Links - - Tue, 11 Dec 2018

Cord-Cutting cuts deeply into Disney - Across-the-board losses provide a lens on where the entertainment giant needs to head next
Verizon clears capital for 5G investment by offering voluntary buyouts to 10,400 (about 7%) of its workers
US mega-mergers will make online content a harder telco play
AT&T Finds Yet Another Way To Nickel-And-Dime Its Broadband, TV Customers
Verizon CEO sees home broadband as a big opportunity
The FCC's 5G Auction Rolls On
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.): FBI investigating FCC's Net Neutrality comment docket - Bots and bogus comments helped fill multi-million comment database
T-Mobile provides 70K lines of wireless service to the VA to support telehealth efforts
C-Band Alliance calls T-Mobile proposal for 3.7-4.2 GHz a delay tactic
Android and iOS s App Stores have incentivized an app economy where free apps make money by selling your personal data and location history to advertisers
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Monday Morning Links - - Mon, 10 Dec 2018

FCC to probe whether major carriers gave false coverage information
The FBI is now investigating fake anti-net neutrality comments
CFO on Windstream Sustained Broadband Growth: More Relevant Speeds Are Growth Engine
Democrat Sens. have message for FCC's Pai: Texting should be Title II - said carriers will otherwise have power to censor, favor speech, services
fuboTV s Gandler: One or two big-name vMVPDs could go away in 2019
Be wary of callers claiming to be from Verizon telling you to reset your phone for 5G coverage
HBO goes dark on Dish Network in carriage dispute
5G phones are coming. Here's a (probable) list of them, and when to expect them, from top phone makers
Verizon says 5G represents potential breakthrough for Esports: Test lab is already seeing a 10x improvement in game latency with 5G
Net neutrality could face a powerful foe in Trump s nominee for attorney general
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TGI Friday Morning Links - - Fri, 07 Dec 2018

FCC slammed for 'arbitrary and reckless' plan to change how text messages are regulated - says it's about spam, but really it's about profits
AT&T/Verizon lobby misunderstands arrow of time, makes impossible claim: The 2018 net neutrality repeal boosted investment in 2017
Verizon says 5G Home broadband speeds will double by mid-2019
Comcast Is First Major Pay-TV Player to Support 'Movies Anywhere'
AT&T s New DirecTV Now Plan: Thin Out Bundle, Reset Price Point to $50-$60
Verizon gives first responders a discount (after throttling some firefighters plans)
It s not looking great for Justice Department s appeal of AT&T-Time Warner merger
T-Mobile, Verizon eSIM support happening real soon
Netflix: Deal With AT&T Signals Continuing "Brand" Vulnerability
Native Americans On Tribal Land Are 'The Least Connected' To High-Speed Internet
O2 and Ericsson issue joint apology after millions of UK subs affected by network outage

* December 7th, 1941 - A day that will live in infamy. Remember Pearl Harbor
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Thursday Morning Links - - Thu, 06 Dec 2018

Verizon network chief on mmWave 5G: I have nothing left to say to the skeptics
FCC Chair Ajit Pai Admits Millions of Russian and Fake Comments Distorted Net Neutrality Repeal
Ajit Pai buries 2-year-old speed test data in appendix of 762-page report
Sprint may tackle market for in-home broadband internet
AT&T says it now supports eSIM on the latest iPhones with the iOS 12.1.1 update, making it the first major US carrier to support Dual SIM on iPhones
Amazon and Comcast partner to bring Prime Video to Comcast Xfinity X1 set-top boxes, rolling out over the next week
Microsoft study of US internet usage shows 162.8M people don't use the internet at broadband speeds, while the FCC says broadband is not available to 24.7M
Verizon Tests Interoperable 5G and LTE Technology, Achieves Mobile 5G Speed of 1.7 Gbps
Every company talking to the FCC about the T-Mobile-Sprint merger has an ax to grind
Millions of Brits can t access mobile internet as O2 s data services go down
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Wednesday Morning Links - - Wed, 05 Dec 2018

Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says
Microsoft, SpaceX, and T-Mobile's various plans to bring broadband to rural America
Wireless Carriers Won't Comment On 5G's Most Important Question: How Much Will It Cost?
5G Samsung Phone Will Also Be Available From AT&T In 2019
AT&T CEO: Our SVoD Service Won't Be 'Another Netflix'
Comcast CFO: 5G No Threat to Our Broadband Business
Cable operator WOW! introduces residential phone service that costs $9.99/month in conjunction with any WOW! Internet or television services
Broadband-Only Homes Surging, 23% Now Ditch Traditional Video
Fortnite-maker Epic Games announces a PC and Mac game store to rival Steam's, coming soon , with 88% of revenue going to developers, up from 70% on Steam
T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Attacked as FCC Restarts Shot Clock
Parks Associates: 83% of Smart TVs are connected
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CBI Demands Urgent Action to Fast Track UK Gigabit Broadband - Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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A new report from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned that the UK Government must take “urgent action” and “fast track [new] laws” in order to ensure the delivery of its aspiration to achieve nationwide coverage of future 5G mobile by 2027 and “full fibre” (FTTP) Gigabit broadband ISP networks by 2033. At […]

Top 20 UK Fastest and Slowest Streets for Broadband Speed 2018 - Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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A new study has used data from 279,186 consumer speedtests to produce a list of the top 20 fastest and slowest UK streets for broadband ISP download speed. Overall Greenmeadows Park (Cheltenham) has been named the slowest on 0.14Mbps, while Abdon Avenue (Birmingham) was the fastest 265.89Mbps. The research is based on speed tests […]

ISP Community Fibre Deploys FTTP Broadband to L&Q Social Homes - Tue, 11 Dec 2018

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The L&Q Group, which houses around 250,000 people in more than 95,000 UK homes (mostly across London and the South East), has announced that they will be working with ISP Community Fibre to deploy their 1Gbps capable ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to “all their residents.” According to L&Q, the new deal will mean they […]

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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