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Monday Morning Links - - Mon, 15 Oct 2018

Trump administration defends FCC s repeal of net neutrality rules
Major overhaul of the keys that keep the internet secure completed as ICANN slams claims it could have caused a 48 hour global shutdown
What Constitutes a Commercial 5G Network, Anyway?
Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock: 5G Becomes the New Home Broadband
FCC's Pai: Hurricane Michael causes substantial outages; praises efforts of wireless companies
SK Telecom successfully completes first 5G call
US Urging Canada To Keep Huawei Out Of Their 5G Plans
Rogers, Fido and Bell call centre workers penalized for reducing plans, offering credits
Fiber Damage Vexes Verizon After Hurricane Michael - Damage to a crucial part of the carrier s network caused continued service outages
Sprint touts its cell coverage in ads but tells FCC it can t match competitors
Graphene Shows Unique Potential to Exceed Bandwidth Demands of Future Telecommunications
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Friday Morning Links - - Fri, 12 Oct 2018

New Bill Tries To Ban Obnoxious Hidden Fees On Broadband, TV
Trump signs the Music Modernization Act that makes it easier for rights holders to get paid when their music is streamed online
Analysis: What the Millimeter Wave Auction Bidders List Reveals About Carriers Plans for 5G
Charter nears gigabit finish line, says DOCSIS 3.1 has been deployed to more than 95% of footprint
FCC using outside economist - a former Justice Department antitrust official and FTC and DOJ merger consultant - to vet T-Mobile-Sprint
DOJ Slams AT&T 'Revisionist' Defense of Time Warner Deal
Verizon's 5G Rollout Experiences Are a Mixed Bag So Far
Comcast, Charter, Altice sit out FCC s mmWave spectrum auctions for 5G
With Initial Reports of 264K Out of Service and 19% of Cell Sites Down, Telecom Carriers Respond to Hurricane Michael
Oregon Fiber Partnership Purchases CenturyLink Fiber, Plans State Network Enhancement
The battle for the future of TV
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Thursday Morning Links - - Thu, 11 Oct 2018

Ajit Pai s 5G plans make it harder for small ISPs to deploy broadband: FCC plans to tilt a spectrum auction toward T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizo
Sources: Apple plans to make content it owns free to device owners as part of its forthcoming TV service, launching early next year
AT&T to launch Netflix competitor next year - New service will bundle HBO shows with select films and TV franchises from Warner Media, will cost more than the $15/month HBO Now currently runs
Why Cable Keeps Feasting on Fiber
T-Mobile seeks permission for 5G tests in Las Vegas and Spokane, Washington
T-Mobile apologizes after on-duty detective booted from Oregon store over gun
AT&T and Magic Leap will let you watch four shows at time
Change that embarrassing PlayStation account name starting next year - First change is free, further changes cost $10, a la Xbox Live
Cable Operators Prepared for Hurricane Michael s Wrath As category 4 storm makes landfall in Florida, cable systems batten down hatches
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Wednesday Morning Links - - Wed, 10 Oct 2018

Frontier Lights Up Gigabit Service in Fiber Markets, Upgrades Speed Tiers
New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom
Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile deny being the US telecom mentioned in today's Bloomberg story alleging compromised Supermicro hardware
Report: Average Fixed Wireless Speed Used is 3.5 Mbps; Average Subscriber Consumes 167 GB/month
FCC releases CAF Broadband Availability Map, says it shows high-cost areas where fixed broadband has been deployed
Huawei Says U.S. Blacklisting Will Only Raise U.S. Networking Hardware Prices And Delay 5G Deployment
AT&T CTO downplays Verizon fixed 5G launch
After updating its systems 5 months ago, Cogeco is still trying to fix the chaos it caused
Broadband 'disconnect' has big consequences for midwest farmers
Google+ users, upset over data leak, sue Google - Hours after Google+ shuttered, lawsuit filed in San Francisco
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Tuesday Morning Links - - Tue, 09 Oct 2018

Report: Average Fixed Wireless Speed Used is 3.5 Mbps; Average Subscriber Consumes 167 GB/month
T-Mobile's Metro to Offer Prepaid 5G in 2019
Verizon Targeting Where Cable Is Today for 5G Launch
T-Mobile confirms Pixel 3 to be a Verizon exclusive again
Comcast faces continued doubts over wisdom of Sky purchase
Verizon Pats Itself on the Back After Throttling Firefighters in California
Dish s Ergen could spend $10B to build 50,000 towers for 5G
Microsoft unveils Project xCloud, a game streaming service designed to work across consoles, PCs, and mobile devices, available for public trials in 2019
Google+ Shut Down After Security Breach Exposed User Data to Outside Developers
$1.3 billion suit against Google filed by Apple iPhone users tossed by U.K. court
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Central Lancashire Plan Fibre Broadband Rule for New Build Homes - Mon, 15 Oct 2018

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The Central Lancashire Local Plan (development strategy), which covers the geographical areas of Preston, Chorley and South Ribble, looks set to include a new measure that would require local property developers to ensure that all new build homes have “access to Superfast Broadband from the outset.” At present any new build developments seeking planning permission […]

Virgin Media’s Broadband Disrupted by Power Fault in London - Mon, 15 Oct 2018

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Customers of Virgin Media’s UK cable broadband and TV network in parts of London (particularly the western side) are tonight suffering from a major network outage due to an unspecified power fault, which began after 4pm today and is currently still on-going. At the time of writing customers are complaining of long support queues (par […]

Survey Warns UK Website Blocking Could Trigger More ISP Switches - Mon, 15 Oct 2018

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A new survey has warned that the Government’s increasing moves to force home broadband ISPs into censoring (blocking) internet websites could result in 64% of UK people changing their broadband provider for one that’s less intrusive. The findings stem from a new August 2018 survey of 2,011 UK adults, which was conducted by Overall […]

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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