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Friday Morning Links - - Fri, 14 Jun 2019


Google Stadia Is About To Show Everyone Why Broadband Usage Caps Are Bullshit techdirt.com
Comcast Streams Pluto TV on X1 Boxes, New 'Flex' Service for Broadband-Only Subs lightreading.com
At E3, console makers and game publishers, including Ubisoft, Microsoft, and Google, touted subscription services as they race to become the Netflix for games theverge.com
Pew: Mobile Broadband Users Double Since 2013 multichannel.com
Altice, Charter, DISH on DoJ shortlist for Sprint, T-Mobile assets telegeography.com
As expected, leaked Verizon timeline suggests Pixel 4 will launch in October 9to5google.com
Huawei apparently decides it needs more bad press, puts ads on phone lock screens androidpolice.com
End of Samsung s Galaxy Fold? AT&T Cancels Pre-Orders and Offers Customers a Small Compensation wccftech.com
Napster founder's Wi-Fi hotspot startup gives away free money techradar.com
Playstation Network down: Thousands of furious gamers claim they can't get online mirror.co.uk
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Thursday Morning Links - - Thu, 13 Jun 2019


TV White Spaces Eyed as Ideal Bridge Over US Digital Divide lightreading.com
Meeker Internet Report: Too Much Streaming, Not Enough Security pcmag.com
The FCC said repealing net-neutrality rules would help consumers: It hasn t yahoo.com
FCC wants to fix maps that now overstate broadband coverage seattletimes.com
AT&T is launching the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, its first true 5G phone, on June 17, but it will only be available to developers or AT&T Business customers theverge.com
Verizon: 5G Easier to Justify in US Than Europe lightreading.com
Pai: White House Has Not Contacted Him About T-Mobile-Sprint multichannel.com
Huawei asks U.S. to consider rural providers and open dialogue axios.com
Verizon Pursues 5G Killer Apps With NFL Mobile Gaming Challenge telecompetitor.com
In a letter to Verizon last March, Huawei accused Verizon of violating 238 of its patents; the claims would exceed $1B in licensing fees cnet.com
Montana provider to pull plug on video -
3 Rivers Communications said it will stop providing television services on Oct. 31
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Wednesday Morning Links - - Wed, 12 Jun 2019


Pro net neutrality advocates take on US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell zdnet.com
Ten state attorneys general file suit in New York to oppose the T-Mobile-Sprint merger over concerns about pricing and competition reuters.com
USTelecom Estimates U.S. Broadband Investment at $75 Billion for 2018, Up from $72 Billion in 2017 telecompetitor.com
5G Standards Group Struggles to Balance Tech With Politics lightreading.com
AT&T s rumoured strategy shift reflects the evolution in streaming services verdict.co.uk
Huawei may get a 2-year reprieve on Trump ban networkworld.com
AT&T and Uber partner on 5G air taxis cnet.com
51% of the World s Population Is Now Online, But Growth Is Slowing, Says Mary Meeker s 2019 fortune.com
High-speed LiFi will soon be available on Air France flights engadget.com
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Tuesday Morning Links - - Tue, 11 Jun 2019


Charter to test CBRS in Los Angeles rcrwireless.com
Small Idaho City Shows The Benefits Of Open Access Broadband Networks techdirt.com
USTelecom Estimates U.S. Broadband Investment at $75 Billion for 2018, Up from $72 Billion in 2017 telecompetitor.com
Verizon to Turn Up Gigabit Service in Rural Markets Using CAF-II Funding, $166.8M Authorized by FCC telecompetitor.com
Tower Trouble: AT&T Keeps Pushing Cell Tower Landlords to Reduce Rent lightreading.com
DirecTV and Dish Merger Would Hurt AT&T, Analyst Says multichannel.com
Net Activists Plan ISP Dereg Anniversary Protests multichannel.com
5G rollout will 'make things better' for cybersecurity, according to Verizon cnbc.com
AT&T's New TV Service Is All About Profitability fool.com
Google's not getting nearly enough credit for Stadia's pricing androidcentral.com
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Monday Morning Links - - Mon, 10 Jun 2019


Homework gap shows millions of students lack home internet miamiherald.com
Putting a Price on Latency: Startup Network Next Aims to Fix Internet Routing lightreading.com
FCC Ready to Authorize Rural Broadband Support for 15 More CAF II Auction Winners telecompetitor.com
Comcast Takes First Shot at Live 4K TV lightreading.com
Comcast Hit with $9.1M Penalty in Washington State for Bogus Service Protection Plan Billing multichannel.com
U.S. actions against Huawei could delay global 5G rollout phonearena.com
Verizon Will Start Offering Same-Day Phone Replacement Later This Year cordcuttersnews.com
China Routed Traffic from European Carriers for Two Hours bleepingcomputer.com
Microsoft says its next high-end Xbox console, codenamed Project Scarlett, is coming Fall 2020 and will support 8K gaming, be 4X as powerful as the Xbox One X theverge.com
Insatiable demand sees mobile internet usage hit 800 hours per year thedrum.com
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Openreach to Trial Symmetric 1Gbps UK FTTP Broadband Speeds - Sun, 16 Jun 2019

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At present the two fastest packages on Openreach’s (BT) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network are asymmetric options, which offer peak download speeds of 500Mbps or 1000Mbps and uploads of 165Mbps or 220Mbps respectively. The good news is that symmetrical speeds are coming. Sadly the operator’s two top tiers are aimed more at premium small […]

The Worst UK ISPs for Post Contract Price Hikes on Entry-Level Deals - Sat, 15 Jun 2019

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Which? has conducted a new “loyalty penalty” study of entry-level “fibre broadband” and phone bundles across 12 of the biggest broadband ISPs in the UK market. This reveals that customers of Virgin Media, TalkTalk and the Post Office are hit by the biggest price hikes (up to 60%) after their initial contract ends. The new […]

Internet Email Servers at Budget UK ISP TalkTalk Take a WalkWalk UPDATE3 - Fri, 14 Jun 2019

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Customers of broadband ISP TalkTalk are finding that they’ve unable to access their email since mid-morning (around 9-10am) because a connection to the related apps.talktalk.co.uk server has “timed out,” which seems to be affecting both webmail and connections via third-party email software (Thunderbird etc.). The fault also appears to be impacting other email domains run […]

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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