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Monday Morning Links - - Mon, 21 Oct 2019

Is mobile data now a basic human right?
Verizon 5G goes live in three major sports and entertainment arenas
AT&T Hikes Online-TV Prices Up to 30% in Second Boost This Year
Verizon to Acquire More AWS-3, mmWave Spectrum
What coverage does Visible offer using Verizon's network?
AT&T TV NOW is Experiencing Widespread Billing Issues Causing Confusion With Subscribers
Yet Another Streaming Service Plots Debut, Quibi Partners with T-Mobile
First USDA ReConnect Rural Broadband Funding Awarded to a Tennessee Electric Cooperative
FTC official says data collection allows Big Tech to hurt competition
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Friday Morning Links - - Fri, 18 Oct 2019

Report Finds Sparse 5G Coverage with AT&T and Verizon Offering the Fastest Speeds, but Sprint Has Broader Reach
Surge of Streaming Options Triggers 'Subscription Overload' - Study
Netflix Pushes Past 158.3M Global Streaming Subs as New OTT Rivals Emerge
Sinclair, AT&T Reach Retrans Agreement
Locast Adds Atlanta, Phoenix
AT&T, Elliott Management in talks after activist campaign launched
AT&T TV is Ending Its Beta Program For The Android TV Osprey Box
Samsung says it will issue a patch for a fingerprint recognition bug on its Galaxy S10 phone that allowed any fingerprint to unlock the phone
Upcoming Nvidia Shield TV Pro and Shield TV Devices Appeared Online
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Thursday Morning Links - - Thu, 17 Oct 2019

FCC has formally approved the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint on a party-line vote, with Democrats dissenting
Massive Verizon outage across the US effecting customers data, texting and calling abilities
Why Fiber is Vastly Superior to Cable and 5G
FCC authorizes $61m for rural broadband
Netflix Pushes Past 158.3M Global Streaming Subs as New OTT Rivals Emerge
Civil Rights Groups Strike Diversity Agreement with T-Mobile-Sprint
Amazon Reports Collision Risk for Mega-Constellation of Kuiper Internet Satellites
Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar Slams FCC for T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Approval
After delays, the UK government quietly drops its controversial plan to implement an age verification requirement for porn websites
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Wednesday Morning Links - - Wed, 16 Oct 2019

SpaceX files paperwork to launch up to 30,000 more Starlink global internet satellites
Google Stadia launches on November 19 across more than a dozen markets
Sling TV simplifies access to free content on Android and Amazon Fire devices, no credit card required
Satellite broadband's boom
Microsoft, ARK Multicasting seek to ease rural ISP network congestion by combining two technologies: NEXTGEN TV and white spaces fixed wireless broadband
US 5G Networks Marked by Paltry Coverage, Unimpressive Speeds, Independent Tests Show
T-Mobile-Sprint Deal Gets Some Tunney Act Pushback - Critics said deal does not pass public interest test
T-Mobile offers broadband PTT (push-to-talk) with ESChat technology
Cisco CEO Says 5G Networks Could Be Active In 2 to 3 Years
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Tuesday Morning Links - - Tue, 15 Oct 2019

Why Fixed Broadband Is More Important Than Ever
5G home broadband moves forward as 34 OEMs commit to Snapdragon modems
Fixed Wireless Usage Report: 4 Mbps Average Speed, 196 GB Per Month
Amid U.S. C-Band Spectrum Debate, a Swiss Carrier Claims 3.67 Gbps 5G Speeds Using C-Band Spectrum
Why Many Operators Just Can't Quit 2G
Mapping Sprint vs. Verizon 5G Coverage in NYC
T-Mobile CEO 'leaks' Pixel 4 during cooking show
Verizon is looking to implement a fiber alternative to scale 5G deployments
Apple might be sending your browsing data to China s Tencent by default
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Business UK ISP Onecom to Create 125 Extra Jobs for Growth - Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Business broadband and communications provider Onecom, which recently secured a £100m funding package from LDC and Ares Management Corporation to help accelerate their “organic and inorganic growth ambitions” (here), has announced their intention to recruit a further 125 workers as part of their expansion. At present Onecom has around 100,000 customers, with a workforce of […]

Three UK Pilots New Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) - Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Mobile operator Three UK, specifically their Three Wholesale division, has today announced their first pilot of a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN / LPWA), which is intended to form the foundation for an eventual nationwide roll-out in order to help connect Internet of Things (IoT) devices (e.g. remote sensors, smart devices etc.). Existing 4G […]

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK Bring 1Gb Broadband to Manchester - Mon, 21 Oct 2019

Cable operator Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has today announced that the second UK city area to benefit from their new 1Gbps broadband speed upgrade is Greater Manchester, which is set to benefit around 500,000 premises in the area and follows Southampton (100,000 premises) as their first city last month. Just to recap. The new […]

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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