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5G Deploying Faster Than 4G; Controversial New Map May Finally Bring Broadband To Everyone In America; + more news - - Fri, 27 Mar 2020

5G Deploying Faster Than 4G
How a controversial new broadband map may finally bring fast internet to everyone in America
Maine hopes new law will improve rural broadband access
10G Capability for Cable Broadband Inches Closer as DOCSIS 4.0 Specification Published
Disney Plus Downloaded 5M Times in 1st Day of Euro Rollout
Major UK ISPs Pause Orders for Ultrafast Broadband Services
AT&T, Cricket offer stupid cheap $15 2GB plans, bonus data for prepaid customers
SlingTV Launches Free 14-Day Quarantine Offer
JR Shaw, Shaw Communications founder, dies at 85
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Verizon, AT&T & Others Mobilize To Fight Virus; How To Get Verizon, AT&T Data-Cap Fees Waived For Pandemic; + more news - - Thu, 26 Mar 2020

Verizon, AT&T and others mobilize to fight a virus hitting close to home
How to get Verizon and AT&T data-cap fees waived during the pandemic
Comcast, Verizon, and Plex roll out free offers for those stuck at home
Charter extends free broadband and Wi-Fi offer to K-12 teachers and college professors
Keeping Critical Connections Act Would Provide $2 Billion for Rural Broadband Providers
FCC Extends Net Neutrality Comment Deadline
AT&T TV NOW Subscribers Will Get Free Premium Channels Through April
Apple is weighing a delay of the launch of the iPhone 12 by months over fears of low sales and supply chain constraints amid the coronavirus pandemic
T-Mobile Now Lets Customers Use Apple Pay to Pay Bills Online and in App
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Trump Signs 5G & Broadband Mapping Bills Into Law; Peak Evening Demand Still The Network Capacity Challenge; + more news - - Wed, 25 Mar 2020

Trump signs 5G and broadband mapping legislation into law
Peak evening demand still the network capacity challenge
YouTube and game downloads add to growing list of throttled services
Report: 5G Connections Reached 17.7 Million as of 4Q19, Just a Tad Behind 4G s 5.3 Billion
Getting ready for the Uncarrier's big second act
Pai: FCC Needs Mapping Funding from Congress ASAP
AT&T Boosting Pay of Front Line Employees
Telecoms are sneaking stay home messages onto customers smartphones
Android TV Set-top Solution Announced by Broadcom and Verimatrix
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Spectrum Internet & TV Services Are Down Across The US; SpaceX Gets License For 1M Broadband User Terminals; + more news - - Tue, 24 Mar 2020

Spectrum internet and TV services are down across the U.S.
SpaceX gets FCC license for 1 million satellite-broadband user terminals
Coronavirus has made peak internet usage into the new normal
Verizon gives customers extra mobile data, drops broadband data caps, and starts initiatives to help low-income families stay online
T-Mobile Connect Low-Cost Service Launches Early
Operators experiment with 5G pricing
FCC: Closed Schools, Libraries Can Still Get E-Rate Funding; Clarifies they can provide subsidized Wi-Fi to public even when shuttered
US carriers forgiving late payments, bolstering benefits during coronavirus fallout (Update: Verizon)
Mobile operators in Italy, Germany, and Austria are now sharing anonymized aggregated data with health authorities, to map people's concentrations and movements
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UN: Fastest, Broadest Broadband Possible Is Priority At This Time; Broadband Is Not Immune To COVID-19; + more news - - Mon, 23 Mar 2020

UN: Fastest, Broadest Broadband Possible is Priority in Time of Coronavirus
Broadband is not immune to COVID-19
Facebook joins Netflix, Disney+ in reducing streaming quality in Europe
Poland Is Using A Country-Wide Minecraft Server To Get Kids To Stay Home
Reports: data on 538M Weibo users, including real names, site usernames, gender, location info, and 172M phone numbers, is up for sale on the dark web
Comcast Integrates Hulu Into Flex, X1 Platforms
AT&T CEO addresses major surge in mobile, Wi-Fi usage as more people work from home
Elon Musk says that SpaceX Has no Plans to Spin Off Starlink
Taiwan rolls out a mobile phone-based electronic fence that uses location-tracking to ensure people who are quarantined stay in their homes

**Remember to wash your hands! Please stay safe.
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LEO Satellite Broadband Firm OneWeb Files for Bankruptcy - Sun, 29 Mar 2020

The British-registered space company OneWeb, which had been in the process of launching a mega constellation of compact Low Earth Orbit (LEO) ultrafast broadband satellites, has officially filed for voluntary relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the USA. But finding a buyer in this climate may present some challenges. OneWeb, much like […]

Mobile Firms and UK ISPs Commit to Protect Vulnerable Users - Sun, 29 Mar 2020

Most of the major UK broadband ISPs and mobile network operators have today agreed a set of “important commitments” with Ofcom and Government (DCMS) help to support and protect “vulnerable consumers,” as well as those who may become vulnerable due to circumstances arising from COVID-19 (Coronavirus). At present vulnerable customers (e.g. elderly people, those with […]

Impact of COVID-19 on the UK Full Fibre Broadband Rollout - Sat, 28 Mar 2020

The rapid spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has had a significant impact upon the United Kingdom and we thought it might be useful to take a quick look at how it’s impacting the national roll-out of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP networks, as well as to try and answer a few common questions. Previously “full fibre” infrastructure […]

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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