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AT&T TV Streaming Service Going National in February; Why States Don't Want Sprint/T-Mobile Merger; + more news of note - - Fri, 13 Dec 2019

AT&T TV Streaming Service Going National in February
The Reasons Why a Group of States Don t Want Sprint and T-Mobile to Merge
Sources describe how ISPs like AT&T and Cox push the FCC to omit unflattering data, among other tactics, to improve scores on FCC's internet speeds report
FCC votes unanimously to open auto airwaves for WiFi
Analyst Cuts Odd For a Successful Merger Between T-Mobile and Sprint
AT&T Exec Hints That '5G Evolution' Is Faster Than T-Mobile's 5G
Friday Is Deadline for Appealing Decision Upholding Net Dereg
Samsung Is Dominating The 5G Market, Accounts For Three-Quarters Of Shipments
CenturyLink WiFi 6 Move is Latest Carrier Embrace of Next Generation WiFi
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Lawsuit Forces CenturyLink To Stop Charging Bogus Fee; T-Mobile/Sprint Trial Serves Up Some Courtroom Drama; + more news - - Thu, 12 Dec 2019

Lawsuit forces CenturyLink to stop charging Internet Cost Recovery Fee
T-Mobile/Sprint Trial Serves Up Healthy Dose of Courtroom Drama
Disney+ has huge first month in downloads (downloaded onto mobile devices 22 million times), tops all Google searches for 2019
Cisco Wants to 'Build a New Internet' for 5G
Statewide Fiber Network Consolidation: Bluebird to Acquire Illinois Network Alliance
With Playstation Vue's January shut down looming, Sony is still in talks with multiple streaming companies to sell its 500K customer base, IP and technology
Senate Commerce approves C-Band Auction Bill, which would direct 10% to rural broadband
Fox Sports & NBC Sports RSNs Go Dark on AT&T TV NOW
Fiber Broadband Association Elects New Chair and Board of Directors
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AT&T Raises DirecTV Prices Despite Losing Millions of Subs; US Homes Have Average of 11 Connected Devices; + more news - - Wed, 11 Dec 2019

AT&T raises DirecTV prices again despite losing millions of customers
U.S. Households Have an Average of 11 Connected Devices - And 5G Should Push That Even Higher
Alphabet's Loon agrees airspace deal with Uganda for internet balloon service
AT&T Targets Labor, Wireline Footprint in New Cost-Cutting Effort
Comcast Tests 2.5-Gig Gateway
Broadband Usage to Spike 19% During Holiday Period, OpenVault Predicts
WarnerMedia chief says HBO Max streaming service offers twice the content as traditional HBO and $14.99 monthly price point is 'compelling'
T-Mobile Exec Paints Sprint Merger as Existential Necessity
First smart TVs, now your smart home can be compromised, FBI warns
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AT&T Sets DirecTV And U-Verse Price Hikes In 2020; Charter CEO: Streaming Isn't Driving Cordcutting; + more news of note - - Tue, 10 Dec 2019

Surprise! AT&T Sets DirecTV And U-Verse Price Hikes In 2020, Citing Higher Program Costs
Charter CEO Tom Rutledge: Streaming isn t driving cordcutting, and lack of broadcast and sports, news could hinder OTT s impact
Magic Leap's Reported Stumbles Cast Shadow Over 5G
Top Sprint exec thought merger with T-Mobile US could lead to price increases across the wireless industry, contrary to public statements by the companies
Charter 'Looking at All Angles' for Licensed Spectrum, CEO Says
Streaming and cordcutting are making a dent in the TV ads business
Comcast CFO Michael Cavanagh says he expects NBC Universal s new streaming service, Peacock, should break even by its fifth year of operation
Verizon is shutting down Yahoo Groups this weekend and blocking users trying to archive its content
Swiss Fiber TV Service 'Salt' Launches Alternative Apple TV 4K Remote Control for Frustrated Customers
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Journalist Visits T-Mobile Store To Talk 5G, Response Was Cringe; T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Case Begins Today; + more news - - Mon, 09 Dec 2019

Journalist goes to T-Mobile to ask about 5G. The response was painful
T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Case Begins Monday; Major Issues On the Line
The Satellite Divide: Which Americans Rely on Satellite Internet?
An overview of 5G rollout plans in the US, technical limitations of millimeter-wave, mid-band, and low-band 5G frequencies, the state of 5G hardware, and more
Mobile Speed Report by Spectrum Band: AT&T Tops 50 Mbps in WCS Band
Bernie Sanders unveils high-speed Internet for all plan - Says he will regulate rates, take on 'greedy cable, telecom monopolies'
Metro & Simple Mobile launch cheaper 5G Plans on T-Mobile's 5G network
FCC Ups Broadband Subsidy Usage Benchmark to 250 GB
SpaceX to test special Starlink satellite aimed at easing astronomers fears
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Broadband ISPs Respond to the 2019 UK General Election Result - Sat, 14 Dec 2019

Yesterday saw the Conservative party return to power after securing a large majority in the 2019 UK General Election. In response broadband ISPs have politely welcomed the “new” government but have called upon PM Boris Johnson to get on with the job of implementing his commitment to gigabit connectivity for all by 2025. Admittedly the […]

Survey Claims Broadband Consumers Save £120 by Haggling - Sat, 14 Dec 2019

A new Savanata survey of 5,016 broadband customers by Which? has claimed that UK consumers can save an average of £120 a year by haggling with their ISP for a better deal, which could take the form of either a discount on your monthly rental or various other incentives in order to stop you switching. […]

Ofcom UK Questions O2’s Compliance in Ongoing Billing Probe UPDATE - Fri, 13 Dec 2019

The UK telecoms regulator has opened a second investigation into O2, which is examining whether or not the mobile operator provided “complete, accurate and on time” information to them as part of their on-going probe into an “Extraordinary Performance Failure” of the company’s metering and billing system. At present broadband ISPs and mobile operators are […]

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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