Internet Service Provider

Earlier this month in our look at DOCSIS 3.0 channel bonding, we mentioned the benefits of buying your own cable modem (CM). Today we’re going to examine in depth Comcast-approved cable modems (CMs). For a brief overview of channel bonding, … Continue reading

An L.A.-based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) piggybacking on Sprint’s and (just within the last year) AT&T’s cellular networks in the U.S. and Three’s network in the UK, FreedomPop is a provider of both 4G LTE and free IP mobile … Continue reading

Perhaps you remember those halcyon days of a decade or so ago when SmartPhones were attempting to gain market penetration and cellular carriers (Mobile Network Operators or MNOs) like AT&T were offering “lifetime unlimited” data when they had plenty of … Continue reading

Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) sounds like something extremely complicated, but it’s actually pretty straightforward. An MVNO is simply a carrier that operates on a virtual network, meaning that they rent their data and coverage from one of the Big … Continue reading

Fixed wireless services have long been a staple of communications in lesser-developed countries (LDCs), particularly those with little wireline infrastructure. Rather than plow scarce resources into increasingly obsolete wireline technologies, LDCs opted instead for wireless technologies with their cheaper construction … Continue reading

The folks who bring you Google Fiber, Google Chrome, Google Glass and many other tech innovations have come up with Project Fi. Unveiled in April 2015, it’s the first serious go at unifying the world’s wireless networks — and service … Continue reading

Similar to the triple play bundles offered by Verizon’s FiOs and AT&T’s U-Verse, CenturyLink’s Internet-based Prism TV is delivered via fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), Fiber-to-the-node/curb/building (FTTX), hybrid fiber coax (HFC), VDSL2  or ADSL2 technologies. Consumers can choose from four Prism® packages — … Continue reading

Once again, marketers have muddied the tech waters by misleading consumers with less-than-truthful descriptions of their products. Like “4G Smartphones.” Or “4K TVs.” Here, AT&T has gone beyond the pale with their ‘MicroCell’ offering, which is actually a femtocell. It’s … Continue reading

Perhaps you’ve heard how cable TV subscribership in the U.S. is on a downward glide. Why? Viewers are “cutting the cable” in favor of content streamed over the Internet rather than paying exorbitant prices for channel tiers (which invariably include … Continue reading

Updated: October 24, 2016 In the short span of 20-something years, Americans who once shared a POTS landline with a home phone and computer now use dedicated high speed Internet access and, in many cases, no home POTS at all. … Continue reading

The Smart Home and the age of The Internet of Things is rapidly changing technology by increasing the demand for devices that are more capable. Verizon recently introduced a device capable of meeting new requirements for Smart Home technology. In … Continue reading

More and more subscribers to cable television services are choosing to cut the cord in favor of other more cost effective options. Comcast recently unveiled a solution that encourages its customers to retain their cable service subscription. In an effort … Continue reading

A few years ago, Comcast rolled out an affordable high speed broadband service that promised to bring the Internet to low income families. But some challenge Comcast’s motives for rolling out the Internet Essentials project. According to a study conducted … Continue reading

Comcast has been rolling out a new Wi-Fi service for its Internet subscribers that appears to be a good idea but, at the same time, is causing controversy among Comcast customers. Comcast recently introduced a new feature for subscribers to … Continue reading

Many families share the home network which can be tricky when it comes to controlling your children’s access to the Internet. Many of the Internet service providers are providing great alternatives to the conventional parental control software you see on … Continue reading

Net Neutrality which is also known as open Internet, enables free speech and protects our rights to open communications online. Recent proposed rules by the FCC now threaten to crush Net Neutrality. The future of Net Neutrality is now up … Continue reading

In October of 2013, AT&T announced a new initiative that would bring advanced technologies and connectivity to more than 100 cities during 2014. The company kicked off the project with a roll out of its first gigabit network in Austin, … Continue reading

Cox Communications is another option for high speed Internet access, digital television, and voice services.  The company started out in 1998 as Cox Cable and then branched out to Cox Communications which is now the third largest provider of cable … Continue reading

If you are exploring different options for high speed Internet access one of the major cable companies is Time Warner.  Currently it is one of the largest cable and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the United States and offers high … Continue reading

If you are unfamiliar with Optimum Online, it is an Internet access service provided by Cablevision which provides digital television and voice services in addition to high speed Internet services.  Cablevision has been existence since the 1970s and got its … Continue reading

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