Tag: caps

My 2.5 Months with DirecTV Now (so far)

As just another person that’s disappointed with their cable service, I’m exploring options for getting my entertainment elsewhere. In addition to digitizing the bulk of my video library, I recently saw the advertisements by DirecTV Now. Their introductory offer is three months of streaming TV service for $10 a month; their baseline service. At this point, I’ve had …

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Comcast Is Combating Cord Cutters With ‘Data Caps’- Sorry; ‘Data Usage Plans’

Beware cord cutters, Comcast is on to you and they’ve already made adjustments to account for your sneakiness in the future. And if that’s not enough, Comcast continues their downward spiral towards the most hated company in America by blaming their customer base for their security problem; but that’s another story. It wasn’t too many …

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Is RedBox and Netflix keeping DVD alive?

As a person that uses technology proactively, I use smartphones, tablets, Roku and Android TV and other stuff, but I still like using DVDs too. A lot of articles have declared DVD’s dead. They even say Blu-Ray is going away, but I raise my hand to say wait just a second; I’m not convinced just …

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ISP’s Anxious to Charge for Bandwidth Overages as Netflix Offers UHDTV

As consumers start snapping up the ultra HD 4K televisions are being produced now, consumers are now expecting to be able to take full advantage of the ultra HD resolution. As the most popular streaming service, Netflix has stepped up and started offering ultra HD content on a test basis. Netflix has a support page …

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Can you and your ISP handle the download of Ultra HDTV Media?

Okay, so a few short years ago everyone decided that all television broadcasts going to go out as high definition. A completely digital broadcast of the regular shows that you been watching for years. It started off because of the high definition televisions are being sold. Some of the resolutions of the high-definition TVs work …

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Why care that ISPs want to increase their speeds?

I’m surprised that the service providers keep using this marketing ploy to lure customers and to some sort of speed competition. Everyone should know by now that you can only get information as fast as it can be sent. What’s more interesting about this is why would you increase the rate at which someone can …

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Comcast and Skype: Making the video conferencing standard

Almost a year ago I posted an article about Microsoft purchasing Skype [roughly $8 billion]. I still think that Microsoft only purchased Skype for their customer base, and while I think there still needs to be a standard for video conferencing protocols, the way standards established themselves is by whoever is the most popular; it …

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Bandwidth Should Be Unlimited

Several years ago when phone providers were coming out with their data plans, they could offer unlimited data plans for a flat rate because basically no one was using large amounts of data; there was another applications that were really showing a huge draw on the services of the phone providers networks. But as everyone …

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Get ready for ‘Skype me later!’

After you heard the news of Microsoft buying Skype, you immediately think, ‘it’s going to the crap house’ or it’s going to be another LIVE application, part of MSN Messenger— and your probably right in some respects, but I heard the news that Comcast is going in to business with Skype… That’s a MUCH smarter …

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ISP bandwidth Caps are holding back the Cloud

I have covered this ground for years… ISP’s are such a disappointment. They started out okay, then they went to the sky with unlimited bandwidth for Internet access and then they laid the ‘smack down’ on their customers with the tiered service for Internet access. While the commercials ring in about how grea ‘the cloud’ …

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