Tag: Comcast

Jan 16 2014

Expect Netflix and other streaming companies to raise their prices next year

Over the past 20 years, the Internet has been this great and wonderful thing that connects everyone together and shares information freely. It’s done more to transform so many things that we do every day than any other technology that’s ever been introduced. but in roughly the same amount of time, the Internet has gone …

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Nov 15 2013

Netflix-Comcast Deal is NOT Going to Kill Roku and Apple TV

I was reading a very interesting story the other day, less interesting, actually, more provocative than anything. The base of the article was that the deal that Netflix and Comcast is whittling out, to put Netflix as an application/channel onto a set top box that Comcast would provide, would essentially kill Roku and Apple TV. …

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Sep 17 2013

Chattanooga’s EPB is the Nations Fastest ISP and Most Affordable

As a customer EPB, and a resident of Chattanooga, I was ecstatic to hear that EPB was drastically reducing the overall cost of the gigabit service to their customer base. EPB announced that it was cutting its gigabit Internet service from $300 month to under $70 a month; cheaper than what is being offered by …

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Jul 26 2013

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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Jan 09 2013

Cable Companies should be scared to death- ‘Cable Cutters’ are killing them.

In 2013, traditional cable companies need to be extremely careful with their customers and they need to be dead scared, because of the blah cable programming and the archaic program guides that have been offered over the years. Devices like Google TV,  Apple TV,  Boxee and Roku  have only begun to scratch the service of …

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Dec 14 2012

Will 2013 be the year of streaming content?

As 2013 approaches, it looks like it’s going to be the year for revolution when it comes to getting your media entertainment. I can recall when the top executives from Comcast said that people who were trying to cut the cord, or were cord cutters; that they weren’t worried about that. Well, they should be …

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Jul 24 2012

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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May 18 2012

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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Feb 15 2012

No doubt: Video Chat standards are finally being discussed

Back in June of last year, I was discussing the point that video chat protocols were a mess and that there needs to be a standard. Anyone with video chat should be able to go from [say] Skype to a Google+ hangout, or use WebEx. And to reiterate: ‘…The way I see it, there’s nothing …

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Oct 20 2011

Give customers what they want: VOD and à la Carte

‘500 channels with nothing on’ has been a long-standing joke since I was a kid. It’s simply amazing that the cable companies make customers buy packages of channels simply because a customer asks for a specific channel. For example, if someone asks for the science channel, that customer has to purchase a package of 15 …

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