Tag: Internet

Netflix Raised Their Prices, And I Don’t Care

I normally get upset if I get a notification from a provider about rate increases. I mean who openly thinks that increasing prices on services is a cool thing? Only the service provider. But you know what, I got my notification earlier this month from Netflix that my service rates were going to go up. …

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VPN’s Are Good, And Not All VPN Users Are Pirates

This morning, an article popped up indicating that PIA [Private Internet Access] was discontinuing service in Russia because of new laws that they passed. The new law indicated that VPN servers operating in Russia must maintain an activity log on all users for the duration of a year. I think the most part, they’re probably …

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Wire Pushes Open Standards And End-to-End Encryption For Video Chat

I like trying to keep track of applications that gives users the ability to do video chat, and Skype and Google Hangouts are probably the most common right now among most users, but last year the Scott co-founder Janus Friis launched a new project called Wire. The application is compatible with modern-day browsers such as …

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FCC looking to give low-income families broadband Internet service for under $10

I saw in a blog post today by the FCC Chairman Tom wheeler that the FCC is planning on extending the Lifeline program to give low-income families access to broadband internet service. While some people don’t have access to broadband internet service at all, most don’t have broadband internet service because the price is too high. …

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The FCC Says That Cable Customers Can Ditch Their Cable Boxes For Streaming Services

This past week should have been pretty exciting for customers who are fed up with their cable companies and Cord Cutters alike. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that customers should be able to get their cable through other venues besides having to rent a cable box. This means that customers should be able …

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With Luck, Deadpool Will Change The Rules For Comic Book Movies

Like a lot of other people this past weekend, I went to see the new Deadpool movie; actually, I saw twice. If I’m being completely honest, would go see the movie the first time to make sure that it was kid friendly; it wasn’t. There was a lot of F-bombs, violence and language. It was …

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Internet: Xfinity Comcast vs. EPB

There continues to be a battle in Tennessee to allow municipalities that provide Internet service to expand beyond a certain range. Companies like AT&T and Comcast, and other cable companies, are fighting to keep their territories monopolized. Comcast’s strongest point with customer retention as a do with long-term customers who don’t like change or are …

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Super Bowl 50 Was Great Unless You Were Using CBS Sports Streaming Service

Last year, more than 1.3 million people watched the Super Bowl through NBC’s streaming service. This year, CBS did the same with their streaming service. You are able to watch the Super Bowl through CBS’s streaming application and with media streaming boxes like Roku. Customer got to stream the Super Bowl in high definition and …

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Stream Super Bowl 50 Live with ROKU and CBS

If you’re a ‘cord cutter’ that likes the NFL, or a person who loves streaming content, you already know that there’s not a solid solution for streaming live NFL games, but there are ‘options’. In my opinion, the NFL needs to follow the path of MLB and provide a solution that works, but a lot …

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Hulu Is So Much Better With No Commercials

Before September 2015, Hulu was a service very similar to traditional TV. Forcing subscribers to watch commercials before and during streaming broadcasts. But after September 2015, Hulu introduced a [roughly] $12 a month option to have their service with no commercials [with very few exceptions]. To be honest, I had used Hulu in the past, …

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