Tag Archive: service

Aug 01 2014

Reddit AMA: Gig City Solves Net Neutrality Debate

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There you have it. In one question, the issues with Net Neutrality are solved. EPB Fiber Optics in Chattanooga, TN has poignantly and elegantly pointed out the problem with the nation’s largest Internet service providers. As you can see from the screenshot above, it seems like the most important question was asked first of EPB …

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Jul 11 2014

I hate Facebook and why I can’t quit

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I guess it sounds funny for someone to say that they hate Facebook, but in my case, it’s true. I hate Facebook. I hate Facebook for all the arguments it causes, all the drama it instigates and social awkwardness it imposes on people by having someone leave an off-color comment. But you really have to …

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Jul 08 2014

Should Google and Netflix Embarrass and Shame the ISPs?

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Apparently, Google and Netflix have taken it upon themselves to do the honorable duty of exposing Internet service providers as the culprits behind why customers can’t get quality Internet service. First it started out with Netflix exposing Verizon customers to a small notice that indicated that Verizon’s networks were not up to par and that’s why …

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Mar 28 2014

Why does Comcast not advertise Internet Essentials Service?

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Comcast has been in the news a lot lately. The Verge recently posted an article about Comcast offering low income families affordable Internet service for basically 10 bucks a month; it’s called Internet Essentials. This plan has been in place since 2011, but is not something that Comcast runs around telling everyone. This particular arrangement wasn’t …

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Mar 27 2014

Comcast, Verizon and AT&T plan on killing off Netflix with bandwidth fees

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Netflix is under siege. I love how the ISPs in the United States are offloading the responsibility of building up and extending their networks to hold and maintain higher bandwidth traffic, while trying to offload the cost of that network expansion to another company— Netflix. Comcast, Verizon and AT&T all have TV customers, all provide …

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Mar 24 2014

Netflix and Enemies of the Internet

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This past week’s been pretty interesting when it comes to the neutrality,Netflix and the future of the Internet. We saw lots of new developments with Netflix and Comcast, as well as openly pointed discussions about backbone Internet service providers upset about Internet service providers charging for Internet service to customers in the last legs of …

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Jan 16 2014

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

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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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Dec 10 2013

This is WHY you should avoid DOWNLOAD.COM [c|net]

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I’m posting this article for the sole purpose to advise people NOT to download stuff from Download.com. I was in search of some Windows Bluetooth drivers today because while Android and iPhone seem to have NO PROBLEMS detecting Bluetooth devices [mics/headsets], Microsoft Windows won’t even try to detect devices correctly. BUT this brought me to …

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Nov 15 2013

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

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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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Nov 05 2013

Roku + Plex is awesome for vacation entertainment

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I recently got back from from being on vacation for a week. I absolutely love the downtime and I do my best not to get too wrapped up in technology topics during my vacation time. But I have to admit, from my vacation last year, I found myself in situations where it was early in …

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