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AT&T Internet

AT&T has recently announced that they have launched high-speed fiber internet service in the greater Birmingham area, Alabama. Moreover, reports say that they are also planning to expand the high-speed fiber internet services to neighboring communities like Hoover and Alabaster.

As per the announcement from AT&T, residents and small business owners of Birmingham can sign up and make use of the 1-gigabit internet connection. Parts of Montevallo, Chelsea, Pelham, and neighboring communities can also access the high-speed connection.

AT&T claims that the 1-gigabit high-speed fiber internet connection is about 20 times faster than the average speed that is offered by wired internet services. Officials stated that the prices for the connection will start around 70 dollars a month.

Fiber internet or high-speed internet can be a big boon for high-tech businesses in the area that has lot of servers and data needs. AT&T has launched the high-speed internet service in Madison and Huntsville last month and it is a big success. However, AT&T is not the only telecom company that is eyeing the growing fiber optic market in the United States.

AT&T plans to connect, apartments, small businesses, and homes in 11 new metros to their 1 Gigabit internet connection. This expansion is part of the newly made AT&T Fiber umbrella brand, under which, they plan to bring their Ultra Fast internet service to at least 67 metros. Reports say that AT&T is targeting to serve at least 45 metros by the end of the year.

The Ultra Fast internet service is already launched in areas of 29 of the largest metro areas in the country. This service is marketed to more than three million locations now, out of which, over 500,000 accounts to condominiums and apartments. It is believed that AT&T is on track to exceed their target of 12.5 million locations planned by 2019.

COX:

Cox Communications has made it possible to use mobile health checkups, cleaning, cooking, video conference, live podcasting, and video games simultaneously on the same internet source. This is possible with the G1GABLAST service by Cox, which is actually a part of the Cox Smart Home services.

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Cox Communications had earlier put the Cox Smart Home for display at Esencia in Rancho Mission Viejo in a model home. Esencia is Orange County’s first master-planned residential community wired with fiber-optic technology. This will present an opportunity for homeowners to access and enjoy the fast internet service from Cox.

Cox Communications claims that their internet service at Esencia will be hundred times faster than the normal internet service we receive today. They also added that their subscribers would be able to download almost 1000 photos or a high definition movie in about a minute.

In a latest release, Cox Communications stated, “Today’s average household connects six devices to the internet, from laptops and tablets to gaming and smartphones. That number is expected to increase to 50 devices by the year 2022.”

Cox representatives also demonstrated their latest internet service by enlisting podcasters, professional gamers, video bloggers, and many other professionals. Cox Communications simultaneously operated 30 different devices on the same internet source and the demonstration event was a huge success for the major company.

TWC Internet:

PanTerra Networks is a leading provider of unified cloud services and they have announced the expansion of their SmartBand services. The SmartBand service will be expanded to include Time Warner Cable (TWC) 15mb-50mb internet plans. The addition of TWC connectivity to the SmartBand offering of PanTerra will make sure that the users will have an even wider footprint and they will get more options while making a complete cloud based communication solutions.

The partnership of PanTerra with TWC internet shows their commitment in offering their users ultra safe and reliable cloud based solutions that include unified communications, contact center, file sharing services, and collaborations. PanTerra is the first provider to offer an end-to-end secure cloud solution with their HIPAA compliant cloud and Multi Factor authentication for all the optional MLPS networks and IP phones. WorldSmart solution from PanTerra is able to provide the most secure communication solution for any business. WorldSmart solution is interoperable with Office 365, Google Apps, Dropbox, and Outlook.

Dish Network® Buys Denver-Based Tech Startup ParkiFi

Dish Network® has acquired ParkiFi, a tech company that offers parking sensors that work over a cloud-based platform. The acquisition has more to do with Dish Network’s future as a wireless provider and has little to do with their satellite TV offering. “I think 80 percent of the ParkiFi team’s experience goes beyond parking,” said Tom Cullen, the Executive Vice President of Dish®, who also oversees their wireless space. “Once we started talking, our research showed that parking is a big market and an adequate opportunity for us to compete in. But beyond parking, there’s a number of other applications and verticals that internet of things can address and their expertise from design, development and IP development can influence or
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DirecTV Now® Earns Record 1.2 Million Subscribers in 2017

It was recently reported that DirecTV Now®, AT&T’s internet pay-TV service, has earned about 1.2 million subscribers by the end of 2017. This record growth of subscribers comes after AT&T® launched this service in November 2016. In spite of this record increase in subscribers, there is a decline in DirecTV’s satellite service customers. The service experienced a dwindling in customer rates with a loss of around 147,000 customers during the fourth quarter of 2017. U-Verse®, another TV service provided by AT&T®, also had a steep decline with 60,000 dropouts of subscribers during the fourth quarter of the year. AT&T® is one of the major cable providers in the country and had about 25.5 million TV subscribers last year. AT&T® released
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CenturyLink® Equips US Bank Stadium Network for Super Bowl

CenturyLink® is responsible for the technology upgrades at Minneapolis’s US Bank Stadium everything from the large-screen TV to the Wi-Fi facility and video streams. If you are an NFL fan in the stadium for the Super Bowl event on Sunday or around its premises, you can access the network equipped by the fastest internet provider. “It’s been an extremely exciting project,” said Jesse Sullivan, the Director of Smart Solutions of CenturyLink®. “The biggest thing now is getting everything perfect for Super Bowl Sunday.” Referring to the power outage that occurred amidst the Baltimore Ravens versus San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl in 2013 held at the Superdome Stadium in New Orleans, Sullivan said, “We don’t want the lights to go out,”
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Comcast® to Offer High-Speed Internet Service in West Michigan

One of the best internet providers in the United States, Comcast Corporation® recently announced that they would be offering a faster internet service to their customers in West Michigan by the end of this month. The officials from the telecom giant also announced that the new internet service would deliver a maximum internet speed of 1 Gigabit-per-second to both business and residential customers in the area. In addition to that, Comcast® also stated that the announced speeds are among the fastest and will also be available to all their customers. Reports from several reliable sources indicate that the latest high-speed internet service is available across most of the service areas covered by Comcast® in West Michigan, including Grand Rapids. In
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Charter® Responds to the Statements of FCC Chairman

The fourth-largest cable company in the United States, Charter Communications® recently offered an argument for the Washington DC regulators. In addition to that, the officials from Charter® also added that they are testing their 5G wireless technology in about 6 different markets. In a press release announcing the initiative, Charter Communications® said, “Charter® believes fixed wireless access technologies at lower frequencies could be suitable for rural broadband, providing wireline-like broadband connectivity and speeds, and is conducting trials in the 3.5 GHz band. Accordingly, with the FCC in the midst of proceedings to examine the steps it can take to facilitate the deployment of broadband, and Congress and the Administration working on ways to enhance America’s broadband infrastructure, it is important
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Comcast® Forges New Deal with Amazon Web Services to Leverage its Cloud Facilities

Comcast® Cable, a major subsidiary of Comcast Corporation®, has announced a new collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This will enable Amazon Web Services to become the preferred cloud provider of Comcast® that will further promote a strategic relationship between the two companies. According to the announcement, Comcast® will rely on the facilities offered by Amazon Web Services for all its future applications. The cable provider is planning to use the cloud facilities for developing many of its latest products. Comcast® Cable has been increasingly focusing on developing its X1 Voice Remote technology centered on cloud services. This will have numerous applications rather than for the pay TV such as in the xFi Wi-Fi management tools of Comcast® and its
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Comcast® Equips Xfinity® X1 Dashboard with New Features for PyeongChang 2018

The best internet provider Comcast® recently said that Xfinity® TV customers can experience 2018’s Winter Olympics on the TV and across virtual platforms. The Winter Olympic Games will be hosted by PyeongChang County of South Korea starting February 9, 2018. After the successful Rio Olympics two years ago, Comcast® rolls out some new features on X1 dashboard, Stream App and web channels so that customers can personalize how they will want to view PyeongChang 2018, and enjoy Olympics virtually real-time. “Our goal is to raise the bar for the modern-day Olympics viewing experience across platforms, and experiment with new features and functionality that will surprise and delight our customers in exciting new ways,” said Matt Strauss, Executive VP of Comcast
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Cox® Extends Gigabit Internet Services Across 40 Percent of its Footprint

Cox Communications® has announced a major breakthrough in its gigabit internet services with its coverage extended to around 40 percent of the customers across its entire service footprint. This is a significant turnover for Cox®, as the expansion of its gigabit DOCSIS 3.1 internet services will help in consolidating its position as the fastest internet provider and Telco in the country. Cox® has made this announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) show in Las Vegas. With this new improvement in coverage, Cox® expects to further expand its coverage with 1-gig service across 90 percent of its footprint by the end of 2019. With this expansion, customers can access residential gigabit internet speeds termed GIGABLAST in all its key markets
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AT&T® Tests Structure Monitoring System to Improve Infrastructure and Commuting

AT&T® recently tested a structure monitoring system considering the present infrastructure in the US and in part of their Smart Cities offerings focused on Internet of Things. The representatives of AT&T® reckon that around half of the bridges in America are over 5 decades old, and that many of the railways and roadways are seldom accessed because they reside in remote areas. That is why the fastest internet provider is planning to improve the roadways and railways infrastructure. The reps of AT&T® spoke about this need at the CES event held in Las Vegas. The Telco said that most bridges could be monitored with their IoT based solution. “Safety is a top concern of citizens and cities alike. This concern
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DirecTV Now® Offering Free Apple TV 4K With Four Months Upfront Payment

DirecTV Now® is offering its customers free Apple TV 4K set-top streaming media box with the condition of pre-paying for DirecTV Now® subscription for at least four months. Customers can opt for this new offering by subscribing for any of the four tiers of DirecTV Now’s subscription offers such as ‘Live a Little’, ‘Just Right’, ‘Go Big’, and ‘Gotta Have’ packages. Thus, a customer can get access to Apple TV 4K costing about $179.99 to $199 by just subscribing into even the low cost ‘Live a Little’ plan of DirecTV® that is priced at $35. With this DirecTV® is providing a chance for customers who wish to try streaming media and ultra quality 4K content on their television. By subscribing
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Dish Network® Buys Denver-Based Tech Startup ParkiFi

Dish Network® has acquired ParkiFi, a tech company that offers parking sensors that work over a cloud-based platform. The acquisition has more to do with Dish Network’s future as a wireless provider and has little to do with their satellite TV offering. “I think 80 percent of the ParkiFi team’s experience goes beyond parking,” said Tom Cullen, the Executive Vice President of Dish®, who also oversees their wireless space. “Once we started talking, our research showed that parking is a big market and an adequate opportunity for us to compete in. But beyond parking, there’s a number of other applications and verticals that internet of things can address and their expertise from design, development and IP development can influence or
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DirecTV Now® Earns Record 1.2 Million Subscribers in 2017

It was recently reported that DirecTV Now®, AT&T’s internet pay-TV service, has earned about 1.2 million subscribers by the end of 2017. This record growth of subscribers comes after AT&T® launched this service in November 2016. In spite of this record increase in subscribers, there is a decline in DirecTV’s satellite service customers. The service experienced a dwindling in customer rates with a loss of around 147,000 customers during the fourth quarter of 2017. U-Verse®, another TV service provided by AT&T®, also had a steep decline with 60,000 dropouts of subscribers during the fourth quarter of the year. AT&T® is one of the major cable providers in the country and had about 25.5 million TV subscribers last year. AT&T® released
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CenturyLink® Equips US Bank Stadium Network for Super Bowl

CenturyLink® is responsible for the technology upgrades at Minneapolis’s US Bank Stadium everything from the large-screen TV to the Wi-Fi facility and video streams. If you are an NFL fan in the stadium for the Super Bowl event on Sunday or around its premises, you can access the network equipped by the fastest internet provider. “It’s been an extremely exciting project,” said Jesse Sullivan, the Director of Smart Solutions of CenturyLink®. “The biggest thing now is getting everything perfect for Super Bowl Sunday.” Referring to the power outage that occurred amidst the Baltimore Ravens versus San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl in 2013 held at the Superdome Stadium in New Orleans, Sullivan said, “We don’t want the lights to go out,”
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Comcast® to Offer High-Speed Internet Service in West Michigan

One of the best internet providers in the United States, Comcast Corporation® recently announced that they would be offering a faster internet service to their customers in West Michigan by the end of this month. The officials from the telecom giant also announced that the new internet service would deliver a maximum internet speed of 1 Gigabit-per-second to both business and residential customers in the area. In addition to that, Comcast® also stated that the announced speeds are among the fastest and will also be available to all their customers. Reports from several reliable sources indicate that the latest high-speed internet service is available across most of the service areas covered by Comcast® in West Michigan, including Grand Rapids. In
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Charter® Responds to the Statements of FCC Chairman

The fourth-largest cable company in the United States, Charter Communications® recently offered an argument for the Washington DC regulators. In addition to that, the officials from Charter® also added that they are testing their 5G wireless technology in about 6 different markets. In a press release announcing the initiative, Charter Communications® said, “Charter® believes fixed wireless access technologies at lower frequencies could be suitable for rural broadband, providing wireline-like broadband connectivity and speeds, and is conducting trials in the 3.5 GHz band. Accordingly, with the FCC in the midst of proceedings to examine the steps it can take to facilitate the deployment of broadband, and Congress and the Administration working on ways to enhance America’s broadband infrastructure, it is important
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comcast® Forges New Deal with Amazon Web Services to Leverage its Cloud Facilities

Comcast® Cable, a major subsidiary of Comcast Corporation®, has announced a new collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This will enable Amazon Web Services to become the preferred cloud provider of Comcast® that will further promote a strategic relationship between the two companies. According to the announcement, Comcast® will rely on the facilities offered by Amazon Web Services for all its future applications. The cable provider is planning to use the cloud facilities for developing many of its latest products. Comcast® Cable has been increasingly focusing on developing its X1 Voice Remote technology centered on cloud services. This will have numerous applications rather than for the pay TV such as in the xFi Wi-Fi management tools of Comcast® and its
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comcast® Equips Xfinity® X1 Dashboard with New Features for PyeongChang 2018

The best internet provider Comcast® recently said that Xfinity® TV customers can experience 2018’s Winter Olympics on the TV and across virtual platforms. The Winter Olympic Games will be hosted by PyeongChang County of South Korea starting February 9, 2018. After the successful Rio Olympics two years ago, Comcast® rolls out some new features on X1 dashboard, Stream App and web channels so that customers can personalize how they will want to view PyeongChang 2018, and enjoy Olympics virtually real-time. “Our goal is to raise the bar for the modern-day Olympics viewing experience across platforms, and experiment with new features and functionality that will surprise and delight our customers in exciting new ways,” said Matt Strauss, Executive VP of Comcast
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Cox® Extends Gigabit Internet Services Across 40 Percent of its Footprint

Cox Communications® has announced a major breakthrough in its gigabit internet services with its coverage extended to around 40 percent of the customers across its entire service footprint. This is a significant turnover for Cox®, as the expansion of its gigabit DOCSIS 3.1 internet services will help in consolidating its position as the fastest internet provider and Telco in the country. Cox® has made this announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) show in Las Vegas. With this new improvement in coverage, Cox® expects to further expand its coverage with 1-gig service across 90 percent of its footprint by the end of 2019. With this expansion, customers can access residential gigabit internet speeds termed GIGABLAST in all its key markets
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AT&T® Tests Structure Monitoring System to Improve Infrastructure and Commuting

AT&T® recently tested a structure monitoring system considering the present infrastructure in the US and in part of their Smart Cities offerings focused on Internet of Things. The representatives of AT&T® reckon that around half of the bridges in America are over 5 decades old, and that many of the railways and roadways are seldom accessed because they reside in remote areas. That is why the fastest internet provider is planning to improve the roadways and railways infrastructure. The reps of AT&T® spoke about this need at the CES event held in Las Vegas. The Telco said that most bridges could be monitored with their IoT based solution. “Safety is a top concern of citizens and cities alike. This concern
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

DirecTV Now® Offering Free Apple TV 4K With Four Months Upfront Payment

DirecTV Now® is offering its customers free Apple TV 4K set-top streaming media box with the condition of pre-paying for DirecTV Now® subscription for at least four months. Customers can opt for this new offering by subscribing for any of the four tiers of DirecTV Now’s subscription offers such as ‘Live a Little’, ‘Just Right’, ‘Go Big’, and ‘Gotta Have’ packages. Thus, a customer can get access to Apple TV 4K costing about $179.99 to $199 by just subscribing into even the low cost ‘Live a Little’ plan of DirecTV® that is priced at $35. With this DirecTV® is providing a chance for customers who wish to try streaming media and ultra quality 4K content on their television. By subscribing
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