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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.

AT&T® Offer Internet Service to Rural Areas of the Dorchester County

Looking up at the latest happenings, browsing social media, or studying for school from a smartphone or a home PC will no longer be a dream for many people from the rural Dorchester County. Accessing internet in their home computer or phone has become a reality for many who previously found themselves driving to Summerville or visiting a library to have internet access, as AT&T® is offering their internet service to the residents of the county thereby setting a good example for the other Internet providers in the area. “People who weren’t able to…can now do all that kind of stuff,” said Jack Mitchell, who is the regional director of external affairs for AT&T® South Carolina. This is happy news
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CenturyLink® Fiber Cut Affecting Internet and Phone Line from Carbondale to Aspen

A fiber optic link from one of the best internet service provider in Jackson County, CenturyLink® was cut near Carbondale, due to which mobile phone and internet service from the city of Carbondale to Aspen was affected for many hours. However, Pitkin County authorities said that the services in Carbondale were restored fast. A Pitkin County alert said that some landlines and mobile services were down at the Aspen Valley hospital. The Sheriff of Pitkin County advised the public to go to the local fire station and report emergences, if they were unable to reach 911 due to the outage. The authorities of Garfield County, however, did not issue any guidance for the residents. The 911 service authorities said that
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The U.S. Army Joins Hands with AT&T®

The U.S. Army recently offered a contract to the telecom giant AT&T®. The officials from the telecom company announced that the main aim of this newly signed contract is to modernize and unify the communication capabilities of the U.S. Army. Reports from several reliable sources indicate that the Army has offered a 5-year contract to AT&T® in order to provide instant chat/messaging, integrated video, voice, and screen-sharing capabilities to approximately 1 million authorized users in the U.S. Army on both unclassified and classified networks. In a recent release, the officials from the telecom company added that these new services will “make it easier for Army personnel to connect, collaborate, and share information in support of daily operations globally.” The release
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What Subscribers Of Dish Network® May Need To Know About Sling TV®

Dish Network® now offers subscribers, who do not have access to local broadcast channels, an option to add an Over-the-Air (OTA) antenna as prepaid in their Sling TV® subscription. This add-on to their streaming service will let the subscribers’ of Dish Network® access local channels via satellite. If subscribers prepay for Sling TV® for two months, they get a free indoor antenna of Winegard. What’s more, if users subscribe the service from Dish Network® three months in advance, they can get Sling TV’s AirTV set-top box for Over-the-Air streaming alongside an antenna and an adapter for tuning. The move from Dish Network® may seem surprising to the faction of cord cutters who do not pay for pay TV services from
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Comcast® To Launch Beta Version of Xfinity® Instant TV

After carrying out extensive trials in several markets of the country, Comcast® is in the final steps of launching its beta version of Xfinity® Instant TV. It is a skinny streaming package delivered over IP and intended for its broadband subscribers. The package is available at a rate of $18 for some local channels along with a VOD library and cloud DVR providing about 20 hours of storage space. Being one of the fastest internet providers in the US, Comcast® will also offer high-speed internet along with the Xfinity® Instant TV service. The Xfinity® Instant TV service includes several of the major broadcast networks as well as government, educational, and public channels. However, it does not include some of the
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AT&T® Time Warner® Merger Can Be Dangerous

Media experts claim that after the several months of President Trump in office, corporate media tycoons like CNN and New York Times have become much biased to him. The power of these giants might only increase under the pending merger between AT&T® and Time Warner®, which is the parent company of CNN. Last year, President Trump said that the merger would put “too much concentration of power in the hands of too few” and had promised to block the deal. However, little attention is now paid to this merger, which would make these media conglomerates much bigger. Many grassroot conservatives and small cable providers warned about the dangers of the merger due to the concentration of the power, as these
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AT&T® Claims On Court That FTC Has No Power To Regulate Internet Providers

AT&T® recently claimed in federal court that the Federal Trade Commission does not have any power to police the wireless provider in case some of the activities of the internet providers go unregulated. AT&T® said to the judges in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that FTC couldn’t enforce a 2014 fine that was leveled against the company for throttling the customers with unlimited data plans without any notice, as they does not fall under the jurisdiction of FTC anymore. This is due to the reclassification of the internet providers as ‘common carriers’ by FTC’s Net Neutrality rules of 2015. A ‘common carrier’ is a public utility designation that cannot be regulated by FTC. Last year, a small panel of
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AT&T Joins Unlimited Data Wars

AT&T is the last member to take part in the war of unlimited data plans that recently stirred up mobile service providers in the US. AT&T is following the competitors T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint, in letting the users sign up for unlimited data plans. Experts say that this is not the first unlimited plan from AT&T. They previously offered the customers of either Direct TV or DirecTV U-Verse with the option to sign up for unlimited data plans. However, this is now effectively waived for all the subscribers of AT&T and DirecTV packages. Yet experts believe that the offer will not be an appealing one for the mobile users, as there are many new options available for them already. The
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Sling TV Offering Best Packages To View The 89th Academy Awards

The 89th Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 26 to honor the best talents in all areas of the film industry. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the awards will be conferred upon the year’s top nominated films like La La Land, Arrival, and Moonlight. Many popular names from Hollywood’s lineup of actors like Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling, Meryl Streep, and Natalie Portman are nominated for their outstanding performances in the films released last year. Many other categories like screenplay, music, cinematography, editing, costume design, etc., will also be presented awards at the event. This year’s Academy Awards will feature intense competition from the nominated films, as each one of them is truly outstanding in one or the other aspect.
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Comcast Rolling Out Xfinity Stream App For Customers

Comcast Corp. has finally announced that they will launch the new Xfinity Stream app on February 28. The app is a direct successor to the previously released Xfinity TV App and is expected to offer a unified content experience for the users. It provides a host of other features with the MSO’s X1 video service on set-top boxes. The free app is available for both iOS and Android devices, as well as on web. It will enable Comcast pay TV subscriber’s full access to the in-home TV services and provides out-of-home access to more than 200 live channels. It also offers the users the ability for accessing and programming DVR and the VOD library content. Comcast declared that the apps
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AT&T® Offer Internet Service to Rural Areas of the Dorchester County

Looking up at the latest happenings, browsing social media, or studying for school from a smartphone or a home PC will no longer be a dream for many people from the rural Dorchester County. Accessing internet in their home computer or phone has become a reality for many who previously found themselves driving to Summerville or visiting a library to have internet access, as AT&T® is offering their internet service to the residents of the county thereby setting a good example for the other Internet providers in the area. “People who weren’t able to…can now do all that kind of stuff,” said Jack Mitchell, who is the regional director of external affairs for AT&T® South Carolina. This is happy news
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CenturyLink® Fiber Cut Affecting Internet and Phone Line from Carbondale to Aspen

A fiber optic link from one of the best internet service provider in Jackson County, CenturyLink® was cut near Carbondale, due to which mobile phone and internet service from the city of Carbondale to Aspen was affected for many hours. However, Pitkin County authorities said that the services in Carbondale were restored fast. A Pitkin County alert said that some landlines and mobile services were down at the Aspen Valley hospital. The Sheriff of Pitkin County advised the public to go to the local fire station and report emergences, if they were unable to reach 911 due to the outage. The authorities of Garfield County, however, did not issue any guidance for the residents. The 911 service authorities said that
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The U.S. Army Joins Hands with AT&T®

The U.S. Army recently offered a contract to the telecom giant AT&T®. The officials from the telecom company announced that the main aim of this newly signed contract is to modernize and unify the communication capabilities of the U.S. Army. Reports from several reliable sources indicate that the Army has offered a 5-year contract to AT&T® in order to provide instant chat/messaging, integrated video, voice, and screen-sharing capabilities to approximately 1 million authorized users in the U.S. Army on both unclassified and classified networks. In a recent release, the officials from the telecom company added that these new services will “make it easier for Army personnel to connect, collaborate, and share information in support of daily operations globally.” The release
Posted in AT&T | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What Subscribers Of Dish Network® May Need To Know About Sling TV®

Dish Network® now offers subscribers, who do not have access to local broadcast channels, an option to add an Over-the-Air (OTA) antenna as prepaid in their Sling TV® subscription. This add-on to their streaming service will let the subscribers’ of Dish Network® access local channels via satellite. If subscribers prepay for Sling TV® for two months, they get a free indoor antenna of Winegard. What’s more, if users subscribe the service from Dish Network® three months in advance, they can get Sling TV’s AirTV set-top box for Over-the-Air streaming alongside an antenna and an adapter for tuning. The move from Dish Network® may seem surprising to the faction of cord cutters who do not pay for pay TV services from
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Comcast® To Launch Beta Version of Xfinity® Instant TV

After carrying out extensive trials in several markets of the country, Comcast® is in the final steps of launching its beta version of Xfinity® Instant TV. It is a skinny streaming package delivered over IP and intended for its broadband subscribers. The package is available at a rate of $18 for some local channels along with a VOD library and cloud DVR providing about 20 hours of storage space. Being one of the fastest internet providers in the US, Comcast® will also offer high-speed internet along with the Xfinity® Instant TV service. The Xfinity® Instant TV service includes several of the major broadcast networks as well as government, educational, and public channels. However, it does not include some of the
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AT&T® Time Warner® Merger Can Be Dangerous

Media experts claim that after the several months of President Trump in office, corporate media tycoons like CNN and New York Times have become much biased to him. The power of these giants might only increase under the pending merger between AT&T® and Time Warner®, which is the parent company of CNN. Last year, President Trump said that the merger would put “too much concentration of power in the hands of too few” and had promised to block the deal. However, little attention is now paid to this merger, which would make these media conglomerates much bigger. Many grassroot conservatives and small cable providers warned about the dangers of the merger due to the concentration of the power, as these
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AT&T® Claims On Court That FTC Has No Power To Regulate Internet Providers

AT&T® recently claimed in federal court that the Federal Trade Commission does not have any power to police the wireless provider in case some of the activities of the internet providers go unregulated. AT&T® said to the judges in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that FTC couldn’t enforce a 2014 fine that was leveled against the company for throttling the customers with unlimited data plans without any notice, as they does not fall under the jurisdiction of FTC anymore. This is due to the reclassification of the internet providers as ‘common carriers’ by FTC’s Net Neutrality rules of 2015. A ‘common carrier’ is a public utility designation that cannot be regulated by FTC. Last year, a small panel of
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AT&T Joins Unlimited Data Wars

AT&T is the last member to take part in the war of unlimited data plans that recently stirred up mobile service providers in the US. AT&T is following the competitors T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint, in letting the users sign up for unlimited data plans. Experts say that this is not the first unlimited plan from AT&T. They previously offered the customers of either Direct TV or DirecTV U-Verse with the option to sign up for unlimited data plans. However, this is now effectively waived for all the subscribers of AT&T and DirecTV packages. Yet experts believe that the offer will not be an appealing one for the mobile users, as there are many new options available for them already. The
Posted in AT&T | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sling TV Offering Best Packages To View The 89th Academy Awards

The 89th Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 26 to honor the best talents in all areas of the film industry. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the awards will be conferred upon the year’s top nominated films like La La Land, Arrival, and Moonlight. Many popular names from Hollywood’s lineup of actors like Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling, Meryl Streep, and Natalie Portman are nominated for their outstanding performances in the films released last year. Many other categories like screenplay, music, cinematography, editing, costume design, etc., will also be presented awards at the event. This year’s Academy Awards will feature intense competition from the nominated films, as each one of them is truly outstanding in one or the other aspect.
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Comcast Rolling Out Xfinity Stream App For Customers

Comcast Corp. has finally announced that they will launch the new Xfinity Stream app on February 28. The app is a direct successor to the previously released Xfinity TV App and is expected to offer a unified content experience for the users. It provides a host of other features with the MSO’s X1 video service on set-top boxes. The free app is available for both iOS and Android devices, as well as on web. It will enable Comcast pay TV subscriber’s full access to the in-home TV services and provides out-of-home access to more than 200 live channels. It also offers the users the ability for accessing and programming DVR and the VOD library content. Comcast declared that the apps
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