Which internet service provider to choose?

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.

Cox® Upgrades Speeds for 3 Internet Packages in San Diego County

As per reports, Cox Communications® has upgraded the internet speeds in select tier packages for subscribers in San Diego County. The best internet provider offers an array of service plans, so residential customers can choose a speed tier that suits their needs as per data usage. While some customers rely on high-speed internet package to surf the web randomly, send e-mails, etc., others would want to stream video content on the internet. If you subscribe to Starter plan, Essential, or Preferred internet plans of Cox®, you can upgrade your existing plan to one that is speedier now that the provider has upgraded speeds in the county. The Starter plan now offers 10 Mbps speeds, while Essential and Preferred internet plans
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Spectrum® TV Requires Customers to Install Set-Top Boxes

Spectrum® cable has upgraded its digital cable service and the customers are now required to install a set-top box to watch their favorite channels. The digitization started since April 10, 2018, and prior to the move, the company made their customers aware of this through messages on television, phone calls, and emails. To order the set-top box, existing and new Spectrum® customers can either call their customer support number or go to the Telco’s website. Spectrum® have revealed that most of their existing customers are eligible to get one or more set-top boxes that they can use for free of cost up to five years. However, the duration of this free service will depend on the type of current cable
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5 Reasons you Should Not Ditch your TV Service

TV screens have gotten back to dominating the sphere of entertainment, and that does not look like it is about to change anytime soon. Cable service may seem like a no-go to some when considering the myriad online options, but if you are ready to be convinced of the perks of getting traditional TV service, you are at the right place. Consumers get some of the best cable deals these days, including some serious goodies like diverse TV packages, on-demand channels, premium channels, etc. If you were ever willing to ditch those options but did not, below are some of the reasons why you were probably right. TV Lets you Draw Parallels with Real Life No matter if you are
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Acorn TV Service Debuts on Xfinity On Demand™ and Xfinity Stream® App

Acorn TV, the Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service that specializes in distributing international and British television programming to cable customers in the US, is now available on Xfinity® TV. In fact, the assortment of programming of the streaming service of RLJ Entertainment will be brought to nationwide customers of the cable provider through Xfinity On Demand™ and Xfinity® Stream App. If you are a Comcast Xfinity® TV customer having accesses to X1 Voice Remote, just command “Acorn TV” to start streaming, or you can use their remote for navigating to the SVOD service within Xfinity On Demand™ menu. Comcast® subscribers can add Acorn TV to their cable service for $4.99 a month. “Acorn TV’s first set-top box SVOD launch,
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Comcast® Launches Xfinity® Store at Pueblo Crossing Shopping Center

Comcast® celebrated the opening of their new Xfinity® outlet situated at Pueblo Crossing shopping mall. This store spanning 4000 square foot offers customers a chance to learn about Comcast’s products and services, including shoppers who walk into Pueblo Crossing, in an interactive setting. Note that Comcast® offers everything from cable TV, best internet service, streaming channels, Xfinity Mobile®, and home security solutions to customers. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place a day prior to the opening of the store held on April 7, 2018, as per reports. Comcast® has 259 Xfinity® outlets nationwide, 12 of which resides in Colorado. “How cool is it that Pueblo is the first community with the first store?” said Leslie Oliver Comcast’s Regional Communications Director, prior
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Comcast® Starts Streaming Programming of Sling TV® to X1 Platform

Comcast® now provides streaming accesses to Dish Network’s Sling TV® programming having integrated several international channels on Xfinity® X1 set-top-box that supports cloud-based DVR functions. In the past, both the cable and satellite providers came to an agreement on this. Comcast® has started to roll out Sling TV® application to some X1 TV boxes and feels that the app can be made available for eligible customer base in the upcoming weeks. As per the reports, around sixty percent residential pay TV customers of Comcast® stream programming on X1 platform so they will be able to use the app once the cable operator completes its rollout. The Sling TV® app on Xfinity® X1 will initially provide accesses to over 395 multicultural
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Comcast® Extends Gigabit Internet in Service Areas in Florida

Comcast® recently announced that gigabit internet service is being made available throughout most of their service area situated in Florida. This internet service of Comcast® delivers 1 Gbps speeds to both business and residential customers. Comcast® makes use of DOCSIS 3.1, a technology which enables them to deliver internet to both customers of both Xfinity® as well as Comcast Business® over communication lines exist in customers’ residence or offices. The gigabit internet service launched in Comcast’s service areas includes cities Orlando, Tallahassee, Southwest Florida, and Treasure Coast. Comcast® first introduced the internet service with the use of DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem in the state in 2017, but only in Miami and Jacksonville areas. “Comcast® is now delivering gigabit speeds across
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DirecTV® to Deliver the 2018 Masters Golf Tournament in 4K HDR

AT&T’s DirecTV® will offer coverage of the Masters Golf Tournament 2018 in 4K HDR to its subscribers. It is the first time that DirecTV® is pitching for offering live coverage of this sporting event in this new advanced format. As a part of this, DirecTV® will collaborate with CBS Sports to deliver the tournament to the homes of subscribers in stunning 4K HDR format. The coverage will extend from Amen Corner of the Augusta National Golf Club including its Holes 11, 12 13, 15, and 16. DirecTV® will provide an extended coverage of the tournament in both channels 105 and 106 for a runtime of 50 hours. This 4K HDR coverage is the first for DirecTV® from the Augusta National
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NY PSC Levies a Fine to Charter® for Missing Network Expansion Deadline

The New York Public Service Commission levies a fine of $1 million to Charter® for allegedly failing to expand Spectrum® internet service as per the December deadline. Charter® had to expand the high-speed network of Spectrum® last December to 36771 more businesses and homes yet to have high-speed broadband. Now, the fastest internet provider has a week’s time to respond to PSC’s findings. “It is critically important that regulated companies strictly adhere to the state’s rules and regulations,” said John Rhodes, the chairman of the Commission. “If a regulated entity like Charter’s cable business decides to violate or ignore the rules, we will take swift action and hold them accountable to the full extent of the law.” Charter® vows that
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Cisco Spark Will Be a Part of CenturyLink’s UC&C Service

One of the best internet providers in the United States of America, CenturyLink® recently announced that they have broadened their hosted Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) service offerings. Reports from several reliable sources indicate that the telecom giant made this move in order to include the Cisco® Spark cloud-based collaboration suite to their UC&C service offerings. The officials from the telecom company also announced that they have acquired the Cisco® Spark Service Provider (SP) designation. This confirms that the telecom service provider is capable of supporting Cisco® Spark solutions’ entire portfolio. Lisa Miller, who is the president of wholesale, indirect channels, and alliances, at Cisco®, talked about the addition of Cisco® Spark collaboration suite to their portfolio of UC&C offerings.
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Cox® Upgrades Speeds for 3 Internet Packages in San Diego County

As per reports, Cox Communications® has upgraded the internet speeds in select tier packages for subscribers in San Diego County. The best internet provider offers an array of service plans, so residential customers can choose a speed tier that suits their needs as per data usage. While some customers rely on high-speed internet package to surf the web randomly, send e-mails, etc., others would want to stream video content on the internet. If you subscribe to Starter plan, Essential, or Preferred internet plans of Cox®, you can upgrade your existing plan to one that is speedier now that the provider has upgraded speeds in the county. The Starter plan now offers 10 Mbps speeds, while Essential and Preferred internet plans
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Spectrum® TV Requires Customers to Install Set-Top Boxes

Spectrum® cable has upgraded its digital cable service and the customers are now required to install a set-top box to watch their favorite channels. The digitization started since April 10, 2018, and prior to the move, the company made their customers aware of this through messages on television, phone calls, and emails. To order the set-top box, existing and new Spectrum® customers can either call their customer support number or go to the Telco’s website. Spectrum® have revealed that most of their existing customers are eligible to get one or more set-top boxes that they can use for free of cost up to five years. However, the duration of this free service will depend on the type of current cable
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5 Reasons you Should Not Ditch your TV Service

TV screens have gotten back to dominating the sphere of entertainment, and that does not look like it is about to change anytime soon. Cable service may seem like a no-go to some when considering the myriad online options, but if you are ready to be convinced of the perks of getting traditional TV service, you are at the right place. Consumers get some of the best cable deals these days, including some serious goodies like diverse TV packages, on-demand channels, premium channels, etc. If you were ever willing to ditch those options but did not, below are some of the reasons why you were probably right. TV Lets you Draw Parallels with Real Life No matter if you are
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Acorn TV Service Debuts on Xfinity On Demand™ and Xfinity Stream® App

Acorn TV, the Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service that specializes in distributing international and British television programming to cable customers in the US, is now available on Xfinity® TV. In fact, the assortment of programming of the streaming service of RLJ Entertainment will be brought to nationwide customers of the cable provider through Xfinity On Demand™ and Xfinity® Stream App. If you are a Comcast Xfinity® TV customer having accesses to X1 Voice Remote, just command “Acorn TV” to start streaming, or you can use their remote for navigating to the SVOD service within Xfinity On Demand™ menu. Comcast® subscribers can add Acorn TV to their cable service for $4.99 a month. “Acorn TV’s first set-top box SVOD launch,
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comcast® Launches Xfinity® Store at Pueblo Crossing Shopping Center

Comcast® celebrated the opening of their new Xfinity® outlet situated at Pueblo Crossing shopping mall. This store spanning 4000 square foot offers customers a chance to learn about Comcast’s products and services, including shoppers who walk into Pueblo Crossing, in an interactive setting. Note that Comcast® offers everything from cable TV, best internet service, streaming channels, Xfinity Mobile®, and home security solutions to customers. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place a day prior to the opening of the store held on April 7, 2018, as per reports. Comcast® has 259 Xfinity® outlets nationwide, 12 of which resides in Colorado. “How cool is it that Pueblo is the first community with the first store?” said Leslie Oliver Comcast’s Regional Communications Director, prior
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comcast® Starts Streaming Programming of Sling TV® to X1 Platform

Comcast® now provides streaming accesses to Dish Network’s Sling TV® programming having integrated several international channels on Xfinity® X1 set-top-box that supports cloud-based DVR functions. In the past, both the cable and satellite providers came to an agreement on this. Comcast® has started to roll out Sling TV® application to some X1 TV boxes and feels that the app can be made available for eligible customer base in the upcoming weeks. As per the reports, around sixty percent residential pay TV customers of Comcast® stream programming on X1 platform so they will be able to use the app once the cable operator completes its rollout. The Sling TV® app on Xfinity® X1 will initially provide accesses to over 395 multicultural
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comcast® Extends Gigabit Internet in Service Areas in Florida

Comcast® recently announced that gigabit internet service is being made available throughout most of their service area situated in Florida. This internet service of Comcast® delivers 1 Gbps speeds to both business and residential customers. Comcast® makes use of DOCSIS 3.1, a technology which enables them to deliver internet to both customers of both Xfinity® as well as Comcast Business® over communication lines exist in customers’ residence or offices. The gigabit internet service launched in Comcast’s service areas includes cities Orlando, Tallahassee, Southwest Florida, and Treasure Coast. Comcast® first introduced the internet service with the use of DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem in the state in 2017, but only in Miami and Jacksonville areas. “Comcast® is now delivering gigabit speeds across
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DirecTV® to Deliver the 2018 Masters Golf Tournament in 4K HDR

AT&T’s DirecTV® will offer coverage of the Masters Golf Tournament 2018 in 4K HDR to its subscribers. It is the first time that DirecTV® is pitching for offering live coverage of this sporting event in this new advanced format. As a part of this, DirecTV® will collaborate with CBS Sports to deliver the tournament to the homes of subscribers in stunning 4K HDR format. The coverage will extend from Amen Corner of the Augusta National Golf Club including its Holes 11, 12 13, 15, and 16. DirecTV® will provide an extended coverage of the tournament in both channels 105 and 106 for a runtime of 50 hours. This 4K HDR coverage is the first for DirecTV® from the Augusta National
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NY PSC Levies a Fine to Charter® for Missing Network Expansion Deadline

The New York Public Service Commission levies a fine of $1 million to Charter® for allegedly failing to expand Spectrum® internet service as per the December deadline. Charter® had to expand the high-speed network of Spectrum® last December to 36771 more businesses and homes yet to have high-speed broadband. Now, the fastest internet provider has a week’s time to respond to PSC’s findings. “It is critically important that regulated companies strictly adhere to the state’s rules and regulations,” said John Rhodes, the chairman of the Commission. “If a regulated entity like Charter’s cable business decides to violate or ignore the rules, we will take swift action and hold them accountable to the full extent of the law.” Charter® vows that
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Cisco Spark Will Be a Part of CenturyLink’s UC&C Service

One of the best internet providers in the United States of America, CenturyLink® recently announced that they have broadened their hosted Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) service offerings. Reports from several reliable sources indicate that the telecom giant made this move in order to include the Cisco® Spark cloud-based collaboration suite to their UC&C service offerings. The officials from the telecom company also announced that they have acquired the Cisco® Spark Service Provider (SP) designation. This confirms that the telecom service provider is capable of supporting Cisco® Spark solutions’ entire portfolio. Lisa Miller, who is the president of wholesale, indirect channels, and alliances, at Cisco®, talked about the addition of Cisco® Spark collaboration suite to their portfolio of UC&C offerings.
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