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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.

Comcast® Signs a 10-Year Cable Franchise Agreement with Rochester City Council

Comcast® would soon upgrade their cable and internet service for the customers in Rochester now that the city council has approved a decade-long cable franchise alliance with the company on a 12 to 1 vote. Comcast Xfinity® is going to be available in Rochester and the Telco plans to improve the service center stores in more places in the city to deliver the competitive service. “We welcome and applaud Comcast’s commitment to serve Rochester with its innovative services, and we are exceptionally pleased that Rochester will soon be able to offer another choice of television, internet and phone providers to our residents and growing list of business owners,” said the Rochester City Manager, Daniel Fitzpatrick. Recent reports indicate that Fitzpatrick
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Comcast® Allies With iHeartMedia to Offer iHeartRadio on Xfinity® X1 Platform

Comcast® has announced a new collaboration with iHeartMedia to make available its digital music, podcast and live streaming radio service, iHeartsRadio on its Xfinity® X1 platform. This new addition is one of the best deals offered by Comcast® that enables Xfinity® X1 customers to directly access more than 1000 live radio stations broadcasted in the country right on their TV sets. The iHeartRadio will be rolled out across X1 set-top boxes shortly. Customers can directly access the iHeartRadio service on their TV using their voice remote. Meanwhile, it also allows the customers to sort out and select stations available in the Xfinity On Demand service. Michele Laven, President of Strategic Partnerships Group for iHeartMedia said, “We are excited to team
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Comcast® Might Offer Paid Fast Lanes after Repeal of Net Neutrality

Comcast®, one of the best internet providers of the country, has been promising for years that they will not violate net neutrality principles, regardless of whether the federal government imposing any rules on net neutrality. This means that the service provider will not throttle or block internet traffic and that they will not make fast lanes to collect extra charges and tolls from website businesses who wish to have priority access on the Comcast® network. This promise from Comcast® was one of the many ways in which they strongly argued that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should not reclassify broadband internet service providers as common carriers, a designation forcing the internet providers to treat customers fairly. Comcast® and many other
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Comcast® and NBC Say Consumers can Now Vote for Artists Appearing on ‘The Voice’

Comcast® and NBC recently said that the consumers of Xfinity® X1 would be able to use the voice remote for casting votes for the artist appearing on ‘The Voice’, a music reality show broadcast on NBC. In fact, the consumers can vote for the artist they like directly from the TV as they watch the Emmy award winning show. To cast vote on artists, all the fans of the show need to do is say “Vote for The Voice,” or press the info button on the X1 remote. Upon the input, a panel would pop up on the right side of the TV’s screen, which classifies the artists by competing team, thus allowing the users to toggle the menus and
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Comcast® Launches RealTime Assist to Xfinity® Subscribers in the US

Comcast® recently unveiled RealTime Assist, a customized service messaging tool, as part of their mission to serve the customers and ease out their accessibility to Comcast® Xfinity. In fact, RealTime Assist gives service info regarding technician appointments, planned outages, upgrades in the network, and updates to equipment. Xfinity® subscribers would get the service info to their mobile devices, having the Xfinity® My Account app, or to the Xfinity® X1 in a few weeks. “The launch of RealTime Assist will help us fit into our customers’ lives by providing customers the right information at the right time. Customers have told us they don’t want to call us to confirm their appointment or have to ask when their new equipment will arrive,
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Sling TV® And SpotX Launche Addressable Consumer Segments for Programmatic Advertisers

Sling TV® and SpotX, a video ad-serving platform has launched two new addressable consumer segments concentrating on the holiday shopping demand. Known as “Holiday Shoppers” and “Luxury Shoppers”, these segments are available via SpotX. With these custom private marketplaces, advertisers are provided with the means to offer targeted seasonal campaigns to the viewers of Sling TV® on connected TVs and other streaming devices. Adam Lowy, Head of Advertising Sales for Sling TV® stated, “We’ve made it easy for brands to reach consumers working their way through their holiday shopping lists. More and more, brands have gravitated to these marketplaces for real-time access to targeted TV audiences like vacationers during the summer and back-to-school shoppers during the fall.” For “Luxury Shopper”
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Xfinity® Home from Comcast® Joins IoT Trade Organizations

The smarthome and security unit from Comcast®, Xfinity® Home is now a member of the Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC). With this move, Xfinity® Home is diving deep into the IoT sector. The IoTC is not a technical standards body, but is a trade group/association that offers a forum focused on business for small and large businesses in the industry. Some of the other members of IoTC include ADT, Verizon®, Fox, Greenwave Systems, The Weather Company, Cox Communications®, MasterCard, T-Mobile®, Nielsen, Turner, and LG Electronics. August, who is the maker of the smart locks that are integrated into the Xfinity® Home platform of Comcast®, and Stringify, which is an IoT automation startup acquired by Comcast®, are also part of the
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Sling TV® is Available on Selected Samsung Smart TVs

Sling TV®, the online streaming service of one of the leading TV service providers, Dish Network® recently became the first on-demand and live over-the-top (OTT) service that is available on selected Samsung Smart TVs. Reports from several reliable sources indicate that the launch of the streaming service in this new platform will enable Sling TV® to boost their leadership in device compatibility. Sling TV® is currently available on gaming consoles, smartphones, tablets, smart televisions, and more. The Vice President of Product Management for Sling TV®, Jimshade Chaudhari, said, “With football season in full swing, we know our customers want to catch every play on the biggest screen possible. Integrating Sling TV® into select Samsung TVs creates a seamless experience for
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AT&T® Unveils Fixed Wireless Internet Service in Parts of Mississippi

AT&T® recently expanded their Fixed Wireless Internet service to rural areas of Lafayette County and Yalobusha County. The high-speed internet service from the Telco comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on the subscribers’ homes or on businesses residing in and around the neighborhood. AT&T® Fixed Wireless Internet promises to deliver a residential internet connection with download speeds of 10 Mbps at the least. “Customers can stream TV shows or movies, do online classes, or just browse the web,” said Mayo Flynt, the president of AT&T® Mississippi. Flynt and other representatives of the Telco unveiled the Fixed Wireless Internet program recently at the AT&T® cellular tower off Highway 9 in Gault area. Also present in the occasion were
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Judge Orders CenturyLink® to be More Transparent with the Users in Minnesota

An Anoka County judge recently ordered CenturyLink® to be more transparent about their fees and prices. The order from the Anoka County Chief Judge Douglas Meslow came because of a lawsuit filed in July by an Attorney General in Minnesota named Lori Swanson. The order from the judge, written with inputs from both CenturyLink® and Swanson attorneys, is not enough to judge whether CenturyLink® or other internet providers engaged in unlawful practices in their business. The lawsuit filed by the DFL Attorney General Lori Swanson compiled thirty-seven stories from around “hundreds” of people that she said contacted her office complaining about CenturyLink® trying to bill them for charges that they had not agreed to or refusal to honor and provide
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Comcast® Signs a 10-Year Cable Franchise Agreement with Rochester City Council

Comcast® would soon upgrade their cable and internet service for the customers in Rochester now that the city council has approved a decade-long cable franchise alliance with the company on a 12 to 1 vote. Comcast Xfinity® is going to be available in Rochester and the Telco plans to improve the service center stores in more places in the city to deliver the competitive service. “We welcome and applaud Comcast’s commitment to serve Rochester with its innovative services, and we are exceptionally pleased that Rochester will soon be able to offer another choice of television, internet and phone providers to our residents and growing list of business owners,” said the Rochester City Manager, Daniel Fitzpatrick. Recent reports indicate that Fitzpatrick
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Comcast® Allies With iHeartMedia to Offer iHeartRadio on Xfinity® X1 Platform

Comcast® has announced a new collaboration with iHeartMedia to make available its digital music, podcast and live streaming radio service, iHeartsRadio on its Xfinity® X1 platform. This new addition is one of the best deals offered by Comcast® that enables Xfinity® X1 customers to directly access more than 1000 live radio stations broadcasted in the country right on their TV sets. The iHeartRadio will be rolled out across X1 set-top boxes shortly. Customers can directly access the iHeartRadio service on their TV using their voice remote. Meanwhile, it also allows the customers to sort out and select stations available in the Xfinity On Demand service. Michele Laven, President of Strategic Partnerships Group for iHeartMedia said, “We are excited to team
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comcast® Might Offer Paid Fast Lanes after Repeal of Net Neutrality

Comcast®, one of the best internet providers of the country, has been promising for years that they will not violate net neutrality principles, regardless of whether the federal government imposing any rules on net neutrality. This means that the service provider will not throttle or block internet traffic and that they will not make fast lanes to collect extra charges and tolls from website businesses who wish to have priority access on the Comcast® network. This promise from Comcast® was one of the many ways in which they strongly argued that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should not reclassify broadband internet service providers as common carriers, a designation forcing the internet providers to treat customers fairly. Comcast® and many other
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Comcast® and NBC Say Consumers can Now Vote for Artists Appearing on ‘The Voice’

Comcast® and NBC recently said that the consumers of Xfinity® X1 would be able to use the voice remote for casting votes for the artist appearing on ‘The Voice’, a music reality show broadcast on NBC. In fact, the consumers can vote for the artist they like directly from the TV as they watch the Emmy award winning show. To cast vote on artists, all the fans of the show need to do is say “Vote for The Voice,” or press the info button on the X1 remote. Upon the input, a panel would pop up on the right side of the TV’s screen, which classifies the artists by competing team, thus allowing the users to toggle the menus and
Posted in Comcast Xfinity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comcast® Launches RealTime Assist to Xfinity® Subscribers in the US

Comcast® recently unveiled RealTime Assist, a customized service messaging tool, as part of their mission to serve the customers and ease out their accessibility to Comcast® Xfinity. In fact, RealTime Assist gives service info regarding technician appointments, planned outages, upgrades in the network, and updates to equipment. Xfinity® subscribers would get the service info to their mobile devices, having the Xfinity® My Account app, or to the Xfinity® X1 in a few weeks. “The launch of RealTime Assist will help us fit into our customers’ lives by providing customers the right information at the right time. Customers have told us they don’t want to call us to confirm their appointment or have to ask when their new equipment will arrive,
Posted in Comcast Xfinity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sling TV® And SpotX Launche Addressable Consumer Segments for Programmatic Advertisers

Sling TV® and SpotX, a video ad-serving platform has launched two new addressable consumer segments concentrating on the holiday shopping demand. Known as “Holiday Shoppers” and “Luxury Shoppers”, these segments are available via SpotX. With these custom private marketplaces, advertisers are provided with the means to offer targeted seasonal campaigns to the viewers of Sling TV® on connected TVs and other streaming devices. Adam Lowy, Head of Advertising Sales for Sling TV® stated, “We’ve made it easy for brands to reach consumers working their way through their holiday shopping lists. More and more, brands have gravitated to these marketplaces for real-time access to targeted TV audiences like vacationers during the summer and back-to-school shoppers during the fall.” For “Luxury Shopper”
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Xfinity® Home from Comcast® Joins IoT Trade Organizations

The smarthome and security unit from Comcast®, Xfinity® Home is now a member of the Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC). With this move, Xfinity® Home is diving deep into the IoT sector. The IoTC is not a technical standards body, but is a trade group/association that offers a forum focused on business for small and large businesses in the industry. Some of the other members of IoTC include ADT, Verizon®, Fox, Greenwave Systems, The Weather Company, Cox Communications®, MasterCard, T-Mobile®, Nielsen, Turner, and LG Electronics. August, who is the maker of the smart locks that are integrated into the Xfinity® Home platform of Comcast®, and Stringify, which is an IoT automation startup acquired by Comcast®, are also part of the
Posted in Comcast Xfinity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sling TV® is Available on Selected Samsung Smart TVs

Sling TV®, the online streaming service of one of the leading TV service providers, Dish Network® recently became the first on-demand and live over-the-top (OTT) service that is available on selected Samsung Smart TVs. Reports from several reliable sources indicate that the launch of the streaming service in this new platform will enable Sling TV® to boost their leadership in device compatibility. Sling TV® is currently available on gaming consoles, smartphones, tablets, smart televisions, and more. The Vice President of Product Management for Sling TV®, Jimshade Chaudhari, said, “With football season in full swing, we know our customers want to catch every play on the biggest screen possible. Integrating Sling TV® into select Samsung TVs creates a seamless experience for
Posted in Dish | Tagged , | Leave a comment

AT&T® Unveils Fixed Wireless Internet Service in Parts of Mississippi

AT&T® recently expanded their Fixed Wireless Internet service to rural areas of Lafayette County and Yalobusha County. The high-speed internet service from the Telco comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on the subscribers’ homes or on businesses residing in and around the neighborhood. AT&T® Fixed Wireless Internet promises to deliver a residential internet connection with download speeds of 10 Mbps at the least. “Customers can stream TV shows or movies, do online classes, or just browse the web,” said Mayo Flynt, the president of AT&T® Mississippi. Flynt and other representatives of the Telco unveiled the Fixed Wireless Internet program recently at the AT&T® cellular tower off Highway 9 in Gault area. Also present in the occasion were
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Judge Orders CenturyLink® to be More Transparent with the Users in Minnesota

An Anoka County judge recently ordered CenturyLink® to be more transparent about their fees and prices. The order from the Anoka County Chief Judge Douglas Meslow came because of a lawsuit filed in July by an Attorney General in Minnesota named Lori Swanson. The order from the judge, written with inputs from both CenturyLink® and Swanson attorneys, is not enough to judge whether CenturyLink® or other internet providers engaged in unlawful practices in their business. The lawsuit filed by the DFL Attorney General Lori Swanson compiled thirty-seven stories from around “hundreds” of people that she said contacted her office complaining about CenturyLink® trying to bill them for charges that they had not agreed to or refusal to honor and provide
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