Why choose Charter (Time Warner Cable)?

Charter Communications bought Time Warner Cable earlier this year and is now rebranding TWC as Spectrum Cable everywhere. They have recently announced the launch of their Spectrum brand in Lincoln as part of switching markets to Spectrum. In August, Charter officials said that the switchover in Lincoln would happen until next year, but it seems as if the timeline has been moved forward.

Charter spokesman Wes Shirley said that users with a Time Warner plan in Lincoln, having internet speed of 50 Mbps, would now have speeds increased to up to 60 Mbps. In addition to that, some of the residential users with internet speeds less than 50 Mbps might also see a small increase in the internet speeds.

He also said that there will not be any changes in the cable and phone plans unless the user opts to move to a Spectrum plan. However, customers will see the Spectrum brand on everything that was Time Warner Cable earlier. This include bill statements, box displays, and retail store signage.

Charter is also planning to make all the acquired Time Warner Cable markets digital, even though they have not said when this will happen. They also added that they are planning to add 20,000 jobs across the nation, but no details were offered on the number of people who will be hired in their Lincoln centers.

In another news, it seems that Charter Communications is revoking their promise to keep offering cheap broadband services to their users. They have rolled out their new pricing in New York area, and as per the pricing, users will not be able to find the low cost 14.99-dollar internet packs.

TWC Internet
Rebranding TWC As Spectrum

Phillip Dampier, who is the head of a watchdog group named StopTheCap said that, “Charter Communications was supposed to keep Everyday Low Price Internet for 14.99 dollars.” Spectrum claimed that they are offering low-cost broadband services even though it is not listed on their website.

Dampier also pointed out that former TWC MAXX users were getting faster internet speeds of 300 Mbps but the latest packages from Spectrum offer speeds of only 100 Mbps. Dampier called Charter’s action a “bait and switch.”

At present, Spectrum offers three triple play packages that range from 90 to 130 dollars. Besides that, the Internet Only package is offered for 39.99 dollars for the first twelve months.

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
Posted in AT&T | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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
Posted in Dish | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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
Posted in AT&T | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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
Posted in AT&T | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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.
Posted in Sling TV | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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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