Room Evacuation Accompanies FCC Net Neutrality Reversal

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As expected, the FCC at today’s monthly commission meeting voted to reverse Net Neutrality guidelines that have been in place since 2015 – a victory for broadband providers who say it will enhance their ability to invest in their networks, but a move that consumer...Learn More

Panoramic WiFi from Cox Communications Surpasses 1 Million Customers

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ATLANTA, Dec. 13, 2017 – Today, Cox Communications announced the achievement of one million customers for Panoramic WiFi, the premier home network experience. In less than 14 months, Panoramic WiFi from Cox attained this notable milestone. After a successful trial in San Diego, Panoramic WiFi...Learn More

AT&T Fiber Expansion Includes Five More Metros, 7 Million Locations Now Reached

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AT&T announced yesterday that it has launched its ultra-fast internet service in five new metro areas –  Springfield, Mo.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Madison, Wis.; Southeastern Tenn. and Wichita, Kan. The Witchita service will be available in only select areas, said a press release about the...Learn More

Amazon Wants to Bring Alexa to the Boardroom

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) unveiled Alexa for Business last week, a new AWS service that provides business customers with an intelligent assistant. In the press release announcing the service, AWS said that Alexa for Business can help automate tasks including starting conference calls, controlling conference room...Learn More

ARRIS Completes Acquisition of Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business

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Suwanee, Georgia — December 1, 2017 — ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) has completed its acquisition of the Ruckus Wireless® and ICX® Switch business from Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO). With this acquisition, ARRIS® builds on a leadership position in networking and entertainment for service providers while...Learn More

Being the Product for Internet Giants Raises Privacy Concerns for Consumers

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U.S. consumers have serious privacy concerns about the ways in which their data is used by Internet companies and social media platforms, according to a personal internet data survey from Recon Analytics. Collection of this data and behaviors amounts to consumers acting as ‘the product’...Learn More

WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone Expands Knoxville 1 Gig Network to Powell, Tenn.

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), one of the nation’s leading broadband providers, today announced the availability of broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) in Powell, Tenessee following continued expansion of the company’s Knoxville network. WOW! residential and business services are...Learn More

ABI Sees Momentum for Global 5G Spectrum at 3.5 GHz

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Momentum is growing for the creation of a global 5G spectrum band in the 3.5 GHz band, according to a new report from ABI Research. Citing regulatory announcements from “about 20 countries,” ABI said the C-Band (3.4-3.8 GHz) is “emerging with the most global consensus...Learn More

Report: Average Web Page Load Times Not Improving As Fast as Broadband Speeds

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Increases in average broadband speed have not brought a commensurate decrease in average web page load times, according to a new white paper from the American Enterprise Institute. Instead, average web page load times actually increased between the fourth quarter of 2015 and the same...Learn More

Cox Brings Netflix To Cox Contour, Providing Seamless Video Experience

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ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today Cox Communications and Netflix announced the integration of Netflix on Cox Contour nationwide.  Accessing Netflix movies and shows is now as easy as speaking into the remote for Cox Contour video customers. Cox customers with a Netflix subscription can access Netflix...Learn More

Hammer Fiber Chooses Rahway New Jersey as Introductory Market for New Gigabit Internet Service

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hammer Fiber Optic Investments Ltd., a New Jersey based wireless and fiber network operator and wholly owned subsidiary of Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: HMMR) announced today that it has chosen its existing market in Rahway New Jersey to launch Gigabit Internet...Learn More

Solving the Wi-Fi Puzzle: Taking Steps to Capitalize on Managed Wi-Fi

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The number of connected devices in the home is growing at an astounding rate. Home networks have become more complex to support than ever before for service providers. Wi-Fi issues challenge your business metrics, complicate the customer experience, increase frequency and complexity of support calls...Learn More

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