Report: ‘Clear and Unchanging’ Community Broadband Prices Beat Commercial ISP Networks

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Community-owned broadband networks generally offer lower pricing in comparison with commercial networks, according to a new report. Researchers for Responsive Communities at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Research at Harvard University compared community broadband prices in 27 markets and found that the...Learn More

Comcast Gigabit Expansion Includes Sacramento Area

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Comcast is launching a new internet service designed to provide speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential and business customers in Sacramento, California and nine surrounding cities. The Comcast gigabit speeds are the fastest available in the areas served, the company said. In addition...Learn More

C Spire Fixed Wireless Launch: Five-Mile Range Using Unlicensed Spectrum

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C Spire today launched fixed wireless service at speeds up to 100 Mbps in 40 markets in the company’s home state of Mississippi. C Spire fixed wireless service will be available to consumers in 22 markets and to businesses in all 40 markets, supporting speeds...Learn More

Target to Begin Marketing ‘Free’ Wireless Plans Through FreedomPop Partnership

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A new FreedomPop Target deal will make FreedomPop’s free wireless service available in Target retail stores. Beginning today, Target shoppers can purchase a $4.99 SIM or a select Android handset starting at just $59 with free mobile service from FreedomPop, including voice, text and data....Learn More

Report: School Broadband Availability Improving, But Rural Fiber Still Lagging

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School broadband availability has increased dramatically as a result of changes made several years ago to the FCC E-rate program, with 94% of schools now providing connectivity at rates of at least 100 kbps per student, says a report released today from non-profit organization Education...Learn More

Spotify Hulu Deal Aims to Lock Up Generation Z with Bundled Streaming Pact

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A new Spotify Hulu deal announced today will target college students with a bundled offer of music and video streaming. Spotify Premium for Students, now with Hulu will combine versions of Spotify and Hulu for a disruptive price of $4.99 per month. The deal includes...Learn More

Total AT&T Fiber Subscribers Approaching 2 Million, Adds Two More Markets

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AT&T added two additional markets to its AT&T Fiber footprint and disclosed for the first time that total AT&T Fiber subscribers are approaching 2 million. The two additional markets include Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss. and Savannah Ga. AT&T Fiber availability also expanded across 60 communities in their...Learn More

Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile Rollout Complete, Now Available Across Comcast Footprint

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With the Comcast Xfinity Mobile rollout complete, the wireless service from Comcast is now available in all of the MSO’s retail stores and online, with service available across Comcast’s complete cable footprint. “We created a unique mobile experience that’s simple and saves customers money by...Learn More

Mid-Rivers Usage-Based Broadband Improves Customer Satisfaction, Take Rates

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Montana-based broadband provider Mid-Rivers Communications has taken a contrarian approach to broadband pricing, adopting a usage-based rather than a speed-tier approach. The change to usage-based broadband has increased customer satisfaction and take rates – and while margins initially dropped, profitability was back to its previous...Learn More

Report: U.S. Median Broadband Price is $80 Monthly

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The U.S. residential median broadband price was $80 per month during the second quarter of 2017, according to research from Point Topic. Globally, the average residential download speed was 135 Mbps and the average monthly charge was $105. The best value was provided by fiber...Learn More

T-Mobile Senior Citizens Campaign Offers Two Unlimited Mobile Lines for $60

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A new T-Mobile senior citizens campaign targets Americans who are aged 55 or older with an aggressively priced unlimited mobile plan. The plan claims it can save seniors up to 60% over plans from their competitors. T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+ offers one line for $50,...Learn More

Google Fiber Video Rates Just Got Bumped by 33%

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Even almighty Google is not immune to the skyrocketing costs of video programming, with news last week that Google Fiber video rates will rise by about one third. New customers to Google’s double play of gigabit broadband and video will now pay $160 per month,...Learn More

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