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TWC rings up unlimited calls to China, Hong Kong

November 19, 2014 12:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable has expanded the reach of its Unlimited Home Phone calling plan to include unlimited free calls to China and Hong Kong. With the expansion, calls to China and Hong Kong are now treated the same as long-distance calls anywhere in the U.S., as well as Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Mexico, which was added to the plan earlier this year.

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ZigBee 3.0 aims to standardize ZigBee standards

November 19, 2014 12:42 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The Internet of Things promises universal interconnectivity. There are multiple ZigBee profiles optimized for different applications, however. So that different groups of products no longer operate in silos, the ZigBee Alliance plans to unify most ZigBee profiles under a common standard: ZigBee 3.0.

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Netflix heads down under

November 19, 2014 12:31 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Netflix says it plans to expand into Australia and New Zealand in March. The online movie and television provider said Tuesday that details on pricing will be available later. In the most recent quarter, subscriber growth fell short of company forecasts because of a price increase in the U.S., and Netflix is dealing with tougher competition from Amazon and Hulu.

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Atlantic Broadband makes video available from any PC

November 18, 2014 2:00 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Atlantic Broadband has launched an online portal that gives customers direct access to content on any personal computer. Atlantic Broadband customers can log in with their user names and passwords, anywhere in the U.S. where they have an Internet connection.

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NYC to convert phone booths into muni Wi-Fi network

November 18, 2014 1:53 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The city issued an RFP for the project, called LinkNYC, earlier this year, and today awarded the contract for the work to CityBridge, a team of companies comprised of Qualcomm, Titan, Control Group, and Comark. Titan is an ad company that currently operates most of the city’s pay phones.

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Infographic: Cable wins majority of new broadband subs in Q3

November 18, 2014 1:10 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The 17 biggest broadband providers now account for 86.6 million subscribers. The cable companies among them claim over 51.2 million of the total; top telephone companies have nearly 35.4 million Internet subscribers. Cable added to its lead in the quarter.

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Midco to bring 1-Gig to Northern Plains

November 18, 2014 12:42 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

On Monday Midcontinent Communications unveiled its “Gigabit Frontier Initiative” that will eventually make gigabit speeds available to 600,000 homes and 55,000 businesses via a fiber network that covers more than 7,600 miles across the Northern Plains. Work on the Midcontinent Gigabit Frontier Initiative is slated to start next year.

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RCN tees up 330 Mbps tier in NYC

November 18, 2014 12:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Starting next month, RCN will light up a 330 Mbps down, 20 Mbps up tier across its New York City footprint where it will compete against Time Warner Cable’s 300 Mbps offering. Pricewise, the 330/20 tier will start at $64.99 a month for new subscribers, which includes a three-year price guarantee. 

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Infographic: Global carrier Wi-Fi market to hit $3b by 2018

November 18, 2014 12:27 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Driven by upgrades to 802.11ac and Hotspot 2.0, as well as voice-over-Wi-Fi, the carrier Wi-Fi equipment market is poised to hit $3 billion in 2018. In the first half this year,  carrier Wi-Fi equipment revenue reached $286 million, which was a 6 percent from the second half of 2013, according to a report by Infonetics Research.

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Wheeler: $2 a year fee to support school broadband

November 17, 2014 1:40 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. should spend $1.5 billion more a year to make sure every child has access to high-speed Internet connections at school, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said in a proposal that would increase slightly the fees consumers pay each month on their phone bills.

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Appeals court holds up megamergers; decision challenged

November 17, 2014 1:36 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The U.S. Court of appeals ruled that programmers do not have to share details of their transmission contracts with a set of MVPDs because some of the MVPDs want to hire outside legal counsel to review the documents. The ACA challenged the decision as unjustified.

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AT&T drops user-tracking "super cookies"

November 17, 2014 1:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Super cookies provide a lucrative data-mining opportunity for advertisers. AT&T is giving up the practice because it made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers' identities online. Verizon Wireless said it is still using this type of tracking.

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Comcast building data center in Oregon

November 17, 2014 1:01 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Comcast is building a data center in Hillsboro, OR, which the company said will provide support for video, Internet and phone services for Oregon and southwest Washington customers. The company has a headend and a large sales center nearby.

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RCN updates TiVo user interface

November 17, 2014 12:43 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

RCN viewers now have the option to create categories in which they can file their “My Shows” selections. Users are also able to customize searches using their remote. New to any company using the TiVo interface is a feature that enables streaming to Android devices within the home.

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Sony's TV service to go commercial early next year

November 14, 2014 2:17 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The service is called Vue, and will be delivered at first through PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 game consoles. The company will start with a free beta test with a limited number of people residing in New York. Sony intends to offer Vue commercially starting early next year.

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