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WildBlue Internet Offering Faster Speeds for Less Money

The Denver Post reported earlier this month that satellite broadband will soon be very comparable to cable and DSL.  As a result, millions of rural residents will finally be able to obtain true high-speed broadband — while millions of city … Continue reading

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Qwest Review: Denver Post Reports More Young People Using Internet to Kill Time

The Denver Post reported earlier this month that the Internet has become the main entertainment option for many younger Americans, replacing the video game console and the television set.  This confirms information in a prior CenturyLink Qwest review. The Post … Continue reading

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ATT Uverse Review: The Superiority of Fiber Optics

Internet and Cable service providers used to rely strictly on copper cables.  Copper works fine, but has limitations. With the advent of new fiber optics technology, customers began enjoying digital technology on their television sets as well as with their … Continue reading

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DSL Providers Decrease in Africa — Mobile Cellular Connections Growing

Broadband on the continent of Africa is anticipated to become more and more nomadic as connections using cellular networks expand.  As a matter of fact, cellular connections are expected to reach 250 million by 2015.  By comparison, there will only … Continue reading

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How Does Satellite Internet Work?

Satellites used to send and receive satellite Internet signals almost always follow a geosynchronous orbit quite near to the equator (0° latitude). This means the speed which the satellite orbits the earth is equal to the speed of the Earth’s rotation, … Continue reading

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PBS Points Out How AT&T Internet Service & Other Online Entities Have Changed America’s Viewing Habits

PBS.org had an interesting posting yesterday about government censorship of broadcast television. The article pointed out that, back in 1978, American families relied almost exclusively on the broadcast networks for content delivered to their homes — and the government controlled … Continue reading

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Qwest Internet / CenturyLink Analysts Predict Growth in Internet Based TV Programming

The Denver Post recently cited an article from the Colorado Technology and Telecom News, which offered insights from analysts at Qwest Internet / CenturyLink.  According to the article, Internet-connected TVs are becoming more and more attractive to families around the … Continue reading

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Check With the Internet Service Providers in Your Area to Determine Policies on Copyright Infringement

In Australia, Internet providers are working hard to stop the war on pirated content and will start policing users for the purpose of reporting suspected copyright violators. For the first offense, users will be sent a letter advising them of … Continue reading

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How the Internet Service Providers in Your City Can Make Your Future a Reality

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if someone from 1975 could travel in time to 2011?  What would they think of the advancements in technology?  Imagine them driving down the highway and looking over at the next … Continue reading

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ATT Internet Service Review: Better, Faster Broadband Coverage at LAX

Business Wire reported yesterday that LAX is getting ready to handle nearly two million passengers during the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday break. An ATT Internet service review reports that AT&T, meanwhile, is expanding its mobile broadband coverage at the airport in … Continue reading

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The Village Voice Reports You Can Now Order Take-Out on Your Verizon FiOS TV Screen

In an article in this week’s The Village Voice, it was reported that Verizon FiOS and Delivery.com have formed a partnership which will allow FiOS customers in New York City, Philadelphia and Boston to order food deliveries right on their … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough In-Home Entertainment? Check with the Internet Service Providers in Your Area

MultiChannel News reported today that over 25% of all cable and satellite TV subscribers in the United States are also are members of Netflix.  The report said additionally that close to 50% of pay-TV subscribers also pay for additional premium … Continue reading

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The Best Internet Providers: Barnes & Noble Introduces New Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble has just introduced the follow-up to its popular e-reader, the Nook Color.  Coming out next week is the new Nook Tablet!  The Nook Tablet looks much like the Nook Color but has been ramped up with some … Continue reading

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Verizon FiOS Adds Digital Voice Function that Answers Your Phone on Your TV

A new application, called FiOS Digital Voice Function, was recently introduced to  Verizon FiOS TV users that have set-top boxes. The application, introduced in October, is now available to all FiOS TV subscribers.  A reviewer who tried the service in … Continue reading

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Internet Providers by Zip Code: Charter Cable Is Increasing Internet Customers

“The cable television industry has many challenges. It remains, of course, a significant portion of our business — by no means are we abandoning it.  Actually, though, we see ourselves as an Internet Service Provider.” That was a quote by … Continue reading

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Verizon Internet Service Bargaining to Bring Service to Medford, Mass

According to an article that appears in today’s edition of Boston.com, Medford, Massachusetts is about to get some new competition for their TV and Internet business.  For years one company has held a grip on most of the business in … Continue reading

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HughesNet Satellite Internet Completing Roll Out of Network Upgrades

HughesNet Satellite Internet service announced last week that it is completing the rollout of network upgrades it started this past summer. The upgrades will boost download and browsing speeds which will result in an improved online experience for HughesNet customers. … Continue reading

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Comcast Review: Company Offers Many Free Tools for Parental Control and Cyber Safety

According to an article posted on SoMdNews.com, an online newspaper serving the State of Maryland, this month represents the 8th annual National Cyber-Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Dept of Homeland Security in conjunction with the Nat’l Cyber-Security Alliance. The … Continue reading

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Washington Post Quotes FBI Director as Saying a Second Internet is Necessary for National Security

An article in Thursday’s edition of the Washington Post quoted the Assistant Director of the FBI, Shawn Henry, as stating that the many computer networks that are currently used to control the financial systems and the major power plants of … Continue reading

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Verizon Review: “My FiOS” App Now Available for Android Users

A report this week on Multichannel News states that Verizon has now released a new app called My FiOS for Android users, with a promise that Apple iPhone and iPad users will also have their own version by the end … Continue reading

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Verizon FiOS Review: Verizon Now Makes Smart Home a Reality

An article in this week’s Boston Globe reports that Verizon is making it possible to turn the lights on in your house before you get home and to keep an eye on your kids while you are still at work.  … Continue reading

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How Searching for Internet Service Providers by Zip Code Helped Me Learn to Play Soccer

One of the great things about the Internet is that when you lack knowledge about something it’s simple to go online to fill in your blanks. To give you an example, when I was young very few kids in this … Continue reading

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WildBlue Internet Provides High Speed Broadband to Rural Communities

For a long time people who lived in rural communities did not have high-speed broadband service available to them.  The reason is that both DSL and cable service don’t normally return a profit to the companies that underwrite the expensive … Continue reading

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