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2014-03-24 16:22:38

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission to reject the proposed $55 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner because the deal "violates antitrust laws and is not in the public interest." "The consolidation of the largest cable television providers would create a media juggernaut that would stifle completion and hurt consumers who would ultimately pay higher prices...

Comcast May Bring Faster Streaming To Apple Set-Top Boxes
2014-03-24 12:42:48

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple is reportedly in talks with cable provider Comcast to provide cable-quality streaming to an Apple-branded set-top box that will provide programming on demand to consumers. If the two companies are able to reach a deal, Comcast will beef up its streaming for customers with Apple set-top boxes that would provide content at levels seen on cable, not streamed over the Internet, The Wall Street Journal reports. This is being called...

2014-03-21 16:24:07

Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Vermont Students for their Academic Achievement and Community Service MONTPELIER, Vt., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, has awarded 14 Vermont high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers(®) Scholarship Program awards. The program, one of the Comcast Foundation's...

2014-03-21 12:25:42

TAIPEI, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Taipei City (NTPC) has actively promoted intelligent city related programs since its upgrade. Under the concerted effort by the industry, the NTPC government, and academia, it has been ranked as one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of the Year 2014 by Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) with its innovative IT applications over the past 3 years. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140321/HK88261 Robert Bell, one of the founders and...

Netflix's Reed Hastings Calls For A Stronger Form Of Net Neutrality
2014-03-21 11:16:52

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday Netflix CEO Reed Hastings called for a “stronger form of net neutrality” on the company’s official blog. This posting followed a peering agreement that Netflix entered into with cable provider Comcast to improve the service that customers will receive. This also followed last month’s statement by Netflix that speeds from Internet Service Providers (ISP) had not dipped significantly – even as a court decision has...

2014-03-20 08:37:00

Conterra's CEO and Management Team Co-Invest in Transaction CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings, Inc., a national provider of infrastructure-based broadband services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement through which Court Square Capital Partners--along with substantial participation by the company's senior management team--will lead an equity investment that will result in the purchase of a majority interest...

2014-03-20 08:35:51

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute BASKING RIDGE, N.J., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon announced on Thursday (March 20) that it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in the "2014 Magic Quadrant for Global Managed Security Services Providers (MSSP)" report. According to Gartner: "Each of the service providers in the Leaders quadrant has significant mind share among enterprises looking to buy a MSS as a discrete...

2014-03-19 23:27:20

Modern phones from Aastra offer wideband audio, power management, expansion modules, and a detachable magnetic keyboard. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 VoIP Supply is announcing today the availability of the new Aastra 6800i Series VoIP desktop phones. There are four new modern phones in the 6800i series ranging from the low call volume user up to the advanced user that needs powerful features with options for expansion. The 6800i phones are designed to provide a more natural audio...

2014-03-19 23:01:24

Experts at Voxilla.com weigh in on the best residential VoIP providers of 2014. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Many people might be under the assumption that VoIP providers only have services that are made for businesses. This assumption would be incorrect. Some providers focus just on business operations and some focus on service strictly for residences. Some companies even have systems in place for both settings. For residences, having a VoIP service provider in place can help connect...

2014-03-19 16:24:45

Verizon's Investments in Broadband, IP Networks Fuel Innovation, Economic Growth NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers, businesses and government agencies in New York and Connecticut continued to benefit from Verizon's 2013 investment of more than $1.6 billion in its industry-leading fiber-optic and Internet Protocol-based networks. Continuing a trend that began in 1995, Verizon has spent in excess of $1 billion each year to further build, refine and modernize its land-based...


Latest broadband Reference Libraries

Internet Service Provider
2013-01-20 09:16:23

An internet service provider or ISP is an organization or company that provides access to the internet through copper wires, phone lines, wireless, or fiber-optic cables. There are two types of ISPs, hosting and transit. The hosting ISP is like a co-location center where it will lease server space to people and smaller businesses. The transit ISP provides a large amount of bandwidth to connect hosting ISPs to access ISPs. The ISP can be community owned providing the service as non-profit...

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2009-07-21 16:45:53

A Radio Atmospheric signal (sometimes referred to as Sferic or Spheric), is a broadband electromagnetic impulse that occurs during atmospheric lightning discharges. Sferics spread out from the lightning source and can be received thousands of miles away. A sferic, depending on atmospheric conditions, may extend anywhere from a few kHz to several tens of kHz. Sferics from far reaching storms, over 1500 miles away, are generally offset in frequency range and may be picked up as tweeks. A...

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