Tag: broadband

Verizon’s new 5G home router has Wi-Fi 6, Alexa, and self-setup option

If you live in one of a handful of U.S. cities, Verizon has some exciting news today: It’s now offering customers a true second-generation 5G home broadband router with substantial new features, including integrated Wi-Fi 6 support, Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant, and the ability to be self-installed without waiting for a Verizon appointment. As a successor to […]

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At Qualcomm, 5G is headed everywhere and into virtually everything

It was easy to call 5G inevitable. Whatever it was, some next-generation cellular technology was certain to follow 2G, 3G, and 4G into the mainstream of global life. It was harder to predict that 5G will be omnipresent. Up until two years ago, the very idea that cellular technology would soon make its way into […]

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Gigstreem raises $10 million for high-speed permanent and event broadband

Gigstreem (formerly Rainbow Broadband), a Tysons, Virginia-based internet service provider targeting residential and commercial customers, today announced that it has raised $10 million in a series A round led by RET Ventures, with participation from LNC Partners. CEO Joel McIntyre said the capital infusion will fuel the company’s R&D efforts and lay the groundwork for […]

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Comcast expands Internet Essentials to almost 3 million more low-income households

Back in 2011, as part of a pledge to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to secure the approval of its merger with NBC Universal, Comcast launched a low-cost internet service tier dubbed Internet Essentials. It initially extended contract-free broadband access for $9.95 per month to families with children who qualify for reduced-cost school lunch programs, […]

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Finland leads list of Europe’s most digitally advanced nations

The European Union’s annual report on digital societies has placed Finland in the pole position among member nations thanks to its high rates of mobile broadband connectivity, digital skills and e-government initiatives. In general, Northern European countries dominate the top spots on the EU’s annual Digital Economy and Society Index that was released today. After […]

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Google Stadia Will Reveal How Stupid Internet Data Caps Are

As the gaming industry begins to shift from physical media to cloud streaming services, it will soon find itself on a collision course with America’s substandard broadband. Worse, 4K game streaming will run face first into broadband usage caps and overage fees that serve no technical purpose—outside of jacking up your already costly monthly bandwidth […]

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