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  • Huge breakthrough in blazing fast internet speeds

    05/26/2016 4:27:33 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 91 replies
    That's the promise of G.Fast. It's a new technology that can deliver blazing fast internet over the wires (phone lines) you already have in your home. For many, it will be the first time they'll have more than one choice for broadband.
  • New Homeowner Has To Sell House Because Of Comcastís Incompetence, Lack Of Competition

    03/26/2015 11:45:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | March 25, 2015 | Chris Morran
    Only months after moving into his new home in Washington state, Consumerist reader Seth is already looking to sell his house. He didnít lose his job or discover that the property is haunted. No, Seth canít stay much longer because no one can provide broadband service to his address; even though Comcast and CenturyLink both misled him into thinking heíd be connected to their networks and in spite of the fact that his county runs a high-speed fiberoptic network that goes very near to his property. Like an increasing number of Americans, Seth works from home, meaning that itís vital...
  • Looking for best option to drop cable.

    03/16/2015 6:29:41 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 86 replies
    myself | 3-16-15 | TZ
    (I could live without it, but The Chief of Procuremenet will not.) Is Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Prime the best option for someone who has a few favorite shows? Will show be ONE WEEK behind on episodes or ONE SEASON? (assuming these shows on cable are not available right away) Dish is not an option (she won't allow it on the roof) Will likely be getting DSL from a phone company.
  • Lowly DSL poised for gigabit speed boost

    10/22/2014 10:35:22 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 38 replies
    CNet ^ | 21 October 2014 | Stephen Shankland
    DSL was one of the first widely adopted technologies for bringing high-speed Internet access to homes and businesses, but it hasn't been the fastest.That's all changing. At the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam this week, several companies are announcing and demonstrating products that bring DSL -- or digital subscriber line -- into a future with a speed of 1 gigabit per second. That's about 1,000 times the data-transfer speed the technology offered when it arrived in the late 1990s.The DSL upgrade comes through a new technology called G.fast. Among those making network equipment chips to enable the technology are industry...
  • Home Phone Connect Query

    07/04/2014 12:20:10 PM PDT · by bboop · 34 replies
    Self | July 4, 2014 | self
    Does anybody have Verizon Home Phone Connect, and if you do, how do you like it? and do you find it useful? We are concerned that if we get it, our Verizon DSL might be impacted. It would be great to cut our home landline contract, but we're worried about losing the DSL. Thanks. Loving my FReeper FRiends. Happy Fourth of July.
  • The Net Neutrality Lobby Is Like a Frog

    01/18/2014 11:22:05 PM PST · by Pontiac · 21 replies
    WSJ On-Line ^ | 1/17/2014 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    What the net-neut obsessives refuse to recognize is that anticompetitive intent isn't worth worrying about if an anticompetitive result isn't possible. If AT&T were "double-dipping," or charging sender and recipient for the same data, as some allege, its rivals would quickly copy its innovation and compete away any excess revenues. If AT&T were to degrade websites that don't pay up, its rivals would pounce and steal AT&T's dissatisfied customers.
  • Economic bummer: 6.9 million homes ditch cable TV

    06/19/2012 4:55:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 6/19/2012 | Paul Bedard
    It started with homes, then cars, and now penny-pinching Americans, especially minorities, are giving up cable TV because they just can't afford it in the lingering recession. Instead, they are switching back to free TV, improved with the recent switch to digital broadcast which requires a special antenna but eliminates the $70-$100 monthly cable, satellite or broadband service fee. Industry officials had worried that Americans would begin "cord-cutting" in a shift to internet TV, but the recession is more to blame, not internet bling. "It's not so much cord-cutting as cost-cutting that's motivating this. There's possibly recessionary issues here," said...
  • Looking for wireless DSL modem recommendations (VANITY)

    11/21/2011 10:34:04 AM PST · by Kirkwood · 37 replies
    Self | 11/21/11 | kirkwood
    My 6 year old DSL modem is apparently dying. Turning the power on and off to the modem immediately brings it back for a while, but it is unreliable. I added on a router for a workstation and a hardwired network printing and an access point for wireless, but I would like to replace all of these pieces with a single unit. Requirements are compatibility with AT&T DSL, a hardwired network printer and workstation, and N and G wireless. Anyone have suggestions? Thanks.
  • I have never been so happy to eat crow in my life!

    08/31/2011 9:12:58 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 9 replies
    Self | 8/30/'11 | Zionist Conspirator
    I know I made a big deal of not having DSL here at the new house last week, but that's because that's what the phone company told me. Well, I am happy beyond description to report that I (and they) were wrong. I'm back with my old account, with only my location changed. Okay. You can all yell at and make fun of me now. I deserve it. But boy, am I glad to be here to see it!
  • AT&T's New TOS: Caps, Fewer Legal Rights, Forced U-Verse Upgrade

    03/31/2011 11:11:21 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 41 replies
    DSL Reports ^ | 30 March 2011 | Karl Bode
    Several users have written in to note that AT&T is sending out notifications that their terms of service have changed. The update includes a large number of things AT&T users need to be made aware of, including new language addressing AT&T's new cap and overage plans, mandatory binding arbitration, mandatory migrations from legacy DSL to AT&T U-Verse service, and even language giving AT&T the right to terminate your service should you get angry about any of these changes and take it out on an AT&T representative. The new TOS can be found here and acceptable use policy here, both designed...
  • Obama's Assault on the Internet

    12/09/2008 7:49:30 PM PST · by Sharrukin · 47 replies · 2,020+ views
    Sultan Knish ^ | Dec 9, 2008 | Sharrukin
    License Plates for the Internet - The Blueprints for Obama's Assault on the Internet The report's recommendations emphasize taking away cybersecurity from DHS in order to create a special department to oversee cybersecurity. It recommends ending the division between civilian and national security systems. And calls for establishing "international norms" when it comes to the internet. And it focuses a good deal on identity verification, not just for Federal employees, but for ordinary Americans as well. The report urges a move away from passwords, and toward physical identity verification, via a device that would verify an individual's identity. And calls...
  • Hughesnet Sattelite internet vs. Verizon DSL

    05/08/2008 5:28:28 PM PDT · by lightman · 40 replies · 1,730+ views
    Self | 8 May AD 2008 | Lightman
    I live in an area which is not served by cable TV companies. That has limited the Internet access choices to either dial-up or sattelite. I currently have both, using dial-up on my MacOS9 and Hughesnet on the PCs. I have learned that DSL has suddenly been extended to my area by Verizon. Hughesnet is costing roughly $90.00/month for less than satisfactory service because of their "Fair Access Policy" and because towering thunderheads frequently block the sattelite signal. I could get Verizon DSL for about $30.00/month--and if the in-house networking goes right, I might even be able to ditch the...
  • 2010: D-day for the Internet as it hits "full capacity"?

    04/25/2008 9:14:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 35 replies · 221+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4-23-08 | Christopher Null
    Doom-filled warnings arrive from AT&T this week. The company says that without substantial investment in network infrastructure, the Internet will essentially run out of bandwidth in just two short years. Blame broadband, says AT&T. Decades of dealing with the trickle of bandwidth consumed by voice and dialup modems left AT&T twiddling its thumbs. The massive rise of DSL and cable modem service in the 2000s has had AT&T facing a monstrous increase in the volume of data transmissions. And that's set to increase another 50 times between now and 2015. That's enough, says AT&T, to all but crash the system....
  • Qwest introduces 20 megabit DSL in some areas

    04/25/2008 6:46:24 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies · 398+ views
    Excite News ^ | 24 April 2008 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) (Q) on Thursday introduced DSL plans with faster download speeds, including one that is the fastest DSL service from a major U.S. phone company. Qwest is charging $104.99 per month for a download speed of 20 megabits per second. For 12 mbps, it is charging $51.99 per month. The prices are $5 lower when combined with local phone service. The plans will be available in 23 of Qwest's top markets, the company said. By the end of the year, they will be available to 2 million customers. Download speeds on DSL,...
  • AT&T Raising DSL Prices By $5 A Month

    02/04/2008 1:56:54 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 213+ views
    Dow Jones Newswires (excerpt) ^ | February 4, 2008 | Roger Cheng
    Excerpt - NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- AT&T Inc. (T) raised the price of its high-speed Internet service by $5 a month. The San Antonio telecommunications giant will raise rates for its bottom three tiers of DSL service in the 13 states which made up SBC Communications. The price for the lowest priced service - 768 kilobits per second - is now $20. The 1.5-megabit-per-second service is now $25, and the 3-mbps service is $30. The move comes after Chairman and Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said last month the softening economy was affecting its DSL service in certain markets. ~ snip...
  • DSL Outage Hits Some AT&T Customers

    12/03/2007 10:11:07 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 106+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | December 4, 2007
  • AT&T threatens to disconnect subscribers who criticize the company

    10/01/2007 7:26:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies · 206+ views
    Ars Technica ^ | September 30, 2007 | Ken Fisher
    AT&T has rolled out new Terms of Service for its DSL service that leave plenty of room for interpretation. From our reading of it, in concert with several others, what we see is a ToS that attempts to give AT&T the right to disconnect its own customers who criticize the company on blogs or in other online settings. In section 5 of its legal ToS, AT&T stipulates the following: " AT&T may immediately terminate or suspend all or a portion of your Service, any Member ID, electronic mail address, IP address, Universal Resource Locator or domain name used by you,...
  • (Heads Up!)AT&T Quietly Introduces $10 DSL Plan(22 States)

    06/29/2007 6:45:49 AM PDT · by kellynla · 18 replies · 1,841+ views
    stltoday.com ^ | 06/18/2007 | Peter Svensson
    NEW YORK -- Without any sort of fanfare, AT&T Inc. has started offering a broadband Internet service for $10 a month, half the price of its cheapest advertised plan. The DSL, or digital subscriber line, plan introduced Saturday is part of the concessions made by AT&T to the Federal Communications Commission to get its $86 billion acquisition of BellSouth Corp. approved last December. The $10 offer is available to customers in the 22-state AT&T service region, which includes former BellSouth areas, who have never had AT&T or BellSouth broadband, spokesman Michael Coe confirmed Monday. Local phone service and a one-year...
  • AT&T quietly offers $10 DSL plan

    06/18/2007 12:42:00 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 564+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | June 18, 2007 | Peter Svensson
    Excerpt - NEW YORK - Without any sort of fanfare, AT&T Inc. has started offering a broadband Internet service for $10 a month, half the price of its cheapest advertised plan. The DSL, or digital subscriber line, plan introduced Saturday is part of the concessions made by AT&T to the Federal Communications Commission to get its $86 billion acquisition of BellSouth Corp. approved last December. The $10 offer is available to customers in the 22-state AT&T service region, which includes former BellSouth areas, who have never had AT&T or BellSouth broadband, spokesman Michael Coe confirmed Monday. Local phone service and...
  • Best Buy profit pinched by discounting ( HGTV, DSL, Flat screen tv's ) ( Merry Christmas )

    01/05/2007 7:28:09 AM PST · by george76 · 99 replies · 2,145+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | 01/05/2007 | Jennifer Waters & Angela Moore
    Best Buy Co. turned in disappointing third-quarter results on Tuesday as the battle to sell flat-panel TVs, MP3s and other hot electronic gadgets has slashed prices and cut into profit. the nation's largest home-electronics retailer said the "very competitive climate" -- plasma and LCD TV prices dropped 25% to 30% -- held its profit to $150 million, or 31 cents a share, up nearly 8% from last year's income of $138 million, or 28 cents a share, but short of Wall Street's expectations. That sent shares lower by 5% to $51.30. The total results were mixed compared with Wall Street's...