Broadband

Study Says Broadband Caps Are A Big Problem For Google’s Game Streaming Ambitions

from the arbitrary-limits-on-innovation dept For years broadband providers have increasingly imposed arbitrary, confusing, and punitive usage caps and overage fees to cash in on the lack of competition in US broadband. Not only have industry executives admitted these limits aren’t technically necessary, they’ve increasingly been abused to hamstring competitors. AT&T, for example, doesn’t impose the …

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1st of many federal broadband grants announced in Tennessee

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Friday the first of many federal investments targeting the creation of critical broadband internet infrastructure in underserved rural areas across the country. Perdue visited the West Tennessee city of Halls to announce a $2.85 million grant to improve broadband internet connectivity for 347 households and one community facility …

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Google Stadia Users Could Exceed Broadband Data Caps On The First Day

If you are waiting to get your hands on Google Stadia releasing next month, here is something you should know. A new survey suggests that an estimated six million gamers out of the 34 million daily gamers in the US will likely exceed their broadband data caps after using the highly anticipated cloud gaming service. …

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BT customers offered vital free upgrade as broadband prices drop to new low

BT has just announced the launch of a big new update with some customers getting vital new security features for free. This important upgrade, which is available on BT’s Smart Hub 2, includes refreshed Wi-Fi controls with users now able to manage their family’s screen time by simply pausing the internet at home or scheduling which …

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Hidden Fees Mean US Cable & Broadband Bills Can Be 45% Higher Than Advertised

from the ill-communication dept For years we’ve talked about how the broadband and cable industry has perfected the use of utterly bogus fees to jack up subscriber bills, a dash of financial creativity it adopted from the banking and airline industries. Countless cable and broadband companies tack on a myriad of completely bogus fees below …

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