High Speed Internet & Satellite News
Time Warner Cable Adds 28 High-Definition Channels
Time Warner Cable has launched 28 new high-definition channels on its El Paso cable system. Some of the new high-definition channels include Syfy Network, Travel Channel, ESPNews, Food Network, and more.
Comcast Introduces a Streaming TV Service
Comcast customers can now watch thousands of television episodes online that were previously unavailable. The new Comcast service, called "Fancast Xfinity TV", allows customers to watch television shows anytime, anywhere.
Cox Launches Wireless Service
In an attempt to compete with wireless carriers such as AT&T and Verizon, Cox Communications has launched its own wireless service in a few test markets. Cox Communications is using its portion of the 700-MHz spectrum to offer cellular voice services.
Internet Safety Tips for the Holidays
Experts want to remind families that Internet thieves can take advantage of the holidays to break into homes and computers. If you follow a few simple guidelines you have a much stronger chance of preventing Internet scams, viruses, and crimes such as identity theft.
Time Warner Cable Announces Increase in WiMax Offering
Time Warner Cable recently launched mobile WiMax service in Dallas and North Carolina. This WiMax service, which is called Mobile Internet 4G, is as fast as cable internet service.
Comcast to Debut Usage Meter
Comcast has released a Usage Meter as broadband household usage continues to spiral nationwide. Comcast customers in Portland, Oregon will get to preview the meter which will display the user's broadband usage on a per Gigabyte basis across a calendar month.
FCC Chairman: Broadband Access Should Be Universal
The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, recently announced that the task of making broadband Internet universally accessible across America is his number one priority.
Time Warner Cable Launches "Roll Over Or Get Tough" Campaign
Time Warner Cable has launched a multi-facted campaign on behalf of its customers to target unfair price demands by television programmers.
Multimedios Television Launches on Time Warner Cable Los Angeles
Multimedios Television based out of Monterrey, Mexico, has rolled out service to Los Angeles which is home to the nation's largest Hispanic population. Joining Time Warner Cable's El Paquetazo and El Paquetazo Dos programming, Multimedios Television is now available on channel 804.
Broadbandinfo Offers a Quick and Easy Way to Search For Cable Service in Your Area
Broadbandinfo now offers a way for potential cable customers to search for cable service in their area via zip code, state, or city. By utilizing unique technology, Broadbandinfo's "Find Broadband Deals" service locator allows you to see what cable providers are offered in your area, and capitalize on great deals.
Comcast to Debut Cable Shows Online By Year's End
If you are a current Comcast subscriber, or if you're thinking about signing up for Comcast service, you will soon be able to watch cable television shows such as HBO's "Entourage" and AMC's "Mad Men" on your computer without paying any extra price.
Comcast Offers the Most Blockbuster Hit Movies Ever Available Same Day as DVD
Comcast recently announced that a large collection of Hollywood Blockbuster movies will now be available for Comcast customers via Video On Demand on the same day as their DVD release.
WiMax Coming to Philadelphia, Chicago, and Seattle
Comcast, Sprint, and Clearwire will launch WiMax based high-speed wireless Internet service in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Seattle in the upcoming weeks. WiMax is a long range point-to-point Internet connection that connects a multitude of Wi-Fi spots to the Internet.
World's Fastest Broadband
This week BusinessWeek published a story titled "World's Fastest Broadband" that discusses the issue of the public's access to broadband internet, and focusing on which countries or areas of the world have the fastest and most reliable high-speed Internet connections.
Cox Launches 23 New HD Channels in James City County, VA
Cox Communications recently rolled out 23 additional HD channels for their customers in James City County, Virginia. These new HD channels will be available to Cox cable TV customers for no additional monthly charge.
Charter Communications Introduces PowerBoost Technology to Enable Faster Downloads
Charter Communications has announced new PowerBoost technology that will increase Internet download speeds and enable a more rapid page loading process for its customers.
Time Warner Cable Teams with Univision to Launch First Latino-Targeted Free VOD Service
Time Warner Cable and U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision Communications, announced the launch of TWC's first Latino-targeted free Video on Demand service called "Lo Mejor On Demand."
FCC Chairman Discusses Net Neutrality and National Broadband
In a recent interview with BusinessWeek magazine, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski shared his thoughts on the nationalization of broadband internet, as well as net neutrality.
As a person who holds great influence over the consumer electronics industry, Genachowski is the principal decision maker in terms of setting rules for both the wired and wireless forms of the internet.
Time Warner Cable Brings 4G Wireless to North Carolina with the Fastest Wireless Speeds Available
Time Warner Cable will officially launch the Time Warner Cable 4G mobile network in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh North Carolina on December 1, 2009.
Comcast Unveils Comprehensive "Constant Guard" Internet Security Program
Comcast has announced that it has put the finishing touches on its comprehensive security program aimed to protect its high-speed Internet customers. The new Internet security program, called "Constant Guard", helps protect Comcast customers from bots, viruses, and other sophisticated online security threats.
News Corp boss Murdoch to close the pay gate on internet content
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has hinted that he may charge fees to anyone wishing to read his numerous newspapers online - including the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and Times of London.
FCC chief Genachowski lays out broad strokes of broadband plan
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, said today that he foresees a time of crisis for wireless broadband access and used his speech at the CTIA conference in San Diego to outline some of his ideas for defusing such a crisis.
U.N. reports mobile broadband subscriptions outnumber wired connections
More people around the world use cell phones, netbooks, and other mobile devices to connect to broadband internet than use fixed-line connections, according to a U.N. report released Tuesday.
Web-aholics anonymous: Study finds internet addiction growing more common
Taiwanese researchers who surveyed nearly 2,300 seventh-graders for signs of depression, ADHD, social phobia, and other mental health issues found that children who suffered from such issues were more likely to use the internet to the point of excess.
Verizon brings fiber-optic TV to upstate New York - along with some competition
Verizon launched its new fiber-optic television service in central New York state yesterday, promising high-quality video and upgraded on-demand options. FiOS, as the service is known, will compete directly with Time Warner, the region's standard cable provider.
Commerce Department doles out almost $7 million in first round of broadband mapping grants
The states of California, North Carolina, Indiana, and Vermont were the first to receive federal funds from the $7.2 billion earmarked for broadband infrastructure projects under the Obama administration's recovery act. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said that it received applications from all 50 states and five U.S. territories, and plans to disburse more money soon.
Europe poised to gain influence over critical internet commission
A group that manages and lists all internet domain names will no longer be subject to a veto from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The move was welcomed by the European Commission.
House Republicans oppose net neutrality rules, citingmicromanagementconcerns
In a letter to President Obama, two leading Congressional Republicans warned that the proposed tightening of FCC regulations on net neutrality would harm America's economy and could deter investment in broadband networks.
England v. Ukraine World Cup qualifier will be online-only
The collapse of a major sports TV provider and bureaucratic infighting have pushed the upcoming weekend's international soccer match between England and Ukraine onto the internet.
Study: internet TV to take off within a few years
A study by business auditing and consulting firm Ernst and Young says that a hybrid of TV and the internet could become the dominant paradigm within the next few years.
Don't track on me: Americans dislike cyber-monitoring
Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania released a survey this week saying that most Americans object to companies tracking their online movements, and that the number objecting rises once respondents are informed of the methods online marketers use to follow them.