Tuesday Morning Links – 05/31/2016

Internet of Whatever? Consumers don’t care about connected smart homes cityam.com Qualcomm s GigaDSL and new Wi-Fi chips aim to push broadband network capacity venturebeat.com Should broadband data hogs pay more? ISP economics say no arstechnica.com Don t Hand Our TVs Over to Google nytimes.com IEEE President-Elect Tackles the Digital Divide lightreading.com Nothing’s Going to…

Facebook Building New Routing System for Gigabit Wireless

Facebook says that a lack of flexibility in open source solutions have prompted the company to build its own, new routing system at the core of its plans to deploy gigabit wireless service. Facebook recently unveiled its new “Terragraph” system, which the company dubs a “multi-node wireless system focused on bringing high-speed internet connectivity to…

Frontier: We Lost 40,000 Customers Due to Migration Issues –

Frontier has acknowledged that it has certainly lost customers due to the botched integration of acquired Verizon customers in Florida, Texas and California. Company CEO Dan McCarthy told attendees of the JP Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference that the company lost 40,000 customers alone just among users who signed up with Verizon before…

Frontier Users Fight…For Their Right…to Sue Over Slow Speeds –

While Frontier’s bungled Texas, California, and Florida acquisitions are getting lots of press, the company continues to face a lawsuit from West Virginia customers (also acquired from Verizon) who say the company consistently fails to deliver advertised speeds. Despite Frontier’s best attempt to force angry customers into binding arbitration, last December a Judge let the…

Frontier Blames Outages on ‘Corrupt Data’ Inherited From Verizon –

Frontier is blaming ongoing problems with the integration of Verizon’s Texas, Florida, and California DSL, FiOS and phone customers on “corrupt data” provided by Verizon. Problems have plagued the company since the switch over of these acquired customers began back on April 1, prompting a hearing held this week by the California State Assembly’s Utilities…

Frontier

Frontier Promising 100-300 Mbps Speeds For Acquired Customers

Sure, Frontier Communications just proved to recently acquired Florida, Texas and California customers that it can barely handle basic customer support, but the company is promising to make things better with a slate of upcoming speed upgrades for these users. Speaking at the JP Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, Frontier CEO Dan McCarthy…

Time Warner

Time Warner Cable, Cox See Major Outage Due to Level3 Fiber Cut

A cut cable resulted in a prolonged outage in the Northeast for both Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications customers. The outages impacted both companies’ customers in the New York City area, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, beginning around 2:45 p.m. ET. Time Warner Cable said most of its customers were back online by around…

Tuesday Morning Links – 5/10/16

Time Warner & Cox suffer widespread outages in Northeast, including New York City area, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts; Cable accidently cut by ‘third party construction’ wisn.com Four megabits isn t broadband! U.S. Senators want to re-define bandwidth cap on grants digitaltrends.com ICANN kills off the majority of Africa’s new Internet by terminating majotity of…

Monday Morning Links – 5/9/16

Deadline looms for U.S. to cede control over Internet naming conventions theglobeandmail.com Broadband is not an automatic right in the UK – at least not in rural areas betanews.com Want free in-flight Wi-Fi? British Airways will have superfast internet next year bignewsnetwork.com U.S. Cellular: CDMA carriers face a VoLTE ‘gap’ fiercewireless.com TWC tries Domino’s Pizza-like…

AT&T

AT&T Hides Anti-Muni-Broadband Language in Missouri Traffic Bill

Earlier this year, AT&T tried to pass a Missouri bill that would hinder towns and cities from improving local broadband and even partnering with private companies like Google Fiber. We’ve discussed for years how AT&T has managed to get more than 19 such bills passed in states nationwide, all of them claiming to be motivated…