Tuesday Morning Links – 06/07/2016

T-Mobile Customers Get Free Hour Of Gogo Wi-Fi On All Flights ubergizmo.com How Will Consumers Benefit From Connected Cars? forbes.com AT&T’s Cricket to ‘fully investigate’ cause of weekend service outage fiercewireless.com Verizon’s ‘Vision Zero’ smart city effort rolling out in Boston fiercetelecom.com Combined Charter/TWC customer service will get worse, not better, analysts say dispatch.com Sprint…

Ting Mobile

Ting to Offer Gigabit Fiber in North Carolina by Year’s End

Ting has announced that the company has begun it’s previously announced gigabit fiber network build in Holly Springs, North Carolina — and that the first customers should be online before the end of the year. In late 2014 MNVO Tucows’ Ting made a surprise announcement that it too would be jumping into the gigabit broadband…

AT&T

AT&T Blames the FCC For Telco’s Inability to Block Robocalls

AT&T has decided the best course of action in response to the company’s refusal to block robocalls — is to blame the FCC. AT&T and other large mobile providers have been under fire for much of the year for their collective inability to block telemarketing robocalls. A campaign from Consumers Union has managed to collected…

Thursday Morning Links – 06/02/2016

Mary Meeker s Internet Trends report highlights: Voice, visuals and the U.S. as global auto hub again geekwire.com Goodbye to the gigabyte? Online video ushers in age of the terabyte cbsnews.com Net neutrality may be an unenforceable pipedream. Here s why. networkworld.com After banning Facebook’s Free Basics, India reopens the net neutrality debate mashable.com Surprise!…

TDS Telecom

TDS Telecom Hits DSL Users With New 250 GB Cap

TDS Telecom is just the latest ISP to hit its customers with usage caps as a way to boost revenue. A notice being sent to users first spotted by Stop the Cap! informs the company’s customers that because “each customer’s Internet’s needs are unique” the company has decided to implement a 250 GB monthly cap…

Google Fiber

Google Fiber Insiders Say Company Meeting Targets

So, is Google Fiber a serious ISP, or a cute experiment? When Google started, there was a lot of worry that the effort was little more than a PR exercise designed to light a fire under the nation’s broadband duopoly. And indeed it did function that way; the company’s promise of symmetrical gigabit broadband for…

Wednesday Morning Links – 06/01/2016

The Verizon Strike Proves the Internet Still Needs Humans wired.com T-Mobile topples Verizon as the top-selling smartphone carrier in Q1 phonearena.com Congress warns FCC that set-top proposal could hurt small cable operators multichannel.com Cable industry urges FCC to go slow on ATSC 3.0 rollout broadcastingcable.com Verizon’s striking wireline employees will return to work Wednesday usatoday.com…

AT&T

AT&T Expands Gigabit Availability in Dallas

AT&T continues to slowly but surely expand the limited reach of its gigabit fiber service, announcing that Dallas is the latest city to see expanded U-Verse with “Gigapower” gigabit availability. According to an AT&T announcement availability for the ultra-fast service has expanded across Southern Dallas to “tens of thousands of homes, apartments and small businesses”…