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Internet Telecom Cable Service News

Here is your recap of all of the cable and internet service industry news from around the US for the week of  August 21, 2017:

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Mobile phone companies Sprint and T-Mobile have been the subject of numerous rumors over the years as to when and if they would ever join forces. Kind of like Scully and Mulder in the X Files. Recently the mobile environment has started to liven up even more.

Internet Telecom Cable Service News

Here is a recap of some of the latest cable and ISP news around the country - and the world - for the week of June 5, 2017:

Internet Telecom Cable Service News

Here is a rewind of some of the latest cable, TV, internet, phone industry and ISP news from around the country for the week of May 15, 2017:

New Worm Kinda Makes You WannaCry

A wave of ransomware hit the whole world last week. More than 200,000 computers in 150 countries have been hit with the malicious software, called WannaCrypt or WannaCry, that demands payment of $300 in Bitcoin.

Internet Telecom Cable Service News

Here is your weekly rewind of some of the cable and ISP news from around the US and the world for the week of May 1, 2017:

Internet Telecom Cable Service News

Here is your weekly news rewind of some of the Internet, cable TV, and ISP news highlights from around the US for the week of April 17, 2017:

FirstNet Logo

In times of emergency, communications between first responders are of the utmost importance. Often traditional consumer phones and local Internet Service Providers can struggle to keep up with the extra demand that goes along with a large scale emergency situation. Having a dedicated first responders only network should alleviate the consumer wireless broadband network congestion while providing first responders with much-needed security and reliability. That's where the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) comes in.

Comcast/Time Warner Merger Woes

Even before Donald Trump became the 45th President, the cable and telecom industries were active with mergers and acquisitions. This has been going on for more than a hundred years, but in 2013, word got out that Comcast Cable was attempting to buy Time Warner Cable. They kicked it around for a bit but with grumblings from the Justice Department and the threat of an anti trust lawsuit, Comcast decided to drop the bid.  

Fiber Broadband

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) says that Chanute’s plans to expand their existing fiber network would not duplicate the type of broadband service currently offered by AT&T, and they are recommending approval of Chanute’s plans to provide 1GB fiber Internet to its residents and local businesses.

According to reports, three members of the KCC will have the final say, but those staff recommendations tend to have a lot of influence on the outcome of such decisions.

High Speed Fiber Optic Cable

Chanute Kansas is a small town with a population of about 9,000. Unlike many small Americans towns though, Chanute boasts an independent fiber broadband network that currently serves local government and civic buildings. They plan to expand that network to offer inexpensive gigabit fiber connections to every home and business in the area.