Which internet service provider to choose?

AT&T Internet

AT&T has recently announced that they have launched high-speed fiber internet service in the greater Birmingham area, Alabama. Moreover, reports say that they are also planning to expand the high-speed fiber internet services to neighboring communities like Hoover and Alabaster.

As per the announcement from AT&T, residents and small business owners of Birmingham can sign up and make use of the 1-gigabit internet connection. Parts of Montevallo, Chelsea, Pelham, and neighboring communities can also access the high-speed connection.

AT&T claims that the 1-gigabit high-speed fiber internet connection is about 20 times faster than the average speed that is offered by wired internet services. Officials stated that the prices for the connection will start around 70 dollars a month.

Fiber internet or high-speed internet can be a big boon for high-tech businesses in the area that has lot of servers and data needs. AT&T has launched the high-speed internet service in Madison and Huntsville last month and it is a big success. However, AT&T is not the only telecom company that is eyeing the growing fiber optic market in the United States.

AT&T plans to connect, apartments, small businesses, and homes in 11 new metros to their 1 Gigabit internet connection. This expansion is part of the newly made AT&T Fiber umbrella brand, under which, they plan to bring their Ultra Fast internet service to at least 67 metros. Reports say that AT&T is targeting to serve at least 45 metros by the end of the year.

The Ultra Fast internet service is already launched in areas of 29 of the largest metro areas in the country. This service is marketed to more than three million locations now, out of which, over 500,000 accounts to condominiums and apartments. It is believed that AT&T is on track to exceed their target of 12.5 million locations planned by 2019.

COX:

Cox Communications has made it possible to use mobile health checkups, cleaning, cooking, video conference, live podcasting, and video games simultaneously on the same internet source. This is possible with the G1GABLAST service by Cox, which is actually a part of the Cox Smart Home services.

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Cox Communications had earlier put the Cox Smart Home for display at Esencia in Rancho Mission Viejo in a model home. Esencia is Orange County’s first master-planned residential community wired with fiber-optic technology. This will present an opportunity for homeowners to access and enjoy the fast internet service from Cox.

Cox Communications claims that their internet service at Esencia will be hundred times faster than the normal internet service we receive today. They also added that their subscribers would be able to download almost 1000 photos or a high definition movie in about a minute.

In a latest release, Cox Communications stated, “Today’s average household connects six devices to the internet, from laptops and tablets to gaming and smartphones. That number is expected to increase to 50 devices by the year 2022.”

Cox representatives also demonstrated their latest internet service by enlisting podcasters, professional gamers, video bloggers, and many other professionals. Cox Communications simultaneously operated 30 different devices on the same internet source and the demonstration event was a huge success for the major company.

TWC Internet:

PanTerra Networks is a leading provider of unified cloud services and they have announced the expansion of their SmartBand services. The SmartBand service will be expanded to include Time Warner Cable (TWC) 15mb-50mb internet plans. The addition of TWC connectivity to the SmartBand offering of PanTerra will make sure that the users will have an even wider footprint and they will get more options while making a complete cloud based communication solutions.

The partnership of PanTerra with TWC internet shows their commitment in offering their users ultra safe and reliable cloud based solutions that include unified communications, contact center, file sharing services, and collaborations. PanTerra is the first provider to offer an end-to-end secure cloud solution with their HIPAA compliant cloud and Multi Factor authentication for all the optional MLPS networks and IP phones. WorldSmart solution from PanTerra is able to provide the most secure communication solution for any business. WorldSmart solution is interoperable with Office 365, Google Apps, Dropbox, and Outlook.

Major Collaboration among Telecom Giants

It has been less than six months since the acquisition of Sky® by Comcast®, but there have been several drastic changes in the business already. The company’s CEO explained the same recently as he spoke at the Deloitte and Enders Analysis Media and Telecoms 2019 conference. He said, “Just a few months after first coming together, we are already seeing clear benefits flowing in both directions. “For example, we’ll be bringing Comcast®’s own voice interface to Sky® Q later this year and our broadband customers in Italy will benefit from Comcast®’s xFi product.” He also added, “Profound change is not exception, it’s normal.” The Sky® deal went through in one of the biggest takeovers of the year 2018, and was
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Safety Provider Row Enters the 5G Front

Major Telecom Giants Verizon® and AT&T® are indulged in a serious battle over the rights to sell services to the public departments such as firefighters, police, and other first responders. The ongoing encounter among the providers of the best cable deals is also affecting the 5G front. “As we build out 5G, it will be made available to public safety, just at the same time it will be made available to any other customer in terms of the network capability,” remarked Tami Erwin, chief of Verizon®’s new Business unit and the in-charge executive of selling Verizon® services to public safety. She also said that Verizon® would have to come up with new plans exclusively for the public safety departments, “But
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More Spending on Media Content to Engage Audiences Seems Imminent

AT&T® is expecting a structure that is more streamlined at its WarnerMedia arm will let it invest enough in media content to take upon Netflix®. The streaming giant has been AT&T’s rival too, since the Dallas-based telecommunications company acquired Time Warner® in one of the best cable deals of the recent times. After the CEO of HBO®, Richard Plepler, and the President of Turner, David Levy, left, AT&T’s media division hired Robert Greenblatt to oversee Turner’s entertainment networks and HBO®, in addition to its planned OTT offering. “At a time when we must shift our investment focus to develop more content for specific and demanding audiences on emerging platforms, we can’t sustain a model where we invest one dollar more
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Key Takeaways from Latest Internet Threat Research

CenturyLink® is sharing intelligence upon the “Necurs” botnet, uncovered by Black Lotus Labs™, which furthers the company’s commitment to help protect the internet and user devices from malicious threats. The mission of CenturyLink’s latest threat research and operations unit, Black Lotus Labs™, is to leverage its network visibility in order to help protect consumers by keeping the internet clean. Tracking and disrupting a botnet is among the ways, in which, the CenturyLink® division does this. “Necurs”, for one, is a malware and spam distribution botnet, which has recently shown a hiding technique to avoid detection as well as quietly amass even more bots. Mike Benjamin, the leader of Black Lotus Labs™, said that, “Necurs is the multitool of botnets, evolving
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Telecom Companies Decide to End the Days of 3G

AT&T® has now announced that it had programs to call it a day for 3G by early 2022 in order to incorporate new standards in the industry. This decision was made public after Verizon®, its chief competitor, announced recently that it would also put an end to its 3G services in cell phones towards the conclusion of this year. The decision to bring 3G to a permanent closure did not come as a surprise, as most of the best internet service companies had spent a huge fortune on spreading the 4G services throughout the country. The new service, also known as LTE or Long-Term Evolution, allows people to download data 10 times faster than what was possible with 3G. Furthermore,
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Major Telecom Companies to Draw Adverts from Video Giant

AT&T® and Hasbro are the most recent firms to come up with the decision to pull adverts from the global video broadcasting platform YouTube. This came as an aftermath of the issue of pedophiles leaving offensive remarks beside videos of children on the platform. Being one of the fastest internet provider, AT&T® followed the food giant Nestle® in bringing a pause to the ads. YouTube commented on the issue that it had disabled the option of comments on millions of videos quoting that they “could be subject to predatory comments”. This is not the first occasion when comments on its site left it in deep trouble. The most recent controversy was triggered when a YouTube vlogger, Matt Watson, said that
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5G Being Adopted as the Main Marketing Technique by Telecom Giants

5G connectivity continues to be used in advanced marketing and advertising by top brands. The fact is that 5G can capture data much faster than the other types of connections. Thomas Barnett, the Director of marketing and thought leadership at Cisco™ explained how data is captured when consumers join their brand. He said, “5G will open a whole new area of mobile understanding and personalization that should be of interest to advertisers and how they develop and deliver campaigns.” Meanwhile, smartphones are becoming the leading source of all entertainment and communication. These are said to have their share of 54% of total device connections and they are also speculated to drive more than 90% internet connection by 2022. Cisco’s Mobile
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Recent Surveys Sound Caution for Internet Provider’s Streaming Services

AT&T’s live streaming service, DIRECTV NOW® has been struggling to maintain its customers for some time now. The recent survey conducted by UBS brings the whole picture into light as the truth behind this withdrawal has been revealed. Customers clearly prefer other platforms for streaming services to DIRECTV NOW®. The UBS Evidence Media Lab Consumption survey conducted a poll involving 2,000 respondents. They found out that those who were looking to subscribe to a TV streaming service preferred Hulu’s service. This was followed by those who wanted YouTube TV by Google. AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW® occupied only the third spot. The UBS speculates that Hulu and YouTube TV will certainly have more subscribers than other streaming service providers by 2020. Although
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Fourth Quarter Reports Indicate Uncertain Times for Telcos

The shares of AT&T® dropped by 25% since the start of 2018 and the recently published full-year reports did not help to lift the stocks. Profits showed signs of recovery, although growth remained stagnant. This can be attributed to the company’s controversial acquisition of Time Warner Media empire last year. The company closed the deal at $85 billion, which is said to have raised the company’s debts. As for value investors, this is a dream period to pounce on the opportunity. 2018 Recap Overall, AT&T® had a good 2018. There was an improvement in revenue by mid-single digits. Besides, the lower tax rate resulting from the tax reforms passed at the end of 2017 also benefitted the company. The bottom
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Gigabit Internet Service Comes to Tulsa

The gigabit internet service has finally come to Tulsa through Cox Communications®. The Mayor of Tulsa, G.T. Bynum, and Cox® proclaimed it a “Gigabit City”, while announcing residences throughout the area have access to a gigabit broadband internet speeds. Subscribers of the “Gigablast” plan from Cox® get to access the best internet service imaginable out there. It is quick enough to download 1,000 photos in sixteen seconds, a hundred songs in 3 seconds, and a two-hour-long film in eight seconds. Cox’s Tulsa Market VP, Roger Ramseyer, said, “Years and years and years ago, it used to be that if you had a railroad station, you knew you were going to grow in population. Then it was if you had a
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Major Collaboration among Telecom Giants

It has been less than six months since the acquisition of Sky® by Comcast®, but there have been several drastic changes in the business already. The company’s CEO explained the same recently as he spoke at the Deloitte and Enders Analysis Media and Telecoms 2019 conference. He said, “Just a few months after first coming together, we are already seeing clear benefits flowing in both directions. “For example, we’ll be bringing Comcast®’s own voice interface to Sky® Q later this year and our broadband customers in Italy will benefit from Comcast®’s xFi product.” He also added, “Profound change is not exception, it’s normal.” The Sky® deal went through in one of the biggest takeovers of the year 2018, and was
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Safety Provider Row Enters the 5G Front

Major Telecom Giants Verizon® and AT&T® are indulged in a serious battle over the rights to sell services to the public departments such as firefighters, police, and other first responders. The ongoing encounter among the providers of the best cable deals is also affecting the 5G front. “As we build out 5G, it will be made available to public safety, just at the same time it will be made available to any other customer in terms of the network capability,” remarked Tami Erwin, chief of Verizon®’s new Business unit and the in-charge executive of selling Verizon® services to public safety. She also said that Verizon® would have to come up with new plans exclusively for the public safety departments, “But
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

More Spending on Media Content to Engage Audiences Seems Imminent

AT&T® is expecting a structure that is more streamlined at its WarnerMedia arm will let it invest enough in media content to take upon Netflix®. The streaming giant has been AT&T’s rival too, since the Dallas-based telecommunications company acquired Time Warner® in one of the best cable deals of the recent times. After the CEO of HBO®, Richard Plepler, and the President of Turner, David Levy, left, AT&T’s media division hired Robert Greenblatt to oversee Turner’s entertainment networks and HBO®, in addition to its planned OTT offering. “At a time when we must shift our investment focus to develop more content for specific and demanding audiences on emerging platforms, we can’t sustain a model where we invest one dollar more
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Key Takeaways from Latest Internet Threat Research

CenturyLink® is sharing intelligence upon the “Necurs” botnet, uncovered by Black Lotus Labs™, which furthers the company’s commitment to help protect the internet and user devices from malicious threats. The mission of CenturyLink’s latest threat research and operations unit, Black Lotus Labs™, is to leverage its network visibility in order to help protect consumers by keeping the internet clean. Tracking and disrupting a botnet is among the ways, in which, the CenturyLink® division does this. “Necurs”, for one, is a malware and spam distribution botnet, which has recently shown a hiding technique to avoid detection as well as quietly amass even more bots. Mike Benjamin, the leader of Black Lotus Labs™, said that, “Necurs is the multitool of botnets, evolving
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Telecom Companies Decide to End the Days of 3G

AT&T® has now announced that it had programs to call it a day for 3G by early 2022 in order to incorporate new standards in the industry. This decision was made public after Verizon®, its chief competitor, announced recently that it would also put an end to its 3G services in cell phones towards the conclusion of this year. The decision to bring 3G to a permanent closure did not come as a surprise, as most of the best internet service companies had spent a huge fortune on spreading the 4G services throughout the country. The new service, also known as LTE or Long-Term Evolution, allows people to download data 10 times faster than what was possible with 3G. Furthermore,
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Major Telecom Companies to Draw Adverts from Video Giant

AT&T® and Hasbro are the most recent firms to come up with the decision to pull adverts from the global video broadcasting platform YouTube. This came as an aftermath of the issue of pedophiles leaving offensive remarks beside videos of children on the platform. Being one of the fastest internet provider, AT&T® followed the food giant Nestle® in bringing a pause to the ads. YouTube commented on the issue that it had disabled the option of comments on millions of videos quoting that they “could be subject to predatory comments”. This is not the first occasion when comments on its site left it in deep trouble. The most recent controversy was triggered when a YouTube vlogger, Matt Watson, said that
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

5G Being Adopted as the Main Marketing Technique by Telecom Giants

5G connectivity continues to be used in advanced marketing and advertising by top brands. The fact is that 5G can capture data much faster than the other types of connections. Thomas Barnett, the Director of marketing and thought leadership at Cisco™ explained how data is captured when consumers join their brand. He said, “5G will open a whole new area of mobile understanding and personalization that should be of interest to advertisers and how they develop and deliver campaigns.” Meanwhile, smartphones are becoming the leading source of all entertainment and communication. These are said to have their share of 54% of total device connections and they are also speculated to drive more than 90% internet connection by 2022. Cisco’s Mobile
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Recent Surveys Sound Caution for Internet Provider’s Streaming Services

AT&T’s live streaming service, DIRECTV NOW® has been struggling to maintain its customers for some time now. The recent survey conducted by UBS brings the whole picture into light as the truth behind this withdrawal has been revealed. Customers clearly prefer other platforms for streaming services to DIRECTV NOW®. The UBS Evidence Media Lab Consumption survey conducted a poll involving 2,000 respondents. They found out that those who were looking to subscribe to a TV streaming service preferred Hulu’s service. This was followed by those who wanted YouTube TV by Google. AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW® occupied only the third spot. The UBS speculates that Hulu and YouTube TV will certainly have more subscribers than other streaming service providers by 2020. Although
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Fourth Quarter Reports Indicate Uncertain Times for Telcos

The shares of AT&T® dropped by 25% since the start of 2018 and the recently published full-year reports did not help to lift the stocks. Profits showed signs of recovery, although growth remained stagnant. This can be attributed to the company’s controversial acquisition of Time Warner Media empire last year. The company closed the deal at $85 billion, which is said to have raised the company’s debts. As for value investors, this is a dream period to pounce on the opportunity. 2018 Recap Overall, AT&T® had a good 2018. There was an improvement in revenue by mid-single digits. Besides, the lower tax rate resulting from the tax reforms passed at the end of 2017 also benefitted the company. The bottom
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Gigabit Internet Service Comes to Tulsa

The gigabit internet service has finally come to Tulsa through Cox Communications®. The Mayor of Tulsa, G.T. Bynum, and Cox® proclaimed it a “Gigabit City”, while announcing residences throughout the area have access to a gigabit broadband internet speeds. Subscribers of the “Gigablast” plan from Cox® get to access the best internet service imaginable out there. It is quick enough to download 1,000 photos in sixteen seconds, a hundred songs in 3 seconds, and a two-hour-long film in eight seconds. Cox’s Tulsa Market VP, Roger Ramseyer, said, “Years and years and years ago, it used to be that if you had a railroad station, you knew you were going to grow in population. Then it was if you had a
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