Google has answered some of our lingering questions about Google Fi

We’ve talked a lot about Google Fi, the company’s attempt to do to the wireless industry what it did to the cable industry with Google Fiber, but there are still some things that aren’t clear. At least, they weren’t clear until earlier this week when Google updated its Google Fi support page to answer some… Continue reading Google has answered some of our lingering questions about Google Fi

Comcast thinks it can take on YouTube with its own service

Earlier this week, the CEO of YouTube talked about how web videos are reaching younger audiences in a way that traditional television simply isn’t, and it’s not the only one that has arrived to this conclusion. Comcast is thinking the same thing, and it wants to be a part of the transition to web-based content,… Continue reading Comcast thinks it can take on YouTube with its own service

AT&T is one step closer to creating a North American telecom behemoth

It’s been a few months since AT&T announced its plans to acquire Nextel Mexico, but the $1.875 billion acquisition wasn’t official until last night. This marks the American company’s second acquisition of a major Mexican wireless carrier, the first being Iusacell, which AT&T acquired for $2.5 billion. AT&T plans to integrate the two carriers into a single… Continue reading AT&T is one step closer to creating a North American telecom behemoth

Time Warner Cable is open to the idea of a merger with Charter

Comcast’s attempt at a $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable may have failed, but that doesn’t mean TWC isn’t still looking for buyers. In fact, the company’s executives are reportedly open to the idea of a merger with Charter, which would result in the creation of another telecom giant with 15.6 million video subscribers and… Continue reading Time Warner Cable is open to the idea of a merger with Charter

Even cable companies are getting behind cord cutting

It looks like even cable companies are getting behind the cord cutter trend. Cablevision has released a Internet package that’s geared towards people who no longer want to pay for traditional television. This new “Cord Cutter Package” offers download speed up to 50/Mbps and a digital antenna so that you can stream content through service’s like Hulu or… Continue reading Even cable companies are getting behind cord cutting

Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable is all but dead at this point

Comcast’s $42.5 billion plan to acquire Time Warner Cable is all but dead at this point, but that doesn’t mean America’s Internet is problem-free. The merger of the nation’s two largest cable companies would have undoubtedly made things worse, but even without that merger, the United States has a depressingly uncompetitive Internet market, with a handful… Continue reading Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable is all but dead at this point

Google Fi is finally here but you’ll need a Nexus 6 and an invite

Confirming reports late last night that Google would be launching its highly-anticipated wireless service today, the company has launched Google Fi. Combining the wireless services of Sprint and T-Mobile, Google intends to disrupt the wireless market in much the same way that it disrupted the cable and Internet market with Google Fiber. The services is… Continue reading Google Fi is finally here but you’ll need a Nexus 6 and an invite

Google might launch its wireless service as early as today

Google is already shaking up the cable and Internet market with Google Fiber, but now the company wants to do the same thing to the wireless service market. Although the company has confirmed as much and some recent leaks have given us a look at what to expect from the company’s own wireless service, we still… Continue reading Google might launch its wireless service as early as today

Project Loon is almost ready for mass deployment

Those of you who have been following Google’s plan to bring Internet to everyone in the world may be pleased to hear that Project Loon is almost ready for mass deployment. Although there have been numerous obstacles to overcome, Google is just about ready to launch enough of its Internet balloons to connect 2/3 of… Continue reading Project Loon is almost ready for mass deployment

Comcast may not be merging with Time Warner Cable after all

The final blow to telecom competitiveness in the United States may not be happening after all. It looks like the nation’s anti-trust regulators have finally realized that merging the two largest cable and Internet providers in the country, who also happen to be two of America’s most hated companies, isn’t a good idea. At least,… Continue reading Comcast may not be merging with Time Warner Cable after all