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The ‘Internet is not a utility’ is a myth: Researchers

A new study says that broadband internet is not the same thing as broadband service and is not actually a utility.“Internet is like a cable modem, a phone line, a satellite dish,” says Dr. Matthew Kochen of the University of Minnesota.“The broadband internet service you’re using is just a conduit to send information over that […]

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Samsung internet outage: 2.2 million customers affected

2.1 million customers were without power or connectivity in a major outage that affected 1.6 million households and businesses across the U.S., the National Weather Service said Friday.The National Weather Services office in Denver said the outage began at 3 p.m.ET Friday in several areas, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, […]

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AT&T Internet Service Prices Hit a Low Point, Now: CNET

The big picture is that the company has been able to get prices lower than a year ago, and there are plenty of reasons why.The biggest reason is that it’s moving more of its broadband offerings to the wireless segment.That includes wireless voice plans, as well as plans for smartphones.The company also has been getting […]

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Comcast to pay $7.5 billion to settle FCC investigation

Comcast will pay $700 million to settle the Federal Communications Commission’s investigation into whether it abused its market power to control and limit competition.Comcast said Tuesday it will pay the $7,500-per-share settlement in the settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.The settlement was announced in a letter from Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts to Chairman […]

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