Internet-Connected TV Penetration Reaches 74% 

The television is becoming part of the Internet of Things in a big way.The smartphone already evolved into the hub or central control point for most smart objects. These range from turning lights on and off to remotely monitoring front door or inside-the-home activity.In addition to the phone, and all the new Internet-connected home gadgetry,[…]

Why we’re sitting ducks for a new internet scam

Online fraudsters are placing expensive orders through hacked Amazon accounts before stealing the goods as they are delivered.The cyber criminals are exploiting the retail giant’s Prime Now service, where customers can get items like games consoles and smartphones sent to their home almost instantly.Crooks access an unwitting victim’s account, buy what they want using that[…]

Akamai: US Lags in Broadband Speed, Especially in Wireless 

Akamai’s latest State of the Internet Connectivity Report notes the average global broadband speed rose 23% since last year to 6.3 Mbps, but that the United States still lags a significant number of nations in terms of wired and wireless connection speeds. The Akamai study, which logs connections from millions of Akamai customers, found that[…]

Consumers Seeking Reliable In-Flight Internet

Reliable, consistent in-flight Internet access is becoming an important factor when it comes to consumers’ travel decisions.According to a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers by Honeywell (which has its own in-flight connectivity product), nearly 75% are ready to switch airlines from their preferred carrier if a different one provided faster and more reliable[…]

Ads mislead over broadband Internet access pricing, regulator warns 

Pricing in ads for broadband Internet access is too often misleading and needs tighter regulation.That’s the verdict of the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority, which on Wednesday gave ISPs six months to clean up their act before it introduces new rules on how they can promote their services.The monthly cost of broadband Internet access bundled with[…]

More Internet Usage From The Laggards 

According to the National Telecommunications & Information Administration Study, (NTIA), Americans are making strides in Internet usage among groups of people who have historically been known for their offline status. According to the just released data from 2015, senior citizens increased their Internet usage from 51 to 56% between 2013-2015, while children saw an even[…]

Comcast sells cable via Amazon, but its customer service still sucks 

Selling cable TV through Amazon seems like a reasonable idea, so at first I didn’t give much thought to Comcast’s recent announcement that it had started to sell services via the giant Web retailer. However, less than two weeks later, Amazon’s Comcast page is filled with one-star reviews knocking the pay TV provider.Download the March[…]

Jasper Highlands developer builds own gigabit Internet system 

KIMBALL, Tenn. — John “Thunder” Thornton is a lifelong Tennessee fan, but when the Chattanooga developer needed high-speed Internet service for his mountaintop residential development in Marion County he headed south into Alabama to roll with the tide of a different set of regulations.Unable to gain high-speed broadband at what he deemed an affordable price[…]

Project Decibel Exposed: Starry to Test Wireless Internet Access

With Aereo, Chet Kanojia took on the broadcast industry — and lost spectacularly. Now, he is getting ready to go up against an equally formidable foe: Kanojia is about to unveil a new startup that could provide wireless internet access in major metropolitan areas across the U.S., and in turn directly compete with big incumbents[…]