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Date: 09.26.2016
Smart homes may soon go mainstream. Thanks to companies like Apple and Samsung, home builders are ready to make smart home technologies a built-in feature instead of an aftermarket add-on. For the past several years, the tech industry talked up smart homes, but the first generation of Internet of Things connected homes was little more than a...
Date: 09.13.2016
Once you get home with your smartphone or tablet, chances are you connect to your Wi-Fi network to access the internet. Referred to as “home roaming,” this common practice helps make iOS and Android devices the most significant generator of traffic for fixed-access broadband services in North American homes. iPhones, Android devices...
Date: 09.09.2016
The average online adult in the U.S. has more than four connected gadgets. And for a third of adults, one of those devices is a smart, internet-connected TV, according to Forrester Research’s State of Consumers and Technology: Benchmark 2016 survey. Connected devices and consumer electronics, such as laptop PCs, smartphones, tablets and...
Date: 09.02.2016
Internet providers, Silicon Valley companies, advertisers and even the FTC have all provided feedback to the Federal Communications Commission about why its proposed privacy rules are problematic. It would do little more than impose needless restrictions on broadband providers without actually increasing online users’ privacy. Harvard Law...
Date: 08.30.2016
Cord cutters are not the prime movers of the over-the-top video market. In fact, they make up only 13 percent of the streaming video universe, according to a new study by J.D. Power. Even video customers who have never subscribed to a cable or satellite TV service make up a mere 4 percent of “streamies” - consumers who watch movies...
Date: 08.29.2016
Mark the Rio Olympics as the games where streaming came into its own as a viable alternative to traditional TV coverage. In spite of the compelling gold medal performances by Americans Simone Biles, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky, the average nightly audience of 27.5 million viewers was down 9 percent from the 30.3 million who watched the...
Date: 08.26.2016
Today, nearly four million apps are available via the Android, Apple, Amazon, Windows and Blackberry stores. In this sea of apps, finding the right tools to help manage, monitor and achieve a wide array of personal goals can be time consuming. Several news articles provide useful guides for the best apps to help you in your daily life. Here are a...
Date: 08.19.2016
The first meeting of a new Robocall Strike Force, led by AT&T’s Chairman and CEO, Randall Stephenson, at the Federal Communications Commission is a step forward for consumers as industry convenes experts to stop the flood of unwanted and illegal computer-generated phone calls. AT&T recently launched the Strike Force to help find new...
Date: 08.18.2016
In a competitive marketplace, ultra-fast broadband connectivity is a key differentiator, and 5G development and trials are underway. Several of the nation’s telecommunications companies are actively engaged in building all digital network infrastructures that can support next-gen wireless broadband technologies. AT&T shared its...
Date: 08.17.2016
Dynamic technologies combined with a wealth of data collection and optimization capabilities are enabling companies to finely target and engage customers in a highly personalized way.  Strategically interacting with customers is a competitive differentiator and honing in on the right technological tools to galvanize customer outreach...

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