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5G is Coming! 5G is Coming?

I may be wrong on this one, but so far I don’t think so. Nobody has yet explained why I am not wrong. 5G is heralded as the next wave of cellular. Everybody is waiting for 5G service on their…

Robinson-Patman Act

The reason that Comcast is notoriously crooked in doing business with has to do with the Robinson-Patman Act. And, it’s the same reason that Verizon and AT&T are sneaky and tricky while Apple is not. US Anti-trust law has three…

Comcast Vs. Cellular

I keep hearing about cord cutters who are using mobile internet in preference to broadband. And, I keep saying: really? I don’t like Comcast any more than most people, but they have genuinely increased internet speeds over the last few…

Comcast Hates Flat Rate Data

At this point I think we all know America pays the highest rates for some of the slowest internet access in the world. Our broadband to the home is slow by world standards. Our cellular data is slow. Both are…

Office365 and Comcast

My home/office gets Internet from Comcast. We tolerate each other, and do our best to avoid communications. In terms of broadband Internet there really isn’t a viable alternative. For the most part the service is fine. But when a hiccup…

Voice in the Clouds

The voice in the cloud is not the creator of the universe, but rather some 800 service providers after your wallet. And they are getting it. Hosted voice and UCaaS is growing at an impressive clip. The premise vendors can’t…

Verizon’s High Fiber Diet

Ivan no longer mourns the loss of copper customers. Ivan Seidenberg, CEO Verizon Communications, indicated that at a recent Goldman Sachs investor conference (ironically, Goldman Sachs no longer mourns the loss of the mortgage industry either). Ivan said trying to…

Has Anyone Seen My Internet?

I love working at home. I save time and gas and get more done. Luckily, I have the right tools to ensure my productivity. Unfortunately my productivity does have a single vulnerability. A single Comcast connection to the Internet. My…

Landlines going the way of the Dodo

This month, Neilsen reported that 20 million homes have cut the landline cord. About 5 years ago, my friend Jules cut the cord and he, his wife, and newborn son lived in a home with a single cell phone. At…

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