Archive for the 'VoIP & IP-TV' Category

Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 25th, 2014

The Supreme Court has sided with broadcasters and has declared that Aereo’s Internet TV service is illegal. Broadcasters had sued the company, claiming that Aereo’s use of micro antennas to deliver traditional over the air broadcasts via broadband violated copyright. The Justices ruled 6-3 against Aereo, with Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito dissenting. The court […]

AT&T + DirecTV?

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 2nd, 2014

AT&T has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition and “exploratory talks” are under way, according to the LA Times. A combined DirecTV and AT&T would become the second-largest pay-TV business in the United States. DirecTV is already the largest worldwide, with a massive presence in Latin America. The deal is expected to be worth more […]

Google Fiber: Free WiFi Too?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 25th, 2014

Google is considering deploying Wi-Fi networks in towns and cities covered by its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service, reports Computer World. Specific details of the Wi-Fi plan are not included in the document, which was seen by IDG News Service, but Google says it will be “discussing our Wi-Fi plans and related requirements with your […]

Connect America Fund: Phase 2

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 25th, 2014

The FCC this week took significant steps toward implementing the next phase of its Connect America Fund to expand broadband in rural America. In Phase I of the Connect America Fund (map) the government invested $438 million to deploy broadband service to 1.6 million previously unserved Americans. It also invested $300 million to expand advanced […]

Amazon Phone: 6 Cameras?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 15th, 2014

Amazon plans to sell its own-brand of smartphone with a 4.7″ touchscreen, 6 cameras and a 3D display, according to BGR. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the company’s cell phone will be announced in June and released in the third quarter. BGR says Amazon’s first phone will be powered by a Qualcomm […]

Amazon’s TV Box: Next Week

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 27th, 2014

Amazon’s TV set-top box is coming next week, says Amazon has invited reporters to gather for an “update on our video business” in New York next Wednesday, April 2. Amazon is considering a free (or not), advertising-supported streaming television and music-video service, a departure from its strategy of linking video to its $99-a-year Prime […]