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Forget running fiber to your house – cable internet can now do 10Gbps

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Fiber internet is one of those things that politicians keep promising, and everyone keeps lusting over. Unfortunately. running a dedicated fiber line to everyone's house is crazy expensive and massively impractical, so companies have been toying with various "last mile" solutions to get nearly-fiber speeds to everyone's house.

Thanks to CableLabs, the telecoms R&D company that invented the DOCSIS standard cable modems use today, things are about to get a lot easier. The company has announced the release of full-duplex DOCSIS, capable of speeds of 10Gbps down and 10Gbps up over a humble copper coaxial cable.

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Chris Mills

October 13th

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Forget running fiber to your house – cable internet can now do 10Gbps

Best internet provider 2017

Fiber internet is one of those things that politicians keep promising, and everyone keeps lusting over. Unfortunately. running a dedicated fiber line to everyone's house is crazy expensive and massively impractical, so companies have been toying with various "last mile" solutions to get nearly-fiber speeds to everyone's house.

Thanks to CableLabs, the telecoms R&D company that invented the DOCSIS standard cable modems use today, things are about to get a lot easier. The company has announced the release of full-duplex DOCSIS, capable of speeds of 10Gbps down and 10Gbps up over a humble copper coaxial cable.

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Chris Mills

October 13th

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Microsoft and Facebook just laid a massive cable across the Atlantic Ocean to make your life better

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If you've ever felt the incredible frustration of wiring up a dozen gadgets in a home office, just imagine trying to connect a wire between two continents. That's exactly what a partnership between Microsoft, Facebook, and communications corp Telxius just finished doing with an incredibly powerful, 4,000-mile-long cable that is now laying some 17,000 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Marea subsea cable, as it is called, is capable of some truly impressive data transfer speeds. Weighing in at over 10 million pounds — which Microsoft points out is equal to 34 blue whales — the cable has a transmission capacity of 160 terabits per second. To put that in perspective, Microsoft says that's enough bandwidth to stream 71 million HD movies at the same time, and that it's approximately 16 million times faster than the average home internet connection. Wow.

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Mike Wehner

September 25th

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Microsoft and Facebook just laid a massive cable across the Atlantic Ocean to make your life better

undersea cable

If you've ever felt the incredible frustration of wiring up a dozen gadgets in a home office, just imagine trying to connect a wire between two continents. That's exactly what a partnership between Microsoft, Facebook, and communications corp Telxius just finished doing with an incredibly powerful, 4,000-mile-long cable that is now laying some 17,000 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Marea subsea cable, as it is called, is capable of some truly impressive data transfer speeds. Weighing in at over 10 million pounds — which Microsoft points out is equal to 34 blue whales — the cable has a transmission capacity of 160 terabits per second. To put that in perspective, Microsoft says that's enough bandwidth to stream 71 million HD movies at the same time, and that it's approximately 16 million times faster than the average home internet connection. Wow.

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Mike Wehner

September 25th

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People are about to start dumping cable faster than ever before

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It's a bad time to be a cable TV executive. Streaming services are popping up faster than big cable companies can throttle them, and years of bad customer service mean that customers are chomping at the bit to switch to something else. Recent data has indicated that a steady trickle of customers have already started switching to streaming, but a new survey of 1,200 consumers hints that it could be more of a tidal wave than a drip.

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Chris Mills

September 24th

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People are about to start dumping cable faster than ever before

Best cable alternative streaming service

It's a bad time to be a cable TV executive. Streaming services are popping up faster than big cable companies can throttle them, and years of bad customer service mean that customers are chomping at the bit to switch to something else. Recent data has indicated that a steady trickle of customers have already started switching to streaming, but a new survey of 1,200 consumers hints that it could be more of a tidal wave than a drip.

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Chris Mills

September 24th

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Consumer Reports confirms that yep, cable companies still suck

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The results of Consumer Reports' annual Telecoms Survey are here, and the results are not remotely shocking. Once again, big cable companies achieve low scores in nearly every category. People hate the companies, hate the customer service, don't think it's particularly worthwhile, and find it's unreliable.

Mysteriously, small, non-traditional cable companies like municipal broadband providers or Google Fiber score much better when providing the same kinds of service. A more cynical man would probably draw the conclusion that cable companies are abusing regional monopolies to shameless rip consumers off, but that could never happen in competition-paradise America, right?

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Chris Mills

June 20th

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Cable companies need to be scared, because cordcutting is here to stay

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For a few years, cable companies saw cordcutting as another millenial fad that would go the way of the hoverboard. But Netflix's dramatic growth was just the start. Changes in viewing habits are driving a seismic change in the attitude towards cable bundles, and more people than ever are ditching cable boxes altogether.

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Chris Mills

May 27th

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People are paying 40% more for cable than they were 5 years ago

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The average price people are paying for cable has skyrocketed by 40% over the last five years, according to a new study from  Leichtman Research. In a survey involving 1,206 adults across the continental U.S., it was found that the average price people are paying for cable these days checks in at $103.10. By way of contrast, the average price consumers paid for cable in 2011 was $73.63.

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Yoni Heisler

September 24th

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Believe it or not, everyone still hates cable companies and ISPs

Why Are Cable Companies So Bad
We probably didn't need a survey to confirm this, but the 10,000 consumers polled for the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings agree that TV and internet service providers are the most hated industries in the United States.

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Jacob Siegal

May 26th

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