Small ISP cancels data caps permanently after reviewing pandemic usage

[ad_1] The coronavirus pandemic caused big ISPs to put data caps on hold for a few months, but one small ISP is going a big step further and canceling the arbitrary monthly limits permanently. Antietam Broadband, which serves Washington County in Maryland, announced Friday that it “has permanently removed broadband data usage caps for all customers,”…

AT&T exempts HBO Max from data caps but still limits your Netflix use

[ad_1] Enlarge / AT&T executive John Stankey at a presentation for investors at Warner Bros. Studios on October 29, 2019, in Burbank, California. AT&T’s new HBO Max streaming service is exempt from the carrier’s mobile data caps, even though competing services such as Netflix, Amazon, and Disney+ count against the monthly data limits. This news was…

Making Internet service a utility—what’s the worst that could happen?

[ad_1] The cable industry takes a subtle approach to anti-Title II advertising. It’s 2020, and a coronavirus pandemic has underscored how crucial broadband service is to the lives of Americans for work, entertainment, and school. Internet service is a necessity, and yet it isn’t regulated as a utility the way services like water and electricity…

HBO Max debuts on May 27th with 10,000 hours of content, including a handful of originals – TechCrunch

[ad_1] AT&T’s WarnerMedia announced last fall its plan was to launch the new streaming service HBO Max in May 2020 for $14.99 per month. Today, we have a solid launch date: May 27th. AT&T has also now revealed its initial programming slate for the new direct-to-consumer service, which includes over 10,000 hours of premium content…

AT&T gave FCC false broadband-coverage data in parts of 20 states

[ad_1] AT&T falsely reported to the Federal Communications Commission that it presents broadband in practically 3,600 census blocks unfold throughout parts of 20 states. AT&T disclosed the error to the FCC in a filing per week in the past. The submitting offers “an inventory of census blocks AT&T beforehand reported as having broadband deployment at…

Verizon refuses to give DSL users its low-income deals during pandemic

[ad_1] Enlarge / A Verizon FiOS truck in Manhattan on September 15, 2017. Verizon is certainly one of quite a few home-Internet suppliers providing briefly free service to low-income households during the pandemic. But an enormous restriction on Verizon’s provide makes it unimaginable for many individuals to get the deal. The Verizon drawback is certainly…