By Samantha Masunaga Published 5:53 pm PDT, Saturday, May 18, 2019 A rendering shows the Hawk30, a drone developed by a joint venture of AeroVironment and SoftBank. It has a wingspan of 256 feet and 10 propellers, and can provide internet coverage for a radius of 124 miles. A rendering shows the Hawk30, a drone developed by a joint venture of AeroVironment and SoftBank. It has a wingspan of 256 feet and 10 propellers, and can provide internet coverage for a radius of 124 miles. Photo: HAPSMobile Photo: HAPSMobile Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 A rendering shows the Hawk30, a drone developed by a joint venture of AeroVironment and SoftBank. It has a wingspan of 256 feet and 10 propellers, and can provide internet coverage for a radius of 124 miles. A rendering shows … [Read more...] about Your internet may be delivered by a drone someday soon
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Charter Communications will begin offering high-speed internet to more rural customers following a preliminary deal announced Friday between the company and New York State regulators. The deal, if granted final approval by the state Public Service Commission, would settle allegations that Charter — which does business under the brand name Spectrum — has not adequately expanded its rural broadband network. But how does this affect current Spectrum subscribers? And who will get these new connections? Below, find answers to the most pressing questions about Friday’s agreement. What did Spectrum promise under the preliminary deal? Under the terms of this new deal, Spectrum needs to do two things: expand its high-speed broadband service to an additional 80,173 upstate homes and businesses by Sept. 30, 2021, and pay $12 million to help extend broadband to underserved areas. Spectrum had previously agreed to extend service to 145,000 new addresses by May 2018 as a condition … [Read more...] about What Spectrum’s deal with New York State means for consumers
SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Customer Service SacBee Rewards About Us About Us Contact Us Apps Mobile & Apps Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube News in Education (NIE) Newsletters Local Sacramento Region Arena City Beat Crime Local Govt Salary Database The Homeless Marcos Bretón Transportation Education Environment Health & Medicine Traffic Conditions Weather Communities Elk Grove Folsom/El Dorado Roseville/Placer Yolo Sports Sports Kings NBA News 49ers Giants Oakland A's High School Sports Joe Davidson More Sports Raiders NFL News MLB News River Cats Soccer Colleges Golf Autos Racing Politics Politics Capitol Alert State Workers The California Influencer Series Local Elections PoliGRAPH State Worker Salary Database Legislative Gifts … [Read more...] about 19M rural Americans have little or no internet access. Here’s how they hope to change that
By Christopher Mims WSJ Wed., April 10, 2019 If you hate your internet provider, the good news is that in the next five to 10 years, you may have the opportunity to ditch it in favor of a system that transcends regional monopolies, requires no visits by the cable guy and follows you wherever you go. That’s because just over the horizon there will be constellations of satellites orbiting the Earth at high speed, providing fast satellite internet directly from space. The bad news is that you might just be trading one monopolist for another, since the companies that have embarked on the race to connect you to the internet through satellites include the ones that already comprise much of Big Tech: Facebook, Google and Amazon. The reasons this is happening now are myriad, but it wouldn’t be happening as quickly if not for the whims of eccentric billionaires—notably Jeff Bezos through Amazon’s just-revealed subsidiary Project Kuiper, Elon Musk of … [Read more...] about Hate Your Internet Provider? Look to Space
By: Tim Dams 10/01/2019 Netflix has successfully disrupted the market with its film and TV streaming service. Can rivals such as Disney and Amazon catch up? Tim Dams assesses the state of the sector. In 1997, Netflix was established as a mail-order film and television show delivery service. Slightly more than two decades later, it has become a technology giant spearheading a dramatic shift in the television industry. As internet speeds gradually improved, Netflix began to offer a streaming service, delivering programmes to televisions or home computers through the internet, in return for a monthly subscription. It soon caught on, not least because viewers could “binge-watch” entire television series’ and were not bound by the package and channels offered by a cable or satellite television provider.Today, having changed the way we consume television, Netflix has amassed 137 million subscribers worldwide. It offers an extensive line-up of acquired … [Read more...] about Has Netflix won the battle for your television screen?