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Forget Netflix, Cord-Cutters Love This One Company

<b>Netflix</b> is often seen as the face of the cord-cutting movement, a service where you can essentially stream what you want, when you want, for a …

Smart TV

Apple’s Next iPhone Could Spell Big Trouble for AT&T and Others

By<p>July 10, 2018 2:03 p.m. ET<p>The next model of <b>Apple</b>’s (AAPL) <b>iPhone</b>, expected this fall, may have a surprise that’s more profound than a rumored <b>orange</b> …

Cellular Networks

Comcast starts throttling mobile video, will charge extra for HD streams

Comcast, which resells Verizon Wireless service, limits video and hotspot speed.<p>Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service is imposing new speed limits on …

Telecoms

AT&T promised lower prices after Time Warner merger—it’s raising them instead

Most DirecTV Now prices go up $5 a month, weeks after AT&T bought Time Warner.<p>AT&T is raising the base price of its DirecTV Now streaming service by …

Net Neutrality

Comcast confirms major Xfinity outage nationwide

If you couldn't reach your favorite websites Friday at about 12:30 p.m. ET, it wasn't just you.<p>Subscribers of Comcast's Xfinity TV, internet and phone services around the country took to Twitter with complaints about outages. Downdetector's graphs displayed the same spike in complaints from almost …

Telecoms

AT&T Slipped an Extra $1.23 Onto Your Wireless Bill, and It Stands to Make a Fortune

Earlier this week, former employees called out AT&T for unethical business practices that pushed customers to sign up for various streaming TV …

The City

AT&T Employees Reportedly Encouraged to Use Unethical Sales Tactics to Drive Up DirecTV Now Subscriptions

Former AT&T employees are blowing the whistle on the company, accusing higher-ups at the telecommunications giant of pushing its sales team to …

Employment

We asked 100 teens how they watch television — and the results should horrify cable companies

Grace Clark, 17, doesn't like television. She says the episodes are too long.<p>"I like YouTube, because the content is shorter and therefore is able to hold my attention throughout the whole video," Clark told Business Insider.<p>Her favorite is the Vlog Squad, a group of YouTube-famous 20-somethings …

Advertising

Verizon and AT&T will stop selling your phone’s location to data brokers

Carriers forced to make changes after leak of real-time phone location data.<p>Verizon and AT&T have promised to stop selling their mobile customers' …

Privacy

Here's How Limited Your Carrier's 'Unlimited' Phone Plans Really Are

At this point, anytime you see the word unlimited in relation to phone plans, you should probably just assume you’re being misled. And after seeing …

New York to Charter: Expand Your Network or We'll Reverse the Time Warner Merger

The New York State Public Service Commission is doing something that just about every consumer wishes they could do to their internet service …

Verizon's New Phone Plan Proves It Has No Idea What 'Unlimited' Actually Means

Wireless carriers have already demonstrated an inability to understand what “unlimited” actually means, offering phone plans that habitually throttle …

More than half of U.S. households have ditched landline phones

The landline telephone — curly corded, cord-free, rotary or with chunky plastic buttons — used to be a fixture of American homes.<p>But like most analog technology, it’s rapidly going the way of the dinosaur. More than half of U.S. households — 53.9% — rely entirely on cellphones, according to a …

Against All Odds, ISPs Have Managed to Become Even Less Popular

Americans like their internet service providers even less than they did last year, which is quite the accomplishment since the companies weren’t all …

Comcast may soon control what you pay to watch your favorite sports teams

Comcast and Fox could merge—their networks carry 59 NBA, MLB, and NHL teams in US.<p>Comcast's planned purchase of 21st Century Fox properties would …

Dish's new AirTV broadcasts over-the-air channels to all your devices

Dish's first AirTV was an intriguing set-top box that combined over-the-air (OTA) channels with Sling TV's streaming interface. The downside? It only worked with one TV at a time, and that set had to be near a good antenna reception spot. Today, the company is introducing an even more ambitious …

Comcast Finds New Way to Screw Over Customers By Charging Unnecessary $90 Installation Fee

Comcast, a company so familiar with the public ire at this point that it basically courts it, has reportedly found a new trick to squeeze extra cash …

A new Wi-Fi standard could let different mesh routers work together

You’ll be able to mix-and-match router brands... eventually<p>Over the past three years, mesh routers — which allow you to combine two, three, or even more routers into a single network to blanket your home with Wi-Fi — have become increasingly popular. But they’ve all had one major limitation: you …

Wi-Fi

Spectrum customers: "Why won't my Roku work?"

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - The switch over to 100% digital cable television continues in Buffalo - but some Spectrum customers are discovering that their …

Comcast: if you don't subscribe to cable TV, we won't sell you high-speed internet

Comcast has found a new way to stem "cord-cutting" (cutting off your cable TV subscription in favor of subscription services like Netflix, or, as in …

Comcast aims to combat cord cutting by limiting major internet speed increases to cable subscribers (Updated)

It's no secret that cord cutting is more popular than ever -- the success of services like Sling TV are a testament to that. Indeed, entertainment …

More people turn their backs on cable TV for Netflix and other streaming services

More customers are dropping cable TV as they turn toward streaming services like Netflix Inc. NFLX, +0.73% a fundamental shift in consumer behavior …

streamingservices

Netflix CEO says apps are the new TV channels

Apple boss Tim Cook predicted in 2015 that “the future of TV is apps.” That future is here, says one of media’s biggest CEOs. Launching a TV network is now as easy as building an app.<p>“The great thing now is it’s easier to create a TV network, called an app,” said Netflix chief executive Reed …

Smart TV

AT&T is launching a $15 TV streaming subscription

AT&T will be launching a “skinny bundle” of television channels that will only cost $15 a month, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. This would make the offer, which does not include sports, one of the cheapest available for live streaming TV.<p>The deal, to be called AT&T Watch, was announced by …

U.S. Department of Justice

Spectrum wants you back: A-la-carte deal targets cord-cutters

Non-cable customers in the Southern Tier are being solicited for a $21.99 monthly deal allowing them to select 10 channels from the standard lineup.

TV ad spending takes hit from 'cord cutting'

Television is gradually losing its share of the US advertising market as Americans shift to digital platforms and move away from pay packages, a …

The future of cord-cutting looks grim right now

Whether or not cable companies like it, people are ditching traditional pay TV at speed. 2017 was a dire year for cable companies; it was nothing …

U.S. households with paid streaming service surged 450% in less than a decade, study says

In yet another sign of streaming media's growing dominance in the entertainment industry, the majority of U.S. households now subscribe to at least one digital video streaming service such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, with a surge of original content driving consumer adoption, according to a …

YouTube TV’s price goes up to $40 per month tomorrow

Today is your last day to get YouTube TV for $35 per month. Tomorrow, the price increases to $40 per month, putting it in line with similar services such as Sony's PS Vue and Hulu's live TV plan. YouTube TV launched last April in a limited number of markets, but since then, it has grown …

Cord cutters’ choice: Streaming TV alternatives spring up in Netflix’s shadow

<i>A correction to an earlier version of this article has been appended to the end of this article.</i><p>The popularity of cutting the cord to traditional …