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By now, you’ve heard about the processor vulnerabilities affecting almost every processor in common use today; those vulnerabilities are called Meltdown and Spectre. … Below are advisories of most of the relevant companies. The patches should be considered preliminary to protect against the most obvious paths to this vulnerability, but future patches are likely planned to deal with the potential significant performance hits from these patches and for better mitigation coverage. Spectre, in particular, will require follow-on patching. Due to the nature of these patches, reboots will be required. So in the short term, patch and reboot everything.
Around the United States, hundreds of communities have made substantial investments into telecommunications networks. These investments range from the nation’s largest FTTH network in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to the hundreds of local governments that built networks to connect schools and community anchors. This is the first map to comprehensively map the broadband networks that are structurally designed to meet community needs first.
Zoom in on the map to see Leverett!
Trevor Jones, VP of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at OTELCO — LeverettNet’s Internet Service Provider—authored this Op-Ed column:
As a business executive in a telecommunications company, I don’t see the elimination of net-neutrality rules as “pro-business,” “pro-internet freedom” or even “pro-telecommunications.” Small to mid-sized businesses hoping to offer innovative, competitive services are at risk of being squeezed out of the marketplace by larger competitors.Who does benefit? A handful of very large companies including Comcast, Charter, Verizon and Level 3 that would seek to leverage their market dominance and control traffic on the internet in the interest of limiting competition and increasing their own profits.
Although I try my best to provide all the knowledge you need to cut cable TV through this column, words and charts alone aren’t always enough. With so many streaming TV bundles and standalone services to pick from, you might need some more powerful software to sift through all the options. …. each of these streaming guides have some blind spots. But if want to become a cord cutter and are lost on where to start, these tools will point you in the right direction.
Our team of experts has selected the best streaming devices out of hundreds of models. Don’t buy a streaming device before reading these reviews. We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.
In the fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband race, 1 Gbps service pricing has become a key subject of interest, particularly as service providers look to lure subscribers away from cable competitors. In this report, we compare pricing, markets and how many locations each provider has connected to their network.
NOTE: This article compares ISP fees only, and does not include the LMLP fee. Even with the LMLP fee, LeverettNet remains in the top tier of gigabit (1000MB) Fiber-to-the-Home systems, moving from #1 to #12!