Last month, internet service provider Cox began charging residential customers in Arizona, Louisiana, Nevada, and Oklahoma an extra $10 for every 50 gigabytes of data they use over 1 terabyte in a month, bringing the total number of states it charges caps for to 16. Cox’s moved matched other leaders in the industry…
It’s rare that we mention ISPs vigorously defending their customers against overstepping lawsuits, but here we are: Cox, which is being sued by a couple music producers, is going to lengths to point out that BitTorrent use does not automatically mean piracy.
Cable companies! They are about as fun to deal with as your parents divorce. We offered you a chance to vent by telling us your horror stories. Here's the rock bottom of the coaxial carnival ride.
Sprint owns a majority of Clearwire, the company it partners with to deliver 4G WiMax. Clearwire is a troubled little company: It poops money like a baby with bloody diarrhea, and it needs to spend $600 millionish to upgrade its network to LTE.
Gizmodo wants to fix your cable. All this week, we're going to take a long-hard look at the cable industry, and how to improve it. We want to fix cable, and we need your help to make it happen.
You hate your cable company, right? Seems like everyone does. Cable television routinely scores lower in customer satisfaction than just about anything else—including congress. So why don't you just switch providers? Oh yeah, you can't. You're so screwed!
Your ISP probably sucks. You don't need the FCC to tell you that. But a recent study conducted on behalf of the FCC reveals just how badly some of them suck. And the best ISP in America? Verizon FiOS.
Do you remember the prank of 2009? It was near the end of a very exciting Super Bowl (Cardinals-Steelers), when the video feed in Tucson, Arizona abruptly switched to a porn scene. Well, they finally caught the guy who did that.
Cox, the third biggest of the major cable providers, is going to start pushing TiVo Premiere boxes to its customers as what's basically their "own" DVR solution. Usually, all you get is a lousy Motorola box.
You thought AT&T was screwing unsuspecting customers into paying obscene bandwidth bills with ridiculous claims of stuff you can't do? Time Warner says you can't have 3 people on the internet without at least 15Mbps. Oh, it gets worse.
On one hand, it's reassuring to know that Yahoo will work with law enforcement to bust criminals, digging through their private messages to get the job done. On the other, $60 is a low price for our privacy.
This Cox speaker table is the sort of thing you buy when you have a lot of money but no time to consider how practical your overpriced baubles are. Who the hell wants a speaker that doubles as a table?
Cox Communications will create their very own cellular netw—wait, hold on. This is the third time they've announced this. What's going on?
Remember how the RIAA was getting ISPs to help battle copyright infringers after they gave up lawsuits, and AT&T was all "no comment"? Now AT&T confirms they're working with the RIAA. UPDATED.
New details have emerged on #3 cable provider Cox Communication's plan to enter into the wireless business. Apparently, subscribers will be able to control their DVRs, watch television, and automatically sync their address book with home PCs via their cellphone. Cox will be riding on the back of Sprint to get things…
Ars reports that the FCC has bitch slapped cable companies that adopted the new switched digital video (SDV) CableCard protocol because, as we discussed in the spring, it totally left TiVo owners hanging. Cable companies say they should be free to do whatever they want with hardware; the FCC says, well, you still…
Cox communications, one of the top three cable companies in the US, is planning on making a foray into the wireless business with an offering that integrates all of their services into one device. Cox president Patrick Esser explained saying: "I won't divulge too many secrets here, but we'll focus on providing simple…
NBC's scheduled coverage of the 2008 Olympics is absolutely breathtaking in its scope: It's broadcasting over 3,600 hours of the world's greatest athletes performing feats that reveal how shapeless and amoebic the rest of humanity is-that's 1,000 more hours than the last 12 Summer Olympics combined. The internet is a…
Hooray! Rejoice Cox users—like myself. TiVo has gone and rubbed the Cox overlords the right way and landed a bit of a deal. The TiVo software will be made available for Cox users on DVR units. And the even better news is that no hardware upgrades will be required. The TiVo software will be downloaded to the existing…
Subscribers of Cox Cable—you know who you are—may have recieved a questionnaire asking if they'd purchase a Cox-branded TiVo device. The questions alluded to the fact that Cox may be dumping their current DVRs and coming out with their own special TiVo boxes—HD-ready, hopefully.