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AT&T streaming DirecTV Now vs satellite

AT&T is making streaming as complicated as cable

May 17th, 2018

The writing is most decidedly on the wall for traditional cable packages. Existing subscribers are hemorrhaging by the month, young people aren’t signing up in the first place, and cheaper streaming alternatives offer the same features (or better!) for far less money. Cable companies, unsurprisingly, are hoping to keep their self-described “cash cow” going during …

Cloudflare DNS service setup problems

AT&T accidentally blocked Cloudflare’s privacy DNS service

May 6th, 2018

Last month, internet performance company Cloudflare announced a “privacy-first” alternative to the domain-name servers that are normally controlled by your internet service provider. By changing a couple settings on your device or in your browser, Cloudflare’s DNS service prevents your internet provider from tracking your browsing habits and monetizing that data. It’s fast, often more …

Comcast internet speeds cable customers

Comcast is only increasing internet speeds for customers who also pay for cable

May 1st, 2018

As we’ve documented ad nauseam before, cable companies are struggling with falling profits due largely to cord cutting. With over a million customers jumping ship from traditional pay TV every year, the cable companies are finding themselves increasingly unnecessary, apart from one vital service: Internet. As a result, we’ve seen internet prices steadily creep up …

AT&T and Verizon worked together to screw you

Report: AT&T and Verizon have been working together to screw you

April 20th, 2018

According to a New York Times article that landed Friday afternoon, the Department of Justice has opened an antitrust investigation into collusion between Verizon and AT&T’s wireless arms. According to the report, investigators suspect that the two companies worked together to make it harder for consumers to switch between networks, primarily by thwarting the adoption of electronic …