7.0 Astound/RCN home internet service Like Low first-year pricing No data caps No contracts Don't Like Limited availability to metro areas Sharp price increase in the second year of service Confusing equipment fees This week, Astound Broadband announced a nationwide launch of a new internet speed tier featuring download speeds up to 1,200 megabits per second. That puts it right in a dead heat with Xfinity for the fastest cable broadband plan available nationally. Not too shabby. But I have to be honest. I nearly titled this review "Confusion in Cable Land." Why? Because my eyes glazed as I pored over the differences in offerings for the six metro markets covered by Astound Broadband Powered by RCN (whoa, that's a mouthful!). But that hardly matters for most of you unless you're planning to relocate from one Astound Broadband market to another . What matters most is what Astound/RCN offers in … [Read more...] about Astound Broadband/RCN Home Internet Review: Great Starting Price, but Beware a Steep Increase
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Editor's take: Broadcom was once a leading semiconductor company, and then it started buying enterprise software companies. The finance people recognize Broadcom for it is, and while the technology people recognize it as well, they just do not want to accept it. And we cannot blame them for that sentiment. Broadcom began its existence as a spin-off of a spin-off. Twenty years or so ago, Hewlett Packard began its process of miniaturization. First spinning off Agilent which contained a hodgepodge of businesses that were not related to PCs or printers. Agilent in turn split itself into several more pieces, one of which was HP's one-time internal chip business, rechristened as Avago. We followed Avago closely for many years as sell-side analysts. Buried deep inside HP, we knew it sold filters that went into mobile phones and would occasionally provide some really interesting, but obscure piece of information. Then the spin-off happened. Editor's Note: Jonathan Goldberg is the … [Read more...] about What has Broadcom become?
The DeSantis campaign is going on offense with another ad as the midterm elections swiftly approach, proudly declaring that “freedom is here to stay” in the Sunshine State — a meaningful declaration given that Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), the governor’s potential opponent, happily admitted that he is open to restricting freedom, such as forcing individuals to wear masks. The ad piggybacks off the theme of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) describing Florida has “America’s liberty outpost” in a world of censorship, woke corporations, and left-wing activists openly attempting to sexualize children. “America has long been the world’s bastion of freedom. Now, Florida is our nation’s hope,” the narrator of the ad states. “When other states shut people down, Florida lifted people up. We make decisions based on facts, not fear. But some want to take it all away. We cannot stop fighting,” the narrator states. “This November, let’s show the world freedom is here to stay.” WATCH: The ad … [Read more...] about Ron DeSantis Campaign Goes on Offense: ‘Freedom Is Here to Stay’