Nerd Street Gamers Gains Competitive Advantage with Comcast Business
Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 14:00:00
PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Business today announced that it is partnering with Nerd Street Gamers to provide high-performance connectivity and bandwidth for the esports company’s tournaments and Localhost facilities. Nerd Street Gamers has chosen Comcast Business Ethernet Dedicated Internet (EDI) and software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solutions to prepare for planned business growth, create full visibility into network performance, and boost streaming bandwidth for its c
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Bulls And Bears Of The Week: Carvana, Comcast, Walmart And More
Saturday, 23 May 2020, 12:30:00
Benzinga has examined the prospects for many investor favorite stocks over the last week. This week’s bullish calls included a couple of big-box …
Major internet service providers’ pandemic relief efforts are alienating consumers with opaque terms of service and unforeseen fees
Thursday, 21 May 2020, 13:55:05
The largest ISPs in the US rolled out a number of programs in response to the coronavirus pandemic, intended to help low-income customers access the internet, according to The New York Times. Charter, for instance, had 119,000 households sign up in March for its 60-day free service offer for teachers and students. But consumers have encountered unforeseen policy barriers that limit the relief promised by such programs. A Louisville, Kentucky-based nonprofit helped more than 30 families sign up for the free 60-day offer, according to the Times, but some of those customers were still charged for service and had to dispute the bill. Similarly, Comcast, Charter, and Altice precluded customers with outstanding bills from participating in pandemic connectivity relief programs — the practice drew political and consumer scrutiny, leading to a policy reversal. ISPs’ efforts to extend internet access during the pandemic have been voluntary, complicating the consumer landscape of offers and terms of service.
— Business Insider
Intel acquires Rivet Networks to boost home Wi-Fi for gaming, streaming
Thursday, 21 May 2020, 05:32:02
San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) To ensure fast, reliable and secure Wi-Fi connectivity for smooth gaming and streaming experience at home, chip giant Intel has acquired Rivet Networks, the company that made the Killer brand of gaming-centric networking cards, for an undisclosed sum. Rivet Networks’ key products, including its Killer brand, will integrate into Intel’s broader PC Wi-Fi portfolio. Intel and Rivet Networks will build the ‘Killer AX1650 Wi-Fi’ solution, which delivers immersive entertainment and gaming experiences along with powerful Wi-Fi 6 technology. Rivet Networks’ capabilities, including its software, are complementary to Intel’s wireless products and capabilities, the chip-maker said on Wednesday. “Rivet Networks is a terrific complement to our existing Wi-Fi products and helps us further our vision of delivering PC platforms that power every person’s greatest contribution,” said Chris Walker, corporate vice president and general manager of the Mobile Client Platforms Group at Intel Corporation.
ISPs like Charter and Comcast promised free or cheap internet for low-income Americans during the pandemic, but users say signing up hasn’t been easy (David McCabe/New York Times)
Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 19:25:03
David McCabe / New York Times : ISPs like Charter and Comcast promised free or cheap internet for low-income Americans during the pandemic, but users say signing up hasn’t been easy — Broadband companies like Charter and Comcast vowed to help low-income people during the pandemic. But taking them up on the offer hasn’t always been easy.