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Even before Donald Trump became the 45th President, the cable and telecom industries was active with mergers and acquisitions. This has been going on for more than a hundred years but just a few years back, in 2013, word got out that Comcast Cable was attempting to buy Time Warner Cable. They kicked it around for a bit but with grumblings from the Justice Department and the threat of an anti trust lawsuit, Comcast decided to drop the bid.  

Disclaimer: The title of this article was written using the binary numeral system. After all, the Internet, the World Wide Web and computer software is based on the binary system. 1001 is the binary notation that equals the number 9 in the decimal system. Please enjoy your 1001 (9) ways to save on your Internet bill.

The full subtitle of this article should be “The Gigasphere,  DOCSIS 3.1 and Now - Full Duplex” but don’t let that scare you. I am going to try to make it a little more interesting and easier to understand than it sounds.

A few years back the name “Gigasphere” was released by CableLabs as the “consumer-facing” name representing DOCSIS 3.1 technology. “Consumer facing” is the new Public Relations word for Public Relations. Apparently they think that “Gigasphere” is a better name than “DOCSIS 3.1 Full Duplex.” Makes sense.

With the new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai rolling back the privacy guidelines that had been required by the privacy safeguards enacted by the FCC last year, you might be concerned about your person information being collected, compiled, and potentially revealed.

The Orlando City SC game day experience at the brand new Orlando City Stadium will be even better due to a recent partnership between the stadium and Spectrum Enterprise. The stadium’s new state of the art soccer facility will be provided with managed Wi-Fi,

Residents from towns and cities across the United States can now lay claim to the title "Gigabit city" with the recent launch of GigaONE, Cable ONE's new Gigabit service in several cities in Cable ONE’s footprint.
Since the first of the year Gigabit service has been launched in Bartlesville and Ponca City OK, Gulfport and Biloxi MS as well as the town famous for its “UFO Incident,” Roswell NM.

Charter Communications, just released its new Spectrum TV™ App for watching up to 300 channels live and up to 25,000 free and subscription On Demand titles anywhere in the home on pretty much any platform out there! This includes Roku, Xbox One, Apple’s iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Samsung Smart TV and on the web at through five different web browsers. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Opera are all supported.

Ok, so you have a smart phone. You have a smart TV. Maybe even have a smart watch. Isn’t it time for a smart home?

If you don’t know what a smart home is, it is the connection, programming and monitoring of all the smart devices in your home. Smart homes are the section of the Internet of Things that will most intimately affect most people’s everyday lives.

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