Tag Archives: Timothy Stenovec

HBO’s New Streaming Service Is Now Live

HBO NOW, the standalone streaming service HBO first promised last fall, went live Tuesday, just ahead of the April 12 premiere of the fifth season of the network’s wildly popular “Game of Thrones” series. […] For now, the only way to sign up for HBO Now is through an Apple device, like an Apple TV, iPad or iPhone, or by subscribing through Cablevision, if you live in one of the areas the cable company serves. […] they can watch HBO Now via their Apple device. They can also use the service via desktop browser, on either a PC or a Mac, by visiting HBONow.com. – Timothy Stenovec, The Huffington Post

Here’s What Happens When Internet Providers Have Zero Competition

AT&T’s pricing power in the small and expensive enclave of Silicon Valley illustrates the state of broadband in the U.S. Because of the huge infrastructure costs of deploying a network, there is very little competition — nearly 75 percent of households in the U.S. have one or no options for broadband Internet, according to the FCC. And as speeds go up, competition goes down. – Timothy Stenovec, The Huffington Post

Waiting For Comcast Cable Guy Could Be Less Hellish With New App

[T]he country’s largest cable operator says it’s making changes and investing billions of dollars to improve the customer experience. One of the latest efforts aims to help you spend less time waiting for the technician to fix your Internet or TV service. Comcast is testing a new service in its MyAccount app that allows customers to track the arriving technician in real time on their mobile devices. The app will tell you when the technician is 30 minutes away — so in theory you could come home from work to meet the rep. The app will also tell you if the tech has been held up and will be late. […] The new tool, which seems similar to the car-tracking feature in popular ride-summoning apps like Uber and Lyft, is only being tested in Boston. But if the tests go well, the company wants to roll it out to more customers next year, [Senior VP Charlie Herrin,Customer Experience] wrote in the blog post. – Timothy Stenovec,HuffPost Science & Tech 

After 2018, Your PC Won’t Be The Main Way We Get Online

“There is a transition happening,” Shruti Jain, a senior analyst at Cisco, wrote in an email. “With the increase in the number of devices with more computing power and features … we see that there is a real momentum towards increased use of internet time on portable and other non-PC devices in general, away from PCs. ” – Timothy Stenovec, HuffPost Tech http://ift.tt/1uRByPL