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When it comes to gigabit internet, the headline buzz usually involves Google and some mid or south western American locale. But not today. No, today, the ridiculously high-speed internet spotlight falls on Omaha, Nebraska where local provider CenturyLink is poised to launch a pilot service. Starti...

May 1st 2013 at 2:43pm 0 Comments
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Up until yesterday, mobile phone customers in vast parts of Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska had no way to get an iPhone. Why? There simply wasn't any AT&T coverage in these areas, so the customers -- who were mostly on Verizon -- had no access to the popular smartphone. T...

February 11th 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Imagine, if you will, that you have entered a library. Imagine further that a librarian approaches and, upon meeting you, asks, "Would you like to play Rock Band?" Would you think that this librarian was A) the greatest librarian in the history of librarians or B) wasting taxpayer money? If you cho...

February 26th 2009 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Just a few short days after DISH Network transitioned 11 of its East Coast markets to MPEG-4, in comes word that it has added 21 more (all classified as "East Coast") to bump the grand total to 52 regions. In somewhat related news, we've also learned that six more DMAs can look forward to HD locals...

October 23rd 2008 at 8:47am 0 Comments
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No surprises here, but we figured you'd be interested in knowing that DirecTV is indeed keeping its promise of rolling out HD locals in a few new markets this summer. According to an attentive local in Rochester, New York, high-def locals have been fired up in his area, and according to official ver...

August 24th 2008 at 11:54pm 0 Comments
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For fans of Big Red and baseball alike, get ready for quite the baseball season -- from the comfort of your couch. Reportedly, a minimum of eight Cornhusker baseball games will be televised this year, with the vast majority in HD. The team's first TV appearance will be a showing on FSN on March 29t...

February 24th 2008 at 12:39pm 0 Comments
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Just a week after DirecTV enabled subscribers in Cedar Rapids / Waterloo, IA, Wichita, KS and Louisville, KY to celebrate by gifting them with HD locals, the satellite provider is now showing its love for Omaha, Nebraska. Effective immediately, customers in the The Cornhusker State can now check out...

February 15th 2008 at 10:36am 0 Comments
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For those who call Nebraska home, Time Warner Cable (partly owned by Time Warner, parent company of AOL, which owns Engadget) is giving you two more reasons to stay on the couch this New Year's Day. Reportedly, the operator has added A&E HD and History Channel HD to its digital lineup, but we've...

January 1st 2008 at 2:38am 0 Comments
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The "good guys" have tried to tempt college kids with free legal music for far too long to no avail, and after continuous failed attempts at gaining traction here in the US, it's no surprise that the RIAA would devote precious man-hours to concocting a most-wanted list of pirating schools. It should...

February 22nd 2007 at 9:56pm 0 Comments