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Today is one of the more momentous days in the FCC's recent history. Its net neutrality vote will get most of the press attention, but its moves to protect municipal broadband from state legislators are also quite important. The proposal adopted today is narrowly focused, but it could have huge im...

February 26th 2015 at 11:21am 0 Comments
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler got his start as a lobbyist for the cable and wireless industries. So, it's no surprise that many are suspicious of his intentions and dedication to fighting for the rights of American consumers. While his recent waffling on Net Neutrality is still cause for concern, his r...

June 12th 2014 at 2:08pm 0 Comments
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It pales in comparison to Sigbritt Löthberg's home internet connection, but it sure makes Comcast's Extreme 105Mbps broadband package look downright sluggish. EPB Fiber Optics (Chattanooga's municipally-owned fiber-to-the-premises network) and Alcatel-Lucent have teamed up to offer America's "...

September 13th 2010 at 11:48am 0 Comments
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Once upon a time, a smattering of new HD channels in one major metropolitan area was a huge deal. Nowadays, it's almost expected that one area or another will experience some HD expansion each week. In order to keep things nice and tidy around here, we deliver high-def expansions, market expansions...

April 18th 2009 at 3:29pm 0 Comments
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With U-verse coming to Chattanooga "sooner rather than later," Comcast has been doing its darnedest to push out new HD channels as fast as possible. After locals received four more in May, one particular tipster has passed along a message from his DVR noting that Hamilton County residents will see C...

September 24th 2008 at 7:32pm 0 Comments
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AT&T has been teasing the Volunteer State for awhile now with its fiber-based TV service, but it sure sounds like U-verse is coming to Chattanooga in particular "sooner than later." That's according to Greg Morton, president of AT&T Tennessee, who also asserts that the company is "working a...

September 12th 2008 at 5:25am 0 Comments
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Coming right back is DirecTV, just a few days after activating HD locals in New York and Nebraska comes word that Johnstown-Altoona, PA, Chattanooga, TN and Augusta, GA are the latest in its 44 planned local rollouts this summer/fall. Better hurry DirecTV, the days are already getting shorter. Beyon...

August 27th 2008 at 11:29pm 0 Comments
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DISH Network just keeps on cranking down the list of its 22 markets slated for an HD upgrade in the summer/fall, with four going on line today: Albany - Shenectady - Troy, NY; Chattanooga, TN; Lansing, MI; and Syracuse NY. Hope the recent thunderstorms didn't knock anyone's power out, because now yo...

July 3rd 2008 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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Believe it or not, Comcast's HD rollouts are still going strong, with the latest additions happening in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to our resident tipster, a message popped up informing him that Discovery HD, History HD, Animal Planet HD and SciFi HD would be arriving on June 16th. Call it a...

May 18th 2008 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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We mentioned earlier that a few Comcast subscribers in Tennessee had a petition asking for an agreement between WTVC and the cable provider to get the Super Bowl in high definition on cable. Now it appears they will get what they're asking for; the two companies have worked out a one year agreement...

February 3rd 2006 at 2:13pm 0 Comments
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It's just sad that cable vs. local affiliate squabbles will probably cost some people a high definition Super Bowl. In Tennessee, a few residents are trying to do something about it, starting a petition to get at least the Super Bowl shown in HD on cable.Please sign the petition, being HD-less on th...

January 26th 2006 at 4:26pm 0 Comments