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Posts from January, 2012

New Website Helps You Manage Your Mobile Data



New Website Helps You Manage Your Mobile Data

A new website, What Is My Cap, created by nonprofit groups Mozilla Foundation, Public Knowledge and Open Source Democracy Foundation has just launched with the express purpose of comparing data plans of the major mobile phone carriers.

All of the major phone carriers, with the exception to date of Sprint, have placed caps on their data plans, with overage fees or throttling occurring after the cap is reached. Throttling is when the company slows down the speed of data exchange in… Full Post >>

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Posts from June, 2011

Community Broadband Summits Happening Now in Oregon



Community Broadband Summits Happening Now in Oregon

The Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) and OneEconomy are hosting a series of Community Broadband Summits (CBS) to gather information about broadband adoption and technology in communities throughout Oregon. OneEconomy is a global non-profit organization that has been working closely with the OPUC, Oregon Broadband Advisory Council and other groups to develop the Oregon Broadband Mapping Project which we wrote about in February this year. The information collected throughout the CBS process and from… Full Post >>

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Posts from March, 2011

Analyzing the Comcast Letter Targeting Qwest Customers



Analyzing the Comcast Letter Targeting Qwest Customers

This week, many customers in areas served by both Comcast and Qwest received a letter from Comcast offering a special promotional deal to sign up for Comcast Xfinity TV with Internet Service for $19.95 for six months.


This letter specifically references the recently approved merger between Qwest and CenturyLink, enticing Qwest customers to “ask yourself, are you really satisfied with Qwest? And how much do you know about CenturyLink?”


If you’re a Qwest customer or have considered switching, you probably know very… Full Post >>

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Posts from February, 2011

Connecting with the Oregon Broadband Advisory Council



Yesterday, February 24th, 2011, the CUB Connects team presented to the Oregon Broadband Advisory Council (OBAC).  The presentation was received with great enthusiasm from the council members whose activities include oversight of the Oregon Broadband Mapping Project.  The first version of the National Broadband Map was released to the public on February 17th and the Oregon broadband mapping project should be ready later this year.  After giving a brief history of CUB Connects, walking the council through the website and explaining the future expansion… Full Post >>

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