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Service providers still act like utilities

If you ever want to enliven a cocktail party filled with executives from the telco or cable industry, just start talking about dumb pipes. As in, “your service doesn’t offer anything more than a simple connection from my devices to…

Google Fiber to acquire gigabit Internet provider Webpass

Google is looking to speed up the rollout of its gigabit Internet service with the acquisition of Webpass, a 13-year-old ISP that offers what it calls “point-to-point wireless” service to businesses, apartment buildings and condos in five metropolitan areas --…

Vivint announces 100Mbps wireless Internet service

Vivint, the home security, automation and energy management services provider, will soon offer a high-speed wireless Internet service to customers in select cities. Dubbed Vivint Internet, the service will offer speeds that are more than nine times faster than the…