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Is Data the “New Oil?”

Where is broadband in your “Hierarchy of Needs?”  Let’s see. Water and Electricity #1 and #1. Is broadband #1a or is it right there with the other two? Ask someone 15-21 years old and we’re guessing water might not even make the top 10 but broadband would be #1 by...

Who Said That?? Who Cares! They Were Right.

“An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” Per common thinking, or if you believe what you read on the Internet, this famous quote from Thomas Jefferson isn’t attributable to him at all. Some think it is paraphrasing some of his...

We’ll Look Back on These Days and Wonder How We Did it.

When it comes to looking at the topic about to be introduced on this blog, it would be too easy to lead with the iconic line from the 1960’s band Buffalo Springfield and the song “For What It’s Worth (There’s something happening here….). Dang I did it anyway.  It’s...

All New Digital TV Comes to Several commZoom Towns

Change is a funny thing isn’t it?  Nobody really is comfortable with it but it inevitably signals progress.  When it comes to technology, even though we’ve all had the moments where you want to throw rocks at your computer or TV for lack of cooperation, who really...

Internet Speed Tops Back to School Supply List

For this blogger, whose youngest of three leaves the nest for this school year, our school supply list now has stuff on it like towels, sheets and a hand-me-down microwave ready for late-night pizza, rather than white glue and markers. But for 25 years, August has...

Ballpark Wi-Fi and TV Streaming Come to commZoom!

Saturday, April 9 was a meaningful day and the start of a big week in the commZoom narrative.  Ironically the first event played out in little Natalia, Texas, a small town that thinks big, at opening day ceremonies for the Natalia Little League.  Opening day in...

Got MBPS? Home Sellers Better Say You Betcha!

Housing real estate deals may not start with the question about broadband availability in the neighborhood, but it appears they may stop there if the answer from the realtor staring at their own toes is “uh, no.” Wonder if you saw an article by Ryan Knutson in the...

Don’t Care How, I Want it Now

Those immortal and provocative words came from the character Veruca Salt, the petulant little girl pitching Willy Wonka, colorful proprietor of an amazing Chocolate Factory, for the sweet prize of an unlimited supply of chocolate in the 1971 film, cleverly named,...

High Speed Internet – “A Floor; Not a Ceiling”

According to a Forrester Research study, more than six billion text messages are sent each day in the US.  Six Billion!!  It is also said that the text message is 20 years old but you’d have hardly seen anyone thumbing out a message on a flip phone even back in 2002....