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Packets Down Range #14:Virgina Data Centers, more job cuts, Paypal breach

Amazon delivered my new 49″ curved monitor today. It reminds me how much I love tech and new gadgets. I wanted to thank each and every one of you who are Patreons. In December, I had the unfortunate time of hitting a dear in texas. Due to all of the airbags deploying, the car of my dreams was totaled. I am getting closer each day to my goal of replacing the vehicle. This would not be possible without your support. Anyway, on to the news.


Data Center News
Virginia makes it easier for Data Centers to build in their state. CyrusOne buys land in northern Virginia.

•Can a data center heat homes? QTS and others are putting this theory to the test in the Netherlands.


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ISP News
Comcast outs Verizon as the fastest ISP...at least for now.

•At the same time Verizon has the best network quality, according to J.D. Power. For the 30th consecutive time, the latest J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, Volume 1, names Verizon as the most awarded brand for Wireless Network Quality. Verizon has now earned more than 185 J.D. Power Awards for Network Quality, which is more than any other U.S. network provider in the history of this study.

unWired Broadband increases capacity in Laton, CA.

Vistabeam acquires Raicom. Benkelman, NE – As part of its mission to bridge the digital divide, Vistabeam is pleased to announce that on December 1, 2022, it acquired Raicom, the fixed wireless division of BWTelcom.

Sandvine talks about Internet traffic patterns and usage. The report, by Sandvine, says there was a 24% year-on-year increase in video traffic in H1 2022, alongside a 23% rise in overall Internet traffic, despite an end to pandemic-era lockdowns in many countries

Starry cuts more jobs

Kansas awards money to AT&T, Nex-Tech, and others.


Other Tech News

Google Lays off more workers.

•RouterOS Version 7.7 is out

ªLooking to upgrade your phone soon? You may want to hold off a bit for the new models.

Capital one lays off 1,100 Tech workers

Paypal Breach. PayPal is sending out data breach notifications to thousands of users who had their accounts accessed through credential stuffing attacks that exposed some personal data. Credential stuffing are attacks where hackers attempt to access an account by trying out username and password pairs sourced from data leaks on various websites.

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Photo of the Week

Mikrotik CCR getting ready to be turned up

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Goggle Stadia Shutting down

From a Google Blog Post
We’re grateful to the dedicated Stadia players that have been with us from the start. We will be refunding all Stadia hardware purchases made through the Google Store, and all game and add-on content purchases made through the Stadia store. Players will continue to have access to their games library and play through January 18, 2023 so they can complete final play sessions. We expect to have the majority of refunds completed by mid-January, 2023. We have more details for players on this process on our Help Center.

Podcast: Google Stadia, Inside Towers instagram

Internet service provider news for Monday, June 10th, 2019.

Google Stadia is coming and it uses bandwidth
Google Stadia is coming.  For those of you who don’t know Stadia a cloud streaming gaming service by Google.
|https://www.cnet.com/news/google-stadia-streaming-requirements-lack-some-key-internet-connection-details/

https://www.lightreading.com/optical-ip/routing/putting-a-price-on-latency-startup-network-next-aims-to-fix-internet-routing/d/d-id/752055?_mc=RSS_LR_EDT

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/6/18654632/google-stadia-price-release-date-games-bethesda-ea-doom-ubisoft-e3-2019

Broadband Universal Service becomes a thing in the UK
Im sorry
http://telecoms.com/497791/broadband-universal-service-becomes-a-thing-in-the-uk/

Inside towers on Instagram
Looking for some cool tower photos to pass the time instead of cat videos? Check out Inside Towers on Instagram <link in the blog post>
https://www.instagram.com/inside_towers/

 

 

 

Events
Nanog76 going on this week. https://www.cvent.com/events/nanog-76/event-summary-5456cb3585954c55bdef9fb578fc8d67.aspx