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Michael McTague | Equities.com |

Wealth amazes. Everybody wants it; few attain it. Some who possess it take it for granted; think of Harry and Meghan, who imply they want to be cut off from the source of their riches. Conversely, many who do not possess wealth claim to have it. This series separates the really wealthy from the pretenders and tries to have a little fun doing so. The Myth Buster is not going to show you how to...


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

Why have cable TV companies tried to get into wireless? Actually, they have tried twice over the last decade. The first time was a disaster. In fact, several companies like Comcast, Charter, Cox, Facebook and Amazon (remember the Fire Phone?) all tried and failed. Then, a few years ago, Xfinity Mobile, Spectrum Mobile and Altice Mobile tried again.


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

It has been more than a year since T-Mobile acquired Sprint. As part of that acquisition, DISH Network was supposed to become the fourth place wireless competitor. The next Sprint. We are still waiting, however, for that to happen. When I heard that claim back then, I was doubtful. Still am.


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

When AT&T acquired DirectTV, then Time Warner — renaming it WarnerMedia along with Warner Brothers Studio, CNN and the rest — I was not quite sure how it would all work out. AT&T had a good story to tell. It held impressive analyst meetings at Warner Brothers Studio, and all of its activity was moving to change and integrate content with services. It was a stretch, but if it worked, it would change everything.


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

Once again, the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index spells out the best wireless providers in the United States. There are some changes this time around. Some carriers got better, and others got worse. The good news is that, while there are winners, there are no losers. All wireless providers scored in the 7 to 8 range out of 10 categories. While that is great news, it can also make finding a clear choice for you and your needs as clear as mud.


Michael McTague | Equities.com |

In this third and final entry of the series, we look at the sometimes unpleasant balance between making money and maintaining an ethical core, a challenge faced across industries.


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

Why AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon lost interest in pay TV. Why they now see 5G, wireless and Internet as their real growth opportunities for the next decade.


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

It seems the more we build the Internet, the more capacity and reach we need. There have always been roadblocks to building this vast network, however, and this problem is only growing and has been slow and expensive to fix. One such roadblock is crossing a river, stream or lake. Now, optical wireless communications technology solves this problem.

When installing the Internet network, often the deployment reaches water like a stream, river or larg...


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

 

Wireless leaders Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T leave behind pay TV, entertainment and television networks and go back to their core mobile and telecom business. At the same cable TV companies Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum and Altice continue to show growth outside of their core pay TV space. They are showing growth in wireless and broadband.

 

Let’s take a closer look at how cable TV giant Charter Spectrum is doing and what thei...


Michael McTague | Equities.com |

Our first entry tackled the Boeing 737 problem. This second entry in the series looks at the National Basketball Association (NBA), major sneaker and sports clothes makers and their responses to China’s crackdown on Hong Kong and free speech.