ATTs 5G E network helps it take crown as fastest US carrier

first_img AT&T makes the first transcontinental call, 100 years ago (pictures) Now playing: Watch this: 5G AT&T Sprint T-Mobile Verizon 8 Originally published April 3, 6:30 a.m. PT.Update, April 5:50 a.m. PT: Adds comment from T-Mobile. AT&T tries tricking customers with 5G E logo Tags AT&T’s wireless network has become the fastest in the nation, according to Speedtest. Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images) Maybe it really is evolving?AT&T’s wireless network was named the fastest in the US, it announced Wednesday, based on an analysis of speeds over the first quarter of 2019 by Ookla’s Speedtest. It noted that AT&T’s speeds improved by more than 15% during that period, while the other carriers plateaued.AT&T’s speeds jumped from 34.3 megabytes per second (MBPS) to 40.7 MBPS, according to the data it presented. By comparison, T-Mobile hit 35.4 MBPS, Sprint reached 34.9 MBPS and Verizon was at 33.3 MBPS.Keep in mind that different tests have yielded different results. Last month, OpenSignal, another firm that tests wireless speeds, said it found that AT&T’s controversial  5G E (short for 5G Evolution) clocked in slower than services from Verizon and T-Mobile. However, AT&T dismissed Opensignal’s method as flawed.center_img Internet Services Tech Industry 1:58 Comments In its announcement  Wednesday, AT&T highlighted its 5G E service — which is really just fancy branding for its advanced 4G LTE network — as a major factor in its speed growth, saying it laid the foundation for the upgrade to 5G next-generation cellular technology.”We are thrilled Ookla has confirmed that we are the fastest wireless network nationwide,” said Andre Fuetsch, president of AT&T Labs and chief technology officer. “This is further proof that our wireless network strategy and build are benefiting our customers in ways that other carriers cannot match.” Responding to results from Speedtest, Verizon asserted that its wireless network is the fastest and most reliable.”The evidence is overwhelming that the Verizon wireless network is best, fastest and most reliable,” said spokesperson Howie Waterman in an emailed statement. “We focus on deploying the best technologies for our customers, at scale.”T-Mobile made a similar claim, noting that that people use their phones for upload as well as download.”When you look at the overall customer experience, there’s only one fastest LTE network: T-Mobile,” said Neville Ray, its chief technology officer. “We’ve led the industry on LTE speed for five years (20 straight quarters), all without lying to customers or pretending LTE is 5G.”Sprint didn’t responded to a request for comment. Share your voice 15 Photoslast_img read more

AFRO Community Calendar

first_imgFor more information and online registration visit: www.eventbrite.com.***************************************BALTIMORE PRIDE WEEKEND Baltimore Pride Weekend 2019 consists of a three-day celebration, on Friday, June 14 followed with the block party and legendary parade on Sat. and a festival on Sun. at Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Dr., Baltimore, Md. Baltimore Pride is now in its 44th year! Last year this celebration was attended by over 30,000 individuals. More information visit, http://baltimorepride.org/pride2019***************************************Lose Weight, Earn Cash with Morgan State U.Morgan State University is hosting a unique, free program that’s helping people thrive, see results, and keep them! Located at the Earl G. Graves school of business 4200 Hillen Rd., Baltimore, Md. Saturday, June 15th from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Come out If you’re interested in learning about the link between chronic inflammation and chronic disease, CBD Oil, Weight Loss, our Keto Made Easy Program, healthy menstrual cycle, OR how you can make an additional income please plan to attend. For registration or more information visit: www.eventbrite.com Third Annual Juneteenth CelebrationHosanna School Museum will hold its third annual Juneteenth celebration festival on Saturday, June 22, from noon to 6 p.m. at the museum, 2424 Castleton Road in Darlington, Md. The festival is open to the public, free of charge, and takes place rain or shine (protected under tents).***************************************Salt Pepper KetchupDewMore in collaboration with SALT PEPPER KETCHUP presents this free youth open mic event entitled, Summer Nights. Stop by and enjoy a night poetry and fun Thursday, June 14th at the Impact Hub located at 10 E. North Ave Baltimore, Md., from 6:30-9:00p.m. Adults are suggested to make a donation of $5 but not required.***************************************Bmore Hip Hop KaraokeBmore Hip Hop Karaoke is back for your June/Gemini fun at a new spot LE MONDO, at 406 North Howard Street.Our new spot is More space, more seating, a bar for all your liquid encouragement needs, and an upstairs VIP section for birthdays.Hosts Ellen Gee, and Eze Jackson and deejay Harvey Dent will be there to make sure you have the good time you expect to have at Bmore Hip Hop Karaoke. Visit Eventbrite for more info.***************************************Black Power: Happy HourCome fellowship with Baltimore’s grassroots leaders and support a local, Black-owned business. This is a great way to network, learn and build with great Black minds around Baltimore! If you are in the building before 8pm your cover charge is FREE. Thursday, June 14 at Next Phaze Cafe and Lounge, 112 E. Lexington St. Baltimore, Md., brought to you by the leaders of a beautiful struggle. For more information on this event visit: www.eventbrite.com***************************************Battle of the Bands: Kids EditionCome out to the Hard Rock Cafe for local music schools battle for “Best Kids Band! Friday, Jun 14th from 6- 8p.m. 601 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, Md. Enjoy live music from some of Baltimore’s young talent and cheer on your favorites! The winning band will earn a coveted spot opening for one of WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes events this fall. For free tickets to this event visit www.eventbrite.com.***************************************Game Changer Youth Football Camp Calling all football players aged 7 to 14!! This is for you, but you must have your parents fill out this registration and waivers. Registration is from 8am to 9am with the camp starting at 9:00am Baltimore native Tavon Austin has an immense passion to give back to the youth of his home town. Tavon once said that a lot of people were key to his success by donating their time to help him perfect his craft. With that being said he wants to make sure that youth coming behind him are afforded the same opportunities. Sat, June 15th from 8 a.m.- 1p.m. located in Woodlawn High School, 1801 Woodlawn Drive, Woodlawn, Md.last_img read more

Did You Know

first_img Did you know…?A student-athlete must be enrolled full-time to be eligible for practice, financial aid, and competition. If a student-athlete drops a class and becomes less than full-time, he or she is immediately ineligible for practice and competition. When adding a course to become full-time, the student is eligible for practice and competition once the course has been approved by the appropriate department head and submitted to the registrar. See Bylaw 14.2 below for more information. Print Friendly Version 14.2.2 Requirement for Competition. To be eligible for competition, a student-athlete shall be enrolled in at least a minimum full-time program of studies leading to a baccalaureate or equivalent degree, which shall not be less than 12 semester or quarter hours. (Revised: 6/1/07)14.2.2.1 Exceptions. The following exceptions to the minimum 12-semester or 12-quarter-hour enrollment requirement are permitted:14.2.2.1.1 Competition Prior to Initial Enrollment. A student-athlete may compete during the official vacation period immediately preceding initial enrollment, provided the student has been accepted by the institution for enrollment in a regular, full-time program of studies at the time of the individual’s initial participation; is no longer enrolled in the previous educational institution; and is eligible under all institutional and NCAA requirements. (See Bylaw 16.8.2.1.)14.2.2.1.2 Eligibility Between Terms. To be eligible for competition that takes place between terms (including competition between a student-athlete’s final term as an undergraduate student and first term as a graduate or post baccalaureate student), the student-athlete shall: (Revised: 1/11/89, 3/27/18)    (a) Have been registered for the required minimum full-time load (see Bylaw 14.2.2) at the conclusion of the term immediately preceding the date of competition, if the     student is continuing enrollment; or    (b) Be accepted for enrollment as a regular full-time student for the regular term immediately following if the student is either continuing enrollment or beginning enrollment     (see Bylaw 14.4.3.4).14.2.2.1.3 Final Semester/Quarter. A student-athlete may compete while enrolled in less than a minimum full-time program of studies, provided the student is enrolled in the final semester or quarter of the baccalaureate or graduate degree program and the institution certifies that the student is carrying (for credit) the courses necessary to complete degree requirements. Thereafter, the student shall forfeit eligibility in all sports, unless the student completes all degree requirements during that semester or quarter and is eligible to receive the baccalaureate diploma on the institution’s next degree-granting date. (Revised: 1/10/92, 1/16/93, 1/10/95, 2/1/05, 11/1/07 effective 8/1/08, 1/14/12, 8/21/12, 3/27/18)14.2.2.1.3.1 Eligibility Following Final Term. A student-athlete who is eligible to compete while enrolled less than full time during his or her final term remains eligible for regular-season competition that occurs after the term and any postseason event that begins within 60 days following the term. A student-athlete who attends a quarter-system institution and who graduates at the end of the winter quarter may compete in any postseason event (and preceding regular-season competition) that occurs during the same academic year following the completion of the winter quarter. (See Bylaw 12.8.) (Adopted: 4/29/04 effective 8/1/04, Revised: 3/27/18) Story Links 14.2 Full-Time Enrollment.14.2.1 Requirement for Practice. To be eligible to participate in organized practice sessions, a student-athlete shall be enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies leading to a baccalaureate or equivalent degree as defined by the regulations of the certifying institution. (See Bylaw 12.8.2.5.) [D] (Revised: 1/10/92, 10/28/99,3/27/18)14.2.1.2 Drop/Add Course. A student-athlete no longer shall be considered enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies (after dropping a course that places the student below full-time status) when the dropped course becomes official in accordance with procedures determined by the institution for all students. A student who is adding a course to reach full-time status shall become eligible for practice and competition once the course has been approved by the appropriate department head (or designated representative) and submitted to the registrar. (Adopted: 1/10/92)14.2.1.3 Exception—Final Semester/Quarter. A student-athlete with athletics eligibility remaining may participate in organized practice sessions while enrolled in less than a minimum full-time program of studies, provided the student is enrolled in the final semester or quarter of the baccalaureate or graduate degree program and the institution certifies that the student is carrying (for credit) the courses necessary to complete the degree requirements, as determined by the faculty of the institution. (Revised: 3/27/18)14.2.1.3.1 Eligibility Following Final Term. A student-athlete who is eligible for practice while enrolled less than full time during his or her final term remains eligible for practice during the remainder of the institution’s season, including postseason events. (See Bylaw 12.8.) (Adopted: 3/27/18)14.2.1.6 Exception—Practice During First Week of Class. A student-athlete may practice, but may not compete, during the institution’s first five days of classes if the student-athlete is enrolled in less than a minimum full-time program of studies, provided the student is otherwise eligible under all institutional, conference and NCAA requirements. (Adopted: 1/10/95 effective 8/1/95)last_img read more

Get to Know Shay Clevenger

first_imgStory Links Get to know freshman defender Shay Clevenger.Favorite Sports Team: Baltimore RavensFavorite Athlete: Justin TuckerBest compliment: On some notes to songs, I don’t sound terrible, only badPerfect Pizza: Plain CheeseFavorite singer: Thomas RhettFavorite Movie: Mama MiaBest Subject: PsychWorst Subject: MathFavorite Food: Grilled cheeseFavorite TV show: Grey’s AnatomySuper Power: InvisibilityFavorite Cartoon Character: Patrick the StarMost influential Person in your Life: Mom and DadWhat do you like to do outside of lacrosse: Going to the beachOne thing most people don’t know about me: My real name is SheilaBiggest Celebrity Crush: Patrick DempseyFunniest Player on the Team: Sarah BlalockBest Dancer on the Team: Sarah and Caroline BlalockBest Singer: KirstenPregame Routine: I do not have a pregame routineBest Part of Your Game: Lacrosse IQFavorite Thing About Uofl: How friendly and supportive everyone is, like the community and the other student athletes.Why I Chose UofL: All your coaches want the absolute best for you in the classroom and on the field.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Cardinals Set to Host Miami OH in Exhibition Match

first_imgStory Links The season will highlight one of the best Cardinal recruiting classes in recent memory. The 2019 UofL volleyball recruiting class was ranked No. 16 in the nation, the highest ranked class in the ACC and the highest ranking Cardinal class since 2006. “It is very exciting to start the 2019 season,” said Busboom Kelly of her No. 25-ranked Cardinals. “We have a bunch of new players and faces. We lost four starters from last season but so far this has been an amazing preseason. This group has worked really hard on their connection with each other on and off the court. It does not feel like we are a younger, inexperienced team.  So they have been a joy to coach and we can’t wait to show everyone what we have been working so hard on.” Single match tickets can be bought here  The Cardinals will host Miami (Ohio) next Saturday at 3 p.m. for an exhibition match at L&N Federal Credit Union Arena as the final tuneup before the onset of the regular season. Admission is free.  Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 502-GO-CARDS, or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m., ET. Single match tickets will also be available for purchase on match days at the L&N Federal Credit Union Arena ticket windows starting one hour prior to match time.center_img The RedHawks return five starters plus their libero to go along with 13 letterwinners from a team that went 23-9 last season and was co-MAC champions with a 13-3 record. Although the RedHawks won the MAC championship in both 2016 and 2017, they were picked to finish third in the East Division after graduating seven seniors in 2017. With a dynamic recruiting class, Miami picked up right where it left off, winning 13 out of 16 league games to share the MAC crown with Bowling Green. The RedHawks advanced to the MAC Tournament final for the fourth time in five seasons and earned their first postseason victory in 20 years when they defeated Northern Kentucky in the first round of the NIVC. To see the complete schedule, click here   Print Friendly Version The Cardinals home slate includes 15 matches against teams that were nationally ranked in 2018, as well as 11 matches against teams that earned an NCAA Tournament berth last season. The Cardinals posted a 22-9 record in the 2018 season and made their 27th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. UofL is led by returning HM All-American Melanie McHenry as well as starters Emily Scott and Piper Roe, a member of the US Collegiate National Team.   The ranking was announced by PrepVolleyball.com, where a panel of college coaches from across the country and representing all three NCAA women’s volleyball divisions determines the top list of classes.last_img read more