Look Out, Cable: T-Mobile Is Accelerating Its 5G Home Broadband Offering

Many investors know we’re at the beginning of the 5G era. 5G wireless technology has been hyped as the next big thing, with lightning-fast speeds and low latency enabling next-generation applications we can’t even think of yet.

Another potential use for 5G that’s more immediate and quantifiable? Replacing your broadband connection. Yet while the limits of 5G technology probably wouldn’t work in the crowded city today, 5G broadband may soon be making its way to the country.

Last week, T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) announced that it will be taking its home LTE broadband project and accelerating it in a big way across the United States. And it could come at AT&T‘s (NYSE:T) expense.

A mobile router sits on a table with a laptop behind it.

T-Mobile is going after the rural broadband market. Image source: Getty Images.

“450 Cities & Towns Left High-and-Dry by AT&T”

With its usual combative flair, T-Mobile said in a Thursday press release:

T-Mobile is throwing a lifeline to

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Home improvements in the time of Coronavirus

Laurie Nichols 

Enterprise Appraisals

The shift to remote work during the coronavirus pandemic has had an effect on the home renovation market. Spending more time in the home has spurred a do-it-yourself (DIY) renovation renaissance and home improvement projects have become popular with the advent of social media platforms such as Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube which offer ideas and inspiration.

Since the onset of the coronavirus, national home-improvement retailers like Lowes and Home Depot have reported record sales. Many homeowners are looking to improve the design and functionality of their homes by either making aesthetic changes or by upgrading and renovating to improve utility and efficiency. Smaller DIY projects ranging from landscaping to upgrading appliances and painting the exterior of the home are popular, but homeowners are also tackling larger scale DIY renovation projects such as kitchens and bathrooms. 

Homeowners look for the best Return on Investment (ROI) on

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Many Retailers, From Belk To Home Depot, Retire The Annual Columbus Day Sale

It seems as though the annual Columbus Day Sales promotion has finally run its course. Retailers have largely abandoned the event. Once a profit generator for department stores and downtown shopping districts, the Columbus Day Sale has become a liability.

The depiction of an explorer who enslaved and brutalized native inhabitants of the West Indies brought Columbus front and center during recent demonstrations. Many no longer celebrate Columbus as a skilled navigator and the discoverer of America.

The controversy behind Columbus Day is nothing new and has been brewing for several decades. But after a year that included calls for social reform, the removal of statues and monuments, and retail sales declines and closures, 2020 became the year to retire the Columbus Day Sale.


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Bull of the Day: Lowe’s Companies (LOW)

As the Covid-19 pandemic stretches past its 200th day and Americans remain mostly in their homes as much as possible, there have been many winners and losers in the business world. The losers have been businesses that rely in in-person interactions for a significant portion of their revenues. Travel, leisure and entertainment have all suffered mightily.

Technology and technology services like video conferencing and file sharing companies that allow people to work at home more efficiently have been the obvious winners.

There have also been winners in lower-tech industries that suddenly find their goods and services in increased demand – and customers who’s lack of recent spending on recreational pursuits has left them with additional cash in their budgets.

Have you been to a home improvement store lately? With the exception of physical formats that have been tweaked to promote social distancing, you’ll probably find that it looks pretty

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Home of state senator’s mother on sale, will benefit library

Dorothy Rankin had a system.

Every few weeks she’d take the short drive to Conway Memorial Library and peruse through the massive collection of books. Southern, Amish and Christian fiction novels were her favorite. Rankin would flip through the books, searching for something.

“’If my initials are there, I’ve already read it,’” Tracey Elvis-Weitzel recalled Rankin telling her. “‘If they’re not, then I can read it.’”

As Rankin got older, and less able to walk up the library’s steps, she would drive to the back parking lot and call the librarians and ask if they wouldn’t mind picking out a few books for her and to be sure to check for her initials.

Elvis-Weitzel, the assistant director of the county libraries, said Rankin’s request was an easy fix because they adored her. Over time, she would teach the other library employees Rankin’s system.

“When you open the front

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Home saliva COVID tests are just as accurate as nasal swabs

As the pandemic rages on, research on different types of coronavirus tests continues in an effort to increase testing capacity and minimize contact with others.

Many Americans are familiar with the uncomfortable experience of having a 6-inch cotton swab poked deep in their nasal cavities, but there are also tests that can be completed at home that involve a simple spit in a tube — and they are just as accurate and reliable as their more painful counterpart, experts say.

Ever since the first emergency use authorization was issued for an at-home saliva-based COVID-19 test in May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued more for companies across the country.

Experts say they are easier to process in the lab, more comfortable for the patient and safer for health care professionals. The downside? Most at-home coronavirus saliva tests are costly, and in some cases, your insurance won’t cover the

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Acer Hits A Home Run With Spin 5

I’m a huge San Diego Padres fan. So when my team advanced to the National League Division Series to play the Los Angeles Dodgers this past week, I planned to watch every inning on our big-screen TV. Unfortunately, when Game 3 came around last night, that screen was spoken for by my wife. So instead of watching on one of our other two TVs with much smaller displays, I got into bed and flipped on the Acer Spin 5 convertible laptop (model SP513-54N-74V2) I’ve been testing. Brought up the game, flipped the laptop into tent mode, and quickly became awed. 

That’s because the image looked crystal high-definition clear. In fact, I think the viewing experience may have been superior to that on our big screen. What’s not to like about this Windows 10 machine…you know, other than the Windows operating system? It

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Lowe’s hosting trick-or-treat event with free pumpkin, candy for kids

CLEVELAND (WJW) — Lowe’s is launching a nationwide drive-through curbside trick-or-treat event.

According to the company, the event will take place on October 22 and October 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. at all stores nationwide.

Families can participate in trick-or-treat. They will receive free candy and a small pumpkin.

Reservations are required. Families have until Saturday, October 10 to sign up. Click here to reserve your spot at a Lowe’s near you.

(PRNewsfoto/Lowe’s Companies, Inc.)

Lowe’s decided to launch this event in effort to bring the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treat to communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We know that customers still want to celebrate Halloween, even if the holiday may look different for us this year. While the pandemic has changed many elements of everyday life, the tradition of trick-or-treating doesn’t have

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How the Boost in Home Improvement Might Benefit the Packaged-Food Industry

While stuck inside during the pandemic, plenty of people have decided to spruce up their surroundings.

The result has been great for home improvement retailers such as Home Depot, Lowe’s and Ace Hardware, which have seen sales spike as the nation shelters in place. But the time and money people are putting into their homes now could have long-term benefits for a completely different industry—packaged-food manufacturers.

Sean Connolly, CEO of Conagra Brands, maker of Duncan Hines cakes, Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn and Slim Jim meat snacks, believes that even when a vaccine arrives and restaurants begin running at full capacity again, people will feel pulled toward spending more time around the house because of all the upgrades they’ve made to their kitchens, furniture and entertainment systems.

“Now that they’ve made these investments into nesting or cocooning—whatever you want to call it—we expect they’re going to want to get a return on

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Former deputy charged with thefts from dead man’s home

A former Orange County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with burglarizing the home of a dead man, prosecutors said Thursday.

Steve Hortz, a 12-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, was called to a Yorba Linda home on July 20 to check on the welfare of the owner. He discovered the man, who was in his 70s, had died of natural causes, according to a statement from the county district attorney’s office.

Home surveillance video showed Hortz breaking into the home about a week later while on duty and in uniform, authorities alleged. He left the door open and returned twice more in August in civilian clothes, authorities contend.

The stolen goods included ceiling fans and safes containing 15 guns, prosecutors alleged.

The Sheriff’s Department began investigating after the probate attorney handling the homeowner’s estate reported items were missing and provided the surveillance video, authorities said.

Hortz, 42,

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