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XMission's Company Journal

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Netflix Ultra HD 4K now available to XMission subscribers!

  In 2013, XMission kicked off a strategic peering agreement with Netflix and joined their Open Connect Content Delivery initiative. This allowed XMission subscribers with an Internet connection exceeding 5Mbps to stream Netflix Super HD content using approved Super HD devices. Now, subscribers with an Internet connection exceeding 25Mbps and an Ultra HD-ready television can […]

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Our 2014 in review + a preview of XMission 2015

XMission made significant improvements to several products and kicked off a new professional services offering in 2014. Let’s quickly review a few of our highlights and preview 2015! Professional Services Launch XMission now offers technical consultation and professional services. In addition to providing your business with hosting, connectivity, email, or phone service, XMission can now […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about Macquarie and UTOPIA

Please note: As of January 1, 2017, XMission no longer sells DSL services. Last night, I attended the Murray town hall meeting on UTOPIA/Macquarie. It was refreshing to see over 300 people turn-out with many thoughtful questions. Although there was some misinformation from the audience broadcast, the city council and mayor did their best to […]

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Net Neutrality

A recent federal court decision in a case involving a Verizon challenge to FCC “Net Neutrality” rules has inspired many breathless headlines about the death of the Internet as we know it. Because this will enable giant Internet providers to start prioritizing traffic based upon what their customers are willing to pay them, it deals […]

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The Fruit of Competition

Please note: As of January 1, 2017, XMission no longer sells DSL services. I am proud to announce that our gigabit residential offering on UTOPIA has dropped in price to $70 (UTOPIA charges included, and can vary up to $100 total in some cases). Cynics may point to the fact that this matches the Google […]

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Netflix Super HD: now available to XMission customers!

Customers on XMission’s network with Internet connections exceeding 5Mbps and a Netflix subscription can now stream Netflix Super HD movies using approved Super HD devices. Super HD delivers 1080p, the best picture quality available. Approved Super HD devices include Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows 8 App, Roku with 1080p, Apple TV with 1080p, TiVo […]

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An Exciting Field In A Historic Moment

Please note: As of January 1, 2017, XMission no longer sells DSL services. My three year old boy doesn’t understand the concept of broadcast television. I fully admit to being a technophile by hobby as well as trade, and so my house is filled with the latest in digital distribution devices:  every television receiver has […]

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Qwest, XMission, and DSL

Please note: As of January 1, 2017, XMission no longer sells DSL services. In 1997, XMission first started providing service over Qwest’s DSL.  We have literally paid millions of dollars of revenue to Qwest for the privilege, all the while relieving them of the difficult task of providing excellent customer support.  In 2008, Qwest launched […]

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Flash to the Future

The XMission Research and Development team was in Boston this week, catching a ball game, taking in some local flavor…oh and we went to USENIX. While there, I had the chance to hear from Adrian Cockroft, who is currently leading a performance tuning and research group over at Netflix. Though his presentation was excellent, one […]

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