Cablevision is close to wrapping up negotiations that will allow it to deploy Wi-Fi service on commuter trains in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
Susan Crawford paints a bleak picture of the state of U.S. broadband services in her book, " Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age." In it she argues that Internet access is slow and expensive. She is right, to a point. Up until now, the cost of deploying broadband, particularly given U.S. demographics, density, and reliance on private market forces, might have led to a natural monopoly or duopoly. On the landline side it is cable and FiOS winning the battle, and in wireless, Verizon and AT&T have some 75 percent of 4G subscribers.
Repeat after me. The FCC is not planning to create gigantic, free Wi-Fi networks. And by the way, TV white space is not the same as Wi-Fi.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has stepped up to defend the role of television broadcasting in modern U.S. society, suggesting at least some broadcast frequencies need to be protected from spectrum-hungry wireless broadband providers.
The Internet and broadband communications played starring roles in the platforms released by the Democrats and Republicans at their national conventions, and some of the differences between the two political parties are, not surprisingly, stark.
ClearSky Technologies is adding to its suite of rural-focused LTE services with the launch of its FastStart program, which the company said is designed for carriers with small footprint requirements that need to rapidly build an LTE network for fixed-wireless broadband service.
T-Mobile USA expects that its tests of spectrum sharing in the 1755-1780 MHz band will open up the frequencies for pairing with the existing AWS-3 band for eventual auction long before all government entities are cleared from the spectrum, according to a company executive.
Altobridge is planning third-quarter trials and fourth-quarter availability for its Data-at-the-Edge platform, being pitched as a solution to handle the growing impact of audio and video
Leap Wireless International ( NASDAQ:LEAP ) and MetroPCS ( NYSE:PCS ) discussed their latest LTE strategies as they revealed their first-quarter 2012 earnings last month. While both are bullish on the
Nearly three-fourths of telecom professionals feel that small cells help improve network and service performance and the customer experience at the network edge, and nearly 30 percent say small cells