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Archive for May, 2007

Crisis at Internet Radio

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2007

A battle over increased royalty payments for songs on online radio is moving into high gear, reports the Wall Street Journal. Online radio companies are appealing a ruling that would double rates payable to record labels in three years. They are filing a motion to stay the ruling on the new rates, which are supposed […]

San Francisco: Now it’s the Antennas!

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2007

The SF Examiner notes yet another screwball delay in San Franciso’s oft delayed municipal wireless network. The San Francisco Neighborhood Antenna Free Union (SNAFU) filed an appeal with the Board of Supervisors decision to exempt from environmental review the installation of an estimated 2,200 Wi-Fi, transmitters throughout The City. The city’s five-member review panel ranked […]

FCC: Beltway Vs Valley

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2007

Senator John Edwards sent a letter to the FCC yesterday urging commissioners to use the upcoming 700 megahertz auction to make the Internet more affordable and accessible, regardless of where people live or how much money they have. Edwards is visiting California today to attend a town hall meeting with Google employees where he will […]

Clearwire Interview

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2007

Clearwire today announced the completion of its acquisition of all the 2.5 GHz wireless broadband spectrum previously owned or controlled by AT&T and the former BellSouth. With this acquisition, Clearwire’s U.S. spectrum holdings increased to cover an estimated 223 million people with varying depths of spectrum. In addition, Clearwire holds spectrum in Europe that covers […]

MetroPCS: Bring on 700MHz

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 30th, 2007

MetroPCS (PCS), a Dallas, Texas-based regional wireless carrier, is looking to jump into the fray for the 700 MHz spectrum, reports Om Malik. The company said this morning that it will raise $300 million to finance its spectrum purchase. Top 10 Highest AWS Bidders Bidders Net total of high bids 1. T-Mobile $4.2 billion 2. […]

Palm’s Folio

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 30th, 2007

Palm today announced a smart phone companion product today called Foleo. The Foleo will connect via Bluetooth to a Treo device running either the Palm operating system or Windows Mobile. It has a relatively large screen and full-sized keyboard to help users edit e-mail and office documents. It delivers web access with your smartphone or […]