Archive for April, 2014

Google Fiber: Free WiFi Too?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 25th, 2014

Google is considering deploying Wi-Fi networks in towns and cities covered by its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service, reports Computer World. Specific details of the Wi-Fi plan are not included in the document, which was seen by IDG News Service, but Google says it will be “discussing our Wi-Fi plans and related requirements with your […]

Connect America Fund: Phase 2

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 25th, 2014

The FCC this week took significant steps toward implementing the next phase of its Connect America Fund to expand broadband in rural America. In Phase I of the Connect America Fund (map) the government invested $438 million to deploy broadband service to 1.6 million previously unserved Americans. It also invested $300 million to expand advanced […]

GOWEX: Free WiFi for Miami

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 24th, 2014

GOWEX is adding its third ‘WiFi City’ in the US: Miami. In March 2013, GoWEX signed an agreement to deploy 2,000 Smart WiFi Zones at New York, then deployed a WiFi network in San Francisco in June of last year. GoWEX offers free and premium WI-Fi connectivity at public places, coffee shops and public transit. […]

FCC Gets Flack for Net Neutrality Proposal

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 24th, 2014

Under new FCC rules proposed by Chairman Wheeler, internet-service providers will be able to negotiate agreements with companies like Netflix and Amazon for priority Web service. Wheeler said in a blog post today at the FCC, that his proposal will bar Internet-service providers from blocking legal content and requires the companies to disclose their policies […]

FCC Opens 3.5 GHz for Shared Access

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 23rd, 2014

Under a proposed rulemaking, the FCC is looking to create the Citizen Broadband Radio Service that will include 150 megahertz of spectrum between the 3550-3700 MHz bands. The FCC hopes to provide a “three-tiered access and sharing model with federal and non-federal incumbents, priority access licensees, and general authorized access users.” “Federal and non-federal incumbents […]

Dish Networks Testing Innovative Wireless Technology

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 23rd, 2014

Steve Perlman, the guy behind WebTV and OnLive, says his innovative pCell wireless technology, will be tested by Dish Networks this summer. Artemis is working with small cell vendor PureWave Networks to design and develop pCell base stations, (Personal Cells), for trial deployments, reports FierceWireless. According to Artemis’ recent filing with the FCC, it plans […]