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FCC: Better Rural Broadband & 5G Spectrum

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to see to the program that provides subsidies for Internet service in public schools and libraries known as E-Rate address broadband access by schools and libraries in rural areas, reports Roll Call. In prepared remarks for an education technology event in Washington on Monday, Wheeler said that “75 percent of […]

Australia’s Telstra Fires Up National WiFi Network

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2014

Australia’s largest telecommunications company, Telstra, will install two million public hotspots that will be available for free to Telstra subscribers as part of a plan to blanket public spaces with internet access. Trials of the $100m project will begin by November, reports The Guardian, and will allow Telstra customers who agree to share their bandwidth […]

China iPhone Launch Delayed: Threat to National Security?

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 11th, 2014

Apple is facing a potential setback in China, reports the NY Times, delaying the introductions of the new iPhone models in China. On Wednesday, Apple told China’s three big state-owned mobile service providers that it would not release the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in mainland China on Sept. 19, when sales start elsewhere. […]

Mobile Carriers Object to Increased Net Neutrality Rules

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 11th, 2014

This week speec FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler hinted the agency is considering net neutrality guidelines that would apply to wireless carriers. In its original guidelines, the FCC drew a line between wired and wireless networks, getting wireless operators off the hook due to their limited spectrum. Wheeler highlighted Microsoft’s letter to the FCC, saying the […]

AWS Auction Prevents Current Dish Move for T-Mobile?

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 8th, 2014

Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen is still interested in a deal with T-Mobile, according to a Bloomberg report. Merger talks between T-Mobile and Sprint broke down last month. Iliad in late July made a $15 billion bid for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile, valuing the carrier at $33 per share. Earlier, AT&T wanted to buy T-Mobile for […]

GM & Ford to Build Self-Driving Cars for Michigan Testbed

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 8th, 2014

General Motors announced Sunday it plans to introduce Cadillac models in two years that incorporate hands-free driving and Wi-Fi-enabled vehicle-to-vehicle communications with similarly equipped vehicles, reports C/Net. GM brands, Chief Executive Mary Barra announced the initiative in a speech at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit on Sunday. In May, Google unveiled a […]