Rural telephone companies fight fed broadband plan

Rural telephone companies fight fed broadband plan
Quad City Times
The Universal Service Fund is a key ingredient in the FCC's National Broadband Plan, which was released last year. The plan calls for diverting $15.5 billion in universal service fees over 10 years to a Connect America Fund to help reach its goals of ...
Euronews: AlcaLu Lands Key LTE Deal
Light Reading
AlcaLu has landed what looks like a prime and confidence-boosting Long Term Evolution (LTE) gig at Telef√≥nica. The vendor will build, operate and maintain networks in Barcelona and Madrid, as well as supply radio access network (RAN), evolved packet ...
Suffolk: new broadband boost for county
East Anglian Daily Times
By Paul Geater WORK to bring broadband to rural parts of Suffolk has been given a huge boost after the county was included in the first tranche of the government's big high-tech push. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email ...
'Wi-Fi Refugees' Are Moving To West Virginia To Escape Radio Waves
NPR (blog)
by Mark Memmott "Dozens of Americans who claim to have been made ill by Wi-Fi and mobile phones have flocked to the town of Green Bank, W.Va.," the BBC reports. They're heading there because of the area's "National Radio Quiet Zone" — 13000 square ...
Zain Saudi 4G Services to Cover Kingdom By End 2012, COO Says
Bloomberg
By Mourad Haroutunian - Wed Sep 14 13:48:47 GMT 2011 Zain Saudi Arabia, a unit of Mobile Telecommunications Co. of Kuwait, said its fourth-generation wireless service will cover all of Saudi Arabia by the end of 2012. Zain Saudi started today the ...
American Airlines to Roll Out Entertainment on Demand Across Entire Wi-Fi ...
MarketWatch (press release)
14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- American Airlines today announces the expansion of entertainment on demand - the airline's inflight streaming video product - to approximately 400 Wi-Fienabled aircraft by the end of 2012. ...
Motorola Droid Bionic Review: It's Superfast, But...
By Brent Rose
Verizon 4G LTE + dual-core processor. That's why it matters. This thing hums like Frank Sinatra with his lips sewn shut. Verizon has had 4G LTE phones, and it's had dual-core phones, but this is the phone that has both. It's also the thinnest ...
Gizmodo
Google planning opt-out option for WiFi data gathering -- Engadget
By Brian Heater
Beginning in the fall, the company will allow owners of the WiFi networks to opt-out of the data gathering. Google has assured concerned parties that it doesn't collect personal details when nabbing the information for its databases, but such ...
Engadget
Google Lets Wi-Fi Providers Opt Out of Location Data Collection
By Jon Mitchell
In a smart policy (and public relations) move, Google has announced that they will allow providers of public Wi-Fi access points to opt out of providing location data to Google services. Google uses public Wi-Fi data to pinpoint mobile users' ...
ReadWriteWeb
Samsung Epic Touch 4G for Sprint: Slim, speedy - smartphones ...
By Ginny Mies
The Samsung Epic Touch 4G is excellent for gaming, Web browsing, and watching video, but the plasticky design feels cheap. ... In order for the app to work, you'll have to install it on your PC and connect it to the same Wi-Fi network as your phone. Like all Galaxy phones, the S II provides the Media Hub for movie and TV-watching. Video looked fantastic on the ... I experienced reliably good Sprint WiMax 4G coverage in San Francisco. I had a strong 4G signal pretty much everywhere I ...
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Mobily first operator in MENA to launch LTE 4G services | Mobily ...
Etihad Etislat (Mobily) has announced the launch of TD-LTE (4G) as the first operator in the Middle East and North Africa. In an official statement, Mobily announced the launch of the TD-LTE (4G) 13th of September 2011, through its subsidiary ...
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Dish, LightSquared place long 4G bets - Computerworld
Both companies want permission to offer both satellite and 4G services ... the U.S. mobilebroadband business more competitive if it clears significant hurdles. ... The new LTE (Long-Term Evolution) entrants would also serve its goal of increasing ... Social networks eat up Americans' online time · Google lets Wi-Fi hotspot ...
www.computerworld.com/.../Dish_LightSquared_place_long_...
802.11u and Hotspot 2.0 promise Wi-Fi users a cellular-like ...
Why can't connecting to a Wi-Fi network be as easy as connecting to a ... Apps · Wi-Fi · WiMAX &LTE · Wireless Management · Wi-Fi Security · White Papers ... interoperability requirements for hotspot, cable and 3G/4G mobile operators. ... of Wi-Fi as a complementary technology to high-mobility broadband wireless options. ...
www.networkworld.com/.../090711-80211u-hotspot-250556...
Light Reading Mobile - Wireless Bits - Mobily Preps LTE TDD Launch
Now Huawei has announced that its B593 LTE TDD wireless broadband router will be ... for LTETDD as it was already Mobily's WiMax network infrastructure supplier. ... Microwave Radio Backhauling and the New LTE/4G Cell Site Paradigm ...
www.lightreading.com/blog.asp?blog_sectionid=414...id...

Nick Clegg: rail, road and broadband projects will save economy
Telegraph.co.uk
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today pledged to boost the flagging economy by pushing through major infrastructure projects like rail, road and broadband. Warning that the global economic climate had worsened dramatically over the past six months,...
BT racks up another 114 exchanges for fibre broadband
ZDNet UK
By David Meyer, ZDNet UK, 14 September, 2011 10:53 BT Openreach has revealed the names of the next 114 telephone exchanges that will offer super-fast broadband to customers. BT Openreach has revealed the names of the next 114 telephone exchanges that ...
Droid Bionic Review
Phandroid.com
Check out the below video where we run three tests comparing the Droid Bionic's 4G LTE speeds on Verizon with both 3G Verizon speeds using the Droid X and Home Wi-Fi (Comcast) using the Nexus One As you can see, the quality of Verizon's network spoiled ...
Verizon Wireless Brings Its 4G LTE Network to Reno, Nevada, Tomorrow
MarketWatch (press release)
15 and will be available to customers in the following cities and towns: "We are proud to bring our 4G LTE network to Northern Nevada and help lead residents, small businesses and local government into the next generation of connectivity and ...
Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch
PC Magazine
The phone works as a tethered modem and a Wi-Fi hotspot, as well. Like its cousin, the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II ($699, 4.5 stars), the Epic 4G Touch uses Samsung's new 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos processor. The Exynos benchmarks better than any other ...
Jeremy Hunt warns mobile broadband operators over Britain's superfast future
Telegraph.co.uk
In a speech to the Royal Television Society's Cambridge Convention, Mr Hunt will argue that any delays to the ongoing spectrum auction for new '4G' licences would be against the “national interest”. “We must press on as quickly as possible with the 4G ...
Hyperoptic offers Londoners 1Gbps fibre broadband
ZDNet UK
By David Meyer, ZDNet UK, 14 September, 2011 11:37 Hyperoptic, a new ISP from the founders of Be Broadband, has launched with an offer of one-gigabit-per-second fibre-to-the-premises connectivity for some properties in London. ...
Bell launches LTE network in Ontario cities
CBC.ca
The company is referring to its LTE network as 4G, the same name it has been applying to its existing HSPA+ networks. The first device able to use the new network will be the LTE Sierra Wireless U313 Turbo Stick, which went on sale at "select Bell ...
Hughes Wins Euroconsult Award for Broadband Satellite System of the Year
MarketWatch (press release)
14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Hughes Communications, Inc. (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that Euroconsult has awarded Hughes the Broadband Satellite System Award for 2011 for its ...
Shaw, Cisco to build Wi-Fi super network in major cities
Vancouver Sun
"We thought it was better use of funds, rather than spending a billion dollars plus, to spend significantly less building a very robust network that leverages on our broadband network," said Bissonnette. "I think time will tell just how important Wi-Fi ...
Google to offer opt-out for WiFi tracking for wireless in EU
Washington Post (blog)
(Tony Avelar - Bloomberg) In response to requests from European data protection agencies, Google announced it will offer anyone who owns a WiFi access point to opt-out of being used to determine mobile users' locations. “Even though the wireless access ...
Windows 8 Will Natively Support USB 3.0 and Mobile Broadband Modems
PCWorld
By Melissa J. Perenson, PCWorld Windows 8 should make using your peripherals easier and more efficient, especially if you use a USB 3.0 device or a dongle-style modem to connect to a mobilebroadband network. The OS will include native drivers for ...
No phone or laptop? Virgin America to add Wi-Fi to seatback displays
GigaOm
13, 2011, 1:11pm PT No Comments Virgin America was the first US airline to add the option of in-flight Wi-Fi, a handy feature to be able to work online or check Twitter if you had a smartphone, tablet or laptop with you. Now the tech-savvy airline is ...
FCC demands more LightSquared GPS interference tests
FierceWireless
However, the company released a statement to the Wall Street Journal saying it was "grateful that the FCC acknowledged ... the significant improvement achieved by LightSquared's decision to move to new spectrum for the launch of its 4G LTE broadband ...
SpeedConnect Announces 4G Network Deployed by Huawei in Michigan
MarketWatch (press release)
Under the agreement, Huawei will provide its SingleRAN solution which includes LTE and WiMAXcore technology. Huawei will be wholly responsible for maintaining the new network, including installation, integration and commissioning new equipment. The 4G ...
Sequans' LTE Technology Approved by China's MIIT
MarketWatch (press release)
PARIS, Sep 14, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sequans Communications SA /quotes/zigman/4742901/quotes/nls/sqns SQNS +12.42% announced that its LTE semiconductor technology has been officially approved by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology ...
STC launches LTE one day after Mobily
TeleGeography
And today [STC] offers the latest mobile communication networks, 4G LTE. The information revolution is coming and to provide a quantum leap in the speed of data transfer – wherever the client – to reach to top speeds of 100Mbps'. ...
Ofcom Sets New Regulations For Broadband Businesses
Telecoms News
Ofcom announced its intention to ban rollover contracts from December of this year for landline and broadband customers. Rollover contracts, known as Automatically Renewable Contracts (ARC's) require customers to “opt out” of their agreement or they...
Portland tries modest plan for expanding broadband access
OregonLive.com
Last time Portland took a close look at its broadband needs, city staffers conceived a massive fiber-optic network connecting every home to hyper-fast Internet access. Portland commissioners scrapped that ambitious plan in 2007 after they got a look at...
Cavium Picks Tensilica for Next-Generation Wireless Broadband Application
MarketWatch (press release)
SANTA CLARA, CA, Sep 14, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Tensilica(R), Inc. today announced that Cavium has licensed Tensilica's IP for its next-generation wireless broadbandproducts. The Tensilica products selected include Tensilica's popular ...
EXFO's Service Assurance Solution Expands DNA's 3G Reporting Capabilities and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Due to its satisfaction with EXFO's products and services, and as it grows its network to 4G LTE, DNA wants to continue using EXFO Service Assurance products to expand 3G reporting capabilities and monitor 4G LTE. The scalable and flexible architecture ...
Qualcomm  may lose wireless broadband service permits in India
Times of India
NEW DELHI: US-based chipmaker Qualcomm Inc may not get wireless broadband service permits in India as the telecom department has deemed its application to be invalid. The company was the sole technology firm to win wireless broadband airwaves (BWA) in ...
Targus® and Ozmo Devices Partner to Develop Wi-Fi Mice
MarketWatch (press release)
14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Targus® Inc., maker of the world's top-selling laptop computer cases and accessories and Ozmo Devices, the leading provider of low-power Wi-Fi Personal Area Network (Wi-Fi PAN) solutions, announced today a technology ...
STC launches 1st lte 4g network in the Middle East and North Africa
Al-Bawaba
STC announced the launch of the 1 st LTE 4G network in the Middle East and North Africa making it the first operator in the region to adopt the 4 th generation technology making it within reach of its customers. STC has adopted this technology in the ...

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