Wireless

As the Pew Internet Center said last week, ?Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and for many these devices are a key entry point to the online world.?
Judge orders policies rescinded; T-Mobile US must advise employees that the company has violated federal labor law.
Analyst Craig Moffett wrote, ?Google Fiber is a bit like Ebola: very scary and something to be taken seriously. [However] it gets more press attention than it deserves.?
?Most consumers and policymakers view mobile broadband connections as being complementary, rather than a replacement for, wireline broadband connections,? wrote NTCA.

Google VP Sundar Pichai recently said the company will create a cellular plan, as a way "to improve connectivity on mobile phones."

Through a complex financial tactic, the $34 billion Dish Network claimed a 25 percent ?small business? discount in the federal spectrum auction, saving DISH $3 billion.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took to Wired Magazine to make his long-awaited Net Neutrality announcement, and the FCC released a fact sheet on the subject.
The FCC this week adopted new rules to help emergency responders better locate wireless 911 calls.
Cablevision is launching Freewheel, a new metropolitan New York-based Wi-Fi mobile phone service that operates on available Wi-Fi links -- not through a cellular network.
In GigaOm, Peter Rysavy writes that the most recent auction of AWS (advanced wireless services) spectrum changed the way the industry values spectrum.