Wireless

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler just said these dread words: ?... advances in technology likely no longer warrant ? on a technological basis ? the prohibition of in-flight phone use with the appropriate on-board equipment.?
In a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, Senator Charles Schumer urges that the upcoming spectrum auction not limit participation of wireless carriers.
The FCC Speed Test app is a free ?an open-source, crowdsourcing program to assess mobile broadband performance nationwide.?
A new study looked at the upcoming federal spectrum auction, and found the bidding restrictions on AT&T and Verizon being pushed by T-Mobile and Sprint could cost the public $6 billion in revenue.
?African Americans are more likely than the public at large to use the Internet to look for a job, and particularly when it comes to using mobile devices and social media for that purpose...?
"A county without any internet capacity in modern America is a lost county for the future,? said Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), guest speaker at the 2013 West Virginia Broadband Summit in Morgantown.
CWA President Larry Cohen yesterday wrote to the FCC urging that the upcoming spectrum auction be, ?... an open and competitive auction in which every carrier and any other qualified bidder can participate equally on a level playing field.?
In two linked actions in the New York area, Verizon seems determined to give customers worse, not better service ? and consumers aren?t happy.
The much-heralded federal incentive spectrum auction is threatened by T-Mobile and Sprint demands that bidding by AT&T and Verizon be limited. This is wrong, says Duke University economist Leslie Marx.
Fifty-nine members of the New York State Assembly sent a letter to the state?s Public Service Commission (PSC), urging that the PSC "... order Verizon to immediately cease attempts to pressure customers to adopt its Voice Link service.?