Wireless

The FCC proposed that in the wake of natural and man-made widespread disasters, wireless carriers must publicly disclose the percentage of cell sites which remain operational.
The United Nations? International Telecommunications Union issued a new report on broadband worldwide. Unfortunately, it determines that the U.S. ranks 24th in percentage of residents who use the Internet.
According to the latest Pew research on the subject, 91 percent of Americans own a cell phone and nearly two-thirds of them use those phones to go online ? a seven percent jump since the same time in 2012.
Subscribers to small regional wireless companies often have a problem. Their carriers build networks in those regions, but rely on agreements with national companies to provide access to their customers when they travel outside the region.
British-based Vodafone is selling out its 45 percent share of Verizon Wireless to Verizon for $130 billion.
When NY's Public Service Commission held a hearing on Verizon, Fire Island residents gave them an earful.
Cell phone tower work is low-paid, dangerous and non-union. The death and injury toll continues to climb.
Fire Island, NY residents told Verizon that the company's plan to ditch landlines leaves them with a ?lack of reliable, affordable broadband service."
The FCC will not grant automatic approval to Verizon's request to drop landlines in areas damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Researchers found that in five critical California areas, 911 emergency calls failed to contain embedded locations.