When Will We Need New TV White Spaces Standard?

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A new IEEE standard designated 802.19.1 aims to fix what for now is a minor flaw in TV white spaces broadband technology, but which could become more problematic in the future as the technology is more widely deployed. When technologists figured out how to use...Learn More

Report, Stakeholders Tout Gigabit Economic Benefits

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Communities that have had wide availability of gigabit service since 2011 or earlier have a one percent higher gross domestic product (GDP) than similar size communities that have little or no gigabit service available, according to a report from consulting firm Analysis Group. Although that...Learn More

Will New AT&T Business Fiber Push Help Clarify Google Fiber Business Services Plans?

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AT&T announced today a renewed focus on business class services with AT&T Business Fiber, which will use fiber-to-the-building technology to offer symmetrical broadband speeds of 25 Mbps to 300 Mbps. Eventually, AT&T Business Fiber will offer speeds of up to 1 Gbps. AT&T Business Fiber...Learn More

City of Santa Clara Offers Google Fiber Update

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2014 – The City of Santa Clara and Google are entering the second phase of planning to determine if and when Google will bring affordable ultra high-speed Internet connectivity to neighborhoods. The first phase of preparation involved numerous meetings...Learn More

Microsoft: Africa TV White Spaces Broadband Network is World’s Largest

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Microsoft and Adaptrum have partnered with MyDigitalBridge Foundation to conduct a trial of a TV white spaces broadband network in Namibia which according to an announcement released today is the world’s largest TVWS deployment measured by geography. The network is intended as a blueprint for...Learn More

IDC: Smartphone Shipments Reach 300 Million-Unit Milestone

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Setting a new milestone in the worldwide market for smartphones, unit shipments surpassed 300 million in 2Q for the first time ever. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total 301.3 million units worldwide in 2Q, a year-over-year rise...Learn More

Google, Facebook Apps Grab 7 of Top 10 Apps in U.S.

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The latest, June 2014 rankings of U.S. smartphone subscriber market share were released by comScore August 6. Data from comScore’s MobiLens and Mobile Metrix market data services show that Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer, capturing a 42.1 percent share of the U.S. market....Learn More

TWC Maxx is Latest Answer to Rising Gigabit Momentum

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It’s been well documented that Google’s initiative to introduce next generation broadband by building out Google Fiber networks in cities around the U.S. appears to be pushing big incumbent ISPs to accelerate their own “super-fast,” broadband upgrades. AT&T made a string of gigabit network announcements...Learn More

After One Year, Google Chromecast Streams Number 400 Million

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Google recently celebrated Chromecast’s first birthday, and reveled some usage statistics. “A thumb-sized media streaming media device that plugs into HDMI ports on TV sets,” Chromecast users can beam online shows, movies, music and other streaming digital content to their TVs from their smartphones, tablets,...Learn More

SpeedSpot: Google Wi-Fi Gives Starbucks an 18x Speed Boost

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Realizing a 10-fold improvement in Wi-Fi network speed seems like a lot to hope for, or expect, but that’s what Starbucks was expecting when it switched from AT&T to Google last year. Turns out the results have exceeded expectations, according to SpeedSpot. Downstream, Wi-Fi network...Learn More

Sprint Teams with Google to Offer Google Apps for Business

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 23, 2014 – As a major mobility provider, Sprint (NYSE: S) will be offering Google Apps for Business in a move that will allow the company to seamlessly support business adoption of Google’s cloud-based productivity solutions so they can...Learn More

ABI Ultraportable PC Forecast: 26% Annual Growth

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Though still small, the ultraportable segment of the PC market is turning out to be a bright spot in an otherwise declining PC market, with shipments surging 65 percent year over year in 1Q 2014 to reach 5.1 million units worldwide, according to the latest...Learn More