Pew: 53% of U.S. Internet Users Say It Would be Hard to Give Up

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With the World Wide Web’s 25th anniversary right around the corner (March 12), the Pew Internet & American Life Project takes a look back at the Internet’s impact on U.S. society. The defining advancement in information and communications technology (ICT) of the past quarter century,...Learn More

ABI: Mobile Modem Sales Stall as Users Shift to MiFi, Embedded Modules

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Shipments of mobile broadband modems and routers are stagnating this year as the wireless equipment market segment undergoes a period of transition, according to a new report from ABI Research. Some $2.5 billion worth of mobile broadband modems and routers were shipped in 2013’s first...Learn More

FreedomPop CEO Details Free Mobile Voice, Text and Data Service

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FreedomPop today launches what the company calls a “beta” of “the world’s first completely free mobile service with free voice, text and data.” The company is “excited about taking a shot at the big boys,” FreedomPop CEO Steve Stokols told Telecompetitor, referring to the nation’s...Learn More

LRG: 78% of U.S. Homes Have Broadband Internet

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U.S. household broadband penetration continues to rise: 78% of Americans access the Internet at home via broadband services, according to a report from Leichtman Research Group (LRG). Ninety-four percent of all U.S. households with Internet connections have broadband connections, moreover, up from 92% in 2012,...Learn More

Mobile Analytics Report: YouTube Dominates on Mobile Video

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Mobile subscribers are increasingly connecting to the Internet and searching the Web: the number of mobile search transactions per subscriber rose 25% between February 2012 and 2Q 2013, according to the latest Citrix ByteMobile Mobile Analytics Report, which “provides insight into mobile data subscriber usage...Learn More

EarthLink Launches 4G Wireless Internet-on-the-Go Service

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ATLANTA, GA –  June 19, 2013 — EarthLink, Inc., a leading IT services and communications provider, today announced the launch of its new 4G Internet-on-the-Go wireless mobile Internet plans for consumers. Powered by Clearwire’s 4G mobile broadband service via a wholesale agreement announced last September,...Learn More

Internet Business Guru Meeker Bullish on Connected Cars, MOOCS

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Mary Meeker is a financial analyst focused on technology who has a reputation for being one of the first to spot new opportunities. Not surprisingly a 100+-slide deck released this week that comprises Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report is generating a lot of buzz. Meeker,...Learn More

Google: Mobile Web Pages Load 30% Faster Than They Did Last Year

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The Internet’s World Wide Web has gotten faster in the past year thanks to improvements in core network infrastructure, 4G LTE mobile deployments, faster Web browsers, and greater processing power of mobile devices, according to Google Analytics. Updating a study of the speed of websites...Learn More

Comcast to Expand Low-Income Broadband Offering

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Washington, DC – March 5, 2013 — Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen today announced details about the 2nd Annual Internet Essentials Progress Report, which features key milestones for the program as well as a number of program enhancements and a new award designed...Learn More

Can Wi-Fi Really Compete with Mobile Networks?

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As someone who historically has been skeptical about suggestions that widespread Wi-Fi networks would be a viable alternative to mobile networks, recent smart phone and tablet trends are a cause to reexamine those assumptions. The way people now use mobile and untethered devices means the...Learn More

Alcatel-Lucent is Latest Entrant in Hot Personalized Mobile Plan Market

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The concept of “personalized mobile services” may sound like a tired old marketing phrase but it’s actually quite a hot telecom development area, as an announcement from Alcatel-Lucent today illustrates. The company is launching what it calls Smart Plan Builder, a software product aimed at...Learn More

Report: Smartphone, Tablets Increasingly Used as Portable Music Players

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Smartphone and tablet users are increasingly using their devices as portable music players, driving growth in accessory devices, such as wireless speakers and headphones, that enhance the listening experience, according to a new study from The NPD Group. Forty percent of tablet owners said they...Learn More