Sprint Launches WiFi in Kansas City to Support Smart City Plans

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May 05, 2016  — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE: S), in collaboration with Cisco, is revolutionizing the way Kansas Citians stay connected with the launch of its intelligent Sprint Wi-Fi network, which serves as the backbone of Kansas City’s Smart City framework. Beginning today, residents...Learn More

Report: Broadband Churn Factors Do Not Include Low Satisfaction

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Just one-third of U.S. broadband subscribers (34%) would be likely to recommend their service providers to a friend, yet low satisfaction does not appear to be significantly contributing to broadband churn factors, according to a consumer survey from software provider Incognito. It’s said that every...Learn More

WiFi IoT Forecast: New Frequency Bands Will Drive Growth

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Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be the fastest growing category of WiFi devices over the next five years, according to a WiFi IoT forecast from ABI Research. WiFi was just one of several non-cellular wireless connectivity technologies that ABI studied. Others included Bluetooth, which...Learn More

Comcast to Provide Wi-Fi in Wawa Stores

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PHILADELPHIA– April 26, 2016 – Starting today, people who visit the more than 700 Wawa stores in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia will have access to free Wi-Fi, thanks to a new collaboration between the company and Comcast. Comcast Business’s Enterprise Solutions...Learn More

Miami-Dade County Joins AT&T Smart Cities Initiative

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Dallas, Texas  — Residents in Miami-Dade County could soon experience improvements in areas like public safety, public transportation and traffic. AT&T is on tap to work with the County to explore delivering smart cities solutions.    It’s part of a larger effort to create impactful solutions...Learn More

Calix Platform Targets MDUs

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PETALUMA, CA–(Marketwired – April 19, 2016) – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in enabling service providers to deliver a gigabit experience to their subscribers, today announced the industry’s premier solution for delivering an unmatched broadband experience to people living in apartments, dormitories, and...Learn More

Cox Extends Low Cost Internet for ConnectHome Program

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PHOENIX, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications today announced a major investment in its efforts to narrow the digital divide through its support of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative. Cox Communications is extending its Connect2Compete low-cost Internet offering to any HUD-assisted...Learn More

MoCA Network Speeds Set to More Than Double

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The latest Multimedia Over Coax Alliance specifications call for MoCA network speeds to increase 2.5 times over current levels. MoCA 2.5, released April 13, boosts MoCA home network speed as high as 2.5 Gbps and improves on network management and security features of earlier versions,...Learn More

Bell Labs Wireless Capacity Vs. Demand Forecast: Carriers Must Invest More

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Network service providers won’t be able to keep pace with surging wireless traffic unless they increase investment in next-generation technologies, according to a wireless capacity vs. demand forecast from Bell Labs Consulting. Researchers advise providers to invest in technologies such as 5G and cloud platforms...Learn More

SI Wireless Launches WiFi Calling for Subscribers Using Cloud VoWiFi Solution from Interop Technologies

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FORT MYERS, FL—April 13, 2016—Interop Technologies, a specialist in virtualized IMS infrastructure and IP services technologies for telecommunication service providers, today announced that SI Wireless has launched WiFi Calling using the Interop Technologies CorePlusX℠ Voice-Over-WiFi (VoWiFi) solution. The operator has made VoWiFi service available to...Learn More

USF Lifeline Reforms Adopted Amid Budget Cap Dispute

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The difference between a cap and a budget or whether there is a difference – and which if either has been applied to the newly reformed low-income Lifeline program – was a hot topic at yesterday’s FCC meeting, where the USF Lifeline reforms were adopted....Learn More

USF Lifeline Reforms Would Cover Broadband, Expand Eligible Providers

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The low-income Universal Service Fund Lifeline program is on tap for reform. The FCC plans to vote later this month on USF Lifeline reforms that would change program rules to allow funding recipients to use the money toward mobile or fixed voice or broadband service...Learn More