J.D. Power: Wireless Router Satisfaction Rises

+
Manufacturers’ efforts to improve the performance of wireless routers and make them easier to use appear to be successful, according to new market research about wireless router satisfaction from J.D. Power. Wireless router customer satisfaction rose across all 10 factors – a total 24 index...Learn More

iPass and Telrite Corporation Partner to Bring Unlimited Wi-Fi Access to Lifeline Program Subscribers

+
Atlanta, Georgia  —  November 29, 2016  —  iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, and Telrite Corporation, through its Lifeline supported wireless service, Life Wireless™, today announced a partnership to bring unlimited Wi-Fi access to qualifying subscribers of the Lifeline program. The...Learn More

WBA Carrier WiFi Forecast Calls for Tighter Licensed/ Unlicensed Wireless Integration

+
The mix of services that generate carrier WiFi revenues will change substantially between now and 2016, according to a carrier WiFi forecast from the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and Maravedis Rethink. Currently wholesale services are the biggest source of carrier WiFi revenues, with mobile network...Learn More

AT&T Partners with Best Western Hotels for DIRECTV

+
AT&T is working with Best Western® Hotels & Resorts to offer exceptional in-room entertainment. All Best Western hotels across the U.S., which includes over 150,000 hotel rooms, will be able to sign-up for DIRECTV. DIRECTV currently offers service in nearly 50,000 Best Western hotel rooms,...Learn More

Verizon LQD WiFi Acquisition Adds More Smart City WiFi Technology

+
Verizon clearly is taking smart city opportunities seriously, announcing yesterday that it has purchased most of the assets of LQD WiFi, developer of an interactive smart city kiosk dubbed Palo that also acts as a WiFi hotspot. “It’s connections that make communities,” explains a video...Learn More

Report: Strong SMB Interest for Wi-Fi as a Service

+
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of small to medium-sized businesses – more than 7 million – would like to take advantage of ‘Wi-Fi as a Service’ offerings from managed services providers (MSPs), according to a Wi-Fi as a service survey conducted by iGR. According to iGR’s market...Learn More

Libraries TV White Space Project Wins $250,000 Grant

+
Oct. 19, 2016 – San Jose, CA – San Jose State University’s School of Information (iSchool) in partnership with the Giga- bit Libraries Network (GLN) announced today they have been awarded a National Leadership Grant of nearly $250,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library...Learn More

Comcast Increases Internet Speeds For Majority Of Customers in Northeast

+
MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Comcast today announced it is significantly increasing the speeds of two of its most popular Internet speed tiers – Blast! and Performance Pro – for both new and existing customers in the Northeast Division, which includes 14 northeastern...Learn More

WiFi Security Survey Finds Familiarity with Ransomware Lower Than for Other Threats

+
The majority of WiFi users (89%) use public WiFi, even though many of them (91%) don’t feel that public WiFi is secure, according to a WiFi security survey conducted by WiFi vendor Xirrus. The survey also found a relatively low level of familiarity with ransomware,...Learn More

Report: Google WiFi Seizes on In-Home Screen Momentum

+
Google WiFi numbered among a new slate of recently announced hardware solutions. A modular home wireless broadband networking solution, it’s designed to provide scalable, integrated WiFi in the home of the highest possible quality, market research specialist TDG (The Diffusion Group) explains, adding that this...Learn More

Pew: Smartphone-Only Internet Users Find Them an Incomplete Home Broadband Substitute

+
Despite a variety of ambitious, high-profile public-private initiatives, bridging the U.S. digital divide has proven a persistent challenge. Smartphone subscription services are broadening access to the Internet, but smartphone-only Internet users are finding that approach has limitations and cannot serve as a substitute for home...Learn More

Google Pixel Smartphone, Google Home, Google WiFi Avoid “Me Too”-ism

+
Google has avoided a “me too” approach with a range of new products announced yesterday – including the Google Pixel smartphone, a voice assistant for home control known as Google Home, a WiFi system that will carry the Google WiFi name and a Daydream View...Learn More