Broadband Access Coalition Asks FCC for Spectrum for Gigabit Fixed Wireless

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An industry coalition wants access to mid-band airwaves that, according to the group, could support as many as three providers of gigabit fixed wireless service in the same geographic area. The group, known as the Broadband Access Coalition, made a filing with the FCC today...Learn More

Connected Car Survey: Only 29% Would Pay for In-Car Wi-Fi

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More consumers worldwide are expressing a desire for advanced, in-vehicle automotive technology when considering the purchase of their next new vehicle. The trouble, at least from the perspective of auto manufacturers and connected car and vehicle vendors, is that their willingness to pay for it...Learn More

Parks: 70% of Data Traffic in the Home Carried by Wi-Fi

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More than three-quarters of U.S. broadband households use Wi-Fi for in-home network connectivity, according to Parks Associates research about in-home wireless data and the internet of things (IoT). Wi-Fi is doing the large majority of work when it comes to home networking and data transport...Learn More

Comcast Gigabit Expansion Includes Five States

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A Comcast gigabit expansion announced yesterday will bring the service to markets in five states. Gigabit broadband will reach residential customers across Colorado, as well as the company’s Oregon-Southwest Washington and suburban Kansas City, Missouri and Olathe, Kansas service territories. The new broadband services will...Learn More

Mobile Data Plan Survey: Users Not Thrilled with Unlimited Plans

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Nearly six in ten (58%) mobile users in a nationwide mobile data plan survey would switch mobile services providers if they had more choice and control regarding how they used their data. That includes those with unlimited mobile data plans, according to the survey conducted...Learn More

AT&T Awarded $119M, 5-year Contract to Support Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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May 16, 2017 — AT&T will help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) modernize its communications and reduce costs. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded AT&T a task order valued up to $119 million to support the CDC. We will help improve...Learn More

Gigabit Libraries Network Announces Five Library TV White Space Broadband Project Awards

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Libraries in five states – Georgia, Maine, Nebraska, South Dakota and Washington – number among a total of nine projects awarded funding and support from the Gigabit Libraries Network (GLN) and San Jose State University’s School of Information (iSchool) to expand the Libraries WhiteSpace Project....Learn More

Rocket Fiber To Provide Managed Network Services For QLINE

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DETROIT, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Complimentary Wi-Fi service on the QLINE will be provided by Detroit-based gigabit internet and technology service provider Rocket Fiber.  The services include network-based technology to incorporate into the QLINE main office at the Penske Technical Center and public Wi-Fi at...Learn More

Common Comcast-Charter Wi-Fi First Mobile Offering a Likely Result of New Deal

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Charter and Comcast said today that they will “work only together with respect to national mobile network operators, through potential commercial arrangements, including MVNOs and other material transactions in the wireless industry for a period of one year.” The news opens the door to a...Learn More

xFi Next Up in Comcast Wi-Fi Roadmap, Gigabit Wi-Fi in Queue

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Three new product announcements from Comcast today aim to address a growing trend: As broadband service supports increasingly higher speeds, the number of Wi-Fi devices sharing a single broadband connection also increases. In an interview with Telecompetitor, Comcast Chief Product Officer Chris Satchell explained how...Learn More

Enhanced Atlantic Broadband WiFi Offer Will Leverage In-Home Mesh Networking

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Atlantic Broadband is rolling out new home and small business WiFi services this month, the latest in a lengthening string of announcements highlighting the competitive battleground that WiFi has become. Rather than employing just one wireless access point on the customer premises, the Atlantic Broadband...Learn More

Comcast Wireless Offer, Xfinity Mobile, Will Include Creative Pricing Models

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Comcast’s eagerly awaited wireless offering, announced today, will use a Wi-Fi First approach which, as Xfinity Mobile President Greg Butz explained on an investor webcast today, aims to “make Wi-Fi easy.” Comcast wireless pricing also will offer some unique options, including an option to pay...Learn More

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