Report: Large-Screen Smartphone Data Usage Higher than for Small Screens

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Mobile device screen size is strongly and positively correlated with mobile app usage, according to new market research in which mobile  usage data provider Mobidia and IHS Technology delve into “the impact of smartphone screen size and resolution on social, chat, game and video smartphone...Learn More

Survey: Positive Perception of Wearables Lags in U.S.

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Workers around the world surveyed by Harris Poll for The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated expressed a willingness to make use of wearable technology in the workplace. Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of online adults said they see at least one potential benefit to using wearable technology...Learn More

TDS Finishes Second to Last Stimulus Project

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October 27, 2014 – TDS Telecom (TDS®) announces its broadband Internet project in Bois Blanc Island, Mich. is now complete. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus-funded project makes high-speed Internet accessible to more businesses and nearly 300 area residents. Earlier this month, TDS...Learn More

Cisco: 13% of North American Cities Have Made Smart City Deployments

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Although a relatively small percentage (13.5%) of North American cities have deployed smart city technology, many more are beginning the process, according to research conducted by Cisco Systems. Just over half (51.2%) of municipal executives surveyed said they are reviewing smart city priorities and departmental...Learn More

AT&T Sale of Connecticut Lines to Frontier Completed

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October 24, 2014 — STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) today announced completion of its $2 billion acquisition of AT&T Inc.’s (NYSE: T) wireline business, statewide fiber network, and U-verse operations in Connecticut. As part of the acquisition, Frontier also acquired AT&T’s DISH satellite TV...Learn More

USDA Broadband Loan and Grant Recipients Announced

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture said today that it has awarded $190.5 million in broadband grants and loans to 19 communications service providers for projects in 25 states. The USDA makes low-interest loans to rural telephone companies through the Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan program, which was initially...Learn More

Mobile Gesture Control Forecast to Grow at Least 30% Annually

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In the mid-1990s, Apple kick-started what quickly grew into an industry-wide rush to develop and roll out connected mobile devices with touchscreens. The innovation has changed the look, feel and performance of portable digital media devices, smartphones, tablets, and to a lesser degree, personal computers....Learn More

Standing Rock Builds Out FCC-Funded Mobile Network Using NewCore

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Rock Wireless, a division of Standing Rock Telecom, was an FCC Mobility Fund Auction 901 award winner and is announcing they have successfully delivered a state-of-the-art broadband communications solution with a new 3G and 4G/LTE technically advanced network offering voice and enhanced fixed/mobile broadband experiences...Learn More

New Mexico Wireless Carrier Chooses ClearSky for Traffic and Policy Management

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ORLANDO, FL — October 21, 2014 — Leaco Rural Telephone Cooperative chooses ClearSky Technologies for real-time traffic and policy management ClearSky Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of hosted mobile data infrastructure and managed services to wireless operators, today announced the signing of a multi-year agreement...Learn More

Millimeter Wave Small Cell Backhaul Forecast to Grow 100% Annually

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Millimeter wave telecommunications is poised to play an important role in small cell deployments, fulfilling the need for backhaul aggregation as small cell deployments scale up, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. Growth will be fastest in the outdoor small cell backhaul segment...Learn More

FCC: TDM-to-IP Transition Was a Cause of 911 Outage Affecting Seven States

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The transition to next-generation 911 (NG911) emergency services based on IP played a role in the April outage that prevented people in seven states from being able to reach emergency dispatchers, said Rear Admiral David Simpson, chief of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security...Learn More

Chicago CIO Shares Internet of Things Success Stories

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The Internet of Things is becoming a reality in the city of Chicago, where sensors send an alert when trash cans get too full and sensors at city beaches report hourly on water temperature and wave height. Many of Chicago’s sensors use 3G for communications....Learn More