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Google to become wireless operator – sort of

Google VP Sundar Pichai recently said the company will create a cellular plan, as a way “to improve connectivity on mobile phones.” Read More »

Advanced age + low income and lack of education = offline

Two Benton Foundation authors combined 2014 Pew Internet survey data on age, income and education to closely examine Internet use among seniors. Read More »

T-Mobile’s privileged and unfair position

Financial services executive John Burnett wrote in US News that T-Mobile is seeking a “privileged and unfair” position in the upcoming spectrum auction. Read More »

FCC raises broadband benchmark

CWA commended the FCC for raising the definition of broadband from 4Mbps to 25Mbps for downloads, and 1Mbps to 3Mbps for uploads. Read More »

FCC updates 911 emergency call protocols

The FCC this week adopted new rules to help emergency responders better locate wireless 911 calls. Read More »

Verizon calls an end to FiOS build-out… again.

Verizon "posted another year of consistently high operating and financial performance in 2014." But it plans to abandon its FiOS expansion, anyway. Read More »

Response to spectrum auction off the charts

In GigaOm, Peter Rysavy writes that the most recent auction of AWS (advanced wireless services) spectrum changed the way the industry values spectrum. Read More »

Municipal networks will not wire U.S. for broadband

All communities need high-speed networks, but what’s a city to do when the local provider refuses to invest in next-generation broadband? Look at models that work. Read More »

Will New York State broadband plan boost FiOS build-out?

New York's Cuomo administration wants every state resident to be able to access broadband by 2019, but will the push encourage Verizon to build out FiOS in upstate cities? Read More »

New York Public Library distributing free Wi-Fi hotspots

The New York Public Library will help to bridge the digital divide by allocating 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to low-income families. Read More »

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