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It’s a smartphone country, says Pew Center

As the Pew Internet Center said last week, “Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and for many these devices are a key entry point to the online world.” Read More »

T-Mobile Guilty of Illegal Corporate Policies Against US Workers

Judge orders policies rescinded; T-Mobile US must advise employees that the company has violated federal labor law. Read More »

Google Fiber: Killer Rabbit or Tiny Bunny?

Analyst Craig Moffett wrote, “Google Fiber is a bit like Ebola: very scary and something to be taken seriously. [However] it gets more press attention than it deserves.” Read More »

Landlines. Accept no Substitutes.

“Most consumers and policymakers view mobile broadband connections as being complementary, rather than a replacement for, wireline broadband connections,” wrote NTCA. Read More »

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 »

How Dish Network scammed the spectrum auction for $3 billion

Through a complex financial tactic, the $34 billion Dish Network claimed a 25 percent “small business” discount in the federal spectrum auction, saving DISH $3 billion. Read More »

Wheeler formally announces Title II drive for broadband

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took to Wired Magazine to make his long-awaited Net Neutrality announcement, and the FCC released a fact sheet on the subject. 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 »

Cablevision launches Wi-Fi-only service

Cablevision is launching Freewheel, a new metropolitan New York-based Wi-Fi mobile phone service that operates on available Wi-Fi links -- not through a cellular network. 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 »

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