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Urban Legend of Free Super WiFi Debunked: Technicalities


Originally posted on Gigaom:
Recently there has been a push to make a significant amount of unlicensed white-space spectrum available in the 600 MHz band as part of the Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction Rulemaking. As reported in BNA, the FCC is considering making an additional 30 MHz of spectrum available for unlicensed use, augmenting…

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Harlem Shake, Gangman Style May Spell End of Telecom Monopoly


Could Apple, Google and Intel  Save Net Neutrality?  Something potentially very important may be happening for the future of the Internet and Net Neutrality: online video broadcasting: participation and interactive television. It could portend an end of the current Comcast and Time Warner monopoly behavior, attempting to consolidate control, and essentially to censor content, by controlling both the carrier […]

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U.S. Ranks Lowly 8th in Global Internet Race: Sweden #1


Originally posted on Gigaom:
Sweden was the first country to launch an LTE network, and it retains plenty of bragging rights. According to a study by U.K. network-testing firm OpenSignal, Sweden has the fastest 4G networks in the world, averaging download speeds of 22.1 Mbps. The U.S. was the second country to deliver commercial LTE…

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Why Net Neutrality Is So Important: The Telecom Industry And Monopoly Power


Yale Law Professor, Susan Crawford on Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly, and Unfair If you think that the U.S. and Canada are global leaders in Internet broadband development, think again.  Despite recent improvements in broadband connectivity, the US and Canada still lag behind when compared to other developed nations. To quote FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, “We are […]

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