iPods, iPhones, iPads – and the Wired and Wireless Broadband Connections That Feed Them
Broadband and Democratization, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
January 12th, 2012
January 12, 2012 – The Broadband Economy has always been about three things: wired and wireless connections; the iPods, iPhones, and iPads that we got in our Christmas stockings; and the content that makes it fun and useful to “connect” your device to the internet. Some of us talk about the internet and broadband but […]
Analysis: Consumers Still Confused About New 4G LTE Systems
Broadband Data, Media ownership, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless
July 20th, 2011
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011- Both AT&T and Verizon taken steps to to deploy their 4G LTE networks in recent months, with Sprint and T-Mobile heavily advertising their existing 4G technologies. With rampant speculation regarding the iPhone 5 industry watchers have predicted that consumers would be clamoring for the faster speeds promised by LTE.
“Not so,” says consumer research firm Retrevo.
Barton, Markey Release Draft of ‘Do Not Track’ Bill for Kids
Congress, House of Representatives, Privacy, Wireless
May 9th, 2011
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 – Reps. Joe Barton (R-TX) and Ed Markey (D-MD) released a discussion draft of to-be-introduced legislation that would update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act to reflect changes in current technology.
The Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011 would make several changes to the existing law, which dates back to 1998. Since then, says Rep. Barton, the Internet landscape has changed dramatically.
Las Vegas: Ground Zero For the Battle of 4G Wireless Technologies
Mobile Broadband, Wireless
January 10th, 2011
LAS VEGAS, January 10, 2011 – After last week’s slew of press conferences and unveilings, the latest new products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) left little doubt: 2011 will be “The Year of 4G.”
In fact, CES 2011 was as much about the networks as it was about the devices themselves. As the Tech Industry’s leaders rolled out a host of new offerings, nearly every big announcement boasted 4G-ready or 4G-upgradable devices.
Apple Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against HTC
June 28th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2010 – Apple fired another volley against HTC, the the Taiwainese smart phone hardware makers last week when it accused the firm of infringing four of its patents covering the iPhone.
FCC Launches Consumer Tool to Test Broadband Connections
Broadband Data, Broadband Updates, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
March 11th, 2010
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2010 – The FCC launched its consumer broadband test today, enabling consumers to test the speed and other performance measurements of their broadband connections.