Broadband Roundup: City Leaders Call For Overturn of Local Broadband Bans
Broadband Roundup, Broadband's Impact, FCC
July 28th, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 – City leaders in Wilson, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, want the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that would prevent them from expanding their municipal networks, Broadcasting & Cable reported. With an existing ban in place in North Carolina, Wilson can only serve its municipal network, Greenlight, to residents […]
With Broadband as Driver for Today’s Consumer Electronics Technologies, Here’s the Top 10 Issues for 2013
Broadband and Democratization, Broadband's Impact, CES2013, Intellectual Property, International, The Innovation Economy, Wireless
January 13th, 2013
WASHINGTON, January 13, 2013 – Starting the New Year off by attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas provides a wonderful lens with which to focus on the year ahead in technology. Today, broadband is the driver for almost all of today’s digital technologies. Of the hundreds of examples of digital technologies that I […]
RIM, RIP: How BlackBerry Lost its Way, and How iPhones and iPads are Tapping to Success
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, Media, The Innovation Economy, Wireless
April 2nd, 2012
April 2, 2012 – I admit to being taken in yesterday by Google’s April Fools prank – Gmail Tap. This priceless video promises to bring Morse code back for the smart phone era. Gmail Tap hit a powerful nerve: how to make smart phones more useful for the things we do besides talking on them. […]
Pricing Info for Tiered Verizon Data Plans Leaked
Mobile Broadband, Wireless
June 23rd, 2011
WASHINGTON June 23, 2011- The Android Central blog leaked Wednesday what it claims are internal Verizon Wireless documents that show details of tiered data pricing for wireless plans to be released in July.
Verizon Wireless stated last year that it would have to eventually transition away from unlimited data to a tiered system.
No More Cell Phone Service For California’s State Employees
January 12th, 2011
As millions of cell phone subscribers considered the exciting option of signing up for an iPhone on Verizon Wireless’ network Tuesday, California government employees for their part were hit with the news that their work-related cell phones would be rescinded as Governor Jerry Brown embarks on his budget-cutting odyssey.
USF Mobility Fund: Good Idea, Bad Choices
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service
November 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, November 8, 2010 – A key policy goal of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s is the reform of the Universal Service Fund, which is a program designed to help bring communications service throughout nation. The recent National Broadband Plan proposed the creation of a mobile broadband fund to help achieve universal service by providing access to users in the most remote areas of the nation. In early October, the FCC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking which would launch this new fund.
Verizon to Pay More Than $25M for Hitting Consumers With ‘Mystery Fees’
FCC, Transparency, Wireless
October 28th, 2010
WASHINGTON, October 28, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau hit Verizon Wireless with a record $25 million payment to the government for mystery fees the company charged its customers during the last several years.
Verizon to Tier LTE Data
Broadband Updates, Mobile Broadband, Wireless
September 23rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 23, 2010 – After months of hinting and speculation, Verizon Wireless CEO Ivan Seidenberg has told the Wall Street Journal that the firm would introduce tiered data pricing. Currently AT&T is the only firm to tier mobile data on handsets
T-Mobile Sued for Limiting ‘Unlimited’ Data Plan
August 9th, 2010
WASHINGTON August 9, 2010 – T-Mobile is being sued in California for putting limits on their unlimited data plan.
Verizon to Launch Public LTE Trial
June 22nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 – Verizon Wireless has officially ended its technical trials of super speedy technology known as Long Term Evolution, or LTE, and has now decided to move onto user trials.