Posts Tagged ‘WiMax’

New America Foundation and Consumers Union Discuss Wireless Interoperability

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless April 18th, 2011

WASHINGTON April 18, 2011 – The New America Foundation, in cooperation with the Consumers Union, gathered representatives from the leading wireless services providers and consumers groups on Wednesday to discuss how requiring mobile broadband service providers to interoperate would affect consumer choice and pricing.

Obama to Outline High-Speed Wireless Plan Thursday in Michigan

Broadband's Impact, Education, Health, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, Public Safety, Spectrum, Wireless February 10th, 2011

WASHINGTON, February 10, 2011 – President Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech at Northern Michigan University, Thursday, detailing his plan to catalyze his State of the Union pledge to deliver wireless Internet to 98 percent of Americans within five years.

In addition to spurring businesses to reach the 98 percent goal, the administration’s Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative (WIII) aims to free up radio spectrum to alleviate an impending spectrum crunch, create a nationwide interoperable wireless network for public safety and drive innovation in the wireless broadband sector.

4G is 4G… Or Is It?

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Wireless January 11th, 2011

With the growth of mobile broadband the availability of 4G is becoming more important to consumers; however the term 4G is being used so differently by each of the mobile providers that soon it may be very difficult for consumers to compare mobile broadband offerings. As 4G networks are deployed, the definition and understanding of […]

Broadband Breakfast Club Considers Broadband Stimulus Efforts and Begins Evaluating its Impact

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband TV, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service October 22nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2010 – Now that all of the broadband stimulus funding has been distributed, its effectiveness can now be evaluated. That was the message at the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, October 19. Video of the event was released on Friday. While the long term value of the stimulus is still unknown, panelists were able to gauge the way in which the funds were distributed.

U.S. Slow to Catch On to LTE Technologies

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International September 21st, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2010 – The past few months have been filled with announcements from around the globe announcing the launch of long term evolution networks. The United States, however, is lagging in this realm.

Vilsack Announces $518 Million in Broadband Grants

Broadband Stimulus, Fiber, Mobile Broadband, Rural Utilities Service, States, Wireless September 13th, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 13, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced 43 new broadband grants across 27 states. Overall, these grants will receive $518 million in government funding and $34.1 million in private investment.

Clearwire to Offer Pay-As-You-Go WiMax

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Wireless August 30th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 30, 2010 – Clearwire has announced the first pay-as-you-go service for WiMax. Marketed as the Rover, it offers users unlimited usage for various time periods. The product is marketed toward younger people who are unable to afford recurring monthly charges.

WiMax Forum Agrees Upon WiMax2 Standard

Broadband Updates, Mobile Broadband, Wireless August 17th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 17, 2010 – The WiMax Forum has announced that the WiMax 2 standard has been agreed upon. The official standard will be presented to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in November.

WiMax is Dead. Long Live WiMax?

Broadband Stimulus, Mobile Broadband, Wireless August 5th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2010 – WiMax has always been seen as one of the ideal solutions to bring high-speed internet access to rural America, but it has yet to achieve its full potential. With the majority of mobile providers choosing long term evolution, or LTE, as their preferred 4G technology, WiMax seems to have lost its momentum. However the technology has become increasingly popular in Asia.

Vilsack Announces Funding of 126 Broadband Projects

Broadband Stimulus, Fiber, Mobile Broadband, States, Tribal Broadband August 4th, 2010

WASHINGTON August 4, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the funding of 126 new broadband projects with a funding total of $1.2 billion. The projects will span 38 states and a number of Native American tribal areas.

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