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FreedomPop to start selling smartphones and launch yet another VoIP service

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FreedomPop plans to start selling Android smartphones this summer, becoming a full-fledged virtual mobile operator with its own unique twist. As with its freemium mobile broadband service, FreedomPop said it would offer up a baseline plan at no charge, including 500 MB of data, unlimited messaging and 200 minutes of...
FreedomPop to start selling smartphones and launch yet another VoIP service

EE to open floodgates on UK's first 4G LTE network sooner than expected

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After years of waiting, smartphone users in the UK will finally have 4G LTE networks available to them later this month. In a statement on its website, Everything Everywhere (EE)—one of the UK's largest telecommunications providers and an organization formed by the merger of Orange and T-Mobile UK—announced that the...
EE to open floodgates on UK's first 4G LTE network sooner than expected

RovAir Aims to be the Airbnb of Mobile Broadband Plans

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Got a mobile broadband device that you only really use a few times a month? Me too. If you’re sick of two-year contracts and monthly fees that go mostly to a gadget that sits idle in your bag until you’re out of range, there are a couple of different alternative...
RovAir Aims to be the Airbnb of Mobile Broadband Plans

Clearwire targets 31 cities for LTE as WiMAX takes a beating

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Clearwire said today it would roll out LTE in 31 markets in the first half 2013, starting with New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle. Though it didn’t detail any more launch cities, it’s not too hard to guess them. Clearwire has already said it will deploy...
Clearwire targets 31 cities for LTE as WiMAX takes a beating

Better late than never, as bidding begins in UK 4G spectrum auction

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And they’re off! Bidding has begun in a major UK spectrum auction, the result of which will be a more competitive rollout of 4G mobile broadband across the country starting around the middle of this year. So far, the only major player to begin such a deployment has been EE,...
Better late than never, as bidding begins in UK 4G spectrum auction

Comcast Shores Up $10 Broadband Offer - Bumps Speed to 3 Mbps, Increases Availability by 300,000

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To get the NBC acquisition approved, Comcast last year proposed a condition requiring they offer $10, 1.5 Mbps broadband tier (dubbed "Internet Essentials") to low income homes. As we pointed out last summer, however, actually getting the offer wasn't so simple. Program applicants have to qualify for the National School...
Comcast Shores Up $10 Broadband Offer - Bumps Speed to 3 Mbps, Increases Availability by 300,000

Falcone Defends LightSquared

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Hedge-fund titan Phil Falcone told investors that he and advisers are considering a "wide range" of options for pushing forward on plans for a mobile broadband service...
Falcone Defends LightSquared

Why Sprint is pushing LTE for 100 cities in "coming months"

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Sprint is continuing its big network push for fast LTE service, announcing on Monday that 100 cities will receive LTE in the “coming months.” That’s not a very precise timetable, but what is definite is that Sprint is quickly trying to catch up to its U.S. rivals who already offer...
Why Sprint is pushing LTE for 100 cities in "coming months"

Dish Adds a Broadband Service

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Dish Network is adding a satellite broadband service called dishNET that will target rural customers with little or no current Internet access....
Dish Adds a Broadband Service

Falcone's Plan B: Swapping Airwaves

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LightSquared Inc. may seek to exchange its wireless airwave licenses for similar ones operated by the U.S. Department of Defense in a last-ditch effort to revive its mobile broadband service, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. The possible strategy shift comes a day after the Federal Communications Commission...
Falcone's Plan B: Swapping Airwaves

The sledgehammer of usage-based billing

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Brian Stelter’s article today, “Sweeping Effects as Broadband Moves To Meters,” illuminates a part of the local cable monopoly story for high-speed Internet access and the consequences of this power for America’s future. There is an epic narrative here that is worth a full-length action movie. Or two. (Who would...
The sledgehammer of usage-based billing

ISP asks new customers to set access controls

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TalkTalk customers will be unable to activate broadband until they specify which categories of website children can accessParents purchasing a new broadband service will have to say if they want their children to have access to porn, gambling, self-harm and other controversial websites.TalkTalk will provide the service to each new...
ISP asks new customers to set access controls

Clearwire, Leap Make Wholesale Pact

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Clearwire Corp. signed a five-year wholesale deal with Leap Wireless International Inc. to supply the pay-as-you-go carrier with high-speed mobile broadband service, an initial milestone in Clearwire’s effort to reposition itself primarily as a wholesaler. Clearwire has been hunting wholesale customers since at least September, when Chief Executive, Erik Prusch,...
Clearwire, Leap Make Wholesale Pact

The Lengths Cable Companies Will Go to Sell You a Bundle of Shit You Don’t Need

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(Photo: sorryalltheclevernamesaretaken) Anyone that’s ever had the pleasure of a telephonic interaction with their unfriendly, corporate cable and broadband provider knows just how invested they are in upselling. Calling because you’re cable box stopped working for no discernable reason? Well, how would you like add a landline while you wait....
The Lengths Cable Companies Will Go to Sell You a Bundle of Shit You Don’t Need

Comcast pays $800,000 to U.S. for hiding stand-alone broadband

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The Federal Communications Commission has settled with Comcast over charges that the cable company made it hard for consumers to find stand-alone broadband packages that doesn’t cost an arm and leg. As part of the settlement Comcast paid the U.S. Treasury $800,000 and the FCC extended the length of time...
Comcast pays $800,000 to U.S. for hiding stand-alone broadband

As broadband caps turn 5, it's time for the FCC to take action

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In the five years since Comcast implemented the country’s first real broadband cap (it took effect on Oct. 1, 2008) the percentage of subscribers with caps on their broadband service has risen to 64 percent. Meanwhile, the FCC only began formally wondering if data caps might need some sort of...
As broadband caps turn 5, it's time for the FCC to take action
U.K. To Get First 4G Network On October 30; EE's LTE Will Kick Off In 10 Cities, 16 By Year's End

T-Mobile announces no-contract broadband passes starting at $15

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Today T-Mobile announced new “worry-free No Annual Contracts” for its mobile broadband service, expected to launch through T-Mobile retail stores and online May 20. The plans will start at $15 per 1-week pass capped at 300MB, and $25 per 1-moth pass capped at 1.5GB. The carrier is also offering 3.5GB and 5GB...
T-Mobile announces no-contract broadband passes starting at $15

TalkTalk and Orange attract most telecoms complaints

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Ofcom data shows TalkTalk topped list of complaints about landline and fixed broadband providers, while Orange topped mobile phone grievancesTalkTalk and Orange are among the most unpopular telecoms providers according to their customers, data released by regulator Ofcom reveals.Figures for landline services show Ofcom received the most complaints about TalkTalk,...
TalkTalk and Orange attract most telecoms complaints

FCC releases interactive map for latest Broadband Progress Report

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The FCC has been providing regular updates on the progress of broadband rollout in the United States for some time now, but it's gone a bit further with for its latest Broadband Progress Report. It's now also released in a new web-based interactive map that that lets you zoom...
FCC releases interactive map for latest Broadband Progress Report

Clearwire, Leap Wireless Make Wholesale Pact

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Clearwire signed a five-year wholesale deal with Leap Wireless to supply the pay-as-you-go carrier with high-speed mobile broadband service....
Clearwire, Leap Wireless Make Wholesale Pact

Fast Phones, Dead Batteries

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Users of 4G smartphones are discovering their speedy broadband service also zips through battery life, which could slow phone carriers' battle to convert customers to higher-speed networks....
Fast Phones, Dead Batteries
Best Buy's mobile broadband service, Connect, shutting down June 1st

Verizon Wireless launches LTE-based home broadband: $60 gets you 10GB

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Today, Verizon Wireless introduced a brand new broadband service: LTE-based home broadband internet. Called “HomeFusion Broadband,” the new service uses a specialized device that is professionally installed and connected to a separate router to offer internet service in a house.The service is what many in the industry call “fixed mobile...
Verizon Wireless launches LTE-based home broadband: $60 gets you 10GB

FreedomPop, textPlus team up to offer freemium voice, SMS service

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FreedomPop is delivering on its promise to become a voice as well as mobile data provider. At CES 2013, it revealed it’s partnering with IP voice and messaging startup textPlus, bundling the latter’s freemium text and calling app with its freemium broadband service. textPlus, formerly known as Gogii, and FreedomPop...
FreedomPop, textPlus team up to offer freemium voice, SMS service

119 million Americans lack broadband Internet, FCC reports

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The US is a long way from its goal of making broadband Internet available to all 314 million Americans. In its third annual broadband progress report, the Federal Communications Commission says 19 million Americans have no option to buy fixed broadband Internet service, and an additional 100 million Americans that...
119 million Americans lack broadband Internet, FCC reports

With Share Everything, Verizon's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 LTE tablet has more appeal

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An LTE version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet arrives on Verizon’snetwork later this week. The small Android slate will cost $349 when it hits Verizon retail shelves on Friday, which is only $100 more than the Wi-Fi only version of the 7-inch tablet. That’s not too large a...
With Share Everything, Verizon's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 LTE tablet has more appeal
Skype co-founder’s FreedomPop wants to offer freemium mobile broadband

China to up 4M broadband penetration to 70 percent

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The Chinese government hopes to cover more than 70-percent of Internet users in the country with a 4M broadband service by the end of 2013. The announcement from Miao Wei, a minister working for China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is part of an initiative to increase the...
China to up 4M broadband penetration to 70 percent

Best Buy Connect no longer accepting new activations, service to end June 1st

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Remember Best Buy Connect? If you do, you now have one less thing to store in your memory, as it appears that the retail giant is ready to put the kibosh on its own branded mobile broadband service nearly two years after it was first unveiled. According to the...
Best Buy Connect no longer accepting new activations, service to end June 1st
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