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Cellphone Start-Ups Use Wi-Fi First to Handle Calls and Take On Rivals

Cellphone Start-Ups Use Wi-Fi First to Handle Calls and Take On Rivals | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Two start-ups are trying to lower cellphone costs by relying on Wi-Fi routers, and now some of the bigger companies are looking to follow their lead.
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Verizon’s net neutrality nightmare is about to come true

Verizon’s net neutrality nightmare is about to come true | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Verizon’s lawsuit against earlier net neutrality rules is about to backfire in a spectacular fashion. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Federal Communications Commission will propose new net neutrality rules that will reclassify ISPs under Title II of the Telecommunications Act and thus open them up to being regulated more like utilities. RELATED: Verizon’s huge victory is about to turn into a humiliating defeat “According to multiple people familiar with the agency’s plan, Mr. Wheeler intends to change the way both mobile and fixed broadband firms are regulated,” the Journal writes. “Rather than being lightly regulated information services, they would become like telecommunications companies, which would subject them to greater regulation on everything from pricing to how they deploy their
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FCC urged to investigate Verizon’s “two-faced” statements on utility rules

FCC urged to investigate Verizon’s “two-faced” statements on utility rules | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Verizon built fiber network with higher phone bills and other Title II perks.
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City: Wi-Fi payphone honcho broke rule

City: Wi-Fi payphone honcho broke rule | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
An executive at a computer firm was cited by city investigators for breaking conflict of interest rules.
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Google Fiber's broadband dreams aren't making cable TV any better

Would you uproot your life for an internet connection? Google says people are doing exactly that; they're picking up and moving to Kansas City or Provo to gain access to Google Fiber, the company's...
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NYC Wi-Fi payphone project: conflicts of interest?

NYC Wi-Fi payphone project: conflicts of interest? | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
A few days ago, New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) announced the winning bidder of the NYC Wi-Fi payphone tender (to turn payphones into Wi-Fi hotspot...
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AT&T still throttles “unlimited data”—even when network not congested

AT&T still throttles “unlimited data”—even when network not congested | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Half-megabit speeds force customers to abandon unlimited data.
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AT&T wants to know why a town is building a 1Gbps network when it already offers 6Mbps DSL

AT&T wants to know why a town is building a 1Gbps network when it already offers 6Mbps DSL | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Why is one bandwidth-hungry town building its own 1Gbps fiber network for its citizens when AT&T already offers them 6Mbps DSL? That’s the question AT&T would like to ask city leaders in Chanute, Kansas, a small town of roughly 9,000 people that is petitioning the state to allow it to offer greater access to the high-speed fiber network that it built to support town utility operations. RELATED: The FCC wants states to stop killing municipal fiber networks that put AT&T to shame The Wichita Eagle reports that AT&T is concerned about this development and “filed to officially intervene in the case and was granted that permission on Tuesday morning” this week. “Any decision made by the KCC could impact AT&T’s business operations
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Google Fiber is growing slowly, by design

Google Fiber is growing slowly, by design | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
"Keep Austin Weird." It's the proud slogan of the Texas capital, and it wears it well, especially with its eclectic mix of culture, history and technolog
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How Qualcomm aims to be everywhere -- not just phones

How Qualcomm aims to be everywhere -- not just phones | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Qualcomm already rules the mobile world -- now it wants to tackle all of the other gadgets in your life. But none of this should be a surprise if you've
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EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio's Wi-Fi plan slower in poor nabes

EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio's Wi-Fi plan slower in poor nabes | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Mayor de Blasio’s “five-borough Wi-Fi Network” will operate 10 times slower in Staten Island and poorer areas of Brooklyn and the Bronx.
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Holy Moly!

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T-Mobile add-on gives you unlimited international calls for $5 per month

T-Mobile add-on gives you unlimited international calls for $5 per month | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Calling people outside the US isn't as expensive as it used to be, but the charges can still add up; even the better deals at big American wireless
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New York City’s 911 computer glitches, forces dispatchers to call ambulances via radio

New York City’s 911 computer glitches, forces dispatchers to call ambulances via radio | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Part of the New York City’s troubled 911 system crashed Monday, forcing EMS operators to rely on old-fashioned radios to communicate with ambulances out in the field, the Daily News has learned.
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Move over, Google Fiber. Hello, Brooklyn Fiber.

Move over, Google Fiber. Hello, Brooklyn Fiber. | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Finally, Internet speed that's 20 times faster than the average broadband in the city, but without the hefty price tag of comparable services.
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Republicans: Utility rules unnecessary because broadband isn’t a monopoly

Republicans: Utility rules unnecessary because broadband isn’t a monopoly | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Broadband market too “vibrant” for strict rules, congressmen say.
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Google Fiber Roll Out in 33 Cities Put on Hold

Google Fiber Roll Out in 33 Cities Put on Hold | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Google will be delaying the rollout of Google Fiber in nine areas covering 33 cities. Google Fiber has only been made available in three locations so far, namely Austin, Kansas City and Provo, Utah.
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Verizon admits utility rules won’t harm FiOS and wireless investments

Verizon admits utility rules won’t harm FiOS and wireless investments | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Verizon would still sue to stop Title II reclassification, though.
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Gigabit DSL (with a fiber boost) to hit market next year

Gigabit DSL (with a fiber boost) to hit market next year | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
G.fast broadband standard approved, products to be certified in mid-2015.
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TELEBEAM will be testing this standard shortly.  We're almost there.

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Data caps, limited competition a recipe for trouble in home Internet service

Data caps, limited competition a recipe for trouble in home Internet service | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Government report urges FCC intervention, but the agency is reluctant to act.
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Qualcomm IoT chief Rob Chandhok confirms he’s quit

Qualcomm IoT chief Rob Chandhok confirms he’s quit | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Qualcomm President of Interactive Services Rob Chandhok has left the mobile technology giant to start the next act in his career, the long-time Qualcomm veteran told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. He did not reveal the specific project he’s working on. Re/Code originally reported the rumor of Chandhok’s departure on Monday. Chandhok is best known for tackling…
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What you need to know about the New York City Wi-Fi payphone project

What you need to know about the New York City Wi-Fi payphone project | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
The primary goal of the New York City project to turn the old public payphones into "Public Communications Structures" (a fancy name for [mostly] digital advertising stations that happen to have Wi...
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Officials highlight inequality in de Blasio’s Wi-Fi plan

Officials highlight inequality in de Blasio’s Wi-Fi plan | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
A growing number of officials are hitting the reset button on Mayor de Blasio’s plan for citywide Wi-Fi.
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FCC to prevent phone companies from screwing over copper customers

FCC to prevent phone companies from screwing over copper customers | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
Dissenting Republican scoffs at “Chicken Little” concerns.
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EXCLUSIVE: City lawyers opposed $41M deal for Central Park 5

EXCLUSIVE: City lawyers opposed $41M deal for Central Park 5 | Municipal WiFi | Scoop.it
The mayor approved the payout to the plaintiffs this year after city lawyers urged a $15 million payout — or taking the 11-year-old civil case to trial, the Daily News has learned.
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