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The Government Could Build You Faster Internet, But Cable Companies Won't Let It

The Government Could Build You Faster Internet, But Cable Companies Won't Let It | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it

t piece on the upThe telecom industry is putting many cities in a double bind: They won't improve Internet service and are doing their very best to block a city's...

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Great piece on some of the issues involved in municipal broadband, with a focus on the situation in Wilson, N.C.

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The story behind "that selfie" - Correspondent

The story behind "that selfie" - Correspondent | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
(AFP Photo / Roberto Schmidt) The story behind "that selfie" "I took these photos totally spontaneously, without thinking about what impact they might have. At the
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The story behind the "selfie" -- and and how big a role our mobile phones play in our life today.

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NPSTC Home

NPSTC Home | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
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With FirstNet so much in the news, this National Public Safety Telecommunications Council web site is a must-visit resource!

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The Airlines with the Most In-Flight Wi-Fi Planes

The Airlines with the Most In-Flight Wi-Fi Planes | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
A few years back, in-flight Wi-Fi was something maybe available to the President of the United States. Now it's on every airline, but not quite every plane.
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It is actually super-convenient to be able to have in-flight Wi-Fi. I use it mostly when on Southwest Air, and the service is generally very good.

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Google Glass News - A Fan site dedicated to Glass and Wearable Computing

Google Glass News - A Fan site dedicated to Glass and Wearable Computing | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
A Google Glass and Wearable Computing news site reporting world wide.
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A nice site that we'll be following more frequently now....

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Will lawmakers ban Google Glass?

Will lawmakers ban Google Glass? | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
Google is rolling out its high-tech new glasses -- online eyewear that can record anything and everything the wearer sees. But lawmakers and city officials are already wondering how to protect the rights of citizens.
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We tend to believe that this would be a rather Luddite response to a new technology, but the article does raise some interesting points about two-party consent laws....

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Julius Genachowski: The Broadband Engine of Economic Growth

Julius Genachowski: The Broadband Engine of Economic Growth | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski writes that the U.S. has as many 4G subscribers as the rest of the world combined.
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In the wireless versus fiber debate, is the Chairman coming down on the side of wireless?

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BroadbandBreakfast's curator insight, March 13, 2013 9:20 PM

In this piece in last week's Wall Street Journal, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski focuses on wireless broadband, as opposed to the fiber needs of the nation. I wonder why that is the case, particularly given that the agency is gearng up for a March 27 workshop on Gigabit Community Networks?

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Bookmarklet | Scoop.it

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The White House' Official Response to Petition Requesting Legalization of Cell Phone Unlocking http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/4/4063428/white-house-issues-official-response-cellphone-unlocking-petition

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Google Glass

Google Glass | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
Have what it takes to be a Glass Explorer? Tell us what you would do if you had Glass #ifihadglass
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Now's the opportunity to weigh in and apply for Google Glass.... BroadbandBreakfast will be putting in our appliation by Thursday!

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China’s Army Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S.

China’s Army Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S. | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
A growing body of digital evidence leaves little doubt that an overwhelming percentage of the attacks on American companies and government agencies start in a 12-story office building on the edge of Shanghai.
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This is significant news. Will certainly accelerate the calls for cyber security legislation. But is this really a legislative problem or a law enforcement issue?  

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Europe, data caps curb growth of world mobile data traffic - Cisco

Feb 6 (Reuters) - Europe's economic slowdown and theintroduction of caps on mobile data usage have slightly dampedgrowth of mobile data traffic despite more mobile users, devicesand machine-to-machine...
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BroadbandBreakfast's curator insight, February 18, 2013 9:52 AM

This report appears to show that data caps are slowing down data growth. Learn more by participation in the upcoming Broadband  Breaakfast Club, on "Data Caps for Wireless Broadband, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home." Regiser at http://http://broadbandbreakfast.eventbrite.com/

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The Rural Broadband Association is Born

The Rural Broadband Association is Born | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
NTCA and OPASTCO have united to form one single organization to be named NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association.
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BroadbandBreakfast's curator insight, February 9, 2013 2:00 AM

A new force attempts to get in on the game of rural broadband...all eyes should be on NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association, and where it goes from here in promoting higher speeds in rural parts of the country.

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Study: Wireless No Substitute For Wireline - Smartphones Are a Supplement, Not Replacement for Fixed Line | DSLReports.com, ISP Information

Study: Wireless No Substitute For Wireline - Smartphones Are a Supplement, Not Replacement for Fixed Line | DSLReports.com, ISP Information | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
News: Study: Wireless No Substitute For Wireline - Smartphones Are a Supplement, Not Replacement for Fixed Line
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BroadbandReports cites a study from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies on wireline versus wireless. The piece highlights the lack of enthusiasm for upgrading DSL customers from the "wireline" companies AT&T and Verizon....

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The new Moto X could be the best Android phone ever made

The new Moto X could be the best Android phone ever made | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
Today, Motorola announced its second-generation Moto X, the successor to the company’s rebooted flagship smartphone that was unveiled just over a year ago. Yes, the phone will simply be called Moto...
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A rave review for the new Android phone, the Moto X.

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End may be near for BlackBerry

End may be near for BlackBerry | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
BlackBerry continues to struggle to sell phones, but the troubled company has other assets that could make it attractive to potential buyers.
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Aereo Has TV Networks Circling the Wagons

Aereo Has TV Networks Circling the Wagons | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
Aereo denies stations the fees cable operators pay to retransmit their signals, so networks are determined to shut it down — even, they say, if they have to go cable-only.
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Broadcasters have been on a downward spiral for more than a decade now...it's time to liberate the airwaves and let others make better use of that prime splectrum real estate....

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STATUS SYMBOL: Only 8,000 People Will Get Google Glass For Now (GOOG)

STATUS SYMBOL: Only 8,000 People Will Get Google Glass For Now (GOOG) | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
Google has selected 8,000 regular people to try out Glass, effectively turning its computerized headset into the ultimate status symbol.
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This pieces has the most information -- of the 145,000 applicants for Google Glass, including BroadbandCensus' Publisher, only 8,000 were selected.

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Google picks 8,000 winners of 'Glass' contest

Google picks 8,000 winners of 'Glass' contest | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
Google has picked out 8,000 people who will be given a chance to don a pair of Internet-connected glasses and make a fashion statement likely to be envied by gadget-loving geeks around the world.
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Google glass winners have been notified...and BroadbandCensus is proud to announce that our Publisher has been selected as one of the recipients! More news to come as we hear it!

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Cisco Survey Touts Mobile Video Boom | TVTechnology

Cisco Survey Touts Mobile Video Boom | TVTechnology | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it

Cisco System’s annual Visual Networking Index anticipates an array of opportunities for mobile and wireless delivery, including vast expansion of mobile video services and multiscreen ventures. It also serves as strong ammunition for forces who want to seize spectrum for the growing global demand for mobile bandwidth. 

 

The VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, issued just before last month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, envisions that video will constitute two-thirds of the world’s mobile data traffic by 2017, a 16- fold increase between now and then. The mobile video load will far exceed other mobile data usage, such as email, Web surfing and machine-to-machine services in the “Internet of Everything.”

 

Mobile video traffic accounted for 51 percent of the worlds’ Internet traffic at the end of 2012, the first time video took up more than half of all wireless bandwidth, Cisco says.

 

Several recent analyses and product announcements at the Barcelona mobile trade show underscore Cisco’s great expectations. For example, Parks Associates, a Texas market research firm, singles out the rapid increase of video viewing on tablets and smartphones, and Ericsson was among the technology suppliers to launch new multiplatform capabilities during the Mobile World Congress.

 

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Very interesting complement to the discussion at the Broadband Breakfast Club last Tuesday, which is now visible at http://BroadbandBreakfast.com.

 

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Interactly's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:58 AM

With increasingly high speed mobile connections video traffic is headed more and more to mobile devices. Currently the majority is still one-way, but there is no reason for it to stay that way so the future should be looking up for the visually oriented.

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Web-connected cars bring privacy concerns

Web-connected cars bring privacy concerns | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
As automakers tout new Web-related features, some people are concerned about how data will be shared.
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Technologies and issues we'll be addressing at our upcoming March 19th Broadband Breakfast Club event http://broadbandbreakfast.eventbrite.com

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Broadband Breakfast Club: FCC’s Mobile Broadband Agenda | FCC.gov

Broadband Breakfast Club: FCC’s Mobile Broadband Agenda | FCC.gov | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
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See the slides from Ruth Milkman's presentation to the Broadband Breakfast Club last Tuesday....

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BroadbandBreakfast's curator insight, February 24, 2013 9:35 AM

The FCC  blog post about our Broadband Breakfast Club event last Tuesday! Don't forget to check it out!

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America’s Genius Glut

America’s Genius Glut | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
Yes, our immigration system needs serious reform. But let’s not fix what isn’t broken in the process.
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There really is a problem in ensuring that America can continue to get the best and the brightest to our shores. The least this country can do, as we approach new immigration legislation, is not to shoot ourselves in the foot.

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Fight data caps with Super Wi-Fi

Fight data caps with Super Wi-Fi | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it
Data caps are the clearest sign that America is in decline. We either come up with a strategy for removing data caps, or surrender the future.

 
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BroadbandBreakfast's curator insight, February 18, 2013 9:49 AM

A bit more of a humerous takes on data caps -- but one that shows the emotions associated with data caps. We'll be discussing "Data Caps for Wireless Broadband, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home," at our next Broadband Breakfast Club. Regiser at http://http://broadbandbreakfast.eventbrite.com/

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Microsoft launches 4Afrika initiative with Huawei W1 variant, TV White Space Broadband project | engadget

Microsoft launches 4Afrika initiative with Huawei W1 variant, TV White Space Broadband project | engadget | WirelessPolicy | Scoop.it

Following the lead of co-founder Bill Gates Microsoft is taking more interest in Africa, announcing its 4Afrika Initiative with a stated aim of improving the continent's global competitiveness. There are several plans under way as a part of the project, with one of the first being a new Windows Phone 8 device from Microsoft and Huawei. Pictured above, the Huawei 4Afrika phone is a specially tailored version of the existing Ascend W1 meant as an affordable option (no price announced yet) for first time smartphone buyers that also comes preloaded with apps created by African developers for African consumers, and a subsection of the existing Windows Phone Store that will continue to focus on "locally-relevant" apps and content. It will be available in blue, red, black and white when it launches later this month in Angola, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa.

 

Another part of the push is a pilot project Microsoft is working on with the Kenyan government and Indigo Telecom which combines solar powered base stations using TV white space technology to offer affordable wireless internet access. Meant to bring broadband to places that currently lack even electricity, the deployment is called Mawingu, connecting a healthcare clinic and several schools in its initial test. After several years of pushing the tech, which takes advantage of unused TV broadcast spectrum, Microsoft hopes to convince other nations to make the legal/regulatory changes to start using it as well. There's a press release after the break with more details, as well as a video and more information available beyond the source links.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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This should have some importnat implications for wireless in Africa. This will be the subject of our May Broadband Breakfast Club event, at http://broadbandbreakfastmay2013.eventbrite.com

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