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Verizon Wireless said Wednesday that its new 4G wireless broadband network will be live before the end of the year in the cities on the Boston-to-Washington stretch as well as in Charlotte, California, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Seattle and other areas.
The Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch screen, half the size of the iPad. It runs Google Inc.'s Android smart phone software and can play Flash video from the Web, which the iPad can't. It also has two cameras for videoconferencing, which the iPad lacks.
Companies say that Internet service providers should be allowed to charge extra to route traffic from premium services over separate, dedicated networks. Yet they still believe in prohibiting those providers from slowing, blocking or charging to prioritize regular Internet traffic.
Federal regulators are abandoning efforts to negotiate a compromise on so-called "network neutrality" rules intended to ensure that phone and cable TV companies cannot discriminate against Internet traffic traveling over their broadband lines.
Google and Verizon are close to finalizing a proposal for so-called "network neutrality" rules, which would dictate how broadband providers treat Internet traffic flowing over their lines, according to reports filed by The Associated Press on Thursday.
The company has been laying off workers quickly in the shrinking traditional phone business. It offered a buyout to union workers in May, with a $50,000 one-time bonus per employee, improvements to pension payouts and other benefits. Verizon expects 11,000 to take advantage of it, and said two-thirds of them had left the payroll as of early July.
Even with all the bells and whistles, its design means the Droid X is not for everyone. If you're more into chatting on your cell phone than couching out with it, it probably won't be the best pick. But if you would rather indulge in videos and Web surfing, this category-blurring phone makes the cut.
FCC commissioner’s plan for so-called “net neutrality” plan faces stiff resistance from the broadband providers themselves, such as AT&T and Verizon. But several big Internet companies favor changes. FCC offers live webcast coverage of event.
As wireless subscribers explode in number, usage from voice to data climbs ever higher, speed improves and competition drives better service, true mobile broadband is becoming a reality.