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The cost of broadband service in remote areas of North Carolina has long been a barrier to increasing rural access in the past. New federal funding, private investments, and a little creativity are helping to better the business case for expanding broadband to some of the most isolated areas in the state.
The roll-out of 4G wireless broadband service across N.C. picks up pace as AT&T adds Fayetteville and Wilmington to its coverage area. AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores will have iPhone 5s to sell starting Friday at 8 a.m.
Tekelec will provide diameter signaling routers to T-Mobile as the wireless provider upgrades its network to LTE technology.
AT&T is refining its retail strategy with its first flagship store, a location on Chicago's Michigan Avenue that goes beyond phones and tablets to show services such as fitness applications and "smartcar" features.
The company makes service available in several areas of Charlotte that is free for TWC customers and $2.95 per hour for pay-as-you-go customers. No word yet when the service might be offered in the Triangle.
The networking giant says it is buying Washington-based ClearAccess which provides hardware and software for management of residential and mobile network devices.
The Commerce Department identifies a 95 megahertz-wide band that could be auctioned to wireless companies. That's enough to support at least two new national wireless data networks. The block is particularly desirable because it is near frequencies already available to cellphone companies.
The Federal Communications Commission has decided to revoke LightSquared's permit after a federal review found that its network interfered with dozens of personal-navigation devices and aircraft-control systems that rely on GPS. LightSquared is fighting the decision.
To take advantage of the offer, consumers will need to buy a $50 antenna stick that plugs into a laptop, or a $100 "mobile hotspot" that allows any Wi-Fi equipped device to connect to the Internet. Plus, data is limited.
BBH Labs gave 13 people from Austin's Front Steps Shelter mobile Wi-Fi devices and T-shirts that announced "I am a 4G Hotspot." The company paid them $20 up front and a minimum of $50 a day for about six hours work during the South By Southwest conference.
The Federal Communications Commission approved the transfer of wireless licenses to Dish this month, but it deferred decisions on whether Dish could use the spectrum more broadly to offer broadband service that is primarily ground based. For now, devices using the spectrum must be able to access satellite signals as well. That excludes the types of smartphones and tablet computers popular today.