Posts tagged “Wireless”

Updated January 27, 2012

Premium Lock New Hanover County lighting up commercial Wi-Fi

Wilmington Wi-Fi Friday's scheduled launch in Wilmington represents the first time the public has been able to access a commercial broadband network carried on TV White Space frequencies.

Updated October 20, 2011

Premium Lock FCC infographic warns about 'spectrum crunch'

Citing the exploding use of mobile devices, the FCC chairman calls for "voluntary incentive auctions" as a means to provide additional airwave capacity.

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Updated October 20, 2011

Premium Lock Broadcast coalition offers alternative to FCC spectrum auction

Wireless     The group, which is supported by WRAL parent Capitol Broadcasting, offers a technological alternative to allow mobile carriers to utilize airwaves used by TV stations rather than the FCC taking away spectrum and selling it to wireless carriers.

February 14, 2011

Premium Lock Wireless advances could mean no more cell towers

Wireless     As cell phones have spread, so have large cell towers. Now the wireless industry is planning a future without them, or at least without many more of them. Instead, it's looking at much smaller antennas, some tiny enough to hold in your hand.

January 26, 2011

Premium Lock Virginia firm wins FCC OK for wireless broadband

LightSquared LightSquared receives FCC waiver to offer high-speed data service using spectrum reserved for backup satellite connections.

Updated November 16, 2010

Premium Lock Feds propose shifting airwaves to broadband

Broadband battle continues Federal officials looking for more airwaves to deliver wireless broadband services are recommending that the government reallocate a sizeable chunk of radio spectrum currently used for weather satellites and naval radar systems.

Tags: Wireless
Updated October 7, 2010

Premium Lock Verizon says fast 4G wireless coming to 38 cities

Verizon Wireless logo  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.

Updated September 23, 2010

Premium Lock FCC approves former TV spectrum for 'super Wi-Fi'

FCC    The five-member FCC voted unanimously Thursday to allow the use of so-called "white spaces" between TV stations to deliver broadband connections that can function like Wi-Fi networks on steroids.

September 13, 2010

Premium Lock FCC moving to open up vacant TV airwaves for broadband

Super Wi-Fi in Wilminngton. (AP) A new, more powerful version of Wi-Fi technology – “Wi-Fi on steroids” – could emerge after FCC vote on Sept. 33. Wilmington, N.C. already has a project underway.

November 25, 2009

Premium Lock Holiday cheers and jeers – AT&T, Verizon squabble over ads in court

Wireless battle rages AT&T and Verizon, two offspring of Ma Bell, are getting more aggressive in their marketing, though it's not clear how much they are spending. Verizon and AT&T are both pulling away from their smaller rivals, so instead of competing with Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA, they're increasingly focused on each other.

October 26, 2009

Premium Lock Sprint, Clearwire plan November 4G wireless rollout for Triangle, Triad, Charlotte

Sprint, Clearwire team for 4G N.C. will be a battleground for emerging mobile broadband services. Time Warner and AT&T also are targeting Tar Heel state markets.

Updated October 21, 2009

Premium Lock California wireless firm wants $50M to build broadband on Carolina coast

Clear Talk Clear Talk, a California-based wireless service provider, hopes to use U.S. federal broadband funds to build a broadband network along the North Carolina coast.

Updated October 14, 2009

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable to offer 4G wireless data service

Time Warner Cable Road Runner Mobile will debut in Triangle, Charlotte and Triad markets on Dec. 1, offering download speeds at up to six gigabytes per second. North Carolina markets are first in planned nationwide offering. TWC also will offer device for mobile WiFi access that supports several devices, such as game systems.

Updated August 28, 2009

Premium Lock Apple denies 'rejecting' Google Voice for iPhone

An iPhone Apple Inc. told federal regulators Friday that it blocked the Google Voice program from running on the iPhone because it alters important functions on the device - yet Apple denied that it has rejected Google's application outright.

Updated August 28, 2009

Premium Lock  FCC votes to look into wireless competition

FCC The Federal Communications Commission is taking a closer look at the practices of the wireless industry, potentially the first step toward more regulations intended to push down prices and increase choices for consumers.

August 21, 2009

Premium Lock Medical device firm CardioMems closes on $22M in new financing

CardioMems Atlanta-based firm intends to raise $29.5 million, according to SEC filing.

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