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Bow to the wow: Cablevision debuts dog for Wi-Fi promo, app for iOS

June 27, 2012 2:04 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cablevision is staying on top of its Wi-Fi game with the release of a new search app for iOS devices and the debut of a new animated ad campaign that features “HotSpot” the dog.

Motorola intros denser optical terminal

June 27, 2012 2:02 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The new product in the company’s optical LAN portfolio for business users handles a higher concentration of users – both human and machine.

FCC stalls Verizon AWS deal to examine T-Mobile swap

June 27, 2012 1:58 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon was aiming to speed along the FCC's review of its AWS purchase by swapping some spectrum with T-Mobile USA, but that strategy has now resulted in a delay.

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T-Mobile's new plans offer throttling or overage fees

June 27, 2012 1:56 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile is rolling out new plans for business customers who would rather pay overage fees than have their data speeds slowed to a crawl.

Report: Internet access skyrockets on mobile

June 27, 2012 1:54 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

More and more, people are turning to their mobile phones for their Internet fix.

Tiny Andorra offers fastest Internet

June 26, 2012 2:35 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The national communications provider is using equipment from Aurora Networks to provide both the fastest upstream and downstream service currently available.

Verizon, T-Mobile deal not a fix, say opponents

June 26, 2012 2:30 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Challengers to Verizon Wireless' purchase of nationwide AWS spectrum say the operator's agreement to swap spectrum with T-Mobile USA won't fix the competitive harms of the transaction.

FCC backs off special access vote

June 26, 2012 2:26 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC did not vote on a special access reform proposal, in turn granting by default petitions by AT&T to deregulate special access service in San Francisco, San Antonio and Oakland.

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Falcon to resell Imagine video equipment

June 26, 2012 2:24 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

One of the first installations of Imagine’s Ice products performed by Falcon is with Media Three.

AT&T widens PTT trials

June 26, 2012 2:23 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T is expanding a trial of its push-to-talk (PTT) service as it seeks to attract customers leaving Sprint's iDEN network.

Espial appoints VP of smart TV

June 26, 2012 2:17 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company intends to work with consumer electronics manufacturers to get broadband-based TV integrated into a wide range of consumer products.

Sony readies Google TV box

June 25, 2012 2:43 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Sony will double down on the Google TV concept with a similar box that also incorporates a Blu-ray player, due during the holiday season.

Cable still king of pay TV; satellite, IPTV usurpers plot takeover

June 25, 2012 2:40 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cable operators still rule the roost when it comes to the number of worldwide pay-TV subscribers, but satellite and IPTV providers are poised for a takeover.

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Knology adds 11 HD channels in Auburn; WOW vote tomorrow

June 25, 2012 2:38 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The cable over-builder recently added 11 HD channels in its Auburn, Ala., system.

T-Mobile, Verizon swap AWS in 218 markets

June 25, 2012 2:33 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA, one of the most vocal critics of Verizon's $3.9 billion AWS purchase, appears to have reached a truce with its larger competitor.

Study: N. Amer. No. 1 in home networking devices, thanks to MoCA

June 25, 2012 2:30 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

When it comes to home networking devices, North America is the worldwide leader.

Analyst upgrades Netflix

June 25, 2012 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A low share price coupled with a favorable competitive environment could make the company a good buy.

Boingo, Google Offers team on free Wi-Fi in NYC

June 25, 2012 2:24 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

New York City residents are getting free Wi-Fi access from Boingo Wireless through a deal sponsored by Google Offers.

Verizon to 'promptly' use AWS for LTE

June 22, 2012 2:49 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless will move quickly to use the AWS spectrum it is paying $3.9 billion to acquire from four cable operators.

Study: Digital TV subs to reach nearly 129M by 2016

June 22, 2012 2:48 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

According to recent research, digital TV subscribers in North America will increase from 114 million last year to 129 million in 2016.

Report: Clearwire's flavor of LTE going 'mainstream' by 2016

June 22, 2012 2:46 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Research firm Ovum offered Clearwire some good news with a report predicting TD-LTE will go "mainstream."

A battle for Internet freedom as U.N. meeting nears

June 22, 2012 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Secret negotiations among dozens of countries preparing for a United Nations summit could lead to changes in a global treaty that would diminish the Internet's role in economic growth and restrict the free flow of information.

Tech requirements set for first responders network

June 22, 2012 2:42 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC approved the minimum technical requirements for its interoperable first responders network, which operates in the D-block of the 700 MHz band.

Google’s got your back for safe browsing

June 22, 2012 2:40 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Whether you view Google as a burgeoning, Borg-like Evil Empire or not, it has been proactive on the safe browsing front.

Charter sponsors 2nd Battle of the Bands

June 22, 2012 2:36 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

For the second year, Charter Communications is hosting Charter Center Stage 2012 Battle of the Bands, with the winner performing at the Taste of St. Louis.

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