Category: Networking

Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

Verizon’s 5G to launch first in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11

March 13, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Verizon today announced the launch details of its first standards-based 5G wireless service. Starting on April 11 5G will be available throughout areas of Chicago and Minneapolis. Current subscribers can expect to pay an additional $10 a month for access, […]

Infrastructure, Networking

FCC ‘looking into’ reported error throwing broadband deployment numbers off by millions

March 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

It’s the FCC’s official duty to promote connectivity throughout the U.S., and as part of that it issues a yearly report on improvements to broadband deployment. The latest report, however, seems to contain an error large enough to throw its […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

Internet Providers Are Investing Less Despite Net Neutrality’s Death

February 7, 2019

Via: Fortune

When telecommunications operators successfully lobbied U.S. regulators to scrap net neutrality, one of their main claims was that the rules held them back from investing more in their networks. If they can’t charge online companies to make their services work […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

IBM and Vodafone form cloud, 5G and AI business venture and ink $550M service deal

January 17, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

IBM is one of the world’s biggest system integrators, but to get closer to where enterprises are actually doing their work, it’s been inking partnerships with companies that build devices and run the networks enterprises are using for their IT, […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

Verizon and T-Mobile call out AT&T over fake 5G labels

January 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

AT&T recently started a shady marketing tactic that labeled its 4G network as a 5G network. Now, rivals Verizon and T-Mobile are not having any of it. In an open letter, in which AT&T is not named directly, Verizon says […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

T-Mobile denies lying to FCC about size of its 4G network

December 19, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

T-Mobile has denied an allegation that it lied to the Federal Communications Commission about the extent of its 4G LTE coverage. A group that represents small rural carriers says that T-Mobile claimed to have 4G LTE coverage in places where […]

Infrastructure, Networking

Ajit Pai wants to raise rural broadband speeds from 10Mbps to 25Mbps

November 21, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to raise the rural broadband standard from 10Mbps to 25Mbps in a move that would require faster Internet speeds in certain government-subsidized networks. The FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF) distributes more than $1.5 billion […]

Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy, Unified Communications

Ajit Pai killed rules that could have helped Florida recover from hurricane

October 19, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission chairman slammed wireless carriers on Tuesday for failing to quickly restore phone service in Florida after Hurricane Michael, calling the delay “completely unacceptable.” But FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s statement ignored his agency’s deregulatory blitz that left […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

Indianapolis to become fourth city with 5G internet service from Verizon this year

August 17, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Indianapolis will become the fourth American city to get 5G residential broadband service this year, Verizon announced this week. The telecommunication giant, which is also America’s largest wireless provider, announced on Tuesday that Indianapolis will join Houston, Los Angeles, and […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

ISPs say they can’t expand broadband unless gov’t gives them more money

August 16, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Broadband providers have spent years lobbying against utility-style regulations that protect consumers from high prices and bad service. But now, broadband lobby groups are arguing that Internet service is similar to utilities such as electricity, gas distribution, roads, and water […]