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The below wireless news is from a number of sources including: Hack a Day and The Register.

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Thursday, 08 September 2011 08:53

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US Senate's champion for net neutrality asks Comcast: Tell us how much you hate web fast lanes
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:00

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US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has issued an open letter asking Comcast to make a public commitment against erecting internet fast lanes for wealthy websites. Leahy also wants the American telco to use its market and lobbying muscle to support net neutrality.

Leahy noted that the amount of public comment on the issue has been overwhelmingly against allowing paid-for traffic differentiation online: essentially, allowing ISPs to charge websites a premium to pipe their traffic fastest to broadband subscribers.

Critics say it will lock out startups and smaller biz from competing with wealthy websites that

NBN Co adds 'burbs to copper map, claims 'speed up' rollout
Monday, 20 October 2014 11:36

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NBN Co has re-designated 140 suburbs from fibre-to-the-premises to fibre-to-the-node, a move it says will deliver high-speed connections to the target locations earlier than would otherwise have been a case.

In NSW, the deployment decision covers parts of the Central Coast, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions, while in Queensland, it covers greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Wide Bay-Burnett.

The company's chief customer officer John Simon says the announcement will bring “fast and reliable” broadband to 200,000 premises sooner than expected, since the locations were “not earmarked to receive the NBN in the coming 12 months”.

Austrian telco trials G.fast as 'interim solution'
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:58

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Telekom Austria is the latest outfit to trumpet the virtues of the yet-to-be-ratified G.fast standard, announcing that a deployment trial conducted with Alcatel-Lucent achieved speeds beyond 100 Mbps per household.

The deployment trial covered multi-storey apartments covered by Telekom Austria subsidiary A1, with the carrier saying it's eyeing the technology to service the thousands of apartments in cities like Vienna, so as to delay the upgrade to fibre.

In the carrier's canned announcement , Telekom and A1 CEO Hannes Ametsreiter said: “Fibre to the home remains our long term vision, but we consider G.fast

Mobile carriers keep the promised land on an ever-receding horizon
Friday, 17 October 2014 16:02

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Upon taking delivery of a new iPhone last month, my mobile carrier informed me that as a special gift, the data fairies had granted me an additional 25 GB of mobile data. The catch: I had to use all of it within 30 days.

That has turned out to be a good thing. If the offer had been spread out over the 24 months of my contract, I’d parsimoniously measure out each extra gigabyte per month, going just up to the limit, but never daring to venture into the dangerous pay-by-the-megabyte realm.

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