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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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AT T to FTC: I'd like to see YOU install 1Gbps fiber across the US. Which we're still doing
Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:27

Adoption of public cloud and other third-party storage services

AT&T has told the FCC to mind its own business after the US watchdog started poking around the ISP's threat to halt its fiber broadband rollout.

The phone giant, in a strop over proposed net neutrality regulations, announced it was freezing its program of high-speed internet expansion in America. Execs at the company said it was too financially risky to invest in new infrastructure what with neutrality rules still way up in the air.

The FCC called out AT&T , and demanded to see some figures backing up those claims.


BT said to have pulled patent-infringing boxes from DSL network
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 18:40

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites

BT's patent spat with US company ASSIA will start to be noticed by customers, with the carrier reportedly shutting down boxes that provide rate adaptation after it lost a crucial round of legal action.

In December 2013, Britain's High Court ruled that BT had infringed ASSIA patents by developing DSL management platforms referred to as “RAMbo” (Rate Adaptive Management Box). BT lost its appeal on November 14 (for example, there's a Lightwave report here ).

Rather than cut a licensing deal with ASSIA, and faced with penalties of £250,000 per week if it

NBN Co makes it official - backhaul charges will fall
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 14:14

Adoption of public cloud and other third-party storage services

NBN Co has followed through on its promise to cut the price of its services with a 12.5 per cent snip off the price of its connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) as of 1 February 2015.

Currently $20 per Mbps per month, the CVC will fall to $17.50 per Mbps per month under the new agreement, published in template form by the network builder here .

The CVC is a major chunk of the costs that retail service providers (RSPs) have to fork out to NBN Co for connecting customers. RSPs pay

Ex-EU digi supremo Steelie Neelie's net neutrality bid in tatters?
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 19:18

The state of support services 2014

Former EU digital tzar Neelie Kroes’ net neutrality plans for the Continent may be chucked out by national governments.

The latest draft of a law prepared by Italy for national delegations to mull over – a copy of which was leaked by digital rights group EDRi here [PDF] – suggests replacing a definition of net neutrality with a side note alluding to the “objective of net neutrality.” The document says this new approach will allow innovation to flourish.

EDRi head Joe McNamee says the draft waters down proposed protections, claiming that “without meaningful and

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