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

 
Serval = Free Mobile / Cell Phone calls, for the World!
Thursday, 08 September 2011 08:53

Communicate anywhere, any time … without infrastructure, without mobile towers, without satellites, without wifi hotspots, and without carriers. Use existing off-the-shelf mobile cell phone handsets. Use your existing mobile phone number wherever you go, and never pay roaming charges again.

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Strange tale of an angry bean counter, Comcast and a shock 'firing'
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 13:31

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A Comcast customer who complained about being overcharged and crap service alleges someone at the ISP got him fired as a result.

The punter, described by The Consumerist as an "experienced accountant at one of the nation’s most prestigious firms," signed up with America's largest ISP in 2013 at an introductory rate, but said that he almost immediately began to have problems.

A few months after signing up, Comcast changed his sign-up discount and increased his bills by $20 per month – a move that is actually covered by the firm's terms and conditions. He

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First gigabit-over-COPPER chipset lands
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 13:01

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Israeli outfit Sckipio has revealed what it claims is the world's first G.fast chipset.

G.fast is widely seen as a successor standard to VDSL, as it delivers broadband over telcos' existing copper connections, but can do so at up to a gigabit-per-second. That's a speed comparable with that achievable over hybrid fiber coax (the medium for cable television) under the DOCSIS 3.1 standard. A gig-per-second is also often mentioned as the kind of speeds subscribers will want from fibre-to-the-premises networks, but as G.fast doesn't require the installation of a new cable of any sort to

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Remember that tale of a fired accountant who blamed Comcast? It's kinda true, says telco
Friday, 10 October 2014 06:58

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Updated Comcast has publicly apologized to Conal O'Rourke, the accountant who claims he was fired for moaning about the ISP's lousy service.

"What happened with Mr O'Rourke's service is completely unacceptable," said Charlie Herrin, Comcast's recently appointed VP of customer experience, in a company blog post .

"Despite our attempts to address Mr O'Rourke’s issues, we simply dropped the ball and did not make things right. Mr. O'Rourke deserves another apology from us and we’re making this one publicly."

O'Rourke went to the media earlier this week after he suffered a catalog of cock-ups with

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

The state of support services 2014

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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