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Broadband wireless in NTIA's final Round 1 stimulus awards
Connected Planet Online 04/27/10 12:02 PM CST    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Broadband wireless made a strong showing with the National Telecommunications and Information Agency, as the NTIA issued its final awards in Round 1 of the broadband stimulus program. All but one of the nine new awards were for broadband infrastructure -- and of the eight infrastructure awards, five were for broadband wireless. WiMax pioneer DigitalBridge Communications won three grants for a total of $4.28 million to bring wireless broadband to numerous Idaho counties. More

DAS in Action: Newport Coast, Calif. "Distributed Antenna Systems as a Platform for 21st Century Technology" June 15-16, 2010
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Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) have rapidly evolved from an option of last resort for intractable wireless coverage challenges to an integrated platform for delivering 21st Century technologies. Whether providing wireless carriers with dynamic capacity and surgical coverage solutions or arming CIOs with a scalable future-ready network to manage their wireless needs, DAS has emerged as a markedly useful tool for outdoor, inbuilding, and campus-style wireless environments.   More

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T-Mobile drops cap on mobile-broadband data usage
Bloomberg Businessweek 04/27/10 10:55 PM EST    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
T-Mobile has announced that it will end a 5 gigabyte-per-month data usage cap on its mobile broadband service. T-Mobile has changed its mobile data pricing plan to cut overage charges for customers of its 200 MB plan in half, and remove them entirely for customers who pay $59.99 per month (or $49.99 per month without a contract) for its 5 GB plan. Is real competition coming to the wireless industry, or is this the end of flat-rate mobile broadband? It may be both. More
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Genachowski: Transforming USF funds, freeing spectrum keys to small business development
Multichannel News 04/27/10 12:55 PM EST    Share    Share on
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FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said transforming the Universal Service Fund into a broadband fund and freeing up spectrum so that mobile wireless is available everywhere are keys to getting the benefits of broadband to small businesses. That was his message to the Senate Small Business Committee at a broadband oversight hearing Tuesday April 27. More

IDC Picks LTE over WiMAX in wireless race
PC Magazine 04/27/10    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For next-generation 4G cellular networks, WiMAX may have a decent amount of current buzz, but it's not likely to last. That's the conclusion from research firm IDC, which is predicting that spending on LTE equipment will exceed that of WiMAX-related spending by the end of 2011. More

Cisco raises the stakes for mission-critical WLAN
Network Computing 04/28/10    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Cisco Systems has rolled out its new CleanAir technology with an aim to thwart one of the biggest challenges to the enterprise WLAN, RF interference. Using CleanAir, the Cisco wireless network monitors the air quality within the environment, identifies sources of interference, and if necessary, moves affected access points to cleaner channels. More

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