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Obama pitching more access to fast Internet

President Barack Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet ...

dateJan 14, 2015 in Telecom
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Cuba denies previously reported WiFi rollout

Cuba will not begin offering wireless service despite reports of a planned WiFi rollout in its second-largest city, Santiago de Cuba, state-run telecommunications provider Etecsa said Tuesday.

dateJan 13, 2015 in Telecom
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Cuba moves to expand WiFi service slightly

Cuba's telecommunications company says that it will offer WiFi service in a public park in the country's far east but only for access to the island's restricted Cuba-only intranet.

dateJan 13, 2015 in Telecom
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Cuba, amid the censorship, wades into WiFi

Cuba, where Internet access is largely limited to government employees and pricey pay-by-hour public access, plans to start offering wireless service for the first time this month, officials said Saturday.

dateJan 10, 2015 in Telecom
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Some tips on shopping for smartphone service

The cellphone industry's traditional way of doing business - locking customers into pricey two-year contracts - has been upended thanks to upstart major carriers T-Mobile and Sprint and a bunch of smaller providers that are ...

dateJan 07, 2015 in Telecom
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New SiriusXM channel to mix comedy, news

The SiriusXM satellite radio network is launching a channel inspired by topical comics like Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher that seeks to attract younger listeners by bringing an entertaining twist to politics ...

dateJan 06, 2015 in Telecom
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Ensuring security for networks of the future

Company networks are inflexible – they are made up of many components that require a good deal of effort to be connected together. That's why networks of the future will be controlled by a central unit. ...

dateJan 06, 2015 in Telecom
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School buses bring Wi-Fi to impoverished families

Near the shore of the murky Salton Sea in the Southern California desert, a bus drives up to West Shores High School each day with a critical connection: A Wi-Fi router mounted behind an interior mirror, providing Internet ...

dateDec 29, 2014 in Telecom
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