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Whose 4G is fastest? AT&T, Sprint or Verizon

Just because you slap a shiny label on something doesn't make it so. All the major wireless carriers are now touting faster 4G networks, but the networks themselves are far from identical.

dateMar 28, 2011 in Telecom
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Is neighbor's Wi-Fi signal free for me to use?

Q. The other day, my Internet service went down as it does from time to time. But this particular time, I needed to check my e-mail for an important reply I was expecting. After some frustrating time passed, I happened to ...

dateNov 11, 2009 in Telecom
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Carrier Pigeon Faster Than Broadband Internet

(PhysOrg.com) -- In South Africa, a carrier pigeon carrying a 4GB memory stick proved to be faster than the ADSL service from the country's biggest web firm, Telkom. Winston the pigeon took one hour and eight ...

dateSep 11, 2009 in Telecom weblog
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Tracfone tests cheap unlimited plan on Verizon

(AP) -- Tracfone Wireless, the country's largest provider of "prepaid" cell phones, is quietly testing a new service that appears to be a response to the fierce price competition in the prepaid market.

dateJul 15, 2009 in Telecom
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GSM system about to be compromised

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research scientists in California and elsewhere are deliberately setting out to compromise the mobile phone system used by around three billion people. The system uses Global System for Mobile ...

dateDec 08, 2009 in Telecom weblog
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Review: Use power outlets as a Wi-Fi alternative

(AP) -- Setting up a Wi-Fi network at home has gotten much easier, yet the process can still be daunting. Or the wireless signal won't reach everywhere. A good alternative that has gotten little attention ...

dateSep 02, 2009 in Telecom
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Google unveils ultrafast wired home project

Google on Thursday unveiled an ultrafast Web service along with an Internet television subscription in the Kansas City area as part of a pilot project to boost broadband speeds.

dateJul 26, 2012 in Telecom
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