Cellular Tower and Antennas

Growing Number of Broadband Users Going Wireless Only

As wireless broadband gets better, and the cost of fixed-line broadband continues to skyrocket, many American consumers are ditching their fixed-line broadband lines and going wireless only. According to a new study conducted by the US Census Bureau for the Commerce Department, one in five households are now mobile only for data access, up from…

AT&T

AT&T’s Cricket Takes Aim at T-Mobile With $70 Unlimited Data

Taking specific aim at T-Mobile, AT&T’s Cricket has unveiled a new unlimited data promo for smartphone customers. According to the announcement, Cricket’s now offering users unlimited text, voice and data for $70 a month — fees and surcharges included. That price drops to $65 a month if customers sign up for autopay. The announcement is…

Google Fiber

Google Fiber Plans to Offer Next-Gen Wireless

While Google Fiber is slowly but surely growing, the company continues to eye wireless as a way to notably expand faster, cheaper broadband. In a conversation with ReCode, Access CEO Craig Barratt, who oversees Google Fiber, says the company is experimenting with a number of different wireless technologies to try and accomplish this goal. Among…

Facebook Terragraph

Facebook Unveils Plans for Gigabit Wireless

Facebook is joining a growing list of companies that hope to use emerging millimeter wave technology to provide an additional layer of broadband competition. Speaking this week ath the company’s F8 developers conference, Facebook unveiled its new “Terragraph” system, which the company dubs a “multi-node wireless system focused on bringing high-speed internet connectivity to dense…

FCC Fines Company $51 Million For Ripping Off Lifeline Program

The FCC’s Lifeline program, which provides subsidized phone and wireless service for the poor, was created by the Reagan administration in 1985 and expanded by Bush in 2005. The problem is that for around twenty years the FCC did a relatively awful job tracking how Lifeline funding was spent, which let both carriers and recipients…

T-Mobile

Deutsche Telekom Wants to Duplicate T-Mobile Success Overseas

Just a few years ago, T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom wanted nothing to do with the U.S. wireless market, and was talking to numerous companies about a potential sale. But with regulators blocking any such deals, and T-Mobile’s pro-consumer “uncarrier” marketing moves now paying out huge dividends, the German company is changing its tune. In fact,…