Monthly Archives: July 2014

Wireless broadband tower approved for town of Vernon – The Republic

VERNON, Vermont — A 90-foot tower has been approved for the Vermont town of Vernon to expand a wireless-broadband network. The Brattleboro Reformer reports (http://bit.ly/1bI41RH) VTel received permission for the project this week from the Vermont Public Service Board. The tower was not met with significant opposition when it was discussed at a public meeting last fall. VTel ...

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Solar Powered Computer to Connect Rural Communities – AllAfrica.com

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Solar Powered Computer to Connect Rural CommunitiesAllAfrica.com"The computer comes with both an ethernet card and wireless card, and has built-in wireless mesh networking, which provides a community network between computers and does not need to be linked up through an internet service provider or cellphone ... Source

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Answer woman: Wireless internet, Richmond Hill vandals – Asheville Citizen-Times

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Answer woman: Wireless internet, Richmond Hill vandalsAsheville Citizen-TimesSkyrunner, Inc., headquartered in Asheville, was one of the first companies in the United States to offer wireless broadband connectivity to the Internet, beginning in 1997. They offer business and residential Internet connections for $40-$99 a month ... Source

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Solar powered computer to connect rural communities – South Africa.info

30 July 2014 Cape Town-based company Capsule Technologies has produced Africa's first low-wattage, solar-powered desktop computer, the IMPI Mk1. The hardy computer, built to withstand hot and dusty conditions, uses less power then an energy-saving lightbulb. It runs on the Android system and uses open source software to make it more accessible. With its 500GB ...

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Wireless users accept data limits. Home Internet users hate them. – Chron.com (blog)

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Back when AT&T, Verizon and other major wireless carriers quit offering unlimited data accounts to new customers and began urging current customers to move to shared plans, there was much anguish and gnashing of teeth. But based on a new study from the Government Accounting Office, the spirit of wireless customers has been broken – ...

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Consumers OK with Data Limits on Wireless, But Not Wired Broadband – Wall Street Journal

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Re/codeConsumers OK with Data Limits on Wireless, But Not Wired BroadbandWall Street JournalWhile consumers were generally accepting of the data limits on wireless usage, they showed "strong negative reactions" to the idea of capping the amount of data they can use on their wired broadband connections at home, citing the importance ...

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Bill shock as operators lift data fees to replace voice – Independent Online

NOTICE anything funny about your cellphone bill lately? If so, you may have been blind-sided by prevailing mobile data trends. The first thing many consumers have been noticing is an increase in their monthly bills. The cause, in many cases, is an underlying shift in operators’ business focus, from voice to data. This is in part ...

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[IN PICTURES] Inside Africa's biggest internet exchange – htxt.africa

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Just over a week ago, Johannesburg-based Teraco announced that it had hit an African record: thanks to some new contracts it had signed over the last few months, it said that peak traffic through its NAPAfrica internet exchange – the open peering node where different networks can interconnect – had hit a whopping 15Gbps.Even more ...

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Mobile billing goes nuts, but consumers can fight back – Bizcommunity.com

Notice anything funny about your cellular bill lately? If so, you may have been blind-sided by prevailing mobile data trends.Same service, much more moneyThe first thing many consumers have been noticing is a significant increase in their monthly bills. The cause, in many cases, is an underlying shift in operators' business focus, from voice to ...

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