Monthly Archives: December 2014

BART ends wireless Internet service at underground stations, looks for new … – San Jose Mercury News

By Denis Cuff dcuff@bayareanewsgroup.com BART has terminated its wireless Internet service in underground train stations in San Francisco and Oakland to clear the path for finding a new provider, the rapid transit district announced Monday. Wi-Fi Rail Inc. had an agreement with BART to start and operate the free Wi-Fi service in hopes that it would be expanded ...

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BART ends wireless Internet service at underground stations, looks for new … – Contra Costa Times

BART has terminated its wireless Internet service in underground train stations in San Francisco and Oakland to clear the path for finding a new provider, the rapid transit district announced Monday. Wi-Fi Rail Inc. had an agreement with BART to start and operate the free Wi-Fi service in hopes that it would be expanded and become ...

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Internet Crashes in North Korea as 3G Networks Fail – Re/code

Three days after an apparent denial-of-service attack halted its Internet connections, North Korea suffered another Internet outage when the country’s only wireless phone network was reportedly down. The five-hour disruption was flagged by DYN Research, a research firm that tracks the performance of the Internet’s global infrastructure. Reuters reported the 3G wireless outage, citing China’s official state news ...

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CTIA argues that legally, wireless broadband is exempt from Title II net … – FierceWireless

CTIA is arguing that even if the FCC chose to reclassify broadband as a common carrier service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act as part of an effort to craft new net neutrality regulations, mobile broadband would be legally exempt from such Title II rules. On Dec. 18, CTIA representatives met with FCC officials, including ...

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Record-setting High-Speed Internet Now Available in Minneapolis – KSTP.com

Updated: 12/23/2014 8:23 PMCreated: 12/23/2014 7:19 PM KSTP.comBy: Tom Hauser A Minnetonka-based internet company began offering world-record fast internet service in Minneapolis on Tuesday.  How fast? "No one on planet earth offers 10-gig internet," says Joe Caldwell, co-CEO of US Internet.  "It does not exist unless you're a Fortune 50 company and you want to spend $20,000, $50,000 ...

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Rural Internet solution? Sheep with digital collars could become Wi-Fi hotspots – Syracuse.com

Rural areas with limited Internet and Wi-Fi access could get a major upgrade in the future with the help of sheep and the Internet of Things (IoT). Computer scientist and Lancaster University Professor Gordon Blair is hoping to bring the Wales countryside up to speed with urban areas, according The Daily Mail. With a £171,000 ($267,000) ...

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Check it out: Libraries letting people borrow wireless Internet access – KWCH

HAYSVILLE, Kan. -You're used to borrowing books from the library.  Now more Kansas libraries are allowing people to borrow the Internet.  The Kansas Public Library system is expanding a pilot program, which allows people to check out portable WiFi hot spots. The program began in July in Newton and Salina.  It will soon be available at 19 other public ...

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Deltek: States dealing with cloud and security now, broadband and wireless later – Washington Post

By Derek Johnson, States frequently pay lip service to the importance of emerging technologies. But what IT tools and services do they most value? Some of the best tools for ascertaining this — outside of Deltek’s contracting database — are the annual lists of top priorities and technologies released by the National Association of State Chief Information ...

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High-speed Internet on its way to more schools – Knoxville News Sentinel

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to dramatically boost spending to bring high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas, a move that would likely increase Americans' phone bills by about $2 a year. Educators hailed the 60 percent jump in spending to $3.9 billion as critical to making ...

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Transit buses to offer wireless Internet next year – fox5sandiego.com

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× Transit buses to offer wireless Internet next year SAN DIEGO — Some bus commuters on three rapid transit routes in San Diego will enjoy wireless Internet access beginning late next year under a one-year pilot program approved Friday by the San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors. SANDAG will spend $275,000 on the test project, which will start ...

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