Sprint is trying to convince investors that it really could be the comeback story of the year -- next year. Or maybe the year after.
Sprint is losing its most valuable subscribers to its biggest rivals. Shares are plummeting. And its once-leading 4G coverage is getting passed by.
The days of all-you-can-surf broadband are vanishing.
Once again, there are rumblings that the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers may merge to form a larger combined No. 3. But would this be enough to keep the U.S. wireless market competitive for consumers?
How's the broadband access in your community -- or perhaps in other places where you'd like to live, work or send your kids to school?
A Democratic plan to build a nationwide, interoperable broadband network is essential to public safety, according to members of a panel testifying at a Senate committee hearing who are calling for a new model for wireless communications.
If you've followed broadband discussions in Washington, DC, then you've heard that wireless is the future of communications.
Hispanics in the United States are less likely than whites to access the internet, have a home broadband connection or own a cell phone, according to a study by the Pew Hispanic Center released Wednesday.
The Federal Communications Commission is releasing the details of its new net neutrality Order in stages. Although the FCC's new ban on "unreasonable discrimination" for wired ISPs allows certain kinds of traffic discrimination (not all bits need be equal), the agency made clear after Tuesday's meeting that "paid prioritization" deals with Internet companies are unlikely to be allowed.
You've seen the 4G advertisements from T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon, bragging about a much-better wireless network with blazing fast speeds.
The Obama administration on Wednesday outlined its plan for the future of an open -- or at least a kind-of-open -- internet.
A virtual slugfest over online movies between Comcast and a Netflix partner has movie fans and net-neutrality advocates up in arms.
If you use mobile data services outside your wireless carrier's network coverage area, you could get a nasty surprise in your bill.
Despite widespread increases in use of broadband internet, the Web today still doesn't accurately represent the racial demographics of America.
Before Tuesday's midterm elections, there were 95 House and Senate candidates who pledged support for Net neutrality, a bill that would force Internet providers to not charge users more for certain kinds of Web content.
Clearwire on Monday unveiled "Rover," a pay-as-you-go 4G network that it hopes will attract new users to its flailing and unprofitable mobile broadband service.
As I read the criticism of Google and Verizon's supposed evil plan to demolish the Internet, and as I hear about "protests" of several dozen people at Google's headquarters, I scratch my head and wonder: am I missing something?
Intel will buy Texas Instruments' cable modem product line, the company said Monday.
Facebook and Google, two of the world's biggest and most influential online companies, are duking it out in a very public battle over who should control the Internet.
If Google and Verizon hope to get their joint policy proposal on Net neutrality through Congress, they'll have to go through Facebook first.
Net neutrality supporters say they're unhappy that the Verizon Communications and Google proposal for new net neutrality rules does not go far enough.
Google and Verizon unveiled a joint policy proposal for an open Internet standard known as "Net neutrality" on Monday.
In his recent CNN.com opinion piece, "Net neutrality is foremost free speech issue of our time," Sen. Al Franken claims that "our free speech rights are under assault -- not from the government but from corporations seeking to control the flow of information in America."
President Barack Obama on Friday announced new government investments in 66 projects to expand broadband connections in rural and poor areas across the country.
More Americans are using more and smarter mobile phones, and consuming more data via those devices. But can wireless broadband service keep pace with this growing need?
Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband internet access a legal right for all citizens.
Your Internet bill will go up $50 a month! You won't be able to access your favorite Web site! Your Internet connection is going to slow to a crawl!
Verizon Wireless could make good on its promise to get 4G wireless broadband to rural America.
People in the United States basically invented the Internet. So U.S. connections must be the fastest and cheapest in the world, right?
The 4G revolution in wireless won't just make Web surfing on your mobile phone faster; it could help you say good-bye to traditional cable and DSL broadband.
The race to win a new, ultra-fast broadband network from Google is heating up - or cooling off if you're the mayor of Duluth, Minnesota. He recently took a dip in the chilly waters of Lake Superior to get the search giant's attention.
The United States has big problems with broadband access, speed and cost, but the Federal Communications Commission's solutions may be too weak to have any lasting impact.
CNN's Ali Velshi explains the FCC's plan to expand broadband Internet access and how it will benefit Americans.
Google said Wednesday that it will start testing a new broadband network that will deliver speeds of more than 100 times faster than traditional broadband.
Affordability is one of the main reasons why nearly one-third of Americans do not have broadband at home, a recent Federal Communications Commission survey found.
There's been a lot of talk in 2009 about the next generation of wireless technology, known as 4G wireless broadband, but the current generation of 3G wireless technology is far from dead.
Sprint is betting the farm on the WiMax standard. The U.S. mobile phone carrier's customers are melting away. Yet it has scrimped on cellular network capex to double down on wireless broadband. Putting another $1 billion into cash-burning partner Clearwire, while a rival technology is catching up, amounts to a binary bet for shareholders.
Net neutrality supporters may be celebrating the Federal Communications Commission's unanimous vote Thursday to begin developing open Internet regulation, but the battle is far from over as the yet-to-be-written regulation is already facing Congressional opposition and will also likely be challenged in court.
The government's case in what it is calling the largest insider trading case involving a U.S. hedge fund contains a detailed list of trades involving household-name companies.
Wiring the nation for high-speed Internet access is an ambitious plan...so ambitious that the the government's servers slowed to a crawl last week from the influx of interest.
Fast Internet access is a luxury most businesses take for granted these days, but in remote areas of the country, the staticky crackle of a dial-up modem connection remains a familiar sound. A $7.2 billion stimulus initiative aims to expand broadband access and speed up the modem's extinction.
Verizon Communications has had a change of heart about using Wi-Fi to extend its wireless broadband offering as the company announces free access to Wi-Fi hot spots for its Fios and DSL Internet customers.
Americans would rather keep their Internet connections than keep their cell phone or television service, a new study found.
Verizon Wireless will start selling Netbook computers from Hewlett-Packard starting May 17, the company said in a statement released Thursday.
I'm zipping through the streets of Portland, Ore., in a Lincoln Navigator while a "Knight Rider" episode streams over the Internet to a screen mounted to the car's dashboard.
A few days ago we jokingly opined that arguing about the deployment of high-speed data networks was a bit like fighting about world peace: Who could ever quibble with it?
So president-elect Barack Obama wants to make the deployment of broadband Internet networks part of a sweeping stimulus package that he hopes would create new jobs, update the nation's hospitals, schools and other facilities, and lift the United States out of recession.
Move over, Korea and Japan. Australia may soon be the envy of the world when it comes to advanced wireless networks and services.
For the last couple years, depending on who you asked, WiMax was either bound for spectacular success or it was dead on arrival.
The number of new high-speed Internet subscribers in the United States fell in the second quarter to the lowest level since a research company began tracking the broadband market seven years ago
WiMax hopes were revived Wednesday morning, and once again the wireless broadband opportunity is huge - in more ways than one. The big buzz around the wealth of mobile Net potential is almost overshadowed by the massive tab that even six tech giants can't fully cover.
Clearwire and Sprint Nextel will combine their wireless broadband units to create a $14.55 billion communications company
The electric industry has been talking for decades about bringing the nation's antiquated, inefficient, glitch-prone energy grid into the Computer Age. Now, with energy demand rising twice as fast as supply, it's finally happening, thanks to a rare alignment of interests - government, business, consumer, and environmental.
As the bloody battle over subscribers between Comcast and its phone and satellite rivals continues at a virtual draw, the cable giant is looking ahead to a new wireless broadband arena: WiMax.
WiMax may not be dead after all.
Intel's got a big problem. With component prices falling amid weakening computer spending, the giant chipmaker is betting heavily that WiMax is the future of wireless broadband. That's an expensive gamble.
In 2004, President Bush pledged that all Americans should have affordable access to high-speed Internet service by 2007. A report to be released Thursday by the administration says it has succeeded -- mostly
A few weeks ago, Sprint Nextel and Clearwire, an upstart wireless company backed by cellular pioneer Craig McCaw, severed plans to jointly build wireless broadband services, a venture that was supposed to accelerate the nationwide rollout of a technology called WiMax.
Google Inc. has made its biggest move yet on the U.S. mobile Web market by signing a deal with Sprint Nextel Corp. that positions the Internet company to build services to run on Sprint's planned WiMAX high-speed wireless network.
Almost a year after Sprint Nextel Corp. announced it would develop a mobile broadband network using WiMax technology, the wireless provider said Thursday it was teaming up with competing provider Clearwire Corp. to help build it
Europe's media and telecommunications industries are suiting up for another battle over valuable airspace. With large swaths of spectrum coming up for sale over the next two years, broadcasters, mobile-phone operators and providers backing new wireless technologies like WiMAX are jockeying to influence how regulators in Britain and across the continent will handle the allocation.
When people ask me what I think is the most important trend in technology today, I always answer the same way. It's not Web 2.0, Open Source software or Google's growing power. The most important trend in technology is how it is boosting economic development around the world.
The Disruptor: Clearwire
Craig McCaw, it appears, has done it again.
AOL has a serious case of Yahoo envy.
About a year ago, I asked Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons why he was so committed to controlling a cable company.
SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - The first-quarter earnings that EarthLink announced today illustrate its plight. While the Internet service provider is still profitable, dial-up revenues dropped 18 percent from the same period last year, broadband revenues increased a mere 6 percent, and earnings-per-share dropped nearly 50 percent to 12 cents per share.
Amid much fanfare, several big cities have announced plans to build wireless broadband networks using Wi-Fi to provide fast Internet access broadband services for free, or at deep discounts to those offered by cable operators or phone companies.
Say you run a telephone company. You're spending billions to string superfast Internet connections to American homes. Why wouldn't you want to use those broadband pipes--which your shareholders pai...
Say you run a telephone company. You're spending billions to string superfast Internet connections to American homes. Why wouldn't you want to use those broadband pipes -- which your shareholders paid for -- to block competitors, to sell services, to sign sweetheart deals with content providers?
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INTERNET RADIO kerbango! RCA/November 2000/$299
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