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    1. What price for free wi-fi?

      Explore BBC - Homepage (Jul 28 2014)

      What price for free wi-fi?

      How businesses hope to learn more about us by offering free wi-fi.

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    2. Mallinson: When it comes to roaming, mobile networks now beat Wi-Fi on a number of levels

      Explore fiercewireless.com (Jul 28 2014)

      Mallinson: When it comes to roaming, mobile networks now beat Wi-Fi on a number of levels

      European regulation and competition have already made voice and text roaming affordable and widely used. One way or another, within the next few years, mobile data roaming will also become the norm for the majority travelling to most frequently-visited nations.

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    3. Survey: Detroit Metro has nation's fastest airport Wi-Fi

      Explore Crain's Detroit Business (Jul 27 2014)

      Survey: Detroit Metro has nation's fastest airport Wi-Fi

      In fact, at 4.63 megabits per second (mbps), it's the fastest airport for average connectivity in the country, according to a new summer travel survey of Wi-Fi at airports, hotels and beaches by the Denver-based mobile and networks analytics firm WeFi Inc.

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    4. De Blasio Seeks to Narrow NYC Digital Divide With Wi-Fi

      Explore Businessweek (Jul 25 2014)

      De Blasio Seeks to Narrow NYC Digital Divide With Wi-Fi

      About 60 U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston, have joined New York in planning to install citywide free outdoor Wi-Fi . Even so, the U.S. lags behind other countries in high-speed Internet access, according to the New America Foundation's ...

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    5. New wireless standard Hotspot 2.0 faces hurdles, say analysts

      Explore The Malay Mail Online (Jul 24 2014)

      New wireless standard Hotspot 2.0 faces hurdles, say analysts

      Dave Wright technical marketing engineer for Ruckus Wireless, says Hotspot 2.0, the next-generation standard and an evolution of today's WiFi standards, is the answer to some of the limitations faced by business executives who want to get connected in ...

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    6. This Website Will Help You Avoid Hotels With Awful WiFi

      Explore businessinsider.com (Jul 24 2014)

      This Website Will Help You Avoid Hotels With Awful WiFi

      Sure, most hotels say they offer free WiFi. But we've all experienced the anguish of not being able to check our work emails (read: stream TV shows) because the connection is just too slow.

      A new website called Hotel WiFi Test is now helping us avoid those painful situations.

      The site is super simple. You just type in a location, and it will give you a list of hotels it has tested and show you the speed of the WiFi at those locations.

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    7. Fast Wi-Fi, nifty interfaces are nice, Comcast, but customers clearly want better

      Explore fiercecable.com (Jul 24 2014)

      Fast Wi-Fi, nifty interfaces are nice, Comcast, but customers clearly want better

      "We do feel confident that there are measurable improvements in the experience we are offering customers, this includes faster broadband speeds, best in home Wi-Fi , more content choices on more devices, and what we believe is the best user interface and ...

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    8. Wi-Fi security boost just over the horizon

      Explore zdnet.com (Jul 24 2014)

      Wi-Fi security boost just over the horizon

      Considering how important Wi-Fi is and how widespread it has become, security for Wi-Fi has been a fairly static field for years. There are many problems with the protocols and with specific implementations, but the solutions tend to be to use other ...

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    9. Vodafone: 100% population coverage in NZ with current terrestrial technology

      Explore Computerworld (Jul 23 2014)

      Vodafone: 100% population coverage in NZ with current terrestrial technology

      TB: Wi-Fi is interesting. In my opinion it has been a stopgap because I guess it's the way plans have been constructed. It doesn't work as well as 4G; 4G works a lot better than Wi-Fi . Working on the ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) band, Wi-Fi can get ...

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    10. Google bolstering Starbucks' Wi-Fi speeds by up to 18x, says SpeedSpot

      Explore fiercewireless.com (Jul 23 2014)

      Google bolstering Starbucks' Wi-Fi speeds by up to 18x, says SpeedSpot

      People accessing the Wi-Fi service supplied by Google in certain Starbucks stores have been raving for months on social media about improved connectivity, and now SpeedSpot has confirmed that its users experienced up to 18 times faster download speeds at Starbucks locations that have swapped out their AT&T Mobility Wi-Fi service for Google's.

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    11. Wi-Fi influences flight selection – study

      Explore Travel Daily Media (Jul 23 2014)

      Wi-Fi influences flight selection – study

      In its second annual Wireless Connectivity survey, Honeywell Aerospace found that in-flight Wi-Fi is now a major factor dictating a passenger's decision-making, with some customers even paying more for a specific flight due to the provision of Wi-Fi .

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    12. Useless Pay Phones Are the Wi-Fi Future

      Explore Bloomberg View (Jul 22 2014)

      Useless Pay Phones Are the Wi-Fi Future

      Wi-Fi works by opening up the end of a telecommunications wire for shared use by devices using public airwaves for transmitting and receiving communications. Pay phones are connected to communication lines and power, which makes the city's call for ...

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    13. Mvno Rok Mobile aims to have 1M subs in next 12-15 months

      Explore fiercewireless.com (Jul 21 2014)

      Mvno Rok Mobile aims to have 1M subs in next 12-15 months

      ROK Mobile, the recently launched music-focused MVNO, aims to have 1 million total customers within the next 12-15 months, according to a ROK Chairman and co-Founder Jonathan Kendrick. He also said that ROK hopes to land a third U.S. carrier partner by the end of the year.

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    14. Google mulls transforming NYC pay phones into Wi-Fi hot spots

      Explore chicagotribune.com (Jul 20 2014)

      Google mulls transforming NYC pay phones into Wi-Fi hot spots

      NEW YORK _Google is among several technology companies considering a plan that uses pay-phone locations to give New Yorkers free wireless Internet access.

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    15. BT has potential to disrupt with UK business mobile service

      Explore fiercewireless.com (Jul 18 2014)

      BT has potential to disrupt with UK business mobile service

      BT plans to construct miniature mobile networks in the buildings of its business users as it makes its return to the UK mobile market for the first time since selling O2 in 2001.

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    16. Three UK confirms free London Underground Wi-Fi

      Explore TechRadar (Jul 16 2014)

      Three UK confirms free London Underground Wi-Fi

      Until now Three customers have been looking enviously along the platform as those on EE, Vodafone and O2 enjoy free Wi-Fi on the London Underground, but that's about to change. TechRadar sat down with Three's Director of Customer Strategy, Danny ...

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    17. Is It Prudent for Small Businesses to Offer Free Wi-Fi?

      Explore Business 2 Community (Jul 15 2014)

      Is It Prudent for Small Businesses to Offer Free Wi-Fi?

      Wi-Fi is extending its reach at a significant pace. And across the globe. It is being embraced by all. A large number of businesses are going for Wi-Fi – not only for performing the operations efficiently, but also in another form. There are several organizations ...

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    18. Lowenstein's View: 10 'Uncarrier' offerings I'd like to see… What are yours?

      Explore fiercewireless.com (Jul 15 2014)

      Lowenstein's View: 10 'Uncarrier' offerings I'd like to see… What are yours?

      10. Instead of " Wi-Fi First", How About ' Wi-Fi Friendly' Plans? As long there are usage-based cellular plans, Wi-Fi will be an important tool for consumers to manage their spending. There are Wi-Fi First MVNOs such as Republic Wireless and Scratch Wireless.

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    19. Facebook Pilots Free WiFi For Students' Homes

      Explore TechCrunch (Jul 15 2014)

      Just as the FCC has approved a plan to invest $2 billion into U.S. schools to improve WiFi , Facebook is taking a step to improve WiFi for students in their homes. Today the company is announcing a pilot in North Carolina to provide free WiFi -based ...

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    20. Comcast Just Spent Millions To Connect Everything In Your Home To The Internet

      Explore businessinsider.com (Jul 14 2014)

      Comcast Just Spent Millions To Connect Everything In Your Home To The Internet

      Comcast has agreed to acquire PowerCloud Systems, a WiFi-monitoring and analytics service provider, according to TechCrunch. The exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, but TechCrunch says the deal was under $50 million.

      Launched in 2008 as a spinoff from Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), PowerCloud Systems specializes in WiFi management systems control.

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