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AT&T demonstrated AirGig data link running along miniature power lines. It works with wooden, concrete or metal power poles, and multiple AirGig links can be installed in parallel along different wires.

AT&T AirGig could mean 100-megabit rural broadband in 2021

AT&T hopes its AirGig technology for piggybacking high-speed data links on power lines will arrive in 2021, potentially improving broadband in areas where it’s not economical to lay fiber-optic cables. AirGig doesn’t connect directly to houses. Instead, it sends data hopping along from power pole to power pole so it can traverse relatively long distances. […]

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Here come Wi-Fi 4, 5 and 6 in plan to simplify 802.11 networking names

Quick quiz: which is better, 802.11n or 802.11ac? The answer, if you’re familiar with Wi-Fi standards coming from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is 802.11ac — and by the way, the upcoming 802.11ax is better than both. But in an effort to make the wireless networking terms more useful and less like alphanumeric […]

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Verizon sees Apple Watch-fueled growth amid early ‘5G launch’

Verizon’s last few weeks brought dramatic highs and lows.  After taking preorders last month, Verizon kicked off October with the launch of its Verizon 5G Home broadband-replacement service, which it argues made it the first to the next-generation wireless technology (rivals would debate this point). But over the last two weeks, Verizon has had to […]

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Layoffs hit Verizon Media Group

Verizon is laying off 7 percent of its employees in its digital business as the phone company comes to grips with the hard realities of building a major media and advertising business to compete with Facebook and Google. A spokesman for the company confirmed Wednesday that the company had laid off about 800 employees in […]

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Why MoviePass failed (it’s probably not what you think)

I’ve heard the joke a hundred times: MoviePass failed because it gave away free money to subscribers. MoviePass Attempts To Increase Profitability By No Longer Mailing Out Free $500 A Month To Subscribers https://t.co/2szUIcrpz1 pic.twitter.com/Tq5tc0cebi — The Onion (@TheOnion) August 16, 2018 It’s funny because it makes sense! If you pay $10 a month for […]

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FCC limits fees cities can charge for 5G deployment

The Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday to limit how much local governments can charge wireless companies to attach small radios to utility poles when deploying next-generation 5G service. The three Republicans on the FCC said the plan will streamline the process for installing 5G gear and save wireless providers an estimated $2 billion, which can […]

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Verizon’s 5G home broadband launches in October and starts at $50

5G is about to cross the threshold between hype and reality. It’s about time.  Verizon on Tuesday said installation for its 5G home broadband service, Verizon 5G Home, will start Oct. 1, with service to begin once the installation is complete. Customers in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California, can start ordering the service, […]

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Mint Mobile’s Super Bowl offer: $20 for three months of service

Chunky-style milk, anyone? In case you missed it, that was the cornerstone of Mint Mobile’s Super Bowl ad yesterday — arguably one of the few entertaining things about that horrifically dull game. Me, I’ll stick with almond milk, thank you very much. But I’ll note that Mint’s latest trial offer is pretty darn good: Three […]

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Pokemon Go to add PVP mode by end of year

The insanely popular mobile game of 2016, Pokemon Go, will get a much anticipated feature by the end of the year. As reported by the Polish news site Gram, Niantic’s head of marketing for the European, Middle Eastern and African regions, Anne Beuttenmüller, gave a Q&A about the software company’s future plans. In addition to […]

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Google Hangouts gets hung out to dry in 2020, report says

Google will reportedly kill off its Hangouts chat app in 2020. The reported move may not surprise many because the company has shifted its focus to other communication platforms. Last year, Google said it was ‘evolving‘ Hangouts to focus on two new services: Hangouts Meet, a video conferencing feature, and Hangouts Chat, a messaging platform […]