Recently this week, Google has officially announced its Google Stations project, with the objective of delivering free Wi-Fi connections inside trains and buses across the globe. The tech giant has actually began this movement (or something like it) last year when it started bringing free Internet service to train and bus stations in India. Moving forward though, Google is envisioning country in the world to have a similar experience.
Google is currently trying to get approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in order to conduct some tests in the 3.5 GigaHertz band in up to 24 locations in the United States, including the San Francisco, Boulder, Colorado, and Provo in Utah. According the application filed by Google to the FCC, the end user devices (EUDs) seeking approval for use will be utilized by employees of Google, the company’s contractors, and potentially, a group of certified testers handpicked by Google, with close supervision.
The Federal Communications Commission has established new rules that should give mobile operators some slack in rolling out small cells and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), especially in preparation for their respective future deployments of their 5G network service in the United States market.
After almost half a decade in pilot form, iCanConnect, the program created by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to supply communications equipment to the deaf and blind in the United States is now permanent.
Ting has lowered the rates of its monthly data blocks, which means that customers of the carrier get to enjoy the same quantity of data gigabytes as before, but for a lesser price this time (see summary below). The changes to its pricing structure should come as welcome news to customers of Ting, especially those with more than average data requirements.
Apple has recently launched the fourth beta of iOS 10, the upcoming newest version of its iOS mobile operating system. In releasing this beta, the iPhone maker took the opportunity to include a hundred new emoji. For those who want a sneak preview, they can head to Apple’s official website and see for themselves.
Sure, Apple may have named the Pokemon Go mobile game as the most downloaded app in its first week ever in the App Store, taking in about $1.6 million on iOS alone on a daily basis. However, according to a new report that surfaced this week, it appears that the phenomenally successful augmented reality game’s user base may have already plateaued.
A week ago, Republican supporters consumed Super Bowl level loads at the Republican National Convention (RNC) held in the city of Cleveland in Ohio. This week, the same thing is likely to happen in the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, where the Democratic National Convention will take place. Wireless carriers, however, are ready to handle all that mobile data.
Reports have indicated that the biggest wireless carrier in America will be the likely buyer of Yahoo! Inc. It is also quite possible that the completion of the acquisition will be made official in the next few days. Of course, the deal will have some significant repercussions. Chief among them will be the end of the Marissa Mayer’s reign as the chief executive officer of Yahoo. During her time as CEO of Yahoo, Mayer had worked to rejuvenate the ailing Yahoo brand, but her tenure was far from being controversy free.
America’s major wireless carriers as well as cable operators are beefing up their respective networks, especially in cities such as Cleveland in Ohio and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, which happen to be the hosts of this summer’s Republican and Democratic conventions. Why, you ask? To make sure that the tens of thousands of political supporters and spectators who follow the conventions enjoy reliable access to Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram using their mobile devices.