It is almost a universal truth that parents nowadays worry about their kids spending too much connected to the Internet. Well, it turns out, the inverse may also be true -- children are also expressing some concern especially if they feel their mom and dad is too engaged with the information superhighway.
According to Common Sense Media, teenage kids these days spend an average of six and a half hours every day busy with their mobile devices. Furthermore, teens apparently spend nearly nine hours daily devouring all types of media (internet, movies, music, and video games), and that does not account for media consumption related to school or for homework.
Over 170 groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), wrote a letter this week and sent it to Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and also Senators John Thune and Bill Nelson, in order to ask them to honor the net neutrality rules
This week, Google has started deploying an update to Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), now allowing users to view, copy, and even share the publisher’s own links, instead of the AMP URL. Apparently, some publishers have complained to Google that their traffic was reduced because of the changing of their own URLs to those that had Google in the name when being optimized for easier viewing on mobile devices.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently published a report (read the PDF file here) that states that even though zero rated data services generally do not violate net neutrality regulations, Verizon Wireless and AT&T, through their respective offerings, Go90 and DirecTV
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.