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The FCC said today that it will open up a public comment period seeking information on the issue of high prices and a lack of availability for middle mile and backhaul access for wired and wireless broadband providers. While the average consumer may not care about […] Read more »

[qi:004] Cable One, a cable provider serving 720,000 customers in 19 states, has apparently brought congestion pricing for broadband access to the U.S., according to a post over at DSLReports. Such pricing plans limit speeds at certain times based on the assumption that the network will […] Read more »

EMC is planning to launch a cloud computing service to compliment its Atmos on-demand storage service at the end of this month, according to a vendor working with the storage giant on the project.  The computing cloud will be built on Cisco’s Unified Computing System gear, […] Read more »

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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski appreciates the wireless industry and plans to help it get access to more spectrum, to make the process of siting mobile towers faster and to roll out faster middle-mile connections in rural and urban areas, all in an effort to improve the […] Read more »

[qi:gigaom_icon_cloud-computing] The Central Intelligence Agency “endorses cloud computing, but only internally,” according to an article today at ComputerWorld, which has me thinking it is more likely embracing the concept of delivering IT as a service from a single resource pool espoused by HP rather than the […] Read more »

IBM said today that it now has a storage infrastructure cloud aimed at enterprise customers who need a private, on-premise or IBM-hosted cloud. A public version will follow soon. Sure, everyone has a storage component combined with their infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) clouds, but what’s notable here is […] Read more »

Updated with detail from the conference call: Verizon and Google today said the carrier plans to launch Android handsets sometime in “the next few weeks,” and that the search giant will create Android-based devices preloaded with apps that will run on Verizon’s network. Straight off its […] Read more »

Amazon today released a series of APIs as part of its new Amazon Mobile Payments Service that allow developers to build mobile payments into their applications, and to tie them to Amazon’s 1-Click payment option. For developers this gives them a way to let consumers buy things […] Read more »

Brocade, which makes switches and storage networking gear that connect servers to the storage and communications networks inside data centers, has put itself up for sale, according to the Wall Street Journal. Such a move makes sense as the worlds of networking and servers converge in […] Read more »

The hype cycle around wireless power has been gathering a charge ever since Intel wowed folks at its IDF conference last year with a demo of wireless charging. Then over the summer, a TED video surfaced with a similar demo, starring the CEO of WiTricity. And […] Read more »

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When it comes to cloud computing, the good news for companies offering everything that isn’t software as a service is that there’s still plenty of time to get your offerings into the market, according to a report released today from Forrester that takes the current temperature […] Read more »

[qi:004] Combine net neutrality, a rapping venture capitalist and Shakira’s catchy song “Hips Don’t Lie” into a web video and you’d think you’d have all the makings of a viral Internet success. But man, the first CultureLick video, starring Drue Kataoka and Randi Zuckerberg, is just […] Read more »

[qi:061] So far this week, more than 15 organizations have filed their comments addressing the Federal Communications Commission inquiry about competition and innovation in the wireless industry, and they’re pretty much what one would expect. The major wireless carriers go to great lengths to tout their […] Read more »

Broadband speeds as advertised by service providers are only part of the equation when it comes to assessing overall broadband quality, according to a study out today by the Oxford University’s Said Business School and the University of Oviedo’s Department of Applied Economics. The study, which […] Read more »

Cisco today offered to buy Tandberg, a Norwegian company that makes video conferencing equipment, for $3 billion in cash, a move that would give it a broader customer base, a bunch of legacy gear as well as a name in the teleconferencing market. And why wouldn’t […] Read more »

Cisco today offered to buy Tandberg, a Norwegian company that makes video conferencing equipment, for $3 billion in cash, a move that would give it a broader customer base, a bunch of legacy gear as well as a name in the teleconferencing market. Cisco’s love of video […] Read more »

[qi:gigaom_icon_cloud-computing] IBM tomorrow is expected to open its test and development cloud to a public beta after serving about 600 customers in a private beta. Some in the cloud community were disappointed when Big Blue announced plans for the test and development cloud in June but […] Read more »

AT&T today confirmed that it will sell the first dual-mode cellular and satellite smartphone that will offer satellite connectivity from TerreStar’s network when in remote areas. The Genus phone will be out in the first quarter of next year for business and government clients, although AT&T […] Read more »

Qualcomm  may have to change its licensing agreements related to its chips in Japan after the country’s Fair Trade Commission today ordered it to change the terms of those agreements that give it free access to patents held by manufacturers that use its chips. Qualcomm has […] Read more »

We’ve spilled a lot of digital ink on the need for backhaul for next-generation (and even current generation) wireless networks, so while at the FTTH show in Houston, I chatted with Geoff Burke, director of marketing for Calix, a provider of optical equipment for carriers, about […] Read more »

Verizon Chief Technology Officer Dick Lynch said today that in the coming years, wired broadband will likely be sold in packages based on the amount of data a person wants to consume, much like wireless broadband is sold today. In comments made to press at the […] Read more »

Alcatel-Lucent today said that scientists at Bell Labs have set an optical transmission record that could deliver data about 10 times faster than current undersea cables,  resulting in speeds of more than 100 Petabits per second.kilometer.  A petawhat? This translates to the equivalent of about 100 […] Read more »

Xerox, the document management company, said today it will buy Affiliated Computing Systems in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $6.4 billion. The combination of the two companies highlights the convergence of corporate documents and the cloud as with the ACS buy, Xerox will now manage not […] Read more »

Last week ARM, the company that licenses its low-power cores to those building everything from mobile phones to consumer home devices, announced a new iteration of its A-9 family of processor cores that can achieve speeds of 2 GHz. Dubbed Ospery, ARM hopes this design will […] Read more »

[qi:gigaom_icon_chip] Microsoft and Intel this summer both snapped up companies with technology that helps software developers build programs that take advantage of multicore chips. Last July I pulled together a list of five startups to watch in the multicore programming space, and prompted by Microsoft announcing on […] Read more »

Will the AT&T network collapse under the weight of photo-happy iPhone users sending MMS messages? That’s the crucial question behind today’s launch of picture messaging capability on the AT&T network, which has been dogged by criticism since the first iPhone launch. Despite the explanatory video offered […] Read more »

After reading a report out today from the National Broadband Coalition, I found myself thinking about conversations in recent weeks with guys from Cisco and my colleagues about how far the U.S. needs to go when it comes to fast broadband. The report tries to help […] Read more »

The Federal Communications Commission has opened a separate request for comments on the use and allocation of spectrum to go more in-depth on issues raised as part of its National Broadband Plan. The agency will seek comments through Oct. 23, “on the sufficiency of current spectrum […] Read more »

Updated: Senate Republicans last night backed off a plan aimed at popping the net neutrality balloon floated by the FCC on Monday, according to the Washington Post. This is smart thinking, as there’s still much to learn and a lot less to fear about the proposed […] Read more »

If I were to bet on a device that would benefit most from wireless access, it wouldn’t be a digital book reader, not in a nation where roughly half the people don’t read novels. A personal navigation device, an MP3 player on which one can download songs, even a handheld gaming unit all seem to be more popular with consumers — and offer better opportunities to show off wireless access. So why the focus on e-readers? Read more »

80Legs, a startup that aggregates CPU cycles and bandwidth to offer companies a Google-like web crawling service on demand, today launched its public beta at the DEMO conference in San Diego. The Houston-based company has raised $400,000 from Creeris Ventures to provide its web crawling service. 80Legs […] Read more »

Infochimps, an Austin, Texas, statup launching today at DEMO, is marrying cutting-edge technology such as cloud computing and crowdsourcing with old-school efforts like aggregating data to create a marketplace for information sets. The startup takes data — from that of publicly available sources like the U.S. […] Read more »

Texas Instruments today launched a calculator for the iPhone that will cost $14.99 and perform all the functions of its BAII financial calculator. The move is a watershed moment for this scion of high-end calculators (yes, I know about HP, but TI is in my home […] Read more »

[qi:105] Creating a formalized set of rules around net neutrality and applying them to all networks, a process announced today by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, isn’t as threatening a proposition as the major ISPs would have you believe. But the principles of net neutrality, […] Read more »

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, today outlined a framework aimed at ensuring that both wireline and wireless carriers don’t discriminate against traffic traversing their networks based on the type of traffic or the application. We speculated on Friday that he would outline […] Read more »

Dell said today it would pay $3.9 billion to purchase IT services company Perot Systems in a deal designed to help the computer giant compete as the business of supplying computer hardware becomes more entwined with offering services — from unified computing packages to fully-formed computing […] Read more »

Google today made public the redacted parts of its  letter addressed to the Federal Communications Commission written after Apple had rejected the Google Voice application from the iPhone. The redacted portion of the filing shows that Apple did reject Google Voice and Google Latitude, a location-aware […] Read more »

Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg yesterday said the giant carrier is giving up on the landline and will be reorganized to reflect those changes. He cited the inevitable decline in landline subscriptions and said that video is the core product in this new era of telecommunications (notice […] Read more »

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