I can imagine the surprise when those who trust the Internet and view it as a 99.999% (“5-9s”) reliable network suddenly found themselves without it. In reality, the on and off ramps may not always be able to provide access.
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2014 Another Great Year for Wireless? – 01.15.2014
The trend for video over wireless is the primary reason for this continued increase in demand, and as more of us own more wirelessly-enabled devices, I don’t see any end in sight. more
Satellite Companies Turned Terrestrial – 08.26.2013
Does anyone remember Teledesic? Founded in the 1990s by Bill Gates, Craig McCaw, Paul Allen, and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Teledesic was to launch 840 low-earth orbiting satellites (LEOs) and provide data at the then blazing speed of 720 Kbps down and 100 Kbps up from the ground. more
Wi-Fi Invades the Car? – 04.11.2013
...except for some hotels, I have not been asked to pay for a Wi-Fi connection in the past two years. But that is what Audi and T-Mobile apparently expect us to do. At the time of purchase of the car, you can pay an additional $450 and get 30 months of Wi-Fi in your car, fed by T-Mobile’s 4G network. more
FirstNet and the Inspector General’s Report – 12.17.2014
Let’s hope that what comes out of this is more independence for FirstNet, leaving FirstNet to pick up the pace and get this network in the ground and operational. more
Is Partnering with FirstNet Possible? – 09.12.2014
As I see it, no meaningful private discussions means no partners. No partners means no more money for the network. No more money for the network means at some point FirstNet will not be able to continue to function, which means Public Safety will have lost the most important opportunity it will ever have to fix its interoperability problems. more
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