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Industry Leaders Support Wireless Competition

March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

These letters are all generated from supporters to get all of America—rural and urban alike—connected. To join this effort, visit http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs//hotdocket/list and submit your comment to Proceeding Number 11-109. When deadly tornadoes swept through Eastern Kentucky in early March, power and phone lines went down, rendering emergency responders without communications. Terry Stewart of the Gateway […]

Support Wireless Competition

February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Recently, President Obama delivered his fourth State of the Union address. It was the second consecutive year he addressed the nation’s impending broadband crisis as part of the broader need to repair America’s infrastructure. The President strongly believes that we need to take action: “So much of America needs to be rebuilt. We’ve got…an incomplete […]

A Look Back: Mobile in 2011

January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

As the above video states,“2011 wasn’t just the year of mobile. It was the year mobile took over the world.” As mobile continues to infiltrate our daily lives, data usage will surge. More people with more devices pulling more data will require more spectrum – the airwaves that all that data traffic runs on. However, […]

Finite Spectrum, Infinite Demand

December 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

There’s no debate that America has fallen behind other, less-developed countries in building the network of tomorrow. By download speeds, we rank behind Romania and Bulgaria. More people per capita have mobile broadband in Kuwait and Australia than in the U.S. At a CQ Roll Call forum on spectrum scarcity last week, Representative Cliff Stearns […]

GPS Expert Demonstrates Wireless Technology Coexistence

November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

“LightSquared can complement GPS. Not only can [it] coexist, it can complement.” That’s how Javad Ashjaee, the father of precision GPS, began his 45 minute presentation to the National Space-based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board. The meeting included representatives from GPS manufacturers, the military, the scientific community, and the Wireless for America Alliance. A […]

Broadband in Your Backyard

November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Which has a higher rate of broadband adoption: Georgia or Monaco? New Jersey or Liechtenstein? California or South Korea? The answers may surprise you. Using data collected by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Wireless for America state-by-state broadband adoption map offers some startling statistics about how individual U.S. states […]

What is Wireless for America?

October 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

America’s airwaves are congested and getting more congested every day. Smart phones consume 24 more data on average than a regular cell phone. A tablet consumes five times as much network capacity as a smart phone. In 24 months, wireless data capacity will run out and the information streaming to our phones and tablets will […]