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Should You Pay Your Hotel to Use the Internet?

Kevin Richberg | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

What's the maximum rate you should pay for the use of your hotel's wi-fi signal on your next travel adventure? The savvy traveler would tell you that nothing over "totally free" is now (and should remain) the standard for this hotel amenity.

Should Wireless Carriers Be Nationalized?

Mike Elgan | Posted 12.10.2012 | San Francisco
Mike Elgan

I think we should consider a Constitutional amendment that privatizes the Postal Service and nationalizes the wireless carriers. The Internet plays the central political, social, cultural and economic role that the US Postal Service once did.

Pick Up On One and Let The Other One Ride

Everett Ehrlich | Posted 09.26.2012 | Technology
Everett Ehrlich

We should instead focus on doing whatever we can to spread high-speed connectivity everywhere and unleash its potential to create jobs and growth, improve such key sectors as education and health care, and empower individuals.

The President's New Digital Government Strategy Memo

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.24.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Having the world's most cutting-edge digital technologies and best technology departments won't improve government services for our citizens if we don't have sufficient and sustainable access to the mobile broadband spectrum.

White House Must Lead on Wireless

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.17.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The message is clear: Political gridlock and bureaucratic inertia in Washington must take a back seat to the more urgent tasks of moving our economy forward and putting the interests and needs of our citizens first.

Secrecy and Corruption at the NTIA

J.H. Snider | Posted 05.12.2012 | Technology
J.H. Snider

Anything short of this type of personal liability is unlikely to provide agency heads with an adequate incentive to comply with FOIA under circumstances when they believe that compliance could damage their careers.

Best of TEDTalks 2011, # 7: Wireless Data From Every Lightbulb

Harald Haas | Posted 12.16.2011 | Technology
Harald Haas

2011-12-16-harldhaassdfdf.jpgSoon when you switch on the light in the morning, that light will beam the latest news to your smartphone. From the breakfast table, you will be able to send emails through the table light.

Harald Haas On Lightbulb Data

Posted 12.16.2011 | Technology

jQuery(function($) { $('#ad_sharebox_260x60').prepend(''); }); In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are ex...

Amtrak Expands Wi-Fi Coverage, But With A Catch

Posted 12.31.2011 | Travel

Rail passengers in the Northeast will no longer have to book seats on Amtrak's pricey Acela to have access to Wi-Fi. Wireless internet access has been...

Selling Our Wireless Future

Yochai Benkler | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology
Yochai Benkler

As the deficit supercommittee searches every corner to make budgetary ends meet, one solution they are considering, "incentive auctions" of the TV bands, could threaten the future of wireless innovation.

Wi-Fi Coming To New York City Subways

| Kareem Johnson | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York

CHELSEA -- Straphangers eager to stay in touch with the outside world while traveling underground will soon be able to surf the web at four Chelsea st...

AT&T's T-Mobile Takeover Threatens Tech Startups

Edward J. Black | Posted 09.23.2011 | Technology
Edward J. Black

The proposed AT&T merger is a threat to the business model and shareholder value of every mobile Internet startup and emerging player expecting open access to the wireless Internet. Industry leaders need to speak up.

Schools To Get $9 Million To Give Students Wireless Internet Off Campus

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — Government officials are handing out $9 million to help schools extend wireless Internet connections beyond the classroom. The Fed...

A Dual Plan Hatched @CES to Tackle the Digital Divide

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

As we look forward, we must continue to work with public policy makers and the private sector on approaches to lower the cost of broadband so that Americans have equal access to the good jobs and economic and educational opportunities.

Good News For Commuters

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WiFi Coming To (Some) Subways It's been reported that the MTA is planning to bring Wi-Fi into six select stations. Plans are underway to have wirele...

Ward Shepherd Brings Free Wireless Internet To Poor South Carolina Town

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Entrepreneur Ward Sheperd is bringing free wireless internet to a poor South Carolina community, helping residents get access to information to help t...

Wireless Security is an Oxymoron, But There is Hope

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Siciliano

WiFi is everywhere. WiFi wasn't born to be secure. It was born to be convenient. Anyone using an open unsecured network risks exposing their data.

Ubiquitous Internet Approaching but Not Here Yet

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

While current 3G networks are fine for using a smartphone for e-mail, texting and limited Web access, they are not generally adequate for serious use of a computer or iPad-like device.

Three Good Reasons to Lock Down Your Wireless Network

Christopher Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

Remember, anyone driving or sitting in proximity to your business, home, or office may be within the exploitable footprint of Wi-Fi signal.

iPhone 4: Now with Price Gouging! (Courtesy of AT&T)

Josh Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Levy

Instead of thinking about the latest version of the game-changing smartphone, I'm mourning the end of the era of the unlimited data plan.

Six Ways To Get Online From Anywhere

Macworld | Glenn Fleishman, Macworld.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

We're all so accustomed to having Internet access in so many place -- at home, at the office, at airports, at coffee shops -- that it can be infuriati...

Comcast To Offer Wireless Service

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Corp. will become the first major cable TV operator to roll out wireless broadband outside of Wi-Fi hotspots as it launch...

Dispatch From Tokyo: The Economy, Music Biz & Google

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Joseph

Japan is still an odd hybrid of the past and the future. They've skipped the personal computer and gone straight to the cell phone, where much of e-traffic occurs.

Beijing Introduces Free Citywide Wireless Internet

Danwei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

June 25 is first day in the test phase of the 'Beijing Wicity Project' which aims to provide citizen's wireless internet access in much of downtown Be...

Bluetooth to Piggyback on Wi-Fi

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The popular wireless technology known as Bluetooth could get a lot faster next year by taking advantage of Wi-Fi technology already b...