Tag Archives: Wireless

'One Ring' Wireless Phone Scam | FCC.gov

The FCC has recently learned of a new phone scam targeting wireless consumers. Some wireless consumers are receiving calls from phone numbers with three-digit area codes that appear to be domestic, but are actually associated with international pay-per-call phone numbers.  These calls often disconnect after one ring, not giving the consumer time to answer the…
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9 out of 10 wireless 911 calls in DC don’t provide accurate location info

Newly available data shows that 90 percent of 911 calls made from wireless phones in Washington, DC, "were delivered without the accurate location information needed to find callers who are lost, confused, unconscious, or otherwise unable to share their location," the public interest group Find Me 911 reported today. Just 39,805 calls out of 385,341 over a…
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FCC chairman regrets that AT&T and Verizon control the best spectrum

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today provided an update on next year’s auction of broadcast TV spectrum to wireless carriers and said that having two national carriers control the best spectrum is harmful to competition. “Spectrum below 1 GHz—such as the Incentive Auction spectrum—has physical properties that increase the reach of mobile networks over long distances,”…
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More Than Standard Wi-Fi

At least as far back as 2010, analyst firms and industry experts were anticipating the number of connected devices would pass 20 billion by the year 2020. As some types of connected devices become ubiquitous—and as more types of devices become connected—it remains clear: end users need fast, reliable networks and well-performing devices. Last week,…
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