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New Toll-Free Line Provides Y2K Information To Consumers

“Release date: January 7, 1999  Release Number: HQ-99-012 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The President’s Council on Year 2000 Conversion today introduced 1-888-USA-4-Y2K, a new toll-free Y2K information line, and other Council initiatives for providing consumers information about the Year 2000 (Y2K) computer problem. ” Do you remember the tensions of twenty years ago as the world waited to see […]

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FirstNet Reaches Over 1 Million Connections

The FirstNet public safety communications platform – built with AT&T* in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) – is growing in a big way. More than 10,000 public safety agencies and organizations across the country have subscribed. And over 1 million FirstNet connections are in service, bringing first responders and those that support them the […]

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Apple buys Intel’s smartphone modem business

Apple will acquire “the majority” of Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion, the two companies announced today. Around 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, and Apple will acquire IP and equipment from Intel as well. The transaction is expected to close toward the end of the year. Intel won’t be getting out of the […]

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When China and the rest of the world adopt 5G and the US lags behind with 4G?

New technologies that need ultra high-speed data not feasible with 4G will potentially become reality. “The next generation of wireless tech is more than just a boost for your phone. Think self-driving cars, telemedicine and VR reaching their true potential.” Not just speed: 7 incredible things you can do with 5G “The (Chinese) government controls […]

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Google’s Balloon Internet is Coming to Kenya in 2019

It may be hard to imagine a modern day without the internet, but billions of people around the world still lack connectivity. Sure, the internet has its dregs, trolls and garbage content strewn across the web, but it also offers access to more information than all the world’s libraries. In order to bring the internet […]

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Should LTE provide 5 Mbps speeds, 10 Mbps or something else?

The FCC is opening a new proceeding to investigate the state of telecommunications in America, and as part of that effort the agency will seek comment on how mobile networks should perform across the country. Specifically, the FCC will investigate whether wireless carriers should provide 5 Mbps downloads/1 Mbps uploads, 10 Mbps downloads/3 Mbps uploads, […]

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It’s Never Too Early To Think About 6G

Companies have barely begun deploying 5G networks, but that just means researchers are thinking about what comes next? The first thought that popped into your head as soon as you read this article’s headline was likely something along the lines of “Wait, I thought we were still waiting on 5G.” And that’s true: This is […]

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Tunable third harmonic generation in graphene paves the way to high-speed optical communications and signal processing

Graphene Flagship researchers have shown for the first time gate tunable third harmonic generation in graphene. This research, led by Graphene Flagship Partner University of Cambridge, in Collaboration with Politecnico di Milano and IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genova and published in Nature Nanotechnology, could enable on-chip broadband optical switches for data transport in optical systems. […]

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GPS, how we communicate, navigate an increasingly complex world

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When Internet Providers won’t provide, innovation is needed

 

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