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With lights back on, cell service returns for many Sandy victims

Wireless phone service is quickly winking back on for millions of people after commercial power companies restore electricity to thousands of customers in hard-hit areas after superstorm Sandy.

By November 3, 2012


Wi-Fi roaming programs join forces

The Wi-Fi Alliance will certify products using a Wireless Broadband Alliance roaming standard. The technology lets one operator's subscribers use another's Wi-Fi network.

By June 24, 2011


Snowe, Kerry introduce spectrum inventory bill

The bipartisan legislation would require the FCC and NTIA to complete a long-overdue inventory of spectrum licenses, paving the way for reallocations needed for mobile broadband users.

By March 2, 2011


Alcatel-Lucent shrinks cell tower technology

Alcatel-Lucent has developed a modular system that greatly reduces the footprint of a cell phone tower and bay station.

By February 8, 2011


Cisco sees 26-fold wireless data increase in 5 years

Cisco Systems' latest networking forecast predicts that wireless data traffic is expected to grow to 6.3 exabytes by 2015 as networks and devices improve and more tablets come on the scene.

By February 1, 2011


Canadian firm plans 78-satellite Net service

MSCI is taking a different approach to try to relieve the congestion that's sullying the smartphone experience.

By January 19, 2011


All you need to know about a (possible) Verizon iPhone

If you're hoping for a Verizon iPhone, CNET tells you what you can expect if the device ever becomes a reality.

By October 15, 2010


AT&T takes the phone out of iPhone

Unreliable iPhone service prompts CNET's Elinor Mills to make fewer and shorter calls, when she even has service--and apparently she isn't alone.

By September 22, 2009


California city gets video surveillance fever

City of Richmond, Calif., shows off new real-time video surveillance system that uses wireless mesh network to monitor happenings at the port and high-crime neighborhoods.

By May 14, 2008


Gates taking a seat in your den

Microsoft's chairman chats with CNET News.com just before CES about his company's consumer push--and why he hasn't done a blog yet.

By January 5, 2005