What Is 5G?

At the end of 2017, the wireless industry came up with the first official 5G standard. AT&T; plans to launch mobile 5G in the US this year, Verizon says it will launch 5G for homes , and T-Mobile is working on a network to launch next year. At the end of 2017, the wireless industry […]

The Best Wireless Routers of 2018

With the gaggle of connected home products, smart TVs , smartphones , and other mobile devices ruling our lives, it’s more important than ever to outfit your home or business with a wireless router that can handle the increased demand for Wi-Fi connectivity. When choosing a new router, you should consider the size of your […]

Google Can’t Save ISP Competition, We Need to Save Ourselves

Maybe we’re doomed. The Verge noticed today that Google’s wireless broadband subsidiary, Webpass, is dropping out of Boston , part of Google’s general retreat from its original, ambitious, nationwide Google Fiber plans. Maybe we’re doomed. The Verge noticed today that Google’s wireless broadband subsidiary, Webpass, is You could say this is two steps forward, one […]

Facebook Is Still Serious About Connecting the World

BARCELONA–Facebook has spent the last several years experimenting with myriad ways to bring internet connectivity to the world, from dense urban centers to remote corners of the globe. It has laid down undersea cables and launched internet planes and drones , but Facebook’s most successful efforts have come through infrastructure partnerships and developing its own […]

5G Hysteria: Is the Trump Admin Planning a Nationalized Network?

Last month, the Trump administration previewed plans to “improve America’s digital infrastructure by deploying a secure 5G Internet capability nationwide.” But details were scant. Does that mean a public-private partnership involving spectrum allocation and wireless carrier investment, or an unprecedented plan to nationalize the nation’s 5G infrastructure? Last month, the Trump administration previewed plans to […]