Cox Launches Wireless Service
Today Cox Communications launched its own wireless service in several test markets in the U.S. Using CDMA equipment from Huawei and the 700MHz and 1700MHz spectrum that it won in two separate auctions, Cox is offering cellular service in Hampton Roads, Va.; Omaha, Neb.; and Orange County, Calif. on a test basis, with full roll-outs in those markets expected for early 2010. Cox said it hopes to expand quickly, and plans to open retail stores to sell its services. Cox has a roaming agreement in place with Sprint, which will provide service in areas not served by Cox. Cox didn't provide any information about what device or devices it is offering to use on its new wireless service. Cox did say that it will eventually upgrade its network to Long Term Evolution.
Facebook Debuts Instant Articles for Faster News
Facebook unwrapped a new service for publishers this week called Instant Articles. According to Facebook, it takes an average of eight seconds to load articles on smartphones through the newsfeed.
T-Mobile Targets Rural Areas for 600 MHz Service, Starting with Cheyenne
T-Mobile today said it has activated its first 600 MHz cell site in Cheyenne, Wyo. T-Mobile is using Nokia equipment to provide LTE coverage across Cheyenne in the 600 MHz band.
Verizon Plans to Use 5G for Residential Broadband In 2018
Verizon Wireless today said it will launch 5G service next year in up to five markets around the country. Rather than provide wireless service, however, the 5G will be offered to residential customers as an alternative to copper or fiber for in-home broadband.
Charter Joins Comcast with Plans to Launch Wireless
Charter Communications followed Comcast's lead this week and also disclosed plans to offer wireless service in the future. Charter's offering will mirror that of Comcast's.
Sprint Rolls Out 30-Day Risk-Free Test Drive
Sprint today said it will allow customers to test its network and service for 30 days with a satisfaction guarantee. Customers who aren't satisfied with their service can seek a full refund of all device and service fees up to 30 days after the point of inception.
let it begin.....
But now hmmmm.
Pocket_Girl naughty naughty.
Your mind went WHERE when you saw that word???
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