FCC Issues New Broadband Stats

The FCC has issued a report (pdf) that claims that 78 percent of adults in the U.S. access the Internet and that 67 percent have broadband at home. Before you go jumping up-and-down in excitement about these adoption rates, there are serious caveats and questions. The biggest caveat is how the FCC defined broadband:…continue reading →

Our 2009 12-City 3G Data Mega Test: AT&T Won

According to gizmodo.com [AT&T] has pretty consistently the fastest 3G network nationwide, followed closely—in downloads at least—by Verizon Wireless. Specifically: Download test: AT&T, 6 for 12; Verizon, 4 for 12 Upload test: AT&T, 12 for 12 Tested metro areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Maui, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco/Bay Area and Tampa. Participating: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Tested with stripped-down Acer Timeline laptops and 3G wireless modems from the telecos This is speed only! Not tested: Dropped voice calls Customer service Map coverage Posted via web from Kathy Gill's posterouscontinue reading →

AT&T isn’t working that hard on network upgrades

With some pretty damning evidence, both FSJ and Gizmodo are shouting at AT&T, which claims that they've upgraded their network although they've spent less each quarter on upgrades since the iPhone was introduced in 2007. [...] They've consistently made more money (80% more revenue compared to Q4 2007) from wireless data, yet on average, AT&T has spent less each quarter for network improvements.via tuaw.com Posted via web from Kathy Gill's posterouscontinue reading →