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Facebook takes a step forward with its Net-connectivity plane

Facebook's Connectivity Lab completed the first full test of Aquila, a solar-powered, unmanned aircraft that would beam Internet connectivity to remote, underserved areas of the world.

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Wireless on wheels? Cable can play at that game, too

When lots of people gather for concerts or sports events, cellular carriers often bring their networks to the scene with cell towers mounted on trucks, or COWs (cells on wheels). Not to be outdone, Comcast is joining the fray using...

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Riding the new Wi-Fi wave (part 2)

Easy setup and a handy app makes this Wi-Fi system a winner.

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15% off Google OnHub AC1900 Wireless Wi-Fi Router - Deal Alert

OnHub provides Wi-Fi speeds up to 1900 mbps to help with smooth streaming, gaming, and downloading. Its unique design and 13 antennas provide reliable speed in every direction, covering up to 2,500 square feet. And OnHub can connect...

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15 free Modern Windows apps for IT pros

There are countless free app lists out there for traditional Windows applications and mobile OSs, but not as many for the newer Modern Windows apps. Most of these apps are still very basic in their functionality, but nevertheless...

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AT&T deploys drones for cell tower inspections, network expansion

AT&T is now using drones to inspect its cellular towers and foresees them as a way to beef up its wireless LTE network on the fly.

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Is Wi-Fi finally ‘fast enough?’

Wi-Fi has become so ubiquitous over the past decade and a half that we talk about it – and complain about it – like it’s part of the weather. Be honest, average user – the first thing you think when your connection starts acting up is...

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The Wi-Fi network edge leads in an SDN world

Software-defined networking's (SDN) centralized, abstracted network model must be fed with the current state of the network. That information will come from the Wi-Fi network edge.

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24% off TP-LINK AC1900 Wireless Wi-Fi Dual Band AC Router - Deal Alert

Create a reliable, blazing-fast network using 802.11ac, the latest, most powerful Wi-Fi technology. Dual USB ports make it easy to share files, photos, and music across your network. Currently discounted 24% to $130.

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Eyefi leaves some card owners stranded, highlighting IoT hazards

Older Eyefi networked flash cards will become the next IoT devices to effectively die in consumers’ hands when the company cuts off support for its older models in September.

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802.11ac Wi-Fi gear driving strong WLAN equipment sales

The first quarter of 2016 has seen a 20% increase in wireless LAN equipment sales compared to the same period a year ago, according to a study released today by IHS Technology, which credited the proliferation of 802.11ac wireless...

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Wave 2 Wi-Fi may be a sleeper, but it's great for some

As the Wi-Fi Alliance starts certifying the latest gigabit-speed products to work together, users may not get as excited as they did for some earlier standards. But the new technology adds a few features with real advantages, at least...

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Rio’s airport preps for Olympics with new Wi-Fi network and mobile app

With the 2016 Olympic Games promising to bring millions of visitors to Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão International Airport, its CIO initiated a huge wireless network upgrade and a new mobile app.

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Why one Cisco shop is willing to give Wi-Fi startup Mist a shot

Bowdoin College CIO tests startup Mist's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy offerings to complement campus-wide Cisco WLAN and deliver new location-based services

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Tensions rise over LTE using Wi-Fi channels

The Wi-Fi Alliance says that by September there will be a way to test whether an LTE device can get along with Wi-Fi. But Qualcomm, one of the biggest backers of LTE-U (LTE-Unlicensed), is demanding those tests immediately.

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Review: The Starry Station Wi-Fi router sticks with simplicity (+video)

The stylish new Starry Station Wi-Fi router is so simple to use that your friends and relatives may no longer need to call you for help.

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Review: The Starry Station Wi-Fi router -- a simple solution

The stylish new Starry Station Wi-Fi router is so simple to use that your friends and relatives may no longer need to call you for help.

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New life for residential Wi-Fi

Two new residential Wi-Fi products improve the home Wi-Fi experience, but the industry and standards bodies must do more.

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