Consumer Preferences Tilting Towards Mobile Broadband

IIA believes that now is the right time for the FCC to update and modernize its approach to reporting to Congress on the deployment of advanced telecommunications capability. Because consumers perceive and use mobile and fixed broadband services in essentially the same way, the FCC should now consider mobile and...

Stick With What Works

Over at Mobile Future, Jonathan Spalter looks at the future of wireless and finds that as mobile video consumption contines to boom, fiber-based networks will become more and more critical. As he writes: [A] Cisco report predicts that in five years, 85 percent of Internet consumption in the United States...

Ads in Today’s Age

At Mashable, T.L. Stanley has an interesting look at how advertising — especially with the rise of mobile broadband — has drastically changed in the past decade: Because consumers are always on the go, agencies have had to learn how to cater to a smartphone- and tablet-wielding populace. Increasingly, the...

Boosting Mobile Broadband

Over at The Hill, Julian Hattem breaks down how the FCC is looking to improve mobile broadband: The commission on Friday announced that, at its meeting next month, it will take up a series of proposals to explore ways for companies to use more of the nation’s airwaves and build...

Know Your Smartphone History

The smartphone didn’t begin with the release of the original iPhone. In fact, the history of smartphones can be traced all the way back to 1994, as this infographic from our friends at Women Impacting Public Policy shows.

Potential Auction Hiccup

Remember the FCC’s long-gestating spectrum incentive auctions aimed at freeing up more airwaves for mobile broadband? Well, as The Hill‘s Kate Tummarello reports, the much-needed auctions have hit a potential snag: Broadcasters are threatening to stand in the way of next year’s highly anticipated airwave auction, putting one the Obama...

Doctor Glass

Google Glass is certainly controversial, but as Kim-Mai Cutler of TechCrunch points out, the wearable tech is already leading to innovation in health care: While Google Glass has generated a healthy debate over privacy, etiquette and whether the device will ever gain broader acceptance in society, there are some obvious...

Heavy Investors

Via Mike Dano of Fierce Wireless, a new report predicts that investment in wireless networks won’t be slowing down anytime soon — assuming policymakers don’t throw a wrench in a well-oiled machine, that is. As Dano writes: According to a new report from the Telecommunications Industry Association, U.S. wireless carriers...