FCC Wants To Put Faster WiFi On Planes
The Federal Communications Commission is working towards making it faster to browse the internet while flying. The FCC thinks it will take a couple of years to really make it possible but took a first step toward the goal this past week. This past week the FCC proposed auctioning off the rights to airwaves for faster in-flight Wi-Fi.
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Read more from NYTimes:
It may soon be easier and faster to surf the Web at 30,000 feet.
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed auctioning off the rights to use newly available airwaves to provide better in-flight Wi-Fi connections, as the government agency seeks to improve the speed and lower the cost of Internet service on commercial flights.
The commission’s proposal is the first step toward a goal that it is likely to take a couple of years, at least, to reach: providing in-flight Internet service that can match or exceed the capabilities that most Americans have at home or can find in coffee shops. Continue reading…
Cisco and Facebook Team Up
Cisco Systems and Facebook have teamed up with businesses to give customers free wifi. All the customer has to do is check in on the social networking site with their location. The service is on Cisco’s Meraki routers, which can be used by shops and restaruants.
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Read more from LATimes:
Need Wi-Fi? Then “check in.”
A feature introduced Thursday by Cisco and Facebook allows businesses to give customers access to their Wi-Fi networks when they post that they are at the retail location, or “check in,” on the social network.
The idea is simple: Rather than charge customers for Internet access, businesses can instead trade their wireless connection for some exposure on Facebook. Continue reading…
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