Wireless Internet

Delta Aspires To Offer Free In-Flight Wi-Fi For All Passengers

Delta Air Lines’ CEO Ed Bastian said that the airline was working hard toward offering free in-flight Wi-Fi to all of its passengers.

Reps McNerney (D-CA), Latta (R-OH) Launch Bipartisan Wi-Fi Caucus

In an effort to provide a much-needed forum for Members of Congress and staff to learn about Wi-Fi-related issues affecting their constituents, Reps Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Bob Latta (R-OH) announced the launch of the bipartisan Congressional Wi

The Good, the Bad, and the 5G

The buzz over “5G,” the next generation of wireless technology, has been heating up, but most of the hype fails to account for the fact that a robust, innovative, and affordable 5G wireless ecosystem for all Americans will not result from empoweri

Wi-Fi now has version numbers, and Wi-Fi 6 comes out in 2019

In the past, Wi-Fi versions were identified by a letter or a pair of letters that referred to a wireless standard. The current version is 802.11ac, but before that, we had 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11a, and 802.11b.

Sponsor: 

The Atlantic and Intel

Date: 
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:30 to 17:50

Across industries and sectors, connectivity is becoming faster and more intelligent. 5G technology promises to unleash even greater computing and processing power. As a result, cities will become smarter and machines will speak with machines, which will enable new advances in healthcare, manufacturing and transportation. 

Yet the race to 5G is global. And other countries are working feverishly to ensure their companies can compete on the world stage. 



Sponsor: 

Telecommunications Industry Association and Verizon

Date: 
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:00 to 13:30

Emerging wireless and IoT technologies are providing new and innovative solutions for consumers, businesses and for public safety. New technologies and next generation networks have the potential to dramatically improve access to emergency services for the public and to enhance the emergency response capabilities of first responders.



Cities Beat Back Senate 5G Play

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) plugged his STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act, S. 3157, which would override local rules and limit fees for installing 5G infrastructure.

Congress Offers Suggestions on 5G

Twenty-five members of Congress sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on September 25, 2018, offering suggestions on promoting local deployment of advanced communications services, protecting local authority, and 5G.

FCC Streamlines Deployment of Next Generation Wireless Infrastructure

The Federal Communications Commission reduced the role of local communities in the deployment of infrastructure necessary for 5G and other advanced wireless services.

Rural America worries it will miss out on 5G

Lawmakers and consumer advocates are pressing telecommunication companies to ensure that rural areas are not left behind in the race to adopt fifth-generation, or 5G, mobile broadband technology.