Wireless networks

Google Offers, Boingo Wireless Outfit NYC Subways With Free WiFi

Some folks get a little nutty when they lose their Internet connection, including New Yorkers stepping down into underground subway stations. Starting Monday some lucky New Yorkers will get to keep on streaming, as Google Offers is sponsoring more than 200 free Boingo Wireless-powered WiFi hotspots throughout New York City, including six subway stations, through Sept. 7.

FCC Requiring Additional Testing for LightSquared Network

Wireless startup LightSquared is facing yet another setback from the FCC as it tries to launch its new high-speed network, which has been under fire for its potential interference with GPS signals.

U.S. Sues to Block AT&T’s Takeover of T-Mobile

The U.S. government has sued to block AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile, arguing that the deal would “substantially lessen competition” in the wireless market.

Dish Planning 4G Wireless Network, FCC Documents Show

Dish Network has been buying up broadband spectrum during the past year, acquiring nearly $3 billion worth.

Dish CEO on Broadband, Blockbuster, and Netflix

Dish Network has been on a major spending spree in recent months, buying up nearly $3 billion worth of broadband spectrum and dropping a reported $320 million for the Blockbuster video chain in April.

AT&T Responds to Critics of T-Mobile Merger

WASHINGTON—AT&T is going to the full-court press as it makes its case in favor of its proposed $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile. On Tuesday, for what was the third press conference it's held on the matter, the telecom giant trotted out its general counsel, D. Wayne Watts, to talk about the end of the Federal Communications Commission's comment period Monday. 

LightSquared Proposes Non-GPS Killing Network

Mobile broadband start-up LightSquared faced a major setback in attempting to launch a new national, high-speed, wholesale-only wireless network—namely, a federal engineering advisory group’s suggestion that the FCC should rescind its decision to let Lig