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London Tube getting free WiFi for the Olympics

London Tube getting free WiFi for the Olympics

London's underground subway system, also known as the Tube, will be getting WiFi installed in time for the summer when thousands of visitors are expected in the city for the Olympics. This means that visitors can stay connected to the internet for communicating with friends, checking email, or reading up on the latest news while using the London Tube for getting around the city.

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Verizon 4G LTE to reach 400 markets by year-end

Verizon 4G LTE to reach 400 markets by year-end

Verizon has announced that it will be rolling out 4G LTE to 7 new markets and expanding in 17 markets across the US tomorrow, March 15. This puts the network in 203 markets nationwide, further widening the gap between Verizon and rival AT&T, which in contrast has launched 4G LTE in only 28 markets. Verizon also plans to double its 4G LTE coverage to hit 400 markets by year-end.

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C Spire 4G LTE rolling out in September

C Spire 4G LTE rolling out in September

Regional carrier C Spire, formerly known as Cellular South, has announced today plans to launch its 4G LTE network in September. The network will initially roll out to 20 Mississippi markets, where C Spire claims it will be one of the first to offer 4G LTE connectivity to customers in the region. The network will cover 2,700 square miles, 1.2 million people, and more than 360 cell sites.

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Linksys Powerline adapters debut; Wireless in pipeline

Linksys Powerline adapters debut; Wireless in pipeline

Linksys has outed a new line-up of HomePlug Powerline adapters, promising up to 200Mbps network connections passed over your regular home electricity wiring. Billed as ideal for consoles, streaming media adapters and the like, the new Linksys AV 1-Port (PLEK400) and AV 4-Port (PLSK400) offer one or four 10/100 sockets respectively, and will be joined by a wireless bridge later this quarter.

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AT&T’s LTE network now active in San Francisco

AT&T’s LTE network now active in San Francisco

San Francisco AT&T users are reporting that the carrier's 4G LTE network is now active in the city by the bay (at least in the downtown area), now with speeds being reported just under 20 Mbps on the download stream. Upload speeds weren't unimpressive either, with speeds approaching just under 10 Mbps. There hasn't been word on whether it's a unofficial launch, or just some pre-deployment testing done by AT&T, but AT&T users probably aren't complaining in San Francisco.

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Verizon 4G LTE expanding again on December 15

Verizon 4G LTE expanding again on December 15

Verizon has announced today that it will be lighting up a new batch of markets with its 4G LTE coverage on December 15. The carrier has been rolling out its blazing fast network at a breakneck pace and will already be surpassing its year-end target of 175 markets by November 17, when it has scheduled another set of new LTE markets.

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AT&T’s 4G LTE coming soon to New York City

AT&T’s 4G LTE coming soon to New York City

AT&T's fledgling 4G LTE network has launched in just five major cities so far, and it looks like the next big market will be New York City. During Mashable's Media Summit today, AT&T's SVP of communications let it slip that the company's LTE network will be blanketing NYC very soon, although he did not give a more specific time frame.

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