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Researchers send high-speed broadband to the moon

Researchers send high-speed broadband to the moon

As humankind works towards expanding its presence in space, one day establishing colonies on other planets, questions of communication with Earth become increasingly important. To address this, researchers from MIT and NASA have demonstrated for the first time the ability to beam wireless broadband to space.

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Ofcom clears the way for satellite-based earth stations to deliver faster in-flight broadband

Ofcom clears the way for satellite-based earth stations to deliver faster in-flight broadband

The UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom has announced that it has cleared the way for faster in-flight broadband on commercial aircraft. Ofcom has cleared the plan for airlines and other transportation operators to use "earth stations" that are satellite based to deliver in-flight broadband that is ten times faster than what is currently available on commercial aircraft.

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Dish Network tipped for nationwide satellite broadband network

Dish Network tipped for nationwide satellite broadband network

There are a significant number of Americans around the country that don't have access to broadband Internet. The reason many of these people don't have access isn't that they can't afford it. The reason that they don't have broadband is because in many rural locations broadband is simply not available by traditional means such as cable or DSL. That leaves the only option in some instances being satellite broadband.

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LightSquared files bankruptcy

LightSquared files bankruptcy

LightSquared has announced that it is officially filing for bankruptcy. The company had hinted that bankruptcy might be its next option in early April. The company has laid off many workers and still holds out hope that it might be able to resolve the concerns of US regulators who have so far blocked the wireless broadband network. The concerns about the LightSquared stem from harmful interference of its network with many GPS devices already on the market.

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Gogo to acquire 1 megahertz spectrum from LiveTV

Gogo to acquire 1 megahertz spectrum from LiveTV

Gogo was one of the first companies in the market for in-flight broadband and digital entertainment. The company is very popular with people that fly on aircraft all around the world today. Gogo allows them to connect to the web and continue work and play during long flights. The company has announced that it is set to acquire new wireless spectrum that will allow it to expand its service.

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LightSquared on the brink as Falcone considers bankruptcy

LightSquared on the brink as Falcone considers bankruptcy

Hedge fund manager Philip Falcone had big dreams for LightSquared. The original plan was for the company to provide wireless LTE broadband using frequencies very near those that GPS devices rely on. The idea sounded good at first and things are progressing rapidly until LightSquared came to the point where testing to be sure LightSquared devices wouldn't interfere with GPS begun.

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LightSquared dims as 45% of workforce is slashed

LightSquared dims as 45% of workforce is slashed

Things around the LightSquared offices have to be looking dim at this point. While the managers of the company continue to fight to get their proposed wireless 4G network approved, denials keep streaming in. LightSquared has announced that is having take rather drastic measures to save money and attempt to stay afloat. The company has announced that it is shedding 45% of its 330 person workforce.

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Clearwire hopes to have TD-LTE networks live by June 2013

Clearwire hopes to have TD-LTE networks live by June 2013

When Clearwire started, it was operating WiMAX networks in limited areas around the country. The rollout of those WiMAX networks took longer than expected and Clearwire ended up without the giant lead in 4G expected over LTE. Clearwire decided to start rolling out LTE networks in addition to WiMAX. Clearwire will specifically roll out TD-LTE networks around the country.

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