FCC Investigating High-Frequency Next-Gen Wireless Networks

If you've ever thought that 4G was a little slow for your liking, not to fear — everyone's favorite federal communications regulator has got your back. The FCC has issued a statement saying that it's looking into using super-high-frequency radio spectrums for future mobile broadband networks. » 10/17/14 11:46pm 10/17/14 11:46pm

FCC Testing Mobile Broadband Speeds to 'Spur Competition'

The FCC is planning to test mobile broadband speeds across the entire US from September 21st, in order to provide consumers with detailed information and "spur competition among service providers." » 9/05/12 4:31am 9/05/12 4:31am

The Complete Guide to Getting Online Anywhere, Any Time

In a very short time frame we've become constantly connected, able to get our internet fix anytime, anywhere. Most of us are more than a little reliant on our Internet connections. MaximumPC breaks down some of the different devices and services that provide internet access across all fifty states, delivering that… » 7/22/11 12:30pm 7/22/11 12:30pm

Palm Pre Spec Sheet Confirms Tethering, But At What Cost?

Palm has updated their Pre website with a spec list, most of which we're already familiar with. Except for one thing: Unlike its stated nemesis, the Pre will feature data tethering from the get-go. » 2/12/09 5:12am 2/12/09 5:12am

T-Mobile Becomes Less Budget, Increases Price on Data Plans

Before T-Mobile customers start cheering for the long-awaited 3G services which began rolling out earlier this year » 10/27/08 9:24pm 10/27/08 9:24pm, they might want to stop and think twice as rumors surface that T-Mobile plans to increase their data packages as early as the beginning of November. The cost of supporting the 3G network is now being…

Xohm Tested Out in Baltimore: Beats EVDO, Unsurprisingly

Laptopmag » 10/01/08 4:49am 10/01/08 4:49am went ahead and tested out Xohm WiMax goodness, now that it's . They jammed an ExpressCard Xohm into a Sony Vaio laptop, and compared it to a Kyocera EVDO card running on Verizon, at a spot where both signals were strong. The conclusion? Xohm beats EVDO for speed when doing intensive downloading, such as…

Panasonic Fleshes-Out Toughbook Line With 3G-Internet F8, T8, W8 Laptops

Pansonic's line of Toughbook » 9/26/08 4:07am 9/26/08 4:07am laptops is already pretty extensive, but it's getting more so: Panasonic's just come up with the 8-series of "business-rugged" notebooks. The F8, T8 and W8 all come with a Gobi 3G mobile broadband system built in for roaming internet access. The F8 is being called the "world’s lightest…

A Message From Russia: Turtles Are Reluctantly USB Compatible

In what is apparently an advertisement for a Russian mobile internet provider, a creative young HSDPA fan experiments with his modem in ways some might frown upon. The ad doesn't follow the viral convention of surprising viewers with an unlikely result following from normal circumstances, because the setup - a violent… » 8/27/08 8:40pm 8/27/08 8:40pm

Sony Ericsson's HSPA Modems Triple-Up as Card Readers, GPS Receiver

Sony Ericsson is joining the mobile internet dongle game with the new MD400 and MD400g USB modems. Both are pretty diminutive, and pack a folding antenna and retracting USB plug to keep the size down, and both have HSPA connectivity with 7.2Mb/s download and 2.0Mb/s upload speeds. » 6/17/08 1:20pm 6/17/08 1:20pm

Phone Retailer Talks About Giving Away Free Laptops With Mobile…

Laptops could be the next thing to be given away for free, according to the boss of UK phone giant Carphone Warehouse. Andrew Harrison, the firm's chief executive, reckons that mobile internet providers will be chucking portables at everyone in an attempt to sign people up to their services. » 4/04/08 7:09am 4/04/08 7:09am

Pocketsurfer 2 Mobile Internet Communicator Reviewed (Verdict: We…

The Gadget: A handheld internet browsing device that functions using a GPRS data connection, freeing you from the confines of limited Wi-Fi coverage. The Pocketsurfer 2 incorporates a specialized compression technology that does away with the typical slow speeds associated with GPRS. Datawind did great work in… » 12/15/07 2:10pm 12/15/07 2:10pm

T-Mobile Mobile Internet Price Drops Leaked

One of the main draws of getting T-Mobile internet, even though it's EDGE compared with the other three provider's 3G, was its low price. Now that price is getting even lower, with the Total Internet plan going down to $19 from $29, which is the plan you use with your smartphones like the T-Mobile Wing and Dash.… » 9/11/07 3:30pm 9/11/07 3:30pm

Dotmobi Top-Level Domain Now Ready For The Masses

The many companies behind the dotMobi top-level domain hope to make your mobile Internet experience both better and easier. The top-level domain—like .com and .org—opened up to the general public yesterday (it was announced just a few months ago, too) and I saw the domain in action (if you can call it that) at an… » 9/27/06 10:34am 9/27/06 10:34am

Mobile Internet for the Troops

Defense Tech is reporting that a new wireless networking system for the troops should be available sooner than expected. The system hooks up with cellular and satellite connections and allows soldiers to connect to the Pentagon's information networks. I guess that means I will have to enlist—the only reason I haven t… » 12/15/05 5:00pm 12/15/05 5:00pm