Almost a decade ago, Verizon Wireless signed an agreement with the city of New York in order to set up fiber optic Internet and television service to more than three million households in the Big Apple. The Big Red was supposed to complete the fiber roll out back in 2014, but it is already 2017 and the job is still unfinished until now. Deciding it could not wait any longer, New York has filed a lawsuit against the biggest wireless carrier in the United States, citing breach of contract.
And Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 woes continue. In the last few weeks, owners of the phablet have already been advised by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to refrain from charging or even using the device. On top of that, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has also strongly encouraged flight passengers not to turn on any Galaxy Note 7 handset while on board an airplane, and even as far as saying that no unit should be stowed in any checked baggage.
Apple’s latest store is one of several shops featured in New York City’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub, which opened to the general public just this week, a decade and a half since the original World Trade Center shopping mall was hit by the September 11 attacks. For Apple, its newest retail outlet comes just over a couple of weeks after it opened its first ever store in Brooklyn, specifically in the hipster locale of Williamsbourg
Sprint has proceeded to debuting its LTE Plus network across the New York metropolis, while boasting that it has boosted the speed and capacity two fold of over 900 2.5 GigaHertz cellular sites within the metropolitan area since the start of 2016. For those not in the know, the wireless carrier’s LTE Plus service merges transmission in a trio of spectrum bands, namely the 2.5 GigaHertz, 1.9 GigaHertz, and 800 MegaHertz bands. LTE Plus is fully capable of producing connection speeds of more than 100 mbps on supporting handsets.
As reported by Ars Technica, legislators in the state of New York are considering a bill that would make full use of available technology to help ascertain if people behind the wheels involved in vehicular accidents had been inappropriately text messaging when the mishap occurred.
It has been two years in the making, but the Big Apple is finally ready to put its free public Wi-Fi plan to action. In this plan, the city will transform old pay phones into Internet and information kiosks, providing Wi-fi hotspots for New Yorkers (and visitors).
New York City is acquiring the services of CityBridge, a consortium of several companies that include Qualcomm and Transit Wireless. This consortium is tasked with upgrading the more or less 10,000 outdoor pay phones located in NYC's five boroughs, and turning them into hip, new Internet stations called Links.
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