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Google did nothing illegal in blocking Skyhook-Motorola deal, company claims

May 19th, 2011

Google told the Superior Court in Boston last week that it did nothing illegal with regard to blocking Skyhook’s contract with Motorola. Skyhook wireless, a private Boston-based LBS company, filed suit against Google in September 2010, alleging that the Internet giant interfered with a contract the company had recently been awarded by Motorola. The deal …

MetroPCS lights up LTE service in Boston, New York City, and Sacramento

December 15th, 2010

Early this morning, the nation’s fifth largest cellular provider — MetroPCS — announced three new cities now incorporated into its LTE fold: Boston, New York City, and Sacramento. The company currently has one LTE mobile handset offering, the Samsung Craft, and has LTE talk and data plans starting at $55 (including taxes and fees). “As the …

Verizon: 38 cities, 60 airports to be blessed with LTE by end of this year

October 6th, 2010

Today at CTIA, Verizon Wireless announced that its next generation, LTE, 4G network will cover 38 major U.S. cities and 60 additional airports by the end of 2010. Some of the initial cities getting LTE include: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San …

Sprint adds 4G coverage to three more cities

September 1st, 2010

Today, Sprint officially announced the additions of Boston, MA; Daytona Beach, FL; and Providence, RI to their list of cities officially blanketed in 4G covered. There isn’t really much else to say about it. Here is a quick statement from Sprint: “We are proud to be the leader in the race to 4G. Sprint is the …

T-Mobile's HSPA+ network expanded to 9 additional cities

August 31st, 2010

Just a quick note, T-Mobile has released a short press announcement to let you know that their HSPA+ network (for which there are not HSPA+ phones… yet) has just been expanded to nine additional cities. If you live in Boston, MA; Erie, PA; Fresno, CA; Palm Springs, CA; San Diego, CA; Miami, FL; Richmond, VA; …

AT&T throttling upload speeds?

July 6th, 2010

Rumors are starting to fly around the the interwebs about the alleged throttling of upload speeds by everyones favorite wireless carrier AT&T (note: sarcasm). Users are reporting — on Apple’s discussion boards amongst other places — upload speeds topping out at around 100 Kbps in areas that consistently had much higher upload speds. If you’re wondering if your upload …

4G lit up in Boston?

May 14th, 2010

We’re in Boston and working on the road, so we brought our current mobile internet implement of choice, the Sprint Overdrive 4G. When we fired up the Overdrive we were surprised to see the mobile router connect to Sprint’s 4G WiMax network. Boston is on Sprint’s 2010 4G launch roadmap, however a release date has …