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San Jose Hopes To Soon Feature Fastest Free WiFi In US

San Jose is beefing up its free downtown Wi-Fi network in the hopes that speeds will soon be the fastest in the U.S. San Jose was among the first large cities to implement free wireless internet access to anyone downtown in 2004. Now that network is being rebooted.

01/17/2012

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

PG&E Introducing Smart Meter Opt-Out Proposal

PG&E was scheduled to submit opt-out procedures Thursday for customers who don’t want to participate in the utility’s SmartMeter program.

CBS San Francisco–03/24/2011

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Silicon Valley Looking Forward To Obama Plan To Boost Broadband

President Barack Obama’s plan to nearly double the wireless spectrum available for mobile broadband and deliver high speed Internet to nearly every American within five years comes as nations in Asia have surged ahead, said one technology analyst.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/10/2011

(CBS)

Qualcomm Buys Santa Clara Wi-Fi Firm Atheros For $3.2 Billion

Qualcomm Inc. is making a $3.2 billion bet on the continuing spread of Wi-Fi-connected gadgets—think tablet computers, smart phones or even TVs—into every corner of life in the 21st century.

CBS San Francisco–01/05/2011

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Verizon 4G Service To Begin In California Sunday

Verizon Wireless says its new “4G” wireless broadband network will start accepting customers on Sunday in 38 cities.

CBS San Francisco–12/01/2010

(AP)

Wait Times Drop For California 911 Cellular Calls

Wait times are dropping and more Californians placing 911 cellular telephone calls are getting through to operators.

CBS San Francisco–11/29/2010

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Feds Propose Shifting More Airwaves To Broadband

Federal officials looking for more airwaves to deliver wireless broadband services are recommending that the government reallocate a sizeable chunk of radio spectrum currently used for naval radar systems and weather satellites.

CBS San Francisco–11/15/2010

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AT&T Adds Record Number Of iPhones, Posts Tax Gain

AT&T Inc. sold a record number of iPhones in the latest quarter, continuing to siphon subscribers from other wireless carriers in a tightening industry.

CBS San Francisco–10/21/2010

Motorola Droid. (George Frey/Getty Images)

FCC Rules Seek To Avoid Wireless Phone ‘Bill Shock’

Federal regulators want to stop cell phone “bill shock” by requiring wireless companies to alert subscribers before they run out of minutes, hit data usage or text messaging caps or start racking up international roaming charges.

CBS San Francisco–10/12/2010

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New Push to Plug Kids Into Latest Technology

The Federal Communications Commission wants to get more bang from the federal dollars that subsidize Internet access in schools and libraries by lifting some of the restrictions that come with the funds.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/21/2010

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