Carolina West Wireless announced this week that it offered winning bids totaling $10.2 million to secure wireless spectrum in 32 western North Carolina and northeastern Tennessee counties in the recent wireless spectrum auction. The company said it will deploy the 600 MHz spectrum to build out and strengthen its 4G network and prepare for the next generation of services.
White space technology will bring broadband access to nine libraries in five states under grants as part of the Libraries White Space Project. The program is designed to bring community groups and libraries together to expand access to libraries using white space spectrum.
CTIA has developed the Stolen Phone Checker website, which will enable purchasers of refurbished smartphones to ensure that the devices they buy are not stolen. "Much how consumers can check sites such as Carfax prior to purchasing a used car, we hope consumers will empower themselves by using the new website before buying a used phone," CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker said of Stolen Phone Checker, which is run by GSMA.
Apple will invest $200 million in a Corning facility in Harrodsburg, Ky., that produces scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass. Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams said the company owed "a big thank you" to the facility, which began producing the glass for iPhones before the first model was released 10 years ago.
Google has announced Android Go, a part of Android O that will optimize the operating system and supported apps for low-RAM phones. Meanwhile, TensorFlow lite will provide developers with a dedicated framework for artificial intelligence-based services on Android smartphones.
The world's infrastructure is getting ready for a 21st century upgrade. US President Donald Trump has pledged a $1 trillion infrastructure plan, designed to renovate the country's crumbling infrastructure, stimulate the economy and grow jobs. It's expected that, despite the current political climate, a proposed infrastructure bill could garner warm bipartisan support. That could be good news -- any functioning economy relies on the strength of its infrastructure. But what do businesses need to know if infrastructure spending is to intensify over the next few years? Read more.
The Health and Human Services Department's cybersecurity center should launch June 30, officials say. Roughly 98% of health sector organizations have little or no cybersecurity, and the center will help educate and protect them against breaches and attacks.
With five related cases on its docket, the Supreme Court is expected to confer privately today on the issue of whether cellphone companies can be forced to hand over their subscribers' cell site data to authorities without a warrant. Lower courts have ruled that the data are not protected because they are equivalent to ordinary business records.
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