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9/13/2018

Hurricane Florence has sent wireless carriers into action from Virginia to the Carolinas preparing for its expected destruction and widespread outages. Carriers have put thousands of workers on reserve and activated an array of recovery gear to help victims and repair damage once the storm has passed.

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9/13/2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will test the National Emergency Alert System with a "Presidential Alert" on Sept. 20 on cellphones nationwide. The first-of-its-kind alert will determine if improvements are needed to disseminate emergency information nationally through current infrastructure.

9/13/2018

Federated Wireless has asked federal regulators for a license to deploy Citizens Broadband Radio Service in the shared 3.5 gigahertz band, saying users include wireless carriers, internet service providers and cable companies. Federated said Federal Communications Commission approval could come in time to launch a commercial CBRS service in November.

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9/13/2018

More than 50% of people living in rural areas report difficulty hooking up to fast broadband service, Pew Research Center writes, noting that the problem is prevalent across income groups and educational backgrounds. Pew also writes that rural residents with broadband have much more limited service choices than do their urban counterparts.

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9/11/2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here. While emerging technologies present countless opportunities for companies to improve their performance -- as well as many challenges -- business leaders are struggling to take full advantage of game-changing technologies as they face gaps in organizational readiness, talent and data management. The payoffs of technologies such as blockchain are significant, but these large-scale changes require a shift in strategy and mind-set. Learn how to ensure your emerging technologies elevate your firm's performance here.

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9/10/2018

Insurers and other financial companies are having trouble meeting New York's tough new cybersecurity regulations, which include audit and encryption requirements. About three dozen other states are working on their own cybersecurity requirements for financial services companies.

9/6/2018

TechOTG and iTech Repair have partnered to offer repairs for smartphones and tablets in the Clermont, Fla., area. TechOTG offers mobile repair services and 30-day warranties for parts and labor.

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Digital Journal
9/6/2018

Georgia repair shop Cartersville Cell Phone Repair has seen a high volume of repair orders, and owner Chris Nichols is considering opening a second location. Lead technician Will Neeley notes that drone and virtual reality gaming device repairs will play a growing role in the industry's future.

9/6/2018

A startup will use new laser-based wireless technology to provide gigabit service at an Albuquerque, N.M., community college. OptiPulse will draw on high-power laser chips at Central New Mexico Community College to deploy a micro-network on the campus; the company says the technology can be used in urban or rural areas.

9/6/2018

UBreakiFix has partnered with Samsung to offer certified repairs for the glass back of Samsung's Galaxy Note9 smartphones.

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