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CLEAR shutdown averted for now: 10,000 low-income Philadelphians won’t lose internet just yet access

Nov. 5, 2015 3:54 pm

CLEAR shutdown averted for now: 10,000 low-income Philadelphians won’t lose internet just yet

A Massachusetts state court just bought some time — 90 days, to be exact — for customers of Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen, two nonprofits that sued Sprint over the CLEAR shutdown.
Why 10,000 low-income Philadelphians might soon lose access to the internet access

Oct. 26, 2015 8:01 am

Why 10,000 low-income Philadelphians might soon lose access to the internet

Sprint is shutting down the network that powers CLEAR, which means one less option for broadband internet in Philadelphia. It's also a blow to those working to close the digital divide.
Philadelphia City Council now has wireless Internet uncategorized

Sep. 21, 2012 9:00 am

Philadelphia City Council now has wireless Internet

City Council can check another thing off its Internet upgrade list: Wi-Fi.
AT&T invests more than $350 million in Philadelphia network enhancements uncategorized

Jul. 11, 2012 10:30 am

AT&T invests more than $350 million in Philadelphia network enhancements

Since the beginning of 2011, AT&T has added 34 new cell sites in the Philadelphia area to improve its service in the region, according to a press release. You can check out the locations of the upgrades on this map, a service that the company provides which we reported on last year. Based on our […]
AT&T launches wireless infrastructure improvements map uncategorized

Aug. 24, 2011 1:40 pm

AT&T launches wireless infrastructure improvements map

Here’s something we’ve long championed: the ability to see wireless network infrastructure upgrades mapped in Philadelphia. With that kind of information, one could begin to pin down why cell phone service has improved on a commute to work, or where there might be opportunity for continued improvement. AT&T announced this afternoon that it has made […]
Comcast Roundup: appeals court backs FCC, Comcast launches 2,000 WiFi spots in Philly and More business

Oct. 14, 2010 8:30 am

Comcast Roundup: appeals court backs FCC, Comcast launches 2,000 WiFi spots in Philly and More

Every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. EST, find all the stories you need to know about your friendly telecommunications giant in the Comcast Roundup. Get an e-mail subscription for our Comcast news updates. DEFINITE READS Appeals Court Upholds Access Rules for Cable TV [New York Times] — “United States appeals court on Friday upheld a Federal Communications […]
Review: Sprint 4G WiMAX wireless service in Philadelphia uncategorized

May. 5, 2010 11:30 am

Review: Sprint 4G WiMAX wireless service in Philadelphia

Photos courtesy of Neal Santos. Since Clearwire launched its 4G WiMAX network in Philadelphia in October, we’ve been itching to get our hands on a device that would let us utilize the high-speed wireless network. With promises of speeds that blow away 3G connections that one might be used to on a mobile phone or […]
There’s no place like Philadelphia for iPhone users uncategorized

Apr. 20, 2010 12:00 pm

There’s no place like Philadelphia for iPhone users

In an informal partnership with Philadelphia magazine‘s new Philly Post daily news blog, Technically Philly will be offering our insight on Philadelphia technology to a broader audience of tech-interested individuals every Tuesday. As is true of so much of our effort, this is yet another opportunity to voice the triumphs and concerns of the community […]
Event Highlights for April 12-18, 2010

Apr. 12, 2010 1:43 pm

Event Highlights for April 12-18, 2010

For those of you that follow along with our events highlights, you know we like to pick the top three goings-on to share. But this week, there’s so many great, free technology happenings that we can’t pick just three. Wednesday alone has—count ’em—seven events that all seem promising. That’s half of the 15 organized events […]
Can mobile ubiquity help bridge Philly’s digital divide? uncategorized

Mar. 31, 2010 11:00 am

Can mobile ubiquity help bridge Philly’s digital divide?

In partnership with Temple University’s Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab, the university’s capstone journalism class, students Chelsea Leposa and Jared Pass will cover neighborhood technology issues for Technically Philly and Philadelphia Neighborhoods through May. Apple’s iPhone and iTouch sold 57 million units in 28 months, according to Morgan Stanley’s The Mobile Internet Report. Smartphones and other […]

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