Posts Tagged ‘wireless’

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Schools and Tech: A Long-Running Tragedy

Last year, the Los Angeles Unified School District had a great idea: Provide all 640,000 students in the system with iPads equipped with custom software from Pearson Education at a cost of $1 billion. Today after 47,000 tablets …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   October 2nd, 2013

Spectrum: Where It Came From, Where It Goes

In the the beginning, wireless spectrum in the U.S. was free. In  1983, the Federal Communications Commission created the first analog cellular networks by assigning two chunks of airwaves in the 800 MHz band. One chunk was reserved for the …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   January 23rd, 2013