According to the Wall Street Journal, Dish Network is looking to build out its own wireless service thanks to spectrum that it acquired back in 2008. While it has talked to multiple potential partners, one of them should get you excited – Google. A source close to the matter said that the talks between the two were not advanced and that they could lead to nothing, however, it’s certainly an area that makes sense on a number of levels for Google. The idea here, is to create a network that could rival AT&T and Verizon. (more…)
Net Neutrality has far reaching implications considering that the internet has an influence on almost every gadget released these days. The deal is far from being settled, it’s going to be a few years before we get an understanding of what can be censored on the web and what can’t, but right now, Verizon thinks the Federal Communication Commissions rules on the subject are infringing upon their first amendment right of free speech. (more…)
We’re not about to start tossing out reasons as to why Verizon is appealing the net neutrality order set by the FCC, as their press release on the matter doesn’t say much, however, we are wondering exactly what they should be “concerned” about, and have a bad feeling it has to do with controlling wireless networks. You may remember all of the flack they caught after announcing a proposal of sorts with Google back in August that would be pitched to the FCC in hopes of swaying a final decision? You may also remember that one of the major points of their deal was to have wireless networks excluded from any provision? Well, the FCC included wireless networks in their final order, leading us to…again, we’re not tossing out random reasons as to why, instead are just going through this weird thought process of ours.