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Boston plans more free Wi-Fi, while WISP netBlazr signs new customers

Martin Walsh, the mayor of Boston, has proposed spending $10.75 million over a five-year period to expand the city's existing fiber-optic cable network to bring broadband Internet service to 100 additional schools and boost backhaul for public Wi-Fi hotspots.

Probing the security threat posed by AT&T and Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots

The free Wi-Fi hotspots being rolled out across the nation by AT&T and Comcast help ease the consumption of cellular data, while providing better network speeds than what is typically delivered over 4G connection.

Time Warner Cable bumps speeds for 100K Austin subs; service now tops out at 300 Mbps

Austin city officials now have a great civic selling point to attract new residents, businesses and visitors: some of the fastest Internet connections in the nation.

Comcast planning 8 million Wi-Fi hotspots in 19 major cities by year-end

Comcast Wi-Fi network only encompasses 1 million hotspots right now, but that number will skyrocket to a whopping 8 million by year's end, with the cable MSO promising to operate hotspots in 19 of the country's 30 largest cities.

NPD: 66% of U.S. mobile broadband connections by end of 2015 will be tablets

Tablets are expected to make up a large majority of all mobile broadband connections in the U.S. over the next two years, according to a new report from the NPD Group.

GSA: Number of new LTE devices rises 90% to reach 1,563

Over the past year some 154 manufacturers have announced 1,563 LTE-enabled user devices including operator and frequency variants, according to a latest update from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).

Comcast neighborhood Xfinity hotspots spark attention from subscribers, media

With Comcast expanding the rollout of new Wi-Fi gateways that contain a second antenna designed to power neighborhood hotspots, the MSO is generating more publicity in both local and national media outlets. Some of those reports include feedback from subscribers who say they aren't thrilled with the idea of a device in their home being used by their neighbors.

Comcast hitting Wi-Fi accelerator as hotspot count nears 1M

Comcast is approaching the milestone of 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots that its Xfinity customers can access, including hotspots in public areas and new neighborhood hotspots powered by wireless gateways Comcast is installing in subscriber homes.

Some Comcast Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots are free for all during Sochi's Winter Olympics

Cable operator Comcast is opening "tens of thousands" of its Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots in high-traffic locations to non-subscribers during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Comcast opens Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots to non-subscribers during Sochi Olympics

Comcast said Tuesday that it'll offer customers of broadband rivals free access to its Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots in high-traffic locations during NBCUniversal's coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.