AT&T asks for more 700 MHz spectrum; Tokyo subways to get WiMAX

> AT&T Mobility is asking the FCC to approve its purchase of two additional spectrum licenses that cover 700 MHz radio waves in Kansas and Massachusetts. Article

> The latest Broadband Progress Report to Congress from the Federal Communications Commission reveals that approximately 26 million Americans, mostly in rural communities located in every region of the country, are denied access to the jobs and economic opportunity made possible by broadband. Article

> Two subway operators in the metropolitan Tokyo area--the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the private Tokyo Metro Co.--said they will cooperate with WiMAX operator UQ Communications Inc., to install WiMAX equipment throughout their entire subway networks. Article

> The number of 3G cellular subscriptions in North Korea passed half a million during the first quarter, the country's only 3G cellular operator, Koryolink, said. Article

> Polish mobile operator Play has started testing LTE technology, reaching speeds of up to 100 Mbps using two Huawei LTE base stations using the 2.6 GHz band in Warsaw. The operator has also launched HSPA+ Dual Carrier services in Warsaw, offering up to 42 Mbps broadband speed. Article

And Finally... A woman was kicked off an Amtrak train after a 16-hour cell-phone chat got on passengers' nerves. Article