DoJ urges FCC to free underutilized spectrum for wireless broadband; Study says pay-as-you-go mobile broadband to become norm

> The Justice Department urged the FCC to free up underutilized spectrum for wireless broadband use, though the DoJ warned against auctioning off airwaves in ways that would favor major telecom incumbents AT&T and Verizon. Article

> LG said it is demonstrating an LTE download running at 100 Mbps using its LTE USB Modem at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Release

> Having seen O2 UK's network collapse under the strain of iPhone-generated data traffic, Vodafone and Orange have both made statements that their networks had been significantly improved and were confident they would not buckle with the anticipated increase. Article

> A new study from Tariff Consultancy into Pre Pay (Pay-As-You-Go) Mobile Broadband services has revealed that they will become the norm for the majority of users to access the Internet worldwide, with a third of a billion users by the end of 2013. Article

> Broadcom has introduced a series of chips and software designed to turn 802.11n into a strong wireless backbone for the home and SMB markets. Article

And Finally... Police are looking for the thief who stole diapers, heaters and teddy bears from a Florida home. Article

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