Google enlists Calif. residents to test Project Loon; NTIA issues 13 more SLIGP grants to aid states with FirstNet planning

Broadband wireless news from across the Web.

> Google is enlisting residents of California's Central Valley for help in testing Project Loon. Blog entry

> NFC may be the key to "magical" solutions Comcast and Verizon Wireless are developing. Article

> Faster allocation of bandwidth is required to support LTE growth in Latin America, says a report. Article

> A company calling itself Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (LAB) has asked the FCC to recognize it as an authority that can accredit test labs. Article

> NTIA issued 13 more SLIGP grants to aid states with FirstNet planning. Release

And finally… Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has uttered numerous memorable remarks over the years, including, "There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share." Article


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