Verizon says Motorola will be an LTE smartphone provider; FCC approves net neutrality rules

> Verizon Wireless will distribute a smartphone made by Motorola to run on its new 4G network, an executive said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. Article

> The FCC voted to approve net neutrality rules for wireless and wired networks, bringing to a climax the intense regulatory gymnastics by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski that began more than a year ago. Article

> DoCoMo has started offering free WiFi in 820 of the cabs from Tokyo's biggest taxi company, Tokyo Musen Cooperative, by outfitting the cars with a WiFi router that converts the carrier's mobile signal into a personal hotspot. Article

> CradlePoint announced plans to include Verizon Wireless' new LTE network into the fold by making some of its WiFi routers compatible with the technology. The company announced new software that enables Verizon's Pantech UML290 USB modem to plug into five different routers. Moreover, CradlePoint plans to introduce a low-cost portable router and a 4G-to-Ethernet router with integrated LTE support. Article

And Finally... Police in Sacramento got a report that a man pulled a knife on a cab driver during a dispute over the weekend but still made sure to pay his fare--plus tip. Article

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