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William Neilson Jr

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The Patent and Trademark office is finally being run by someone willing to reform the patent system

Lee's appointment marks the first time someone with a background from an Internet-focused company will take the helm at USPTO.
by William Neilson JrMarch 10, 20158

Report shows that two-thirds of mobile traffic comes from just five apps

A recent report by Ericsson shows that two-thirds of app data traffic over mobile networks comes from just five apps.
by William Neilson JrMarch 9, 201511

AT&T tells T-Mobile to stop complaining about spectrum auction after AT&T complained for years

When T-Mobile asked the FCC to set aside portions of spectrum for smaller or new entrants, AT&T responded by threatening the DOJ and FCC with lawsuits.
by William Neilson JrMarch 6, 201518

Do broadband providers really deserve their billions from taxpayers?

In New Jersey, taxpayers gave Verizon $13 billion in surcharges in return for having the entire state by 2010, a plan called “Opportunity New Jersey.”
by William Neilson JrMarch 5, 201514

International data rates continue to be costly for no apparent reason

Hasn't 4G technology essentially removed major roaming issues around the world? Of course. But why would carriers change something that is netting them millions with little to no competition?
by William Neilson JrMarch 3, 201516

Data caps are back for Telus customers in as arbitrary fashion as you would expect

Telus Mobility announced last week that internet users would soon be charged if they exceed their monthly data allowance.
by William Neilson JrFebruary 27, 201513

FCC passes strong net neutrality rules, lawsuits soon to follow

The FCC passed new broadband rules that allow for the government to treat broadband internet as a public utility.
by William Neilson JrFebruary 26, 201520

Verizon swears that customers will save if they can make even more money

Telecom providers want to impose a troll toll on content providers so that the telecom providers can make more money and get more power over content.
by William Neilson JrFebruary 24, 201517

Verizon Wireless admits to hoarding spectrum, ends any argument about a spectrum crunch

It wasn't even three years ago that Verizon told the FCC that they were running out of spectrum. Verizon was telling the FCC this because they were pushing the FCC to approve a spectrum ...
by William Neilson JrFebruary 23, 201521

FCC Commissioner Pai slams net neutrality rules, ignores facts & FCC history

But speaking of a monopoly, Comcast now owns over 50% of customers in this country with speeds that reach the FCC definition of broadband (25 Mbps).
by William Neilson JrFebruary 12, 201553
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