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By John on 8/7/2011 1:27 PM

imageThe New York Times reports that VanRoekel will oversee the $80 billion federal government’s technology portfolio – $36.6B through the Department of Defense alone.

Poor use of the technology presents a huge potential to improve the government’s efficiency. Recent moves include plans to...
By John on 8/7/2011 12:05 PM

imageAs one of several initiatives from the National Broadband Plan, the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau has completed the nation’s first Consumer Broadband Test, and released a new report entitled Measuring Broadband America - A Report on Consumer Wireline Broadband Performance in the U.S.

Sadly the average measured speed was only 90% of the advertised speeds – thus...
By John on 8/7/2011 10:50 AM

Fastest Mobile Networks: NationalThere are a couple interesting data points on data speeds for all of us connected souls. This first report (below) looks at wireless networks while the second looks at wired Internet Service Providers.

PC Magazine recently rated most (U.S. Cellular declined) mobile networks in 21 cities (none in the NW though, as “we couldn't get our drivers as far as the Northwest”!) and not surprisingly found that Verizon's 4G LTE network...
By John on 8/7/2011 9:42 AM

imageSome gamer over at IGN snapped a screenshot of Verizon’s latest smartphone release schedule.

This summer’s releases have seen incremental hardware updates, but this fall (specifically mid-September) is finally looking like a great time to purchase your next device. After massive delays due to poor battery life with a non-SOC 4G LTE chip, Motorola’s...
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