CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. Broadband Web access has reached only about 11 percent of U.S. households, according to many telecommunications analysts. Lawmakers are now debating how to breach the digital divide, believing more high-speed Web access in more places could boost the nation's gross domestic product by $500 billion a year by 2006. "This debate has reached an unproductive stalemate and fails to consider that other technologies are available that can jump-start consumer-driven investment and demand in broadband services," the two senators wrote in a letter asking for support of bill, which is expected to be introduced during the next legislative session.
Long-range wireless networks already exist, There has been renewed interest recently because equipment makers such as ArrayComm, Nokia, Flarion and Motorola are into their second or third generations of products, Cato Institute telecom specialist Adam Thierer said the "Jumpstart Broadband Act" iphone 6 black wallet folio case has merit, but tackles only half of the problem, The FCC itself endorsed freeing up more spectrum for public use in a report released Friday, But the FCC, however, more heavily endorses privatizing spectrum, which Thierer calls "the half of the equation" that the act misses..
CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. Cellular and satellite phone companies are mixing networks to strengthen each other's coverage areas. Satellite phones work virtually anywhere in the world, but the concrete and steel caverns of cities tend to muddle the satellite phone signal. Cellular telephone networks are at their strongest in urban areas. "In some places, cellular is the answer, in some places, satellite is the answer," said Globalstar representative Mac Jeffery.
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Nemes acknowledges that hybrid services aren't for everybody--not yet anyway. Until competition drives down the cost of equipment, Regional BGAN will generally attract only pipeline builders, defense contractors or other mobile pros that must be in touch with an office's network regardless of where they are, he said. "This is for the platinum credit card set," said Alan Reiter, an analyst with consulting company Wireless Internet & Mobile Computing. Inmarsat's Nemes said 10 GSM carriers are selling Regional BGAN. None of the carriers are in the.