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Category Archives: Wireless Web

EPIC – FCC Issues Stronger Telemarketing Rules to Protect Consumers

EPIC: “The Federal Communications Commission’s final rule amending the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) regulations is now in effect. The rule requires “(1)prior express written consent for all autodialed or prerecorded telemarketing calls to wireless numbers and residential lines; (2) allow[s] consumers to opt out of future robocalls during a robocall; (3) limit[s]Continue Reading

2012 RJI Mobile Media News Consumption Survey

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri – Mobile Media News Consumption Survey Executive Summary: Who uses mobile media devices?: “According to our findings, two-thirds of U.S. adults used at least one mobile media device in their daily lives during the first quarter of 2012. Smartphones and large media tablets are nowContinue Reading

Pew Report – Digital differences

Digital differences, by Kathryn Zickuhr, Aaron Smith. April 13, 2012: “When the Pew Internet Project first began writing about the role of the internet in American life in 2000, there were stark differences between those who were using the internet and those who were not. Today, differences in internet access still exist among different demographicContinue Reading

EPIC Urges Court to Affirm Privacy Protections for Home Wi-Fi Networks

“EPIC has filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit urging the court to affirm legal protections for users of home Wi-Fi networks. In Joffe v. Google, the plaintiffs sued Google for the interception and capture of private communications transferred over residential Wi-Fi networks. Google argued that it should be exempt from liability under theContinue Reading

Pew – The emerging information landscape – 8 realities of the "new normal"

“Pew Director Lee Rainie gave a keynote at the NFAIS annual conference about the way the internet and mobile connectivity have transformed the worlds of networked individuals. He discussed how normal life has changed in the past decade because of three revolutions in technology: 1) the spread of broadband; 2) the rise of mobile connectivity;Continue Reading

Measuring Broadband America – A Report on Consumer Wireline BroadbandPerformance in the U.S.

FCC Measuring Broadband America – A Report on Consumer Wireline Broadband Performance in the U.S.: “presents the results of the first nationwide performance study of residential wireline broadband service in the United States. The study examined service offerings from 13 of the largest wireline broadband providers using automated, direct measurements of broadband performance delivered toContinue Reading

Department of Transportation Proposes 'Distraction' Guidelines for Automakers

Follow up to postings on driving distractions and texting, this news: “U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the first-ever federally proposed guidelines to encourage automobile manufacturers to limit the distraction risk for in-vehicle electronic devices. The proposed voluntary guidelines would apply to communications, entertainment, information gathering and navigation devices or functions that are notContinue Reading

Nilsen Wire – Report: Consumer Media Usage Across TV, Online, Mobile and Social

News release: “Almost one in three U.S. TV households – 35.9 million – owns four or more televisions, according to Nielsen’s State of the Media: Consumer Usage Report. Across the ever-changing U.S. media landscape, TV maintains its stronghold as the most popular device, with 290 million Americans and 114.7 households owning at least one. InContinue Reading

Report – The Consumer Benefits of Expanding Shared Use of the Public Airwaves

News release: “Our analysis of The Consumer Benefits of Expanding Shared Use of the Public Airwaves, which we are releasing today demonstrates that spectrum made available for shared use without a license (unlicensed spectrum), has played a central and critical role in growth of wireless broadband data service. In fact, the shared use model hasContinue Reading

Pew – Half of adult cell phone owners have apps on their phones

Half of adult cell phone owners have apps on their phones – The percent who download apps nearly doubles in two years, but just 46% of downloaders have paid for an app…The growth in apps downloading is a reflection of the broader trend toward mobile devices the Pew Internet Project has identified over the pastContinue Reading

Social Media Report: Spending Time, Money and Going Mobile

“Social media not only connects consumers with each other, but also with just about every place they go and everything they watch and buy. Nielsen’s new Social Media Report looks at trends and consumption patterns across social media platforms in the U.S. and other major markets, exploring the rising influence of social media on consumerContinue Reading

CTIA-The Wireless Association Semi-Annual Survey Reveals Historical Wireless Trend

News release: “or the first time in history, the semi-annual survey conducted by CTIA-The Wireless Association® shows the number of wireless subscriber connections (327.6 million) has surpassed the population (315.5 million) in the United States and its territories (Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands), which means the wireless penetration rate in the U.S.Continue Reading