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Net neutrality ruling complicates the U.S. transition to IP networks

The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts.
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AT&T cites power problem in U-verse outage

A power problem caused a widespread outage on AT&T's U-verse broadband service Monday that some customers said affected both TV and Internet service.

BlackBerry won't renew T-Mobile pact

BlackBerry will not renew the license of T-Mobile U.S. to sell its products when it expires later this month, the smartphone maker said.

FCC opens the door for faster Wi-Fi

U.S. regulators are opening up spectrum that could allow for Wi-Fi services with speeds of one gigabit per second and faster.

Smartphone kill-switch could save consumers $2.6B per year

Technology that remotely makes a stolen smartphone useless could save American consumers up to $2.6 billion per year if it is implemented widely and leads to a reduction in theft of phones, according to a new report.

QuickPoll: Which features should smartphone makers focus on next?

Over the past year or so, smartphone innovation has hit a plateau. What do you think phone makers should focus on to next?

Smartphone innovation is slowing, so what's next?

In the last year or so, there has been a noticeable slowdown in innovations in new smartphones -- with both hardware and software. The next direction seems to be making the smartphone the hub for connecting technologies in the Internet of Things scenario.

The 12 pros and cons of a cellular smartwatch

Samsung is reportedly working on a variant of its Gear 2 smartwatch that works over cellular networks and doesn't require a Bluetooth or other connection to a smartphone.

Calif. consumer group files complaint against Verizon on 'forced' IP conversions

Verizon Communications is forcing customers in southern California to move from traditional telephone service to voice over IP or wireless services, a consumer advocacy group has said in a complaint filed with the state.

Vodafone, AstraZeneca partner on mobile health care services

Vodafone and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca have teamed up to provide mobile health services for improving treatment of cardiovascular conditions.

Wireless Carriers In Depth

On the road with T-Mobile's free international roaming

For people who frequently travel overseas, it sounds almost too good to be true: unlimited international data roaming and texting at no extra cost. But that's exactly what T-Mobile USA started offering its U.S. users earlier this year as part of its price battle with AT&T.

The votes are in: Which mobile data provider is best?

Computerworld asked readers to rate their mobile data providers on connection speed, reliability, customer service and more. We name the best and the worst services -- and throw in some fun facts about how people use their mobile data networks.

FCC's in-flight cellphone plan carries a lot of baggage

Anyone who dreads hearing one end of a loud phone call all the way from Anchorage to Miami, take heart: The plan to allow cellphones on planes could fail in more ways than an overbooked flight at a snowbound airport on Christmas Eve.

LTE makes headway on global roaming, speed and voice

LTE is simultaneously being pushed forward on several fronts, and the result for users will be faster networks, better coverage and the ability to access networks while travelling abroad.

5 ways the Sprint-Clearwire drama might end

The battle of takeovers among Sprint Nextel, Dish Network, Clearwire and SoftBank has heated up as the Clearwire board of directors recommended that shareholders accept the bid of Dish instead of Sprint's.

Computerworld Honors 2013: Remote areas in Michigan get connected with broadband

Merit Network, the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for mobile access, leads the effort to expand broadband in Michigan.

Nokia looks to reboot Windows Phone push in the U.S., but it won't be easy

Nokia's is rebooting its U.S. Windows Phone push with the arrival of the low-cost Lumia 521 on T-Mobile and Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless, but increasing sales to meaningful volumes in the very competitive U.S. market will not be easy.

Cisco acquisition highlights growing interest in small cells

Operators and telecom equipment vendors are showing a growing interest in small cells, which aim to give users improved coverage and speeds.

Carrier solutions for areas without adequate wireless service

There are still areas in the U.S. that have limited or no wireless telecommunications. How are the four major suppliers handling this?

Why some U.S. homes and businesses still don't have cellular service

While large portions of the U.S. are looking forward to faster wireless broadband, some regions don't have even simple cell phone service. What is being done to help?