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GAO finds wireless customers benefit despite few carriers

 By Larissa Anderson // Posted: 08/26/10 05:00 PM

A new report from the Government Accountability Office confirms there’s not much competition among wireless service providers. Nonetheless, wireless customers are getting lower prices and better coverage than they were 10 years ago.

Photo by Valerie Everett

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New York Subways to have wi-fi, cell service

 by John Moe // Posted: 07/30/10 03:49 PM

…rats, overwhelming smell of urine to remain in place. 

New York City says subway tunnels will be all wired up so you can go online or spend yet more time talking on your cell phone. It used to be the tunnels were the one place you could be offline but no more. At least in a few years.

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Cell phone trade group sues San Francisco over cell phone law

 by John Moe // Posted: 07/26/10 11:43 AM

The trade group CTIA represents Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Motorola, and Verizon is upset over a law passed in June in SF requiring any business selling a cell phone to display radiation levels emitted by a given device. The CTIA argues that the law oversteps the regulatory authority of the FCC, which does not require such disclosure. The FCC has said that all cell phones sold in the United States are safe. Some researchers say that the results are inconclusive.

(image from here)

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