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Google and Microsoft to go on a Wi-Fi offensive in Washington


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According to the Wall Street Journal, the recently paired Comcast and Time Warner Cable will team up with Charter Communications, Microsoft and Google; together they plan to launch a coalition called WifiForward asking for more public access Wi-Fi.M

From Techradar:

The companies supposedly plan to demand an increase of more unlicensed spectrum for Wi-Fi usage from the government.The call for more Wi-Fi bandwidth is a preemptive move to get ahead of the inevitable network congestion as more devices join the airwaves. By the numbersLast year Cisco systems accounted that the average US mobile user ate up 1.4 gigabytes data month. Even with the wide spread availability of LTE, 57% of all that data usage is still carried by Wi-Fi.

http://www.techradar.com/news/networking/wi-fi/google-and-microsoft-to-go-on-a-wi-fi-offensive-in-washington-1224629

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