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Haverlah: Act fast before we run out of wireless capacity

If you have teenagers or grandchildren who are glued to their phones around the clock, it probably won’t surprise you to learn that the amount of wireless data traffic from Web browsing, streaming videos, tweeting, texting and checking Facebook is skyrocketing. What you may not know is that all of those wireless texts, tweets and […]

May 9, 2012 in Innovation, Issues, Uncategorized, Wireless

All About CLOUD

By Chelsea McCullough A few years ago, if you spoke to anyone about the “cloud” they would almost automatically assume you were referring to puffy white masses in the sky. Today, there is a different reality. Thanks to early innovators like Amazon, cloud computing has moved beyond an ethereal concept into a commonly accepted technology […]

May 3, 2012 in Economic Progress, Infrastructure, Innovation, Wireless

TEP Executive Director Chelsea McCullough Gets Her Groove On at SXSW Music Fest

SXSW: Digital Music Is In “The Cloud” Musicians from all over the world were in Austin last week for SXSW. Bruce Springsteen and REM were the highlight performers, proving how SX has come a long way from its roots as a local showcase for emerging bands. The reoccurring conversation this year is how fast the […]

March 22, 2012 in Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure, Innovation, Wireless

Keeping Texas Connected

Packed “Texans on the Go” Capitol Luncheon Featured National Tech Experts on Future of Technology and Keeping Texas on the Cutting Edge On March 4th, the Texas Consumer Association, The Business Success Center, TechNet, and Texans for Economic Progress hosted “Texans on the Go,” a communications technology luncheon in Austin. The conference featured nationally renowned […]

March 10, 2011 in Wireless

Horizon Wireless

By Simon Dumenco The New York Times Imagine getting a bit lost in, say, Manchester, England, pointing your cellphone at a nondescript building and learning instantly that you’ve chanced across a legendary pub that opens 30 minutes from now — and, by the way, a nearby rare-vinyl shop is offering a 20 percent discount, today […]

September 26, 2010 in Wireless

Wireless users delay buying new phones

By Cecilia Kang The Washington Post Americans are holding onto their old cellphones much longer because of the bleak economy, while penalties and other fees attached to new purchases turn off would-be buyers, according to a survey by J.D. Power and Associates. In a report released Thursday, the marketing information firm found that in 2010, […]

September 24, 2010 in Wireless

Cell phones and American adults

By Amanda Lenhart Pew Internet & American Life Project Texting by American adults has increased substantially over the past year, but still does not approach the magnitude of text messages exchanged by adolescents. Some 72% of adult cell phone users send and receive text messages now, up from 65% in September 2009. Fully 87% of […]

September 2, 2010 in Wireless

Wi-Fi Adoption in Healthcare Growing at 60%

LONDON — The uptake of Wi-Fi within healthcare has grown at more than 60% over the past 12 months in both wireless local area network and Wi-Fi RTLS (Real-Time Locations Systems) deployments, and high double-digit growth is expected to continue for at least the medium term. Other wireless technologies being adopted and deployed in healthcare including cellular […]

June 22, 2010 in Wireless

Mobile Ability: The Transformational Impact of Wireless Innovation for People with Disabilities

Mobile Future – “All of society benefits from the widespread use of accessibility features such as captioning, speech recognition, and speech output. Now is the time to engage in this endeavor in earnest and show that we do indeed believe that this is a big deal, for people with disabilities and for all Americans.” — FCC Chairman […]

March 10, 2010 in Wireless

Attorney General Abbott Observes National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

Office of the Texas Attorney General AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today warned Texas teens and parents about the dangers of sexting. Attorney General Abbott’s comments came during a visit to the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (NTDAH). Based in Austin, NTDAH offers troubled teens the only 24-hour help line in the country where trained […]

February 8, 2010 in Wireless