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FCC: Cell phone 'bill shock' hits a nerve

A new survey commissioned by the Federal Communications Commission has found that nearly one in five American consumers have been subject to sudden and unexpected jumps in their monthly cell phone bills.

What you need to know about the FCC's broadband plan

Network World's Brad Reed takes a quick look at the six Title II sections that FCC wants to apply to broadband providers.

AT&T wireless growth still strong despite earnings drop

Complaints about 3G coverage aren't putting a dent in AT&T's wireless business, as the carrier added 1.86 million wireless customers in the first quarter of 2010.

Survey: iPhone is app development king

The iPhone operating system has come out on top of a new survey of application developers conducted by Ovum Research.

AT&T coverage a concern, not speed

ABI Research has a provocative message for AT&T: Just because you have the fastest 3G network, that doesn't make it the best.

How the FCC can still move on net neutrality

The FCC could still enforce net neutrality, but any way forward includes significant barriers.

As Verizon iPhone rumors flare, AT&T customers ponder change

Although AT&T has been aggressively improving its 3G network in recent months, the company could still struggle to retain iPhone users if rival Verizon began offering Apple's smartphone.

AT&T happy to play it cool with LTE

AT&&T isn't sweating the fact that rival Verizon will be the first U.S. carrier to offer 4G LTE services.

Students launch protest of AT&T coverage

College students have long been known to protest against war, racism and other social maladies. But now students at Santa Clara University are taking aim at a new form of injustice: poor cell phone reception.

Most smartphones now have touchscreens, research finds

Several market research outfits have released a bevy of interesting smartphone data this week, highlighted by the Canalys research group's finding that a majority of smartphones being shipped now have touchscreens.

With iPad on the way, AT&T touts network investments

With a 3G-capable iPad coming later this year, AT&T says it's improving its 3G network.