Tech at Night: Will regulation block innovation yet again, with LTE-U?

The technologies abound to give us faster and faster Internet access, in more and more convenient ways. But when it comes to wireless Internet, we have a spectrum shortage. Frequencies allotted to wireless Internet are in short supply. One way around that was the idea of LTE-U, using unlicensed spectrum ranges to give people more options for LTE Internet.

Unfortunately the wired providers are having a fit, since they want to use unlicensed to create their own competing networks.


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It’s true though. Cable Internet providers are starting to use routers they provide, to set up two wireless networks. One for you, one for cable customers in the area. The idea is that enough of those will create a network of wireless Internet for wired Internet users to have access to on the go.

LTE-U competes with that, so they’re lobbying to ban it. Picking winners and losers, as always.


What if NSA knew an Internet attack was coming, but didn’t warn anyone? Or if two private companies held information that, when combined, would warn about an attack, but they couldn’t share? These scenarios are what CISA would prevent.


Confirmed: Net Neutrality is discouraging investment.


I’m not the biggest fan of the general concept of the FBI going after copyright infringement, but the big rings I smile at being shut down.


Likewise I will smile if, despite all the donations, New Zealand extradites Kim Dotcom anyway.


There are predators online, folks. Don’t blame Facebook, monitor your kids.


With TSA master keys being 3D printed, we’re that much closer to a government effort to regulate or ban 3D printing, mark my words.


Germany wants to censor Facebook.


Bitcoin and crime watch.