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3/23/2017

Leaving a smartphone on efficiency mode to maximize the battery may allow for longer time between charges, but it could also impair the user's experience, Staymobile technician Brad Nichols says. Smartphone owners should also avoid using off-brand chargers, which can damage the phone's charger port or battery by supplying the wrong voltage, Nichols said.

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3/23/2017

U.S. Cellular Chairman LeRoy Carlson Jr. recently urged a House subcommittee to improve federal regulators' methods of collecting data on rural broadband access to bring high-speed service to isolated areas. Testifying before a House communications subcommittee, Carlson joined Competitive Carriers Association CEO Steven Berry in pressing for better collection of data.

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3/23/2017

FirstNet is expected to award its contract to build a nationwide first-responder service to AT&T after a federal court on Friday ruled against Rivada Networks, which had challenged the procurement process. At least one analyst believes work on the network could start in June, although Rivada indicated that it will continue to fight for contracts on a state-by-state basis.

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3/23/2017

Congressional allocation of funds for infrastructure upgrades and the shifting political landscape in Washington, D.C., will take center stage as major issues at Competitive Carriers Association's spring Mobile Carriers Show, which starts April 5 in Las Vegas, said CCA CEO Steven Berry. "The infrastructure issue is front and center a political issue at the federal, state and local level," he said.

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Wireless Week
3/23/2017

Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel) lifted wireless revenues by 129% in its most recent quarter on the backs of its merger with regional carrier nTelos and its affiliation with Sprint. The telecom netted 3,777 wireless postpaid subscribers in the period.

3/23/2017

Sprint and T-Mobile US have started presales of LG's flagship G6 smartphone, with U.S. Cellular due to start presales Friday.

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3/23/2017

Phone-n-Fix has a new franchised location in Fargo, N.D. Franchise owners Carl and Miranda Burfeind have been employees of the company since its launch in 2015.

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3/23/2017

Cellairis has opened its latest store-within-a-store inside a Wal-Mart in Scottsdale, Ariz. The location offers warrantied repairs and one-hour service for most screen repairs.

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3/23/2017

A team of Rice University and Indian Institute of Science researchers recommends crushing electronic waste into nanodust for recycling, allowing components to be separated more easily. A low-temperature cryo-mill can be used to crush the electronic materials into tiny particles, said Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, a postdoctoral researcher at Rice and a researcher at the Indian Institute of Science.

3/21/2017

Following a nationwide referendum on 23 June, 2016, the United Kingdom is about to begin its formal withdrawal from the EU (known as Brexit) by triggering Article 50 of The Treaty on European Union. The final terms of the UK's new relationship with the EU following its withdrawal are yet to be decided. With uncertainty continuing, businesses operating in or trading with companies based in the UK and EU are keen to learn how they may be affected. Read more.

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