June 9, 1994 |
Resolving a fractious debate, the Federal Communications Commission plans to approve a measure today aimed at speeding the introduction of always-in-touch-communications by slashing the cost of an advanced new wireless network. The plan will also reduce the complexity of "personal communications services" equipment, allowing engineers to design slightly smaller and cheaper portable devices for users to make phone calls and send and receive faxes and other information while on the run.
June 7, 1994 |
Nextel Communications Inc. said Monday that it will invest $165 million for a 22% stake in Corporacion Mobilcom of Mexico, creating the first seamless, all-digital wireless communications network in North America. Rutherford, N.J.-based Nextel, which provides mobile radio services in major U.S. cities, recently announced a similar deal with Clearnet Communications Inc., a leading Canadian wireless communications company. Under the tentative agreement, Nextel would buy $122.
March 1, 1994 |
Hoping to beat the cellular phone industry to the punch in offering the next generation of wireless communications, MCI Communications Corp. on Monday said it will invest $1.3 billion in one of the nation's largest mobile radio companies. The investment in Nextel Communications Inc. of Rutherford, N.J., makes the nation's No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1999 |
The Planning Commission will meet Wednesday to review design plans for a fake lighthouse at 33333 Pacific Coast Highway. The lighthouse is designed to conceal antennas for wireless telecommunication systems. The commission meets at 7 p.m. in council chambers, 33282 Golden Lantern. Information: (949) 248-9890.
October 25, 2010 |
Garden Grove resident Ken Licht is in the market for a new cellphone. But he can't get a good explanation of why he'll have to pay sales tax on the full price of a handset ? even though most phones are heavily discounted by wireless companies or given away free. It's a question I get asked a lot. And with nearly 300 million cellphones now in use in the United States ? meaning that 93% of the population is sporting a mobile device, according to the wireless industry ? it's probably not a bad idea to explain what's going on. First of all, Licht made the same observation that probably all cellphone customers have made at one time or another.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2000 |
The City Council will consider at its meeting tonight allowing six panel antennas for wireless telecommunication to be mounted to the side of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1190 Morningside Drive. The Planning Commission approved the project in July; however resident Kay Ross, who lives near the church, appealed it, citing health concerns and a potential for the panels having a negative effect on property values.