Internet Congestion Found To Be Real and ‘Very Serious’

June 22nd, 2014

NOTE: We, at UnwiredSignal.com have been following with high interest the current proposed mergers of wireless and cable providers, as we think it’s possible to be the biggest thing to happen to wireless since the hand held cell phone itself.

The internet is in the process of going through a major transformation, which will, in my opinion, change the way it works and how well it will work for you – at home, at your office and definitely in the field. The proof is in the pudding. Sprint isn’t trying to buy Direct TV for no reason and Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon are all in talks – of one kind or another, about mega-mergers, etc. Why? High frequency radio frequency bands are owned by the wireless companies – and the higher the frequency band, the faster the throughput speeds – it’s likely a smaller cost to buy and/or merge companies that to wire the US with fiber optics – by the TV content players that are currently stuck with those old copper wire cables.

But I cannot add that much money, so only know what I read – and you know what “they” say about that!

Now, however, everywhere you turn, cable and landline companies are trying to get in on the 1.7/2.1 GHz that the wireless companies have been gobbling up at FCC auctions for years, but not making use of it, save for T-Mobile. Companies such as Direct TV, AT&T and Verizon will likely reap the benefit of buying up frequencies for which the technology had not even been invented when they bought it, years ago.

Wireless will be a, if not the, major player in the future broadband business; therefore I add the article below in its entirety. Of course my opinion is worth what you paid for it, so do your own research before you reprint it as fact. After all, I fell of a watermelon truck in Dallas in 1965 and haven’t been smart enough to catch another one to take me back home since.

From: Mobile Tech Today Congestion on the Internet is real and in some cases very serious, according to FCC and academic studies measuring broadband speeds at various points in the U.S. Both studies found backups at some points connecting Internet service providers and the network’s backbone — the equivalent of on-ramps — that affected quality of service, particularly for high-demand uses like Netflix video streaming.

“During our testing we noticed that at certain points through the test network we saw some very serious congestion,” said a Federal Communications Commission official in a conference call with news media. “We aren’t prepared to make conclusions right now, but we will be looking at how video service providers are affected by this congestion.”

David Clark, a senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, said Wednesday that his study’s preliminary data shows congestion seems to be mostly sporadic and temporary, lasting two to three hours at a time.But in some cases, he told a congressional briefing, the slowdowns have lasted as long as 18 hours a day over several months.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said last week that his agency was looking into complaints by Netflix and backbone providers Cogent and Level 3 that ISPs were purposely allowing congestion, to pressure streaming video services into contracting with them for special treatment. The allegations appear against the backdrop of Wheeler’s controversial proposal to allow ISPs to give some Internet traffic priority over other traffic, abandoning the FCC’s previous doctrine of so-called Net neutrality.

A federal appeals court threw out the Net neutrality regulations in January. The FCC chairman then proposed replacement rules in May that critics maintain would curb freedom of speech on the Internet. Many of the biggest companies on the Internet — including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Dropbox and Yahoo…

The FCC and Cellular Signal Boosters – 5 Truths You Need to Know

June 6th, 2014

In February 2013 the FCC set new technical standards for cellular signal boosters. But some information on the internet indicates that the FCC “Shut Down” the use of cellular signal boosters. “This is not and case at all,” states Marilu Castro, a Wilson Certified Installer and office manager for UnwiredSignal.com, a Wilson Electronics signal booster dealer since 2001.

“In fact, the FCC order lauds the use of signal boosters numerous times in the new Order. The Order makes it abundantly clear that the FCC knows signal boosters are a great benefit to both consumers and commerce, and in many cases, the carriers, in America”

In order to provide the truth about cellular signal booster use in America, UnwiredSignal.com is providing the links to the Order itself, and to a page on its website which supplies the links for registering the signal boosters, a new requirement under the order.

The 5 Truths You Need to Know About Cellular Signal Boosters:

1. The FCC did NOT outlaw signal boosters. They just raised the standards signal boosters must meet for certification. See:  http://wireless.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/index.html

2. Wilson Electronics, working with Verizon Wireless and engineering consultant VCOMM-LLC, originally wrote the new certification standards for signal boosters that were eventually agreed upon by the other major carriers and adopted by the FCC. View the complete order: http://www.fcc.gov/document/use-and-design-signal-boosters-report-and-order

3. The four major cell carriers, and nearly all regional carriers, have given blanket approval for customers to use FCC-certified boosters on their networks.

4. Consumers are now required to register their boosters with their carrier(s). You can do it online using the links on this page: http://www.unwiredsignal.com/?view=FCC-Signal-Booster-Registration

5. Signal boosters already in use automatically receive “grandfather” approval by the FCC. These boosters also are now required to be registered. You can do so from this page: http://www.unwiredsignal.com/?view=FCC-Signal-Booster-Registration

Wilson, with fifteen electrical engineers on staff, is still the technology leader in signal boosters. Only Wilson has FCC-certified 4G/3G boosters for all devices and all carriers – for both in-building and mobile models,” says Ms. Castro, “and UnwiredSignal.com has a complete inventory of all Wilson signal boosters in our store, in Dallas, TX, available for same day shipping.”

 

Wilson Quint Signal Boosters Deliver for XLTE

June 5th, 2014

What’s the difference between XLTE and LTE?

Verizon says it’s idea was to cover most of the US with LTE, then upgrade it. That’s what it is now doing. The 700 MHZ band covers more area under the same amount of power, so Verizon started with it. Now, it is upgrading, to offer LTE service on the 1700/2100 MHz band. The reason is this: the higher the frequency, the faster the download is!

Since the higher frequency XLTE frequency bands will not travel as far as the “old” 700 MHz LTE band, you may need help to access it. Wilson Electronics’ 4G Signal Boosters provide access to the higher frequency bands in places where you wouldn’t be able to do so otherwise.

Worth the upgrade!

UnwiredSignal.com has that covered. We’ve been solely in the signal booster business since 2001. We sell only Wilson Electronic’s Signal Boosters. We have all of Wilson Electronics’ new, multi-band signal boosters in stock and we ship the same day in most cases! This is important since some online sellers of Wilson Electronics products do not stock them. They have them drop-shipped, which usually adds a day or two to your delivery time. We don’t do that. We have a real store, only three blocks from Downtown Dallas that is stocked to the ceiling with Wilson products!

For buildings and other fixed coverage Wilson’s 70 dB Quint, 65 dB Pro (for homes and small office), and the Wilson AG Pro Desktop (for small area signal coverage) are all in stock. For vehicles, we stock the Wilson Mobile 4G Signal Booster. All of these Signal Boosters will 3G boost voice and data signals, as well as the 4G signals.

The LTE network runs on the 700 MHz C Block spectrum. XLTE, which is the same as the AWS spectrum, runs on the 1700/2100 MHz spectrum. Devices will continue to indicate that they are on the 4G LTE network.

There’s no indicator on your phone, so you won’t know when you’re using XLTE. This allows for a seamless experience with the superior performance you’ve come to expect from the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G network.

What are the benefits of XLTE?

The new spectrum leads to the next wave of wireless innovation for customers. You’re able to use new and expanded services, access data and entertainment, enjoy media, and communicate with the speed and reliability you want. Innovative wireless solutions in energy management, healthcare and other industries are also more accessible in cities coast to coast.

Is XLTE enabled by hardware or software on the device?

Both. XLTE-ready devices have an additional antenna built in, as well as software, which allow them to work on the 1700 MHz frequency that XLTE uses. Many newer phones already support XLTE, though some may need a software update to take advantage of the new spectrum.

The advancement of the XLTE network is expected to be quick and seamless to keep you and your devices working on the go. Learn more about XLTE.

Signal Booster Registration Links HERE

May 5th, 2014

Below are links to the Signal Booster Registration  AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular cellular signal booster registration pages. The  FCC ruling states that you CAN use signal boosters. FCC ruling states clearly that carriers have “volunteered blanket approval” of new rule FCC approved signal boosters so long as you register.

You can register your signal booster online. Links to the signal booster registration pages for major service providers is below.

US Cellular

Verizon

ATT

Sprint

T-Mobile

See our selection of “new rule Wilson cellular signal boosters here.

FCC Regulation – You CAN Use Signal Boosters

April 23rd, 2014

The truth about the FCC Signal Booster Ruling: You CAN use a cellular signal booster you just need to register kit. The major carriers, as stated in the FCC ruling, have given “blanket” approval of signal boosters the have been FCC new rule approved.

Verify it yourself at the FCC FAQ page:  http://wireless.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/faq.html
Or at the FCC Signal Booster general information page: http://wireless.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/index.html
Or read the entire FCC Order here: http://www.fcc.gov/document/use-and-design-signal-boosters-report-and-order

If you view the entire order, you will see in its first paragraph that the FCC is actually singing the praises of cellular signal boosters. In stating the need for signal boosters, the FCC cites a town of 1,700 people who are unserved by the nearest cell tower unless signal boosters are used.

Wilson Electronics, the only brand of signal boosters we sell, has several new rule approved amplifiers. We have most of them (ran out of one model fast; more of that model coming) in stock, ready to ship.

To see our entire selection of Wilson Electronics cellular signal boosters visit our E-Z to navigate UnwiredSignal.com home page. Questions? We’ve been a Wilson Electronics  dealer since 2001, have engineered, designed and sold thousands that are still providing our customers service, so we can likely answer any question you have about solving your cell signal problem(s). Call us at 214-774-2588.

Wilson gets first FCC new rule approval on a 5 band, 3G and 4G signal booster!

March 6th, 2014

They will be here soon! The new Quint will come as a kit that

will be priced at about $300 less than the previous Wilson 5 band kit!!

Waiting list is almost full for our first allocation of these exciting new kits

so call us now to add you name to the list!  214-774-2588

The First Five Band to Meet New FCC Regulations

Wilson AG Pro Quint Kit 461104
 Experience proves that when Wilson introduces a new technology
product, it just can’t be made fast enough to keep up with demand
for the first year.  Call now!
214-774-2588

 

Interesting tidbits from FCC sites about new signal booster rules

March 6th, 2014

From FCC signal booster FAQ page:

I already have a signal booster; do I need to do anything?

If a wireless provider or the FCC asks you to turn off your signal booster because it is causing interference to a wireless network, you must turn off your booster and leave it off until the interference problem can be resolved. When the new rules go into effect, you will be able to purchase a booster with additional safeguards that protect wireless networks from interference.

From FCC press release about new signal booster rules:

These new rules governing signal boosters – which amplify signals between
wireless devices and wireless networks – will substantially improve signal booster design by requiring
manufacturers to include safeguards that protect wireless networks.

As a result, all four nationwide
carriers, as well as many rural and regional carriers, have consented to the use of boosters on their
networks, as long as those boosters meet the technical specifications outlined in the Order.

Removing consumer and industry uncertainty regarding signal booster use and operation will promote
further investment in and use of this promising technology.

Signal boosters not only help consumers
improve coverage where signal strength is weak, but they also aid public safety first responders by
extending wireless access in hard-to serve areas such as tunnels, subways, and garages.

This Report and
Order reflects a common sense, consensus-based technical solution that will help millions of consumers
across the country.

Links to info about new FCC signal booster rules

March 6th, 2014

FCC extends deadline existing signal boosters can be sold: http://wireless.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/faq.html

FCC signal booster website: http://wireless.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/index.html

 

 

Forget the bull; here is the truth about new FCC cellular signal booster rules

March 6th, 2014

Please Note

As a courtesy to you, we want you to know the truth about the new FCC rules concerning cell phone signal boosters. There is a lot of sensational misinformation on the internet about them that is not true, or even close to it. Here is the trutth, with links to the appropriate websites to prove it.

The FCC has established new, tighter regulations concerning cellular signal boosters that are currently slated to go into effect April 30, 2014.

The FCC has restricted what signal boosters can do so tightly that almost all signal booster manufacturers must redesign and build new ones. They must be approved by the FCC before put on the market for sale to consumers.

What does this mean to you? All current cellular signal booster users are supposed to register the signal booster location. Only two service providers, however have websites where you can register. The registration is not asking anybody for permission to use a signal booster; they want to know who has them in case one is causing interference with their tower.

In thirteen years of selling Wilson Electronics products, we have never had a customer who was using a Wilson booster contacted by any service provider or the FCC for any reason.  If your Wilson booster was causing tower interference you would have already been contacted.

The Verizon registration site is: http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/register-signal-booster.html

The TMobile registration site is: https://saqat.t-mobile.com/sites/SignalBooster. This site seems to not work well at times.

To our kkowledge, no other service provider has created a registration process as of today.

You do not have to by a new amplifier. The new FCC rules are not retroactive where hardware is concerned; only the registration is retroactive.

Many of our customers are upgrading their amplifiers and/or signal booster kits to keep up with ever-changing technologies. With most people use their cellular devises more for data purposes than for voice today and want the newest, best and fastest wireless cellular possible.

Wilson Electronics is manufacturing the first 5 band, all technology, and new FCC rules signal booster. It will be available in the coming weeks. There are already backlog orders of these new kits.

We will be among the first Wilson Dealers to receive these exciting new kits. We will notify you when they are in route to us.

There here is no need to call us concerning the new FCC rules. We have given you the information above that affects you. If you would like further info, please go to the FCC FAQ page, located here: http://wireless.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/faq.html. You can find the entire 104 page order on a link at the bottom of this page: http://www.fcc.gov/rulemaking/10-4.

Exciting News: Wilson Electronics introduces a game changing cellular signal booster! The first 5 band booster approved by the FCC under new FCC rules – Boosts all 3G and 4G signals for all carriers.

Available Soon – Get on the List!

Call us at 214-774-2588. More Info Coming to You Soon!

Think right, do right, feel right.

August 16th, 2013

A guy I know who really “gets it” about SEO work, David Hood, is also believes in reading success books; not just any success books, but the classics. Napoleon Hill, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and on to the new ‘classics” by guys like Zig Ziglar and Jim Rohn.

There is one thing upon which we both agree: none of those author’s books were written solely about making money. In fact, they have little to do with making money. Not “Think and Grow Rich” by Hill, not “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Peale nor any of the books I’ve read by Rohn or Ziglar, who have written many.

When boiled down to a common denominator they are all about one thing: doing the next right thing all day long. They are about the Golden Rule, even and especially in the business world. Then your success, however you define it, will come as a natural part of what you do every day.Treating people the way you would like to be treated doesn’t mean giving away the farm on every transaction. In fact, people don’t like to do business with “weak” business people.

Anybody who has done business with us, at UnwiredSignal.com knows we do business based on the Golden Rule, because she or he knows that we tell the truth even when it is not what either of us wants to hear. We even “lose” money on transactions, because our customers sometimes don’t need the huge gain signal booster kits they have already picked out. We treat you like we are happy you called us because we are, and we know what we’re doing, because we study, which is what you should expect. Good faith, best efforts all day long.

Reading even a “classic” success book won’t help anybody for long. Going from book to book, searching for “it’ doesn’t seem to work, either. But picking that one book  that really inspires you and using it as a workbook does help you find that “it”, because positive repetition makes for positive habits and positive habits lead to success, however you define it.