By now, you’ve probably come to terms with the fact that 4G, while in the halcyon days of our youth a term applicable to either LTE or WiMax, has become so broad in recent days as to approach meaninglessness. The “Next Generation Wireless Disclosure Act”, far from being the legal requirement to alert the government whenever you’re streaming old Star Trek episodes to your smartphone, as the name suggests, is a piece of legislation aimed at forcing carriers to clarify exactly what they mean by 4G.
Under the proposed legislation, carriers will need to specify in detail exactly what type of speed, coverage and even actual technology their “4G” can provide. Rep. Anna Eshoo couldn’t have picked a better time to push this initiative through, seeing how it’s such a great week for mobile Internet regulation already, what with the newly minted Dutch net neutrality.
Source Next Generation Wireless Disclosure Act
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