Big wireless carriers pledge to stop selling location data to third parties


Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have pledged to terminate their agreements with "location aggregators" used for services like roadside assistance and bank fraud prevention.

Va. school district builds wireless system where carriers won't


Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia is building its own broadband network within the next two years to serve students in areas where the major carriers don't want to go.

New York City libraries to lend free Wi-Fi hotspot devices


The New York Public Library, with support from Google and others, is adding Sprint-powered Wi-Fi hotspot devices to its lending collection for families with limited Internet access.