“The biggest problem our world faces is poverty. The answer isn’t redistributing wealth—that would simply make most people poorer. The answer is improving productivity—and wireless has brought about massive improvements in productivity. From a village in India where a woman entrepreneur can rent out her cellphone to farmers so they can find the best price for their crops to the ability to monitor individuals’ health status in real time, mobile communication is revolutionizing our world—and we are only just beginning” – Martin Cooper, the recognized father of cellular telephony, the co-founder and chairman of Dyna LLC, and this year’s Marconi Award winner

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Verizon, NYC Reach Settlement

Verizon has an agreement with New York City that settles proceedings against it after the city claimed it had failed to meet buildout terms for its Fios network under its cable franchise agreement.

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