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Feds To Share Airwaves With Wireless Data Providers
2012-03-28 04:57:07

The federal government will share part of its airwaves with commercial wireless providers to help ease the data congestion caused by soaring demand for bandwidth-intensive applications on smartphones and other mobile devices, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. “In today´s wireless world, the demand for spectrum from consumers, businesses, and federal users continues to grow at a rapid rate,” said the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA),...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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