A guide to the historic technology and computer events that occurred on this day in history. Wireless Broadband is launched in the U.S. and Microsoft settle with the U.S. Justice Department.
2004 – Microsoft Settle
In the United States, a Court of Appeals unanimously approves Microsoft’s settlement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). The terms of the agreement include requirements that Microsoft share its application programming interfaces with third-party developers and to abide the rulings of a compliance oversight panel of three people who will have full access to Microsoft’s systems, records, and source code for five years.
2009 – Wireless Becomes a Common Instance
In Portland, Oregon in the United States, the first major cable company to launch wireless broadband announces its plans. Comcast announces that the speeds will be up to 4 Mb/s over it’s 4G network. The wireless scheme retails for $49.95 a month for one year and $73 a month after.