Taking LTE to the freeways: Impressions of AT&T’s Chicago network

AT&T had slower speeds in the city than you might expect, but overall the performance of the new LTE network and new smartphones was impressive, streaming uninterrupted Netflix video for 45 minutes and clocking average speeds of more than 10 Mbps on the freeway.

Groupon Founders’ Master Plan: Build More Groupons

With an IPO in the cards, two of Groupon’s co-founders are already cashing in on its success. Now they plan to use their money to build a generation of companies that can mimic Groupon’s tactic of using people — not technology — to grow.

Sprint Flips the WiMAX Switch in Chicago

[qi:gigaom_icon_WiMax] Sprint (s s) continued to move ahead with its WiMAX rollout, flipping the switch in Chicago, three markets in Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin), and several in North Carolina. The move is in line with Sprint’s previously announced 4G rollout plans with Clearwire (s clwr) and Comcast (s cmcsa) and follows last week’s launch of Clearwire service in Philadelphia. Look for Sprint to continue following in the footsteps of Clearwire and Comcast in the next few months as it steps up its WiMAX deployment nationwide.