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  • Huawei faces more scrutiny in Britain over use of US firm's software

    Huawei Technologies is facing increased scrutiny in Britain because it is using an aging software component sold by a firm based in the United States, one of the countries where lawmakers allege its equipment could facilitate Chinese spying, sources told Reuters.

    Written by Reuters06 Aug. 18 09:27
  • FCC to probe Verizon, AT&T over contract lock-in

    The FCC announced late last week that it would investigate Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink and Frontier over highly strict service terms in wireline business service contracts, which critics say lock customers into their deals unfairly.

    Written by Jon Gold20 Oct. 15 17:37
  • AT&T makes a big push into IoT

    In the expanding universe called the Internet of Things, even garbage bins will be networked together wirelessly. That way, a central console -- perhaps one that's monitored automatically -- can know whether a bin has been overturned or is full.

    Written by Matt Hamblen11 Sept. 15 03:28
  • AT&T a closer partner of NSA than previously known, Snowden docs show

    A fresh analysis of documents disclosed by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden shows that AT&T has been a much closer and eager partner for the National Security Agency's Internet spying activities than was previously known.

    Written by Marc Ferranti16 Aug. 15 07:52
  • FCC rejects proposal favoring small carriers in spectrum auction

    Small mobile carriers lost a battle Thursday when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission declined to make it easier for them to get access to a reserved slice of spectrum during a 2016 auction of television spectrum.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Aug. 15 05:21
  • Huge stakes involved in FCC's spectrum auction rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will decide this week which mobile carriers will control billions of dollars worth of prime wireless spectrum scheduled to be auctioned next year.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Aug. 15 02:29
  • AT&T launches wireless data and TV services on one bill

    Wireless video to smartphones and tablets took another step on Monday with AT&T's announcement of a single nationwide package of pay TV and wireless services on a single bill.

    Written by Matt Hamblen04 Aug. 15 01:52
  • ISP argues net neutrality rules violate its right to block content

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules violate the free speech rights of broadband providers because the regulations take away their ability to block Web traffic they disagree with, one ISP has argued.

    Written by Grant Gross01 Aug. 15 04:24
  • Google boasts Android for Work success

    Google's enterprise program for mobile devices, Android for Work, has attracted more than 10,000 business customers and 40 partners since it launched earlier this year, according to Google. The program is designed to bring enterprise features to the Android operating system, including profile and device management, and security for data, mobile apps and Android devices.

    Written by Matt Kapko31 July 15 22:29
  • Cell service at US airports varies from first class to middle-seat coach

    Need something to watch on a flight? You can download an episode of your favorite show in less than a minute and a half on Verizon Wireless at Atlanta's airport -- or spend 13 hours doing the same over T-Mobile USA at Los Angeles International.

    Written by Stephen Lawson23 July 15 14:00
  • FCC's Wheeler defends net neutrality rules, discounts investment fears

    Predictions from net neutrality opponents that regulations would choke off broadband investment haven't come true, with several service providers announcing expansions in the four months since the U.S. Federal Communications Commission passed new rules, the agency's chairman says.

    Written by Grant Gross27 June 15 02:39
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