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Former FCC head Michael Powell talks future of cable

May 1, 2014
What's on former FCC head Michael Powell's mind? Cable mergers and net neutrality.
Posted In: fcc, telecom

Outsourcing the NSA's phone-call database

Mar 25, 2014
Under proposals leaked this week, the National Security Agency would stop its blanket collection of phone-call data. Instead, phone companies would keep records, to be provided on court-sanctioned demand.
Posted In: national security agency, surveillance, telecom

Rep. Henry Waxman stepping down after 20 terms

Jan 30, 2014
Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman is retiring after 20 terms.
Posted In: telecom, Congress

Who will own the internet?

Dec 17, 2013
Tech companies are taking ownership -- and control -- of everything from the cloud to dark fiber.
Posted In: telecom, data, servers

Verizon and Vodafone agree on $130 billion deal

Sep 2, 2013
The move could realign the entire telecom industry.
Posted In: Verizon, Vodofone, telecom

India taps out last telegram

Jul 12, 2013
On Sunday, India's last official telegram will be sent from state owned telecom company BSNL, cutting the cord of an old technology that was the fastest way to communicate before landlines, mobile phones and email.
Posted In: India, telecom

Will a Softbank-Sprint deal lower mobile phone prices?

Jun 26, 2013
Shareholders of Sprint Nextel approved an offer from Softbank to acquire a bulk of the U.S. phone company. Now it's up to Washington regulators to approve the foreign purchase.
Posted In: Sprint, Softbank, Japan, Dish, telecom

How your cellphone could create an emergency telecom network

Jun 20, 2013
One of the hardest things to do in the wake of a disaster is communicate. Now researchers in Boston have a plan to address that with something called an ad-hoc network.
Posted In: boston, telecom, emergency

1900s rural farmers: The original hackers?

Jun 19, 2013
As far back as the early 1900s, rural farmers and ranchers -- or you could call them hackers -- set up their own phone lines themselves.
Posted In: hackers, hacking, telecom

SoftBank sweetens its Sprint pitch, offers U.S. veto power over board member: Report

May 23, 2013
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Japan-based SoftBank will allow the U.S. government to pick a member of Sprint's board if the deal goes through.
Posted In: Sprint, Softbank, telecom

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