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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

Americans are not happy with their Internet service providers

May 22, 2013
The latest American Customer Satisfaction Index is out, and one industry in an unfortunate spot when it comes to customer satisfaction: Internet service providers.
Posted In: ISPs, consumer, Internet, telecom

Obama nominates former lobbyist, hall-of-famer Wheeler to head FCC

May 2, 2013
The Federal Communications Commission has a new chairman, Tom Wheeler. If confirmed by the Senate, he'll replace Julius Genachowski, who resigned in March.
Posted In: fcc, Obama, telecom

How telecom reform in Mexico could impact U.S. immigration

Mar 21, 2013
New Mexican President Peña Nieto hopes to reshape the country's phone and television service by increasing competition through foreign investment.
Posted In: Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, Internet, tv, telecom

Unlock your phone? You're breaking the law

Jan 28, 2013
If you're the type of tech savvy person who likes to hack your own electronics, you might be interested to know that unlocking your own cell phone without your provider's permission actually became illegal over the weekend.
Posted In: smart phones, telecom, regulation

AT&T puts $14 billion toward expanding wireless

Nov 8, 2012
AT&T announced this week it will invest $14 billion over the next three years to beef up its wireless and broadband services. The news is good for wireless customers, but could portend the demise of the old fashioned landline phone.
Posted In: AT&T, Cellphones, telecom, fcc

Congress calls Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE a threat

Oct 8, 2012
A new report from the House Intelligence Committee calls for investigations into two Chinese telecommunications suppliers.
Posted In: China, huawei, telecom, ZTE

Congress: Chinese telecom companies pose threat

Oct 8, 2012
A panel of the House Intelligence Committee warns U.S. telecom companies not to do business with Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp.
Posted In: China, huawei, telecom, intellectual property

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