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The U.S. government doesn’t want 5G tech that’s made in China

Nov 30, 2018
The thing that makes the technology so useful can also make it vulnerable.
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Phone firms say merger would boost 5G in U.S.

Apr 30, 2018
The telecom world could be getting a bit smaller. T-Mobile announced yesterday it would be acquiring Sprint in a $26 million all-stock deal. The two companies said the merger will mean that American companies will be able to implement fifth-generation wireless technology, or 5G, faster than anyone else — specifically the Chinese. But will U.S. […]

Net neutrality rollback begins

Apr 23, 2018
Businesses, states, Democratic senators are mounting challenges to the FCC repeal of internet protections. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Why payphones are still a thing in Hawaii

Sep 13, 2016
The island state leads the nation in payphones per capita.
Three sailors making telephone calls via payphones in Key West, Florida circa 1955.
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Cellphone giants are sued for discounting 911 calls

Aug 10, 2016
A lawsuit claims cellphone discounts have left 911 call centers out of pocket.
AT&T says that the 911 call-related claims about the company are "baseless."
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Verizon strike underscores changes in telecom

May 16, 2016
Landline services are declining. About 40,000 workers are protesting cost-cutting measures.
Striking Verizon workers picket in front of a Verizon office in Washington, D.C., on April 14.

Government further relaxes Cuba trade rules

Jan 27, 2016
Companies will henceforth be able to extend credit to more customers in Cuba.
A Cuban flag flutters in front of the US Embassy in Havana.

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AT&T is challenging one of the world's richest men

Sep 15, 2015
The cell phone industry in Mexico is largely controlled by one man: "Slim."

European Union wants new rules for its digital economy

May 6, 2015
The plan could be a radical change for the way the EU does business online.

Why the Internet is a luxury in Cuba

Jan 29, 2015
...and how Cubans manage without it.