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Speed and range are key variables in the 5G race

by Justin Ho Jan 13, 2020
There's a trade off between how fast people can download things … and whether coverage can reach people in remote areas.
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Verizon says it's done with bundles and contracts

by Andy Uhler Jan 9, 2020
With so many options available, the margins for cable providers just aren’t there anymore.
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5G is here! Well, it's almost here

by Molly Wood Jan 14, 2019
Well... OK, it'll be here any day now.
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Verizon's bet on Oath falters

by Amy Scott Dec 11, 2018
Verizon created Oath out of its investments in “legacy” digital media companies AOL and Yahoo. The goal was to compete with internet giants Facebook and Google. It seems that the world’s biggest wireless network just wasn’t able to make that…

Verizon reorganizes with an eye on faster service

by Ben Bradford Nov 6, 2018
Verizon has announced some major internal shuffling: It will create three new operating groups, one each for consumers, business customers and media offerings. The restructure reflects a race between internet providers to offer faster speeds.

When data is throttled, it could mean life or death

by Jed Kim Aug 22, 2018
Firefighters noticed their communications were slow when the Mendocino Complex fire broke out. Was the difficulty in connecting due to the repeal of net neutrality rules, or just a matter of the wrong data plan? Verizon responded by suggesting an…
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You have more choices for wireless than you might think

by Molly Wood and Stephanie Hughes Jun 20, 2018
Here's how mobile virtual network operators work.
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Net neutrality rollback begins

by Aaron Schrank 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. 
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The Source Code: Tim Armstrong

by Molly Wood and Stephanie Hughes Feb 19, 2018
The CEO of Oath talks about the combination of AOL and Yahoo.
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The largest data breach in history was bigger than we thought

by Amy Scott and Kristin Schwab Oct 5, 2017
All Yahoo accounts created before 2013 have been hacked.
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