5G wireless without China

Jan 7, 2019
Washington regulators are debating a ban on Chinese telecom hardwire, but rural America may pay the price.
The FCC is considering a ban on Chinese telecom hardware like that made by telecom giant ZTE.
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The local, national and global fight over 5G infrastructure

Oct 11, 2018
Turns out, building a new wireless network doesn't happen without a tussle.
An attendee photographs a 5G logo display during a Qualcomm press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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You have more choices for wireless than you might think

Jun 20, 2018
Here's how mobile virtual network operators work.
T-Mobile owns the mobile virtual network operator MetroPCS.
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Report: U.S. falling behind in 5G

Apr 16, 2018
A new report from a trade group representing the U.S. wireless industry shows the U.S. is lagging China and South Korea when it comes to 5G. CTIA says companies in those countries are getting help that U.S. firms aren’t. Click…

Didn’t that happen a long time ago? CDC finds wireless phones outnumber landlines

May 9, 2017
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds, for the first time, most American households have mobile phones but no landline. That’s important information for collecting data, lest researchers leave out wireless users when they do surveys and…

Comcast to become a wireless carrier in 2017

Sep 21, 2016
As cord-cutting increases, Comcast is seeking revenue elsewhere.
Some ISPs lifted their data caps at the start of the pandemic, but as of July 1, Comcast, AT&T and T-Mobile have reinstated them.
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Why wireless providers are ditching the two-year contract

Aug 18, 2015
Sprint is the latest to drop two-year contracts. Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson explains why.

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