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  • AT&T a closer partner of NSA than previously known, Snowden docs show

    A fresh analysis of documents disclosed by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden shows that AT&T has been a much closer and eager partner for the National Security Agency's Internet spying activities than was previously known.

    Written by Marc Ferranti16 Aug. 15 07:52
  • FCC requires consumer protections in telephone transition to IP

    Telecom carriers must get permission from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to replace their copper networks with Internet Protocol-based systems if the change will result in discontinued or reduced voice services for customers.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Aug. 15 05:59
  • FCC rejects proposal favoring small carriers in spectrum auction

    Small mobile carriers lost a battle Thursday when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission declined to make it easier for them to get access to a reserved slice of spectrum during a 2016 auction of television spectrum.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Aug. 15 05:21
  • Huge stakes involved in FCC's spectrum auction rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will decide this week which mobile carriers will control billions of dollars worth of prime wireless spectrum scheduled to be auctioned next year.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Aug. 15 02:29
  • Cell service at US airports varies from first class to middle-seat coach

    Need something to watch on a flight? You can download an episode of your favorite show in less than a minute and a half on Verizon Wireless at Atlanta's airport -- or spend 13 hours doing the same over T-Mobile USA at Los Angeles International.

    Written by Stephen Lawson23 July 15 14:00
  • There's more to municipal broadband than public funding, says report

    U.S. communities looking for faster broadband service than incumbent ISPs provide have alternatives to the increasingly controversial choice of seeking to publicly fund a network, according to a new handbook for city officials.

    Written by Grant Gross21 July 15 23:03
  • T-Mobile to pay $17.5 million fine for 911 outages

    T-Mobile USA will pay a US$17.5 million fine in a settlement with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for two 911 emergency dialing outages on the company's mobile network last year.

    Written by Grant Gross18 July 15 01:42
  • ACLU asks court to immediately kill NSA phone snooping

    A U.S. appeals court should immediately shut down the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic telephone records because the practice is illegal, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

    Written by Grant Gross15 July 15 04:44
  • 9 things you didn't know about Google's undersea cable

    Undersea cables carry virtually all transoceanic Internet data these days, replacing satellites as the preferred medium. Google and some telecom companies invested in one of them, called FASTER, that will stretch 9,000 kilometers between the U.S. and Japan and is due to go into operation next year.

    Written by Tim Hornyak14 July 15 15:36